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.
August 7, 2018— Now that the S&P 500 earnings calendar has seen the second quarter come and go, most companies have reported results that reflect another stellar earnings season. More companies—over 80%—beat earnings in the second quarter than during any point since the mid ‘90s, when data started being tracked. On average, earnings beat analysts’ estimates by about 5%.