Smart Beta Strategies More Popular Than Ever and Growing Rapidly: Survey
Allocations to smart beta strategies jumped from 36% to 46% in one year, according to FTSE Russell's latest Global Institutional Smart Beta survey.
Can Theme-Based ETFs Hack It in Portfolios?
Niche ETFs like HACK generally hold a limited number of stocks and have relatively high expenses, but they can be useful in certain situations.
Introducing Swell, a New Impact Investing Platform: Portfolio Products
In other product news, IndexIQ launches a small-cap ETF.
31 Worst Paying College Majors: 2017
ThinkAdvisor narrowed down PayScale's ranking of 336 majors and found that helping people can be a financially thankless job.
College Grads Entering Best Job Market Since Great Recession
The New York Fed says the unemployment rate for recent college graduates is under 4% and wages have been rising.
Global Expansion Is in Sync, Even If Everything Else Is in Chaos
Faster sales growth is consistent with global growth pickup; all major regions on pace for positive earnings growth.
3 Small-Cap Stocks to Consider: Lamar Villere
Lamar Villere, portfolio manager and partner at Villere & Co., loves to buy when people are selling.
Companies With Female Leaders Outperform: ThirtyNorth
ThirtyNorth's Women Impact Strategy outperformed its benchmark by about 3.5% in its first year.
Aflac Finally Follows Peers in Placing Wager on Private Equity
The company's chief investment officer wants to put 2.5% of the assets in growth investments.
Wall Street Weighs In as Comey Memo Controversy Roils Markets
Analysts say deepening turmoil could further delay policymaking; caution advised given Trump’s weathering of political storms.