Hot Reads: Passive Surpasses Active In Equities

September 12, 2019

Compiled by Staff


Passive US Equity Funds Eclipse Active (Bloomberg)
Balance of power has shifted in the $8 trillion stock-fund industry.

Bank ETFs Surge: Breakout Or Head Fake? (MarketWatch)
Bank stocks are having a great week as bond yields climb.


6 Key Risks Facing Investors Now (MainStay)
How risk could impact portfolio positioning and demand for defensive assets.


'Retail Apocalypse' Far From Over (Seeking Alpha)
“XRT” will likely continue to decline as rising wages in the retail sector and ongoing tariffs will likely push low profit margins even lower.


Trump Delays Tariff Hikes By 2 Weeks (CNBC)
President Trump will delay increasing tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods Oct. 1-15 as a “gesture of good will” to China.


When Low Vol Is Not (WM)
Strategy may require some time to pay off.

Illiquid Assets In Mutual Funds A Concern (Pensions & Investments) 
Fed study raises possibility of an economic downturn sparking a fire sale.


Bitcoin ETF Gets Transfer Agent (CoinTelegraph) 
BNY Mellon has signed on as the transfer agent for the proposed Bitwise fund.


Are Diversification Features For ETFs Illusory? (Yahoo Finance)
Investors may want to look more toward small caps and growth-oriented stocks.


T. Boone Pickens Has Died (Institutional Investor)
The oil tycoon, fund manager and philanthropist is remembered, in part, for his Boone-isms.


XYPN Sues To Overturn Reg BI (Financial Planning)
Firm argues the regulation puts fiduciaries at a competitive disadvantage.


Why Growth Remains Valuable (BlackRock)
How growth stocks can still outperform value.


Financial Turing Test (Of Dollars & Data)
Or,  how to tell if someone’s a financial expert.

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