From BlackRock: What’s trending? Read Martin Small’s status update on why momentum isn’t synonymous with technology.
From BlackRock: Patrick Nolan talks about how to build a portfolio of factors–and why.
From BlackRock: You don’t need a portfolio makeover to take advantage of smart beta. Sara Shores explains how to refresh the Morningstar fund style box.
From BlackRock: Russ Koesterich discusses why momentum, which has thrashed value this year, could struggle in the second half.
From BlackRock: Richard Turnill explains why we still like the momentum style factor even after a recent break in its rally.
From BlackRock: Much has been written about smart beta strategies, and it can get confusing for investors. Answers to these frequently asked questions here could help.
There’s little doubt that the equity markets have benefited from the recent lack of volatility. The extraordinary calm has allowed the market to continue its slow steady rise that has persisted for much of 2017.
From BlackRock: Volatility is creeping back into the markets. Russ Koesterich discusses why that holds some peril for momentum stocks.
From Nick Kalivas: Although investment factors have shown the ability to outperform market-cap-weighted benchmarks over time, factors are cyclical by nature — falling in and out of favor depending on market conditions. In my view, a particularly useful way to assess performance and grasp shorter-term cyclical factor movements is by considering excess returns on a […]
From Zacks: On February 9, the U.S. market cheered President Donald Trump’s indications of a tax overhaul in a few weeks. Among the top ETFs, investors saw (SPY – Free Report) and (DIA – Free Report) add about 0.6% and (QQQ – Free Report) move higher by 0.4% on the day (read: Large-Cap Growth ETFs […]
With the dramatic market losses of the Global Financial Crisis still so fresh in investors’ minds and because of the length of the market’s upward movement since then, investors have felt a growing desire to protect assets.