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Spy Dividend

Time series of the E-mini S&P 500 future (ES) and SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) bid-ask midpoints over the course of an ordinary trading day (08/09/2011) at different time resolutions: the full day (a), an hour (b), a minute (c), and 250 milliseconds (d). Note that there is a difference in levels between the two securities due to differences in cost-of-carry, dividend exposure, and ETF tracking error

Top Index Funds for Technology PSCT PSI and XSD A performance review of the top index funds for technology paves the way for investing in a lively branch of the stock market. For this purpose a robust and convenient vehicle for the earnest investor takes the form of an exchange traded fund (ETF). The market sector dealing with technology tends to be volatile but vibrant; the companies in this category focus on information systems and their applications. Over the past 3 years ending in…


Romance Report for Oct. 30

Scott Eastwood and Jana Kramer are smittenThose drool-triggering, yacht-based photos continue to pay dividends to Scott Eastwood. Us Weekly says he recently started dating actress-country singer Jana Kramer after being introduced by mutual friends. "They are definitely into each other," says a source.Last weekend, Eastwood, 27, and Kramer, 29, were spied holding hands backstage at two of the crooner's concerts."It's not like Scott to commit so fast," explains another insider, "but he's…

A perfect spy, a man so essential to Cuba's intelligence network that the news he gave to the Central Intelligence Agency paid dividends long afte

The chart below shows the trading in the S&P 500 ($SPY) So far this year, the market is up 3.13 pts (not adjusted for dividends) or 1.52%, pretty unimpressive for being into the 8th month of the year. More unimpressive than the actual change, is the range for the market, it has never been up or down more than 3.5% on a closing basis. The range has been so flat that the volume weighted average price year to date (represented by the blue moving ave