Hot Reads: ETFs’ High Mortality Rate

November 13, 2019

Compiled by Staff


Companies That Open & Close The Most ETFs (MarketWatch)
For many years, the ETF “open-close” ratio was 2:1, meaning that for every two funds that opened, one closed. Now, the ratio is closer to 1.2:1.


Vanguard Won The Loser's Game (Morningstar)
How an outsider conquered the fund industry.


Wirehouses Warn: 60/40 Allocation Is Dead (ThinkAdvisor)
At least three major wirehouses warn about strategy’s serious deficiencies for the future.


What Happens Next After Stocks Are Up Big? (A Wealth Of Common Sense)
The momentum effect has been strong in the stock market historically but the reversals can be brutal.


The Limit Of Factor Timing (Newfound Research)
High levels of accuracy are not required to benefit from factor timing, but deciding on a methodology that will have sufficient accuracy is difficult.


N=1 (Of Dollars And Data)
On the persistent problem of low sample size.


The Case Against REITs (Factor Research)
Real estate stocks featured moderate correlations to stock markets over the last 30 years, but diversification benefits for equity portfolios were only marginal.


Schwab, BNY Mellon Stress Diversification (ThinkAdvisor)
Need investors be extra careful with asset allocation, with “fewer shock absorbers in the economy”?


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