Friday Hot Reads: Same Old ETF Performance Chase

June 02, 2017

Compiled by Staff


Same Old ETF Performance Chase (ReformedBroker)
In the last month, it appears investors have rediscovered the potential for international equities.


My Smart Beta ETF Premised On Cats Rang Up An 849,751% Return (Bloomberg Markets)
Almost anything can be a factor, but whether it will stand up to rigorous analysis is the question.


Advisors' ETF Usage Has Grown Twofold Since 2006 (WealthManagement)
“I think the growth of ETFs has mirrored the growth of the fee-based advisors broadly over the last 15 years or so,” said Nuveen’s Martin Kremenstein.


Trump’s Fossil Fuel Focus Has Driven Investors To Environmental ETFs (MarketWatch)
With assets flowing into ESG funds, it looks like investors are seeking to offset the Trump administration's policies.


Portfolio Rebalancing Research: Momentum & Tolerance Bands (Alpha Architect Blog)
A look at different rebalancing approaches and the results.


Morgan Stanley Predicts Fees For ETFs Falling Another 10-15% (MarketWatch)
Investment banks says “It’s winner take all” as fund competitors push to grow market share.


ETFs Are Go-To Investment Choice Of Advisors (CNBC)
ETFs are continuing their reign as the go-to investment choice of financial advisors, but cash isn't far behind.

S&P, Moody's Downgrade Illinois To Near Junk (Bloomberg)
Illinois had its bond rating downgraded to one step above junk by Moody’s Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings.


May Tremors Rock US Junk-Bond Faith As Investors Flee ETFs (Bloomberg)
The iShares iBoxx High-Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG), the biggest ETF focused on speculative-grade debt, just had its worst month in a year.


Midyear Concerns: Geopolitical Risk & Political Gridlock (SPDR Blog)
About 100 days into Trump’s administration, this survey looks into what tops investors’ concerns right now. 



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