If you had only invested in the S&P 500 at the start of 2022, you would have lost nearly a fifth of your portfolio. To break even, the S&P 500 would need to rise 24% this year (assuming no portfolio changes). History says 24% is tough, but 15% is more achievable. Why? Let’s take a…Read more
S&P 500 targets: Is Forecasting for Schmucks?
If you think you’re having trouble figuring out where the market is headed, “professionals” are also split on the direction of the S&P 500. The S&P 500 closed at $4110 yesterday. It would need to rise 16.7% in the final months to reach analyst year-end targets of $4,800 and 4.6% to reach $4,300 How accurate…Read more
Match Group, Ceridian and Brown & Brown gets added to the S&P 500 — what happens after?
Three companies, Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH), Ceridian (NYSE:CDAY), and Brown & Brown (NYSE:BRO) are joining the S&P 500, an index containing 500 of the largest US companies. The newly added companies will replace Unum Group (NYSE:UNM), Nov (NYSE:NOV), Perrigo (NYSE:PRGO). What’s the big deal? Several funds and ETFs across the world replicate the S&P 500. These…Read more