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Category Archives: Russell 3000

Black Monday 2.0: The Next Machine-Driven Meltdown

Authord by Ben Levisohn via Barrons, In the rise of computer-driven trading, some hear echoes of the stock market’s 1987 crash. Beware the feedback loop… Black Monday. Although the event to which those two words refer occurred 30 years ago, they still carry the weight of that day—Oct. 19, 1987—when the Dow Jones Industrial Average […]

MythBusted – Rising “Not In Labor Force” Only Partly Due To Retiring Boomers

ZeroHedge: Gold Retains “Key Role Of A Major Diversifier” – Dr Gurdgiev

Be prepared for the next great transfer of wealth. Buy physical silver and storable food. – 2015 and start 2016 “worrying” for markets– Gold’s long term performance strong in all currencies (see table)– “Improved performance in market for gold coins”– “Demand for U.S. Mint issued gold coins rose 45.6% y/y in weight terms”– “2015 the […]

The 50 Most Illiquid Stocks

Now that everyone is familiar with the idea of going long the most shorted stocks, a strategy which over the past several years was easily the best alpha generator available and has since become so commoditized there is even a short squeeze ETF, the SQZZ, the easy money has been made. As a result, hedge […]

Hedge Funds Have Never Been Longer, Short Exposure 25% Less Than Before Last Market Peak

If the central banks’ intention was to convert “hedge” funds into what are essentially plain vanilla long-onlies (understandable in a world in which being long the most  shorted names generates outsized returns year after year), they have succeeded. According to the latest Bank of America hedge fund holdings analysis based on 13F filings and estimated […]

What You Need To Know Ahead Of Today’s Annual Russell Rebalance

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 05/29/2015 14:17 Want to try and frontrun an index rebalancing? There’s a formula for that. The Russell 3000 — to which more than $5 trillion in assets were benchmarked as of 2013 — will be reconstituted next month based on market capitalizations calculated at the end of trading today. Here’s […]

What You Need To Know Ahead Of Today’s Annual Russell Rebalance

Want to try and frontrun an index rebalancing? There’s a formula for that. The Russell 3000 — to which more than $5 trillion in assets were benchmarked as of 2013 — will be reconstituted next month based on market capitalizations calculated at the end of trading today. Here’s the schedule: Clearly, correctly anticipating which names […]

Where Does the Gold Trade Stand

  We have all read the latest crop of media articles challenging gold’s investment relevance. The typical approach to bearish gold analysis is to attribute hypothetical fears to gold investors, and then point out these concerns have failed to materialize. Sprott believes the investment thesis for gold is a bit more complex than simplistic motivations […]

The Looming Russell Rebalance – What You Need To Know

Via ConvergEx's Nichaolas Colas, How many stocks are in the small cap Russell 2000 index?  Nope, not 2,000… The answer is currently 1,987.  The Russell 1000 (large caps) has 1,036 names, and the Russell 3000 (essentially the whole U.S. market) has 3,023.  Yes, the world of indexing is complex.  Another more practical and immediate example: […]

ZeroHedge: It is Mostly about the US Next Week

Be prepared for the next great transfer of wealth. Buy physical silver and storable food. The main drivers in the week ahead will come from the United States.  Rarely does the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee meet in the same week as the monthly jobs report.  In addition, the government will publish its first estimate […]