Bullish Traders May Like This Remarkable Contrarian Signal

Sophisticated investors will be wary, however. It hasn’t benefited either bulls or bears lately to assume that a march in either direction can be sustained for long without containing sharp reversals. For example, over the past six months, the S&P 500 SPX, +0.66% had a 16% decline, then a 7% recovery, followed by a 12% … Read more

Dow drops 300 points as options expiration unleashes equity volatility

U.S. stocks traded lower on Friday as more than $2 trillion in stock-linked options expired, as investors digested more hawkish comments from the Federal Reserve. How are stock index futures traded? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.77% fell 302.06 points, or 0.9%, to 33,695. The S&P 500 SPX, -1.29% fell 57 points, or 1.4%, … Read more

Dow drops 300 points as options expiration unleashes equity volatility

U.S. stocks traded lower on Friday as more than $2 trillion in stock-linked options expired, as investors digested more hawkish comments from the Federal Reserve. How are stock index futures traded? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.80% fell 302.06 points, or 0.9%, to 33,695. The S&P 500 SPX, -1.22% fell 57 points, or 1.4%, … Read more