Fri. Hot Reads: Index Funds Improve Markets

April 27, 2018

Compiled by Staff


Index Funds Promote Market Efficiency (MSCI Blog) 

Rather than damaging market efficiency, MSCI finds index funds facilitate active portfolio management.


Investors See Largest-Ever Drop In Fund Fees (Morningstar)

In 2017, ETF and mutual fund investors paid less in expenses than ever.


Fixed Income ESG Can Improve Risk Management, Returns (CIO)

Report touts benefits of incorporating ethical investing into bond allocations.


Top Asset-Gathering Bond ETFs Has Little US Debt (MarketWatch)
BNDX’ making a name for itself, with scant exposure to U.S. debt.


How ETFs Are Trading (CNBC)
Head of iShares ETF business for BlackRock discusses how institutional traders are trading ETFs.


Wall Street-Heavy ETF Sees Trading Madness (Bloomberg) 

KBWB’ has seen significant turnover.


7 Top Growth ETFs To Buy Now (Motley Fool)

Which is best for your goals and risk tolerance?


Merging ETFs & Merger Arbitrage (MainStay)

Global M&A activity hit a 17-year high in first quarter 2018, says Mergermarket.


Closer Look At Country Classifications (Indexology) 

Sorting markets into developed, emerging and frontier buckets has gotten more complicated.


Investing: Past, Present & Future (CFA Institute)

What's the next big investment meme?


Options Boom (Reformed Broker) 
Josh Brown's "Chart o' the Day" shows a booming options market, likely due to the return of volatility.

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