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    Sep 12, 2017

Volatility Dampens Markets

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Markets were off to a positive start in August as the Dow Jones crossed 22,000 for the first time, driven by positive Q2 earnings, continued low interest rates, and...

    Aug 16, 2017

2017 ETF Trends and Insights: Mid-Year Update

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With 2017 now more than half over, the team at IndexIQ took a look at how its “Top Trends & Insights” for the year...

    Aug 15, 2017

Equity Markets Resume Their Upward Trek

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Global markets began the month slowly, as the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan started taking a more...

    Aug 7, 2017

Currency Volatility

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No feast lasts forever, as the old saying has it. At some point – no one knows exactly when – this will hold true for the remarkably low period of volatility experienced by...

    Aug 2, 2017

Fed Plans to Shrink Balance Sheet

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For the second time this year, the Fed decided to raise short-term interest rates by 25 bps. This brought the Fed Funds Rate to 1.25%. Of perhaps greater importance...

    Jul 31, 2017

The Shrinking Pool of Equities and What This Means for Investors

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One major side effect of the M&A boom and a multi-year slowdown in Initial Public Offerings (IPOs): fewer public...

    Jul 25, 2017

Smart Beta: It’s Turning Up Everywhere

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“Smart beta” or “factor-based” ETFs are turning up in more and more places. The strategies vary widely – from equally...

    Jul 18, 2017

Is Your Bond Index in Trouble?

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When it comes to core fixed income, the universal benchmark is the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index (“the Agg”). Many investors simply accept...