S&P 500 Index

Why These 5 Mutual Funds Are Beating the S&P 500

We look at five mutual funds significantly beating the S&P 500 Index in 2014 -- and more importantly, what this strong outperformance means. More 

5 Biggest Risks Facing the Rally in Q3

For stocks in the S&P 500, so far it’s been a very good year. But what will the biggest stories in Q3 be, and will they threaten the bull? More 

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Are Nearing the Ends of Their Ropes

The Nasdaq Composite, the S&P 500 and the market's other indices don't appear to have any meat left on the bone, for more than one reason. More 

How Much Longer Can This Bull Market Last?

This has been one of the longest bull markets on record, but we are not operating in a "normal" economic environment. More 

When Will The Bull Market End? Let the Charts Be Your Guide

How long can this bull market go on? For an answer, investors can consult three indices with distinct trendlines. More 

Fed-Inspired Bulls Leave Little Doubt

While stocks are still apt to be erratic, the bullish trend is undeniable. Just know the true risk/reward relationship here, and how long you can leave your money on the table. More 

OK, It’s Time for the Uncomfortable S&P 2000 Chat

S&P 2000 mania only highlights all the things that can -- and probably will -- torpedo the S&P 500 here. More