Friday Hot Reads: US Jobs, Wages Show Solid Gains In Trump's First Full Month

March 10, 2017

Compiled by Staff


US Jobs, Wages Show Solid Gains In Trump's First Full Month (Bloomberg)
U.S. employers added jobs at an above-average pace for a second month on outsized gains in construction and manufacturing.

Names Matter in Bond ETFs As Gundlach Clobbers Gross's Old Fund (Bloomberg)
Since losing star bond fund manager Bill Gross to Janus Capital Group in 2014, the Pimco Total Return Active ETF (BOND) is sinking, having hemorrhaged more than $1.4 billion in outflows. Compare that to a similar actively managed bond fund that’s retained its star power, Jeffrey Gundlach’s SPDR DoubleLine Total Return Tactical ETF, TOTL. It’s attracted $3.1 billion over the same period.


From First Filing To Final Decision: Journey Of The Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF (CoinDesk)
As the SEC decision looms, take a look back at how this ETF came to be.


Big ETF Sees Epic Bounce & The Best Could Still Be Ahead (CNBC)
The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) is up more than 12% year-to-date. This makes it the best performer among all the world's large-cap ETFs.


Building Trust, Fiduciary Rule Or Not (Vanguard)
Regardless of the final outcome of the DOL rule, trust is critical to the advisor/client relationship. 


The OPEC Deal Is Facing Its Biggest Test (Bloomberg Markets)
The producer group is focused on whittling away the crude inventory surplus and driving up oil's depressed prices. 


Market Suddenly Having Second Thoughts On Reflation (Bloomberg Markets)
Oil prices collapsed, threatening the reflation trend, as energy prices have been a key driver of inflation.


Why Opportunities Abound For Active Bond Investors (BlackRock Blog)
The diversity of needs and goals among fixed-income investors means there are opportunities to outperform bond indexes.


US Household Wealth Rose $2.04 Trillion In Fourth Quarter (Bloomberg)
Household wealth in the U.S. continued to increase in the fourth quarter as financial assets and real-estate values appreciated.


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