Thurs. Hot Reads: Vanguard Robo Advisor Tops Rankings

August 30, 2018

Compiled by Staff


Study: Vanguard's Robo Advisor Rules The Roost (Financial Advisor)
Vanguard's Personal Advisor Service takes top marks in new robo study.


ESG Boom Skips Fixed Income (Wealth Management)
Investors want to align their entire portfolios with social missions, but find few opportunities to do so in bonds.


Some ETF Sequels Worth Embracing (Benzinga)
A good example is 'XRLV,' the sequel to 'SPLV.'


S&P 500 Tops 2,900: Best ETFs Of Best Sectors (Zacks)
Investors seeking to bet on best-performing sectors could consider these ETFs.


Do Investment Consultants Add Or Subtract Value? (Evidence-Based Investor)
No evidence investment products rated as “buy” by investment consultants have outperformed.


Twitter War Pits Josh Brown Against Michael Kitces (RIAbiz)
Do RIA custodians face Merrill Lynch-style conflicts on advisor custody fees?

Work Needed On Retirement Savings (CNBC)
Many still decide to opt in to “no decision” mode and don’t sign up.


Defeating Short-Termism With More Data (Reformed Broker)
Barry Ritholtz and Josh Brown debate allowing publicly traded companies to report to their investors semiannually vs. quarterly.


Negative Shocks That Stocks May See This Fall (CNBC)
A number of disputes are coming to a head.


Why The Hot New ETF May Not Be A Great Idea (Forbes)
If a particular ETF (or any financial product) sounds too good to be true, it probably is.


3 Challenges For Getting ESG Funds Into Retirement Plans (Morningstar)
The new CalSavers plan wanted an ESG option but couldn't find one.


Worried About Emerging Markets? Consider Low Vol Factor (Invesco)
History shows when EM stocks sell off, U.S. low-vol stocks generally outperform.

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