Hot Reads: ESG Needs a Rethink

Plus, some tips for lowering costs when trading ETFs.

Reviewed by: Heather Bell
Edited by: Heather Bell

ESG (In)Efficiency (CFA Institute)
Passive ESG investing has become increasingly active. It’s time for a rethink.


5 Tips for Trading ETFs (Morningstar)
Best practices for avoiding unnecessary trading costs.


2022 Review: US Equity Risk Factors (The Capital Spectator)
Not surprisingly, all of them were in the red for the year, but dividend yield stood out.


Why Investors Need a Plan (The Evidence-Based Investor)
Dimensional’s David Booth looks back over the developments that have occurred since the start of the pandemic.


Crypto, ESG Are 2023 Priorities for Regulators (Financial Advisor Magazine)
Politics will likely play a significant role in how their efforts play out.


China Policy Change Boosts Gold Price (Bloomberg)
As China relaxed its COVID-19 rules, gold’s price rose to more than $1,800 per ounce.


Never Listen to Forecasts (Validea)
A look at some predictions for 2022; which ones were right and which ones were wrong.

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.