Short Dow30 ProShares
The flexibility of exchange-traded funds that can be put to use by the average investor is amazing. No longer does the average investor have to look for the traditional “buy low, sell hi” concept in order to earn a profit. ETFs that follow indexes designed to profit from falling markets or take the inverse position are now easily available. Such ETFs can be used to either seek profits in declining more »
Bouncing off the lowest quarterly reading in six years, volatility in the second quarter of 2012 (2Q12) was up 115% quarter-over-quarter, but that only brought it to slightly-above-normal levels. For 2Q12, the average daily change in the value of the S&P 500 index was ±0.76%, compared with ±0.35% in 1Q11.
We track market volatility because it is a reasonably reliable gauge of risk levels. 74% of the more »