Right-Sizing China Exposure In Emerging Markets
Join the experts at Kraneshares and VettaFi for a webcast digging into how advisors can more strategically deploy allocations to China and benefit from broad emerging markets exposure.
A Predictable Pullback in Equity Markets
Downside equity market volatility can be unsettling, but it is important to put the pullback in perspective and identify the drivers of the negative market reaction. First and foremost, the equity market was due for a modest pullback.
Rocking with RAFI: International Evidence
With negligible incremental risk, a RAFI Global Index hypothetically outperformed a Cap-Weighted Global Index by 40 bps per annum and a Cap-Weighted Global Value Index by 2.2% from 2007 to 2022—a 16-year period covering the long value rout and its aftermath.
World Markets Watchlist: October 2, 2023
Five of the eight indexes on our world watch list posted gains through October 2, 2023. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 finished in the top spot with a YTD gain of 21.71%. The U.S.'s S&P 500 finished in second with a YTD gain of 12.14% while India's BSE SENSEX finished in third with a YTD gain of 7.40%.
ISM Manufacturing Index Contracts for Eleventh Consecutive Month
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) manufacturing purchasing managers index (PMI) rose to 49.0 in September. The latest figure marks the eleventh consecutive month the index has been in contraction territory after a 29-month period of growth dating back to June 2020. The August reading was above the forecast of 47.7.
Manhattan’s Offices Are Empty. Tokyo Is Adding New Space.
Offices in many of the world’s major cities are struggling to find workers to occupy them. The trend of remote working, triggered by the pandemic, is costing Manhattan “$12 billion a year,” “devastating America’s cities” and “killing London.”
S&P Global US Manufacturing PMI™: Slower Contraction in September
The September S&P Global US Manufacturing PMI™ rose to 49.8 from 47.9 in August, signaling only a fractional decline in operating conditions. The September reading was higher than the expected 48.9 reading.
Why Central Banks Will Soon Lend to Hedge Funds
Hedge funds are in regulators’ sights again. Their risk-taking with borrowed money must be better monitored and will sometimes have to be limited, the head of a global group of supervisors told the Financial Times last week.
Severe Crash Is Coming for US Office Properties, Investors Say
Office prices in the US are due for a crash, and the commercial real estate market faces at least another nine months of declines, according to Bloomberg’s latest Markets Live Pulse survey.
What Mattered This Week? The Real Economy
Last week was all about financial factors, primarily interest rates. But this week was all about the real economy, notably the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike and the pending government shutdown. Indeed, worries about a recession rose on those two risks.