Hot Reads: Best & Worst Factors This Year

July 03, 2019

Compiled by Staff


Factor Olympics: 1H 2019 (Factor Research) 
Low volatility had the best performance, value had the worst. 


An Alternate History Of The ETF (Abnormal Returns)
How Bogle's skepticism shaped the early ETF market.


Low Risk Fixed Income Investment Choice (Seeking Alpha) 
An analysis of the iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD).


Commodity Performance Highlights: June 2019 (Indexology) 
June was good for commodities, but agriculture trailed the rest of the group. 


Pros & Cons Of Gold (BlackRock)

The pros and cons of holding some gold as part of a multi-asset portfolio.


How Discount Brokerages Make Money (Kalzumeus)
Breaking it down. 

Chinese Stocks Still Looking Cheap (CNBC)
On a price-to-book-value basis, Chinese stocks are the cheapest they’ve been relative to the S&P 500 in 20 years.


‘Did The Model Do Anything Stupid?’ (Institutional Investor)
Factor funds follow the rules. But it's a myth that humans aren't involved.


Another Positive Signal For Gold In 2019? (SPDR)
Growing demand for gold from central banks could be good news for gold investors.


Bitcoin’s Wild June ‘Slam Dunk’ Against Crypto ETF Approval (ThinkAdvisor)
U.S. regulator has so far refused to allow funds to list; “unnatural volatility” boosts that stance.


Is Time Ripe For RIAs To Go Indie? (ThinkAdvisor)
Four in 10 aspiring indie RIAs plan to make their move this year, says TD Ameritrade survey.

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