From Yun Li:
From Matt Wagner: The Federal Reserve (Fed) released its inaugural financial stability report on November 28. In the report, the Fed highlighted two of the main vulnerabilities in the financial system1:
From Sweta Killa: The holiday season is off to a great start this year buoyed by a digital shopping boom. Online sales jumped 28% to $3.7 billion on Thanksgiving Day and 23.6% to a record $6.22 billion on Black Friday, according to Adobe Analytics.
Today’s move higher in equities has propelled the Russell 2000 and related tracker ETFs such as the $40.3 billion IWM (iShares Russell 2000, Expense Ratio 0.20%) to new all-time highs.
From WisdomTree: On last week’s show, we had the pleasure of speaking to John Davi, founder and CIO of Astoria Portfolio Advisors, a new ETF model manager, and Pankaj Patel, head of quantitative research at Cirrus Research, who focuses on, among other things, how ETFs and fund flows impact the market.
From BlackRock: Small cap stocks are faltering this year. Russ Koesterich describes why and whether that will continue.
Today we discuss the demand that has surrounded Small-Cap ETFs since Trump’s election, as evidenced by very heavy trading volume and inflows in the largest fund in the segment.
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