From ETF Channel: Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ”shares” investors are actually buying and selling ”units”. These ”units” can be traded back and forth just like stocks, but can also be created or destroyed to accommodate investor demand.
From Dana Lyons: Relative volume in inverse ETF’s hit an all-time high this week.
From John Rubino: Now that equities are behaving the way they should have since, oh, 2013 – volatile with a pronounced down bias – everyone is wondering how far the crazy will go before the Fed starts buying the S&P 500.
From Chris Kimble: The first two months of 2018 are in the books and it is safe to say that the stock market has been a tale of two months.
From Dana Lyons: After sitting at record lows during the correction, Rydex bearish fund assets have doubled during the market rebound.
From Dana Lyons: After receiving very little interest in over a year, volume in inverse ETF’s spiked to near record levels yesterday.
From Jeff L. Yastine: It’s all starting to feel like very familiar territory now. Nothing financially bad can ever happen again. The stock market feels nice and cozy.
From Dana Lyons: Assets in mutual funds designed to rise when stocks fall have dropped to an all-time low.
From Tony Sagami: $20 trillion. $20.162 billion to be exact. That is where our national debt now stands after Congress extended the debt ceiling. And it is sure to rise in December when we bump into the debt ceiling again.
From JR Crooks: The S&P 500 has gone 267 days without a correction of 5% or more. (Hat tip to my fellow Edelson Institute colleague Dave Dutkewych for bringing this to my attention.) That’s its longest winning streak in 20 years.
From Tony Sagami: My mother took education very seriously. On the first day of first grade, my mother, Hiroko, marched me to school and told the teacher to seat me in the front row by her desk. And there I sat until junior high.
From Dana Lyons: Volume in stock ETFs designed to rise when the market falls has dried up significantly in recent days; is it a warning, or just noise?
From David Fabian: It’s easier than ever for investors to access complicated trading strategies using ETFs, but given the dangerous nature of some of these funds, it pays to understand them fully first.
From ZeroHedge: In a recent interview, investing legend Jim Rogers detailed why he is bearish on U.S. equities, noting that while other world indexes have collapsed already, the S&P 500 still has not.
From Tyler Durden: Trader bets against the S&P 500 has all but vanished, with short interest as a percent of market cap for the benchmark index plunging to three-year lows.