The Momentum Ball Remains in Growth’s Court
Has the outperformance of Growth been solely the result of strong performance of tech stocks? We think not. While Growth became riskier than value, relative risk remains below peak levels.
The Systematic Asset Allocation Lego blocks
We’ve all heard them before – ‘Smart Beta,’ ‘Risk Premia,’ ‘Strategic Beta,’ ‘Factor Investing,’ ‘Thematic Strategies’ – words that now seem to headline many investment discussions, industry commentary and panel presentations.
Beware of taking labels at face value
Although many exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have similar names, they are unlikely to deliver similar returns.
Are low volatility readings capturing a sense of calm or foreboding?
Last Friday, the Vix – often referred to as the “fear gauge” – declined 6.6% in a single day to close the week at 10.1.