Fri. Hot Reads: Places To Hide From Falling Market

October 12, 2018

Compiled by Staff


Where To Hide If Market Keeps Tumbling (CNBC)
Hint: utility and consumer staples ETFs, and funds that track steadier stocks.


Junk Bond ETFs Live Up To Hype In Market Rout (Bloomberg)

It’s been a month to forget for U.S. risky assets, but it’s also been tough for high yield.


Breaking Down Volatility (Indexology) 

Despite the precipitous decline in the S&P 500, the corresponding jump in volatility wasn’t terribly high.


Vanguard Website Froze As Market Dropped (Think Advisor)
Fund company blames “networking connectivity issue.”


Online Brokerage Outages Becoming A Theme (Barron’s)
Vanguard’s issues during Wednesday’s market plunge echo past problems industrywide.


Wall St Sees Treasury Yield Curve Flattening Into 2019 (Bloomberg)

Bond-market slide not enough to derail most flattening calls.


Pensions, Endowments All Talk, No Action On AI & Blockchain (Institutional Investor)
Domestic allocators far behind int’l counterparts on AI, blockchain, other advanced tech.


ETFs Control Gold Price (Bloomberg) 

Why ETFs are driving the price of gold.


Traders Push Volume For $65B Tech ETF To Decade High (Bloomberg)
Invesco’s ‘QQQ saw about 30% of its assets traded Wednesday. 


China Puts On Weight In Major Indexes (ETF Stream)
Given the bear market and trade war, few investors are buying. 


China A-Shares & The Volatility Factor (MSCI) 

It really seems to work in China's A-shares market. 


When Your ETF Changes Indexes (IBD) 

Price wars often the reason for index changes as managers seek to reduce costs. 


No Such Thing As A Typical Investor (Morningstar)

The growth of investing means stereotypes about who an investor is need to be discarded.

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