Shares of Verizon, Exxon Mobil and Procter & Gamble have historically performed the best among Dow members when the stock market in a correction.
But history shows there are certain stocks that thrive during these volatile times. Steady stocks with big dividends and consistent revenues such as UnitedHealth Group, Chevron and Verizon came back as winners.
The VIX was popping in early trading Tuesday as Dow futures pointed to steep declines for stocks. When a sell-off is accompanied by this kind of fear, it usually means there aren't many places to hide your money.
History shows certain U.S. stocks are positively correlated to big up moves by China's equities — namely Caterpillar.
When China's stock market falls sharply, there's a good chance U.S. stocks —and some big blue-chip names like Goldman Sachs and Caterpillar—go down with it.
Normally, a sharp stock market sell-off sets off a buying spree in Treasurys, but in a rare move, the stock market and bonds sold off together Wednesday.
Interest rates are on the rise, spooking investors who fear the trend will make the economy sluggish and increase costs for companies. But history says there are ways to profit in this environment.
Rising borrowing costs have Wall Street's top investors trying out new sector plays, including energy and financials, hoping to cash in on wider profit margins and higher interest rates.
Rates are surging and stocks like J.P. Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs would make great additions to a portfolio in times like these, if history is any indication.
If rates keep rising over the next three months, buying shares of Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Visa and Apple could be profitable trades, if history is a guide.
What history says to expect from Consumer Discretionary and Information Technology stocks in the next 6 months.
The companies in the Kensho Space Index design and build rockets, satellites, launch vehicles and their systems.
These companies make everything from small components to large drones for recreational and commercial uses.
Companies in KBOTS develop robots for a variety of uses or part of a supply chain providing specialized products.
Cybersecurity is a principal component of the business strategies of all the companies in this index.
The companies in KBORG are developing parts and products for smartwatches, fitness trackers, wearable cameras and more.
3-D printing is an important tool for quick prototyping and generating cost-effective, large-scale production.
Companies in the Kensho Vehicles Index are leading the way forward in autonomous transportation.
Companies in the Kensho Smart Buildings Index are focused on building the systems that run smart homes.
Companies with nanoscale processes and those that build materials or machines capable of nanoscale are listed on KNANO.
KVR includes companies using technology to layer extra visual or sound content over real-world environments.
Genetic engineering promises breakthrough medical therapies, plus more nutritious and resilient crops and livestock.
Companies extracting power from the sun, wind, water and Earth efficiently enough to compete with fossil fuels.
This index includes companies that own and operate clean energy generating assets.
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