Hot Reads: Fractional Share Trading Debuts

October 18, 2019

Compiled by Staff


Schwab To Allow Buying Of Fractional Shares (CNBC)
Charles Schwab is yet again lowering the barrier to enter the world of trading.


Eulogy For the 60/40 Portfolio (Wealth of Common Sense)
This portfolio died on Oct. 16, 2019 from complications of low interest rates and Fed manipulation.

Passive Products & Active Users (Irrelevant Investor)
The vehicles are passive; the drivers are anything but.

Why Dividend, REIT & Low-Vol ETFs Still Work (Seeking Alpha)
Hint: focusing on when the next recession will hit misses the point.


Losses Aren’t The Only Risk To Worry About (Invesco)
A balanced-risk approach is designed to manage the three main risks that all investors face.


Japanese Equities: Still In The Doldrums (BlackRock)
BlackRock maintains an underweight in Japanese stocks, despite a recent rally.


Cannabis Faces Significant ESG Risks (Morningstar)
Industry would be wise to adopt sustainable practices from the beginning.


AI, What Have You Done For Us Lately? (CFA Institute)
How well have AI-focused companies & AI-managed ETFs performed?


ETFs With Downside Protection? It's Complicated (Bloomberg)
ETF pioneer pitches complex new funds that buffer losses—but cap potential gains.


Inflation: Is It Really Worth Following? (Disciplined Systematic Global Macro Views)
It is easy to warn about the hidden dangers of inflation, yet that warning has provided to be false for a decade.


Sometimes Investors Should Just Run For The Hills (Bloomberg)
Some believe that patience is a virtue when dealing with a failing active fund manager. The data suggest the opposite.


5 Questions: Factor Timing With Nicolas Rabener (Validea)
Nicolas Rabener of FactorResearch discusses the ins and outs of factor timing.

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