Hot Reads: ARK Internet Fund Makes First Microsoft Stock Buy

Plus, Vanguard said to shutter business in China.

Reviewed by: Heather Bell
Edited by: Heather Bell

ARK Internet Fund Buys Microsoft for First Time (MarketWatch) 
Microsoft is becoming more closely associated with artificial intelligence after boosting its stake in OpenAI in January. 


Credit Suisse Takeover Causes Turmoil in $275B Bond Market (The Economist) 
Some even think it could spell the end of the Additional-Tier 1 asset class. 


Vanguard Said to Shutter Business in China, Exit Ant Venture (Bloomberg)

Exist stands in contrast with global rivals' onshore expansion.


This Factor Made a Big Comeback in 2023 (Institutional Investor) 

Volatile stocks beat value and growth equities in both January and February, according to Investment Metrics. 


Stocks & Bonds Moving In Opposite Directions (Barron’s) 
The correlation between stocks and bonds has been starting to change, which could be good for investors. 


Who Is to Blame for the Latest Banking Crisis? (Jackson Hole Economics) 
U.S. lawmakers loosened regulations in 2018 on spurious grounds about small bank risk. 


Comparing Past & Present Inflation Rates Can Be Tricky (Alpha Architect) 
The consumer price index has changed significantly over the years.  


11 Things the SVB Collapse Tells Us About Investors (The Evidence-Based Investor) 
A look at how people react to a major financial crisis. 


Tips Regarding ETFs for Senior Investors (Yahoo) 
ETFs can be a cost-efficient solution for investors nearing retirement. 


Heather Bell is a former managing editor of She has also held editorial positions at Dow Jones Indexes and Lehman Brothers. Bell is a graduate of Dartmouth college and resides in the Denver area with her two dogs.