Research type: Partner Voice

27 Feb

New Year, New Direxions?

BY Direxion

After a strong first half of 2018, the market cooled off along with the weather in August, and we had one of the worst fourth quarters in recent memory.

The gold price weakness caused gold stocks to fall in August as the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index (GDMNTR)2 and the MVIS Global Junior Gold Miners Index (MVGDXJTR)3 both declined 12.5%.

10 Oct

Why is the S&P 500® Relevant Globally?

BY Jodie Gunzberg, CFA®, Managing Director, Product Management - Tim Edwards, Managing Director, Index Investment Strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices

The S&P 500 is a renowned benchmark for large-cap U.S. equities and is widely referenced as the gauge of U.S. equity performance. But what is the relevance of the U.S. market and the S&P 500 internationally?

10 Oct

Elevating the S&P 500® Dividend Aristocrats

BY Jason Giordano, Director of Fixed Income at S&P Dow Jones Indices

Both the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats and the S&P 500/MarketAxess Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index were designed to measure the performance of blue-chip, high-quality companies of the S&P 500.

As of August 14, the S&P 500 is up almost 6% year-to-date with the tech-heavy NASDAQ up almost 14%. And the NYSE FANG Index is still up 27% on the year.

24 Aug

Gold mid-year outlook 2018

BY World Gold Council

Over the last two months, the market has been tailor-made for trading. 2018 has seen volatility in the market come back with a vengeance.

7 May

Compounding through the Noise

BY Morgan Stanley

The first quarter has offered a welcome return to some sort of normality after the volatility-free markets, which have risen in a straight line for the last few years.

7 May

2018 Emerging Market Debt Outlook: A Case for Medium-Term Optimism

BY Morgan Stanley, Emerging Markets Debt Team

Emerging market (EM) countries have come a long way over the last 20 years in terms of their macroeconomic stability and policy management.