Hot Reads: The Case Against Factor Investing

May 11, 2020

Compiled by Staff


The Case Against Factor Investing (Factor Research)
The cyclicality of factors makes factor investing challenging when it underperforms.


Internet ETF Crushing Its Competition (Benzinga)
OGIG” is killing some of its larger rivals so far this year.


How Long Will The Dividend Drought Last? (Evidence-Based Investor)
The futures market may provide some clues.


Dividend ETFs Are Still Winners (CNBC)
Dividend increases or at least dividend consistency is a pretty good quality proxy, said one analyst. 


Oil's Recovery Could Take Decades, Not Years (Bloomberg)
Or the industry might never fully rebound from the virus, leaving massive spare capacity all along the supply chain.


Oil Crash Busted Broker's Computers & Inflicted Big Losses (Bloomberg)
Interactive Brokers users couldn't trade when oil broke zero.


ETF Gold Holdings Rise To Record High In April (Kitco)
Global ETFs added 170 metric tons of gold to their holdings during the month.


How Committed To ESG Are Asset Managers? (ThinkAdvisor)
New research suggests that, for many, giving voice to ESG is more about attracting assets.


A Popular Preferred ETF With Strong Liquidity (Stock Investor)
PFF’s” strong liquidity and tight spreads make it an appealing fund for large traders.


3 Biotech ETFs Up 10% Or More Over The Last Month (Benzinga)
Something’s been brewing in the health care sector ...


What Ultralow Yields Mean For Your Retirement (Morningstar)
With yields so low, the "safe" return of other nonportfolio assets is attractive.


ETF Universe Shrinks For First Time (Bloomberg)
So far 83 ETFs have delisted in 2020 amid market volatility.


Futures Market Says Negative Rates Coming To US (Disciplined Systematic Global Macro Views)
While it's not a certainty, it's a definite possibility.

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