Monday Hot Reads: Declining Small Caps A Warning?

August 21, 2017

Compiled by Staff


Small-Cap Decline Could Signal Correction (Seeking Alpha)
IWM fell 5% after hitting new highs. Could this be a sign of a market correction? 


Ignore Warnings About ETFs For Now (SCMP)
“Concerns are being fueled by the growing influence of ETFs in other asset classes, notably the frothy U.S. bond market and, more alarmingly, emerging markets.”


Investors Pulling Back From Gundlach's Biggest Fund (Bloomberg)
Jeffrey Gundlach’s DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund has been shrinking as some customers leave, the Wall Street Journal said Sunday.


What Happens When HACK ETF Gets Hacked By Insider (IBD)
Investors in the PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF (HACK) woke up Aug. 1 to find their fund had a new name (ETFMG Prime Cyber Security ETF), and it tracks a new index.


Invesco Completes Acquisition Of ETF Provider Source (ETF Strategy)
Invesco’s acquisition of European ETF provider Source means Source’s $26 billion in AUM is added to Invesco’s own existing global ETF AUM of approximately $120 billion.


Rieger Report: Munis With Equity-Like Returns (Indexology)
Many sectors of the municipal bond market have seen equitylike returns in 2017, but it’s the downtrodden segments that have created opportunities.


Chinese ESG: Governance Tilt Yields Strong Returns (WisdomTree)
While the inclusion of locally listed firms is certainly a milestone for Chinese capital markets, governance can impact shareholder returns more. 

A Hidden Junk-Bond Fee (Bloomberg Gadfly)
A look at the true cost of State Street's high-yield bond ETF, JNK.


Is Gold In A Bull Market? (ETF Daily News)
A former Goldman portfolio manager believes the precious metal has been in a bull market since the end of last year.


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