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Reviewed by: Lisa Barr
Edited by: Lisa Barr

Crypto Funds Notch Big January Inflows Amid Surge for Tokens (Bloomberg) 

Investors deployed $210 million into those products last month. 


Do Stocks With High ESG Ratings Hurt Fund Performance? (Institutional Investor) 

New research says diversified equity funds aren’t bullish on the ability of sustainable and socially conscious companies to generate superior returns. 


Are Declining Interest Rates Responsible for Stock Growth? (Of Dollars and Data) 

An analysis of when interest rate declines impact stock prices and how this will affect portfolios in 2023 and beyond. 


Markets Are Playing Game of Chicken With Central Banks on Pivot Bets (Advisor Perspectives) 

Bullish markets are increasingly pricing in a second-half reversal of the global monetary tightening wave. 


Bitcoin Mining and Local Stock Market Performance Correlations (CFA Institute) 

Is there a relationship between where bitcoin is mined and how the performance of the local equity markets correlates with bitcoin prices? 


Emerging Market Default Risk Falls Back to Pre-Ukraine War Level (Advisor Perspectives) 

The cost of insuring emerging market nations against default fell to the lowest in nearly a year as the dollar weakens and investors bet less aggressive U.S. tightening will bring relief to developing borrowers. 


Is This the End of the Bear Market? (Benzinga)  

S&P 500 nears key metric, golden cross set to form. 

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