S&P 500 Index

Underperformance is ‘abysmal’ in the long run for active fund managers

The S&P 500 may be trading around 2022 lows, but a new report finds active managers are having their best year since 2009. The numbers suggest they still have a long way to go, though. S&P Global recently published its Mid-Year 2022 SPIVA US Scorecard, which measures how well US actively managed funds perform against …

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Stocks and bonds are ‘discounting for a disaster’ after the worst stretch for investors in 20 years

Things could always get worse. The S&P 500 index SPX, -1.51% on Friday cemented its worst monthly percentage fall since the pandemic lockdowns of March 2020, but also joined the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.71% and Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -1.51% in booking the worst, first 9-month stretch since 2002, according to Dow Jones …

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‘Painfully slow capitulation’: Why investors keep getting inflation wrong

A brutal third quarter in financial markets came to a close on Friday and one thing is overwhelmingly clear: Inflation is the single most important factor driving asset valuations right now and yet few, if any, people are able to accurately predict where it’s likely to go . The reason? Professional forecasters, policy makers and …

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Altria and Juul end noncompete deal: Here’s what that means for e-cigarette sales and marketing

Altria Group Inc. said Friday it has taken a step that extricates it from its noncompete arrangement with vaping company Juul Labs Inc., freeing both companies to pursue their own strategies. In a regulatory filing, the tobacco giant MO, -1.92% said it has exercised an option to be released from noncompetition obligations relating to its …

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Stock futures are up slightly following Thursday’s broad sell-off

Stock futures were up slightly Thursday evening following a sharp sell-off that brought the S&P 500 to a new 2022 low. Futures for the S&P 500 were up 0.26%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were up 0.17%. Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.14%. The 2022 sell-off resumed in full force during regular trading on …

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This 1930s fund is beating the S&P 500 in 2022 – by doing nothing

An 87-year-old mutual fund formed in the depths of the Great Depression is beating the S & P 500 this year. Its strategy: Do nothing. What is today the Voya Corporate Leaders Trust Fund was first established in 1935 as a concentrated portfolio of 30 blue chip companies that were considered unlikely to go bankrupt …

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Dow tumbles 600 points as stock market wipes out Wednesday bounce

US stocks extended losses in afternoon trade on Thursday after a batch of economic data reinforced expectations the Federal Reserve will continue to aggressively raise interest rates in its bid to get inflation under control. How stocks are trading The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.54% shed 614 points, or 2.1%, to 29,070. The S&P …

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Here’s two ways to play the volatility and two stocks to scoop up

Last week’s more than 4% drop in the S&P 500 wasn’t unusual. In the current quarter alone, the large-cap index has moved by a similar amount on seven occasions. How are professional investors trading amid such volatility, and what are they buying? Hedging bets Speaking to CNBC “Pro Talks,” Investment Director Neil Veitch of SVM …

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