Hot Reads: US Stocks Lag Foreign Competitors

Plus, most wealth managers see more thematic ETFs coming to market in 2023.

Reviewed by: Zoya Mirza
Edited by: Zoya Mirza

European Stocks Outshining US Peers (Wall Street Journal)
The turnabout underscores how drastically economic expectations have shifted regarding the continent.


Most Wealth Managers Expect Further Increase in ETF investing, Survey Finds (Proactive)
Eight out of 10 wealth managers expect to see an increase in thematic ETFs in 2023, according to a survey by HANetf.


Bond ETFs That Have Gained Investors' Love to Start 2023 (Yahoo Finance)
ETFs pulled in $9.3 billion during the first week of 2023. U.S. fixed income ETFs led the way higher with $9.4 billion in inflows, closely followed by $2.1 billion in international fixed income ETFs.


FTSE Ejects Over 200 Companies From ESG Indexes (Financial Times)
The companies do not meet FTSE Russell’s new environmental standards for its FTSE4Good benchmarks.


Health Care Dealmaking Down But Not Out (Institutional Investor)
Dealmakers have become more selective about target firms amid rising economic uncertainty.


Bitcoin Futures ETFs Retain Allure Despite Crypto Winter (Financial Times)
Cryptocurrency fell 65% in 2022 but U.S. bitcoin futures ETFs recorded steady net inflows.


Asia-Pacific Shares Trade Higher Ahead of US Inflation Report (CNBC)
Asia-Pacific shares traded mostly higher as investors looked ahead to the U.S. consumer price index, which would set the Federal Reserve's trajectory in its attempt to tackle inflation after raising rates seven times in 2022.


How to Invest Your Way Through the Recession (Morningstar)
How should one actually deal with an upcoming recession, and is there any way of emerging relatively unscathed? Morningstar analysts discuss.


Opinion: The Rest of the World Is Running With the Bulls (Bloomberg)
Led by a weaker dollar and a reopened China, emerging markets are enjoying their biggest rally since 2010. Will it prove sustainable?

Zoya Mirza is a markets reporter at Her work has appeared in USA Today, Voice of America, and United Press International, among others. Mirza is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Her past experiences include editorial work in book publishing and conducting political analysis for NGOs and think tanks. Mirza is a passionate bibliophile and collects vintage postcards from every bookstore she visits in a new city.