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Vanguard S&P 500 Value ETF (VOOV)

  • Sep. 23, 2013, 8:57 AM
    • Vanguard S&P 500 Value ETF (VOOV) announces quarterly distribution of $0.429.
    • 30-day SEC yield of 2.33% (as of 09/20/2013).
    • For shareholders of record Sep. 25; Payable Sep. 27; Ex-div date Sep. 23.
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  • Sep. 4, 2013, 9:49 AM
    • "When the President is in trouble, the stock market is in trouble," said Eliot Janeway years ago. "Clearly the President is in trouble," says Raymond James' normally bullish, but recently cautious Jeff Saut.
    • Yesterday's opening spike was seemingly the result of short-covering from those who sold Friday expecting missiles to fly over the weekend, says Saut. Once sated, markets drifted downward, barely eking out a gain by day's end. "Up mornings and down afternoons is not particularly good stock market action."
    • This correction likely won't be complete until the S&P 500 moves south of 1,600 (1,640 at the moment), says Saut, but he expects the index to remain above 1,500.
    • Notable is the level of investor complacency as shown by this chart from Jason Goepfert: The ratio of mutual fund and ETF assets to money market fund assets is at an all-time high of 3.49 - surpassing the levels seen at the peaks in 2000 and 2007.
  • Sep. 2, 2013, 6:29 PM
    • What George Soros' The Alchemy of Finance was to global macro investors, Michael Burry's journal of trades in 2000/2001 may be to value fans. "My strategy isn't very complex. I try to buy shares of unpopular companies when they look like road kill, and sell them when they've been polished up a bit ... I care little about the level of the general market and put few restrictions on potential investments."
    • Plucked out of message-board obscurity and staked by Joel Greenblatt, Burry posted returns at his Scion Capital hedge fund of 8.2% in 2000 (partial year), 44.7% in 2001, and 13.1% in 2002, as the S&P lost 7.5%, 11.9%, and 22.1% during the same periods. When the S&P bounced 28.7% in 2003, Scion gained 50.7%.
    • This journal shows Burry willing to venture into just about any industry or situation as long as he sees value there. One place he definitely didn't spot value was in the previously-favored big cap tech names as their stock prices imploded. "Now that the bubble is pricked, tech stocks will face scrutiny they never faced before. It is a good time to start picking prices based on a solid understanding of the fundamentals ... greater bargains are sure to come."
    • Burry went on make an even bigger fortune for himself and his investors by shorting MBS from 2005 on (though his investors, including Greenblatt, never forgave him for straying from stockpicking).
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  • Jul. 24, 2013, 12:51 PM
    Three signs we're close to a market top, according to Mark Hulbert: 1) A bull market's best returns typically come right before it dies, with the average bull gaining 21% in the year before topping. The SPY is currently up 23% Y/Y. 2) Riskiest stocks do best ahead of tops, and growth stocks have trumped value stocks by triple the historical norm in the last year. 3) Contrary to expectations, a nosebleed level of a P/E ratio is not a necessary condition for a market top.
  • Jul. 15, 2013, 12:22 PM
    BAML hikes its year-end S&P (SPY) target to 1,750, with the team noting a strict medium-term fundamental/valuation analysis calls for just a 1,720 target. Experience shows, however, that tactical, technical, and sentiment models need also be incorporated. Adding those in boosts the gauge to 1,750 compared to the current price of 1,682.
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  • Jun. 25, 2013, 7:49 AM
    Short interest on S&P 500 (SPY) stocks fell to just 2.3% of outstanding shares last week, a 6-year low according to Markit. PNC's Bill Stone says short are so accustomed to losing money, they're wary of stepping in. Another interpretation may be the shorts - having banked some coin - covered their bets.
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  • Jun. 21, 2013, 2:48 PM
    The recent drawdown in the S&P 500 (SPY) is a minor one compared to historical norms, says Goldman in a research note today. While reiterating its view of a 1,750 closing level this year for the index, the team expects there could be another 3-5% down in this current move.
  • Jun. 20, 2013, 11:44 AM
    Technicians are eying the S&P's (SPY -1.5%) breach today of its 50-day moving average. The 50-day line has held a number of times this year, putting chart-watchers in awe, writes Tomi Kilgore, but the unwritten rule says the more times a level is tested the more likely it is to break. Other ETFs of interest: IVE, SSO, IVV, SH, SDS, SPXU.
  • Jun. 19, 2013, 2:13 PM
    Bond prices (TLT -0.7%) slip following the more upbeat assessment of the economy from the FOMC. Higher growth and lower unemployment projections spell maybe a quicker schedule for tapering and eventual tightening, but materially lower inflation expectations say the opposite. Stocks give up a bit of ground as well, the S&P 500 (SPY -0.3%). The dollar (UUP +0.3%) pops higher across the board.
  • Jun. 7, 2013, 9:02 AM
    Stock index futures remain higher - the S&P 500 (SPY) +0.5% - but, be warned, Treasurys have decided the jobs number is a little fast for their liking. Higher earlier, TLT is now off 0.7%. The 10-year Treasury yield fell to 2.05% in the moments following the report, but has now jumped to 2.12%.
  • Jun. 6, 2013, 7:52 AM
    It may be time to get ready for a reversal on stocks, says Bespoke, noting the S&P 500's (SPY) 10-day advance/decline line has plunged to an extreme oversold reading - a curious move given the index itself remains above its 50-day moving average.
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  • Jun. 5, 2013, 7:23 AM
    The S&P 500 (SPY) has another 15% upside this year, says Credit Suisse, lifting its year-end target to 1,730 from 1,640, and putting in place a modest forecast of 1,900 for 2014. Stocks remain cheap on a relative basis and earnings revisions have turned positive for the first time in year are among the reasons. Most important is too much pessimism over tapering. Central banks are still going to be expanding balance sheets, says the team, noting it took markets several months to peak after QE1 and QE2 ended.
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  • Jun. 4, 2013, 10:51 AM
    BNP's "Love-Panic Index" signals a correction ahead as it crossed into "love" territory a few weeks back. Past experience says to brace for an average 12% decline in the S&P (SPY) over the next 6 months. The biggest drivers of the recent move into "love" have been State Street's Investor Confidence, the CFTC's COT report, falling short interest, rising Nasdaq to NYSE trading volume, and small caps (IWM) outperformance over large caps (IWB).
  • Jun. 3, 2013, 7:39 AM
    Markets must be getting close to a bottom if rising chatter about the dreaded Hindenburg Omen is as good of an indicator as it's been in the past. Still basking in glory from foreshadowing the 1987 crash, the indicator is typically a false alarm, now dubbed "a common pick-up line at permabear cocktail parties," by Barry Ritholtz.
  • May 31, 2013, 4:16 PM
    It looks like Treasury yields finally got high enough to trigger a big rotation out of stocks and into fixed-income. Something seemed to snap when the 10-year rose to 2.20% this afternoon - the resulting action saw money pour out of equities (SPY -1.4%) and into Treasurys (TLT -0.3%), with the 10-year yield falling back to close at 2.14%.
  • May 23, 2013, 11:05 PM
    The smart money is selling, writes Ukarlewitz, commenting on the plummeting Smart Money/Dumb Money Confidence Index from SentimenTrader. The measure has a reasonable track record over the last few years at pointing out market tops and bottoms, and it's screaming "top" right now. Whether it's a 5% correction or something worse remains to be seen, but insiders see something bad coming and they're bailing out.
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