Hot Reads: Negative Rates Pose Financial Threat

September 04, 2019

Negative Rates Threaten Financial System (Bloomberg)
Markets may need to be rebuilt on a new set of assumptions, but we don’t know what those should be or how they would work.

 

Debt-Fueled Dividends Unattractive (Seeking Alpha)
There is a drawback to the popular “SDY.”

 

Pros, Cons Of Investing In Growth ETFs (US News & World Report)
Growth stocks tend to perform better when interest rates are rising.

 

What Happens If Everyone Indexes? (Morningstar)
Concerns that passive investing may lead to a less efficient market are overblown.

 

Breaking Down eSports ETFs (SA)
Growth of eSports continues to be one of the biggest themes in both sports and video games. 

 

Index Fund Giants Play Overlooked Role As Corporate Cops (Institutional Investor)
Together, BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street could ameliorate corporate fraud.

 

ESG Investing: Can You Have Your Cake & Eat It Too? (CFA)
Higher-ESG firms offer marketlike performance with lower volatility and maybe higher quality.

 

Why Central Banks Are Running Out Of Ammo (BlackRock)
Conventional and unconventional monetary policy is being used up before the next recession.

 

Smoother Factor-Based Ride? (MSCI) 
A factor-based approach can limit fluctuations.

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