Journal of Indexes: Consumer Sentiment
October / November 2004
by Journal of Indexes Staff
by Jim WiandtThe University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index has long been a powerful indicator. Wiandt looks at how the index works and what it predicts.
by Matthew MoranVIX is regarded as the leading gauge of market volatility, and when VIX is up, the market is down. The author provides a detailed survey of VIX and VIX products.
by Steven SchoenfeldNot one to mince words since leaving institutional index fund management, the author makes some bold predictions about index investing.
by Scott SacknoffMany investors feel that terrorism looms as one of the largest market risks. A new defense index aims to profit from or serve as a hedge against the uncertainty.
by John HaslemProfessor Haslem is back … this issue with a comprehensive survey of hybrid mutual funds. He examines a wide array of these “one stop shop” products.
by Matt HouganA widely touted feature of ETFs is their shortability, but investors are finding that many are difficult to short.
by John BogleThe index investing guru presents a call to funds to get back to better serving their investors.
by Brad ZiglerThe Curmudgeon WANTS YOU (to write his column). A hilarious reflection on the creative process.
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