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Why Facebook Was Dropped From The S&P 500 ESG Index
When the S&P 500 ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Index underwent its annual rebalance after markets closed on April 30, 2019, several notable companies were removed.
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Four Decades Of The Low Volatility Factor
Many financial theories are based on the idea that riskier investments should offer higher returns.
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How Does Factor-Based Investing Work In The China A Market?
While the long-term risk premia of factors have been evidenced in developed equity markets, some believe the inefficiencies in emerging markets could create better opportunities for factor-based investing.
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Gearing Up For Auto Tariffs? Revenue Exposure Might Be Useful
The perceived prospect of tariff contagion weighed on Japanese and German equities last month – the S&P Japan BMI (-6.5%) and the S&P Germany BMI (-5.6%) both fell in local currency terms.
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Are Active Funds Better At Managing Risks? Not Really
In investing, risk and return are two sides of the same coin; the expected returns of an asset must be accompanied by variation or uncertainty around the outcome of those returns.
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ESG Factors Are Built On Peter Drucker’s Philosophy
Ever wonder where environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors—now used in more than 25% of all assets under management—come from?
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

BXUB Barclays Bank PLC
BXUC Barclays Bank PLC
CAPX Elkhorn S&P 500 Capital Expenditures Portfolio ETF
EPS WisdomTree Earnings 500 Fund
FTA First Trust Large Cap Value Opportunities AlphaDEX Fund
IVE iShares S&P 500 Value Index Fund
IVV iShares S&P 500 Index Fund
IVW iShares S&P 500 Growth Index Fund
PPLC PortfolioPlus S&P 500 ETF
RPG Guggenheim S&P 500 Pure Growth ETF
RPV Rydex S&P 500 Pure Value ETF
RSP Rydex S&P Equal Weight ETF
RYARX Rydex Series Fds Inverse S&P 500 Strategy Fund
SDS ProShares UltraShort S&P500
SH ProShares Short S&P500
SPDN Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 1X ETF
SPLX UBS ETRACS M Reset 2xLvg S&P 500 TR ETN
SPUU Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 2X ETF
SPVU PowerShares S&P 500 Value
SPXE ProShares S&P 500 ex-Energy
SPXL Direxion Daily S&P500 Bull 3X ETF
SPXN ProShares S&P 500 ex-Financials
SPXS Direxion Daily S&P500 Bear 3X ETF
SPXT ProShares S&P 500 ex-Technology
SPXU ProShares Trust
SPXV ProShares S&P 500 ex-Health Care
SPY SPDR S&P 500
SPYG SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Growth ETF
SPYV SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Value ETF
SSO ProShares Ultra S&P500
UPRO ProShares UltraPro S&P 500 ETF
VFINX Vanguard Index Trust 500 Index Fund
VOO VANGUARD FIVE HUNDRED INDEX
VOOG Vanguard Admiral Funds Inc
VOOV Vanguard Admiral Funds Inc
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