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A Seasonal Snapshot of the S&P 500

Although we know market prices always trump seasonality in terms of importance, we shouldn’t completely ignore the significance of historical seasonal trends. Since 1996, the S&P 500 (SNP:^GSPC) has ended higher during the month of January 55% of the time but with a flat return. This particular January appears to be an obvious divergence from this trend. …

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Q&A: Why Can’t Leveraged ETFs be Bought and Held?

Dear ETFguide, You and just about all the other ETF specialists are very adamant about using leveraged ETFs as short-term trades only. Please comment about what I’ve done for a 5-year period of time that I’ve outlined below. I’ve been investing in the ProShares 2X leveraged S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SSO). My calculations are from charts …

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