Mon. Hot Reads: A Look At 2018 Factor Returns

January 07, 2019

Compiled Staff


Simple Analysis Of 2018 Factor Returns (Alpha Architect)
Value and size didn't do so great, but long-only portfolios were in negative territory in this review.


Japan May Greenlight Crypto ETFs (Coin Desk)
Japan’s Financial Services Agency—its financial regulator—apparently open to approving crypto ETFs.


May Fights For Brexit Deal (Bloomberg)
With less than three months to go til Britain’s scheduled EU departure, still no clarity on what will occur.


ESG ETF Assets Climb 33% In A Year (IA)
Top-selling environmental, social and governance ETF rakes in $140 million.


Risk-On Trade Back: ETFs That Gained the Most (Zacks)
Market rebound stirring investor appetite for risk assets such as equity ETFs. 


You Almost Certainly Can't Time Markets (Institutional Investor)
Researchers find professional investors only marginally less bad at it than retail.


10 Surprises For Japan In 2019 (WisdomTree)
Why 2019 is looking good for the country.


Fixed Income: No Need To Buy Canned Goods Yet (WisdomTree)
Important to understand big picture for markets.


Volatile But Not Necessarily Disastrous (Indexology) 
Risk landscape changed dramatically in 2018 compared to 2017's lethargy.


Unemployment Rate & Recession (Wealth Of Common Sense) 
Investors getting nervous, but there really isn't any way to predict a recession.

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