Market Prediction BEFORE Dow Falls 500: Recession Fears Hammer Stocks, Commodities
Market Prediction BEFORE Dow Falls 500: Recession Fears Hammer Stocks, Commodities. Hedge Fund & Mutual Fund Managers Underperforming the S&P 500 Index Chasing Performance as "Mutual Fund Managers", "Pension Fund Managers" and "Hedge Fund Managers" continue to underperform the broader markets. Watch this live "stock index analysis" video and economic analysis presented by StockMarketFunding CEO Mario Marciano.
If you compare "Index Funds vs. Actively-Managed Funds" you'll find the "higher expense ratio" funds that are actively managed have not provided the value shareholders have been paying and have been pretty lousy at picking stocks relative to the S&P 500.
Stocks rallied higher on options expiration Friday September 16, 2011. Ben Bernanke indicated futures stimulus and/or QE3 is coming and stocks rallied as options expired for the monthly expiration.
The S&P 500 index closed higher by 6.9 points or .57% to close at 1,216.01. The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index closed higher by 76 points or .66% to close at 11,509. The Nasdaq 100 closed up 19.53 points or .85% to close at 2,306.09. The Dow Jones Transportation Indexclosed down -.2 points or 0% to close flat at 4,664.6.
Those concerns translated into losses for crude oil, which settled lower by 1.6% to $87.96 per barrel. Futures sold off furiously throughout the morning, notching lows at $87, but managed to recoup some losses heading into the close of pit trade.
Natural gas, which ended down 1.7% at $3.81 per MMBtu, added to yesterday's losses following this week's bearish inventory. Futures put in lows at $3.79 in early afternoon trade and finished just above those lows.
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