Equity markets recovered in 2023 and ETF investors have been reengaged in recent months. Demand for equity ETFs has accelerated both for a core allocation and more tactical exposures. With so many equity ETFs to choose from, it is important to dive into the drivers. We plan to cover broad US and international strategies as well as more targeted smart beta, thematic and active strategies. Position your client portfolios for 2024 after hearing from industry experts.
A Winning Mindset: Balancing Risk and Reward with Tony Finau
Golfers and investors are interested in the same thing: results. But navigating market events, or a tricky par 5, requires balancing risk and reward. Like selecting the proper club, appropriate asset allocation is crucial when seeking success and reaching investors' desired long-term outcomes. That's why often overlooked mid caps present exciting opportunities for investors.
Join the experts at State Street Global Advisors to learn about the opportunity mid-cap ETFs provide and hear golf legend Tony Finau discuss his winning mindset and approach to balancing risk and reward for long-term success.
Equity Symposium Will Cover Valuations and More
The Equity Symposium on March 13 is shaping up to give investors critical insights into the equity space. This free event will provide CE credits. VettaFi is fresh off the smashing success of Exchange and continuing to provide the insights investors need to navigate today’s complicated environment.
Chart of the Week: Advisors Looking at Municipal Bonds Choices
Investors continue to turn to low-cost core taxable bond ETFs in 2024. The Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND) and the iShares Core Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG) gathered $2.5 billion and $2.1 billion, respectively, as of late February.
Big Tech’s Boom Has Strategists Scrambling to Keep Up With Rally
The frenzy around AI stocks has blindsided Wall Street forecasters, spurring a race among strategists to keep up with a stock market rally that’s already blowing past their expectations when 2024 began.
Moving Averages: S&P Finishes February Up 5.2%
Valid until the market close on March 31, 2024
The S&P 500 closed February with a monthly gain of 5.17%, after a gain of 1.59% in January. After close on the last day of the month, one of five Ivy portfolio ETFs — Invesco DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (DBC) — is signaling "cash", unchanged from last month's final single "cash" signal.
The Message in Bezos’ and Zuckerberg’s Stock Sales
With the S&P 500 near all-time highs, insider share sales have picked up at top-performing companies. This quarter alone, Jeff Bezos sold about $9 billion in Amazon.com Inc. stock and Mark Zuckerberg’s net sales of Meta Platforms Inc. amounted to around $850 million.
Revitalized Japanese Stock Market Fuels Investor Optimism
Dina Ting, Head of Global Index Portfolio Management for Franklin Templeton Exchange-Traded Funds, delves into these positive developments and sheds light on Japan’s expanding economic prospects.
Active Value Investing: Avoiding Value Traps
After a decade in the wilderness, value investing roared back to life in 2022, led by long-forsaken sectors such as energy, industrials and even certain retailers. Many portfolios had either intentionally or unintentionally migrated heavily towards “growth at any price” exposures and were caught wrong-footed that year.