October 11, 2018— Hurricane Michael is not the only thing leaving a wake of destruction in its path. The stock market has also experienced a swift correction that has spared few stocks, sectors, or regions—with weakness extending into European and Asian markets. The S&P 500 had its worst day since March, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) fell over 800 points on Wednesday.
September 18, 2018—On Monday night the latest shots were taken from both sides in the growing U.S./China trade war, and global equities on Tuesday are…up? Not only that, but S&P 500 sectors thought to be most exposed to trade, including industrials and materials, are also in the green at the time of writing. A possible explanation for this is investor complacency when it comes to tariffs.
September 5, 2018—At the end of September, the S&P 500 index is getting a makeover. Below we answer the four most pressing questions related to the changes.1) What is happening?On September 30, 2018 Standard & Poor’s is reshuffling their sector schematic, which will include redefining the existing technology, consumer discretionary, and telecommunications sectors.