Halloween Hot Reads: Frightful Month For Stocks

October 31, 2018

Compiled by ETF.com Staff

 

October Lives Up To Its Frightful Rep (Invesco)
This volatility may not ease much over the next few weeks.

 

ETFs Starting To Dominate Core Of RIAs' Portfolios (Financial Advisor)
Schwab says advisors increasing their use of ETFs as the foundations of their client portfolios.

 

Solid Earnings Not Enough For Stocks (BlackRock)
Uncertainty over sustainability of earnings growth fueling equity market weakness.

 

Fuzzy Math In Quant ETFs? (Bloomberg)
A $1 trillion boom draws naysayers. 
 

Relative Anchor In Rates (Wealth Of Common Sense)
Rates may be going up, but they're still quite low historically speaking. 

 

How Contracting PE Multiple Stole 2018 (Reformed Broker) 
Earnings have been high, but no one knew what the resulting multiple was going to be. 

 

What Drives Capacity Of Factor Index Strategies (MSCI) 
Finding the balance in indexes between high factor exposure and high investment capacity. 

 

SoCal Faces Worst Housing Slump In A Decade (CNBC)
New and existing houses and condos sold during the month plummeted ~18% compared with September 2017.

 

Demand Surges For Gender Lens Investments (Think Advisor)
Institutional investors see opportunity to remedy gender-specific social issues. 

 

What To Expect From Leveraged Loan ETFs As Rates Rise (CNN Money)
Bond investors like leveraged loans (senior loans) when interest rates rise due to their floating component. 

 

Boutiques Beat Big Managers Consistently (Institutional Investor)
Average active manager underperforms the index, but boutiques consistently outperform.

 

Cash Holders Need A New Drug (Abnormal Returns)
Cash is a difficult habit for invnestors to kick.

 

Investors Flee 'XLB' On Sluggish Earnings Expectations (Bloomberg)
State Street's materials ETF had biggest weekly outflow since 2014.

 

Robot Overlords Couldn't Handle A Trade Spat (Bloomberg)
Every hot investment theme can go cold eventually.

 

We Only See A Version Of The Truth (The Belle Curve)
How to avoid investing blind spots.

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