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Index Rebalancing Can Be “Sell The News” Events

By: Spencer Israel The past few days have been unusually eventful for index arbitrage traders.  On Monday, Tesla finally joined the S&P 500, marking the largest addition in the history of the index. Less noteworthy, though still notable, was the rebalancing of the Nasdaq 100, which also occurred on Monday. Both events triggered massive buying.. Read more

ETF Boom Continues: Invesco’s Three New Ways to Spec on Tech

By: Montana Timpson The Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) is extending a lengthy run of outperforming the S&P 500, up 45% over the past year alone. To date, QQQ’s total assets under management are north of $149 billion, and growing — so it came as no surprise when Invesco announced the launch of new funds inspired.. Read more

Social Market Analytics, Inc. and the Lightspeed Trader Platform

By: Koburn Weisman Traditional sources of information for active traders include analyst estimates, news stories, measures of market volatility and various trading tools. Recently, “social sentiment” investing tools have become a common resource as well, designed to aggregate and analyze social media data to produce predictive market analytics. While other types of investment analysis should.. Read more

Circuit Breakers: A Measure to Address Market Volatility

By: Montana Timpson In financial markets, uncertainty often generates volatility, and today’s election presents many potential outcomes with resulting uncertainty. Will the winner be announced on election night? Will there be recounts? Will there be a litigious dispute? As the U.S. braces for today’s uncertain election results, stock markets around the world potentially face massive.. Read more

Reacting To Earnings From Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Alphabet, and Twitter

By: Spencer Israel Thursday was perhaps the biggest day for corporate earnings in recent memory, with four of the five largest companies in the U.S. (and Twitter) all reporting earnings for the September quarter within a half hour. Here’s how it shook out.  Apple- Weak In China Earnings per share (EPS): $0.73 vs. $0.70 estimate.. Read more

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