Wednesday Hot Reads: ETF Industry Diversifying Wall St.

February 08, 2017

Compiled by Staff


ETF Industry Diversifying Wall Street (The Atlantic)
Exchange-traded funds are challenging the status quo in investment management—including who’s in charge.


Is Smart Beta A Fad? (Bloomberg)
Bloomberg’s Eric Balchunas discusses factor investing and returns on smart-beta ETFs.


Demand for Treasurys Is Now A ‘Made In The USA’ Phenomenon (Bloomberg)
This buying behavior is likely a function of domestic purchasers being the last ones left at the bar rather than the first to arrive at the party.


By This Measure, Stocks Are Overvalued (CNBC)
Right now, the total market cap of the Wilshire 5000 index as a percentage of U.S. gross domestic product is about 120%, far above the 45-year average of 75%.


BlackRock Changes Views On Europe Equities, EM Debt (BlackRock Blog)

BlackRock upgrades European equities, downgrades emerging market debt.


January Strongest Start To Year Ever For ETFs (MarketWatch)
Adoption is expected to remain strong in 2017, with mutual funds continuing to lose ground.


Questioning The Death Of The Bull Market In Bonds (Bloomberg)
Four charts suggest there could still be some run left in the bond bull market. 


Good Tax, Bad Tax & ETFs (BlackRock Blog)
Taxes are inevitable, but investors can try to minimize how much they pay on their investments by using ETFs.


Fear Factor? Not For Stocks (Seeking Alpha)
Investors fear volatility, but they can play relative volatility and find some predictive value in the interplay between SPHB and SPLV, Brad Ziegler says.


Themes On Our Investment Radar (MainStay Investments)
There are three themes on the investment landscape today: rising commodity prices, an uptick in inflation, and the prospect for bouts of volatility alongside a long-term, single-digit return environment for equities.


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