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Sizing Up Style Returns
After more than a decade of underperformance, and in stark contrast to Growth’s dominance for much of 2020, Value has made an impressive comeback so far in 2021, outperforming Growth around the world.
Valuing Equal Weight
While we do not know whether the longevity of the value rally is nearing a peak or how sustainable the recovery of smaller caps is, we can look to history to provide perspective on Equal Weight’s current factor environment.
Will Inflation Actually Be Transitory?
Since the Global Financial Crisis, the U.S. Federal Reserve has actively expanded its balance sheet in an effort to keep markets functioning smoothly and help offset economic downturns.
Riding The Value Wave
U.S. equity markets seemed to undergo a fundamental change of direction in September of last year.
What Canada Is Missing
Canadian investors have long participated in U.S. equity markets, but are materially underweight in U.S. mid- and small-cap companies.
High Levels Of Dispersion Across The Commodities Complex In May
Most of the grains sagged to the bottom of the performance table after surging in April, while feeder cattle, silver, and gold switched ends of the table.
Something New With Something Old: DIY DJIA
The growth of index funds has, in the main, helped to lower the costs and improve the performance of the average investor’s portfolio.
Update: Tesla’s Standing In The S&P 500 ESG Index
As of May 1, 2021, Tesla officially became a constituent of the S&P 500 ESG Index. Tesla’s inclusion begs two questions: how did we get here, and what does it mean?
A Return To Normalcy?
Not only is overall market volatility now close to pre-pandemic levels, but the same also seems to be true for all sectors of the S&P 500.
HH Concentrating On Technology
After the dominant performance of large-cap technology stocks in 2020, concentration concerns naturally come to mind.
Equity: Diversity And Inclusion
In our view, other things equal, more names are better than fewer.
Equal Weight Indexing During Economic Recovery
2020 was a year for the history books – especially from a finance perspective.
How Efficient Is The S&P/KRX Carbon Efficient Capped Index?
Achieving decreased carbon intensity can be done in several ways. For example, simply excluding companies from high-carbon sectors such as Energy and Utilities has the potential to significantly decrease the footprint of a strategy.
Comparing Small-Cap Indices In Developed And Emerging Markets
Not all small-cap indices are identical. Indices within the same market cap range can have varied performance in different markets.
The Rebalance Of Power: Tesla, Walmart, & Disney Join The S&P 500 ESG Index, Facebook, Wells Fargo, & Costco Dropped
Pressure on firms to perform in sustainability rankings has never been higher, as Wall Street’s hottest topic gets hotter still. But what firms benefit from all this heat?
Commodities Burst Higher In April
Several commodities made new all-time highs, as the global economy reflated, consumer confidence hit pre-pandemic highs, and housing prices in the U.S. jumped the most in 15 years.
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