Hot Reads: Crypto’s Diversification Benefit Declining

Plus, ESG ETFs saw major outflows in 2022’s fourth quarter.

Reviewed by: Heather Bell
Edited by: Heather Bell

Crypto Is Becoming More Correlated to Stocks (Institutional Investor)
The rise of institutional investors in crypto may be to blame for the breakdown in diversification benefits.


Sustainable US Funds Bled $6.2B in 4Q 2022 (Financial Times)
The abrupt outflow contrasts with the $10.2 billion inflows in the first three months of last year.


ARKK Just Had Its Best Month Ever (
In January, the innovation-focused ETF had a return of nearly 28% after a decline of more than 65% in 2022.


Profiting From Losses (Humble Dollar)
How one investor used tax-loss harvesting to reposition his portfolio away from actively managed funds and toward index strategies.


Will This Year’s Recovery in US Bonds Continue? (The Capital Spectator)
With the Federal Reserve still intent on lifting interest rates to tame inflation, the outlook for bonds is still murky.


2 Up, 1 Down: Normal For Yearly Returns (The Evidence-Based Investor)
David Booth of Dimensional Fund Advisors says market history shows that investors who stick with their investment plans will generally be rewarded.


Why Passive Strategies Don’t Work for Value Investors (Institutional Investor)
Last month, value stocks either beat or lagged growth equities—depending on the index.


Should Retail Investors Back Emerging Markets? (Financial Times)
Experts are divided over whether developing economies represent potential value.

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.