While China may not be posting the double-digit growth numbers of a decade ago, we believe the country continues to offer interesting investment opportunities.
While talking to Bloomberg, Jeffrey Rosenberg, chief fixed-income strategist at BlackRock, made an important observation about the market’s reaction to the reports.
Like their equity peers, bonds can be short-sold as well. You can do it by either shorting an ETF or investing in an inverse ETF.
It’s important to remember that the ECB (European Central Bank) hasn’t officially announced that it’s discussing tapering
In this series, we’ll analyze why this talk of tapering has come about and discuss the implications for investors.
We see inflation-linked bonds such as US Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) as a valuable hedge against inflation. We also like inflation-linked debt in the Eurozone and Japan as a potential…
On top of the world So which sovereign bonds do we prefer from an investment point of view? We like US Treasuries as a hedge against “risk-off” episodes, though yields…
Movers and shakers…and losers The biggest movers in our latest quarterly update? China posted the biggest rankings decline, with a three-notch fall to the 32nd place. This was mostly a…
The United Kingdom’s overall ranking held steady at 18th place, despite the country’s vote to leave the European Union (EU), and UK debt still appears relatively safe from a big…
Just one comment, I often see in press that “smart beta costs more.” By the time you figure out it’s a better return, you’re getting it removed from a fees perspective.
On the commodities side, we have broad-based commodity benchmark, the Nasdaq Commodity Index, aptly named.
With the Dorsey Wright indices, we mentioned the Dividend Achievers (VIG) (DVY) and now this is more of a fundamental factor based suite of products.
Within the AlphadDEX methodology, no factor or fundamental metric is more important than any other.
So let’s move on to the AlphaDEX suite of products. Walk us through the construction of these products.
What products single out specifically the share buyback companies?
Let’s dive a little bit into the Alphadex® and Dividend Achievers products.
Historically, we have seen Buyback does perform very well across all interest rate environments. Looking at the data back to the mid-80s, it does well.
What is your definition of smart beta? I think there is some variation in this definition depending on who you ask.
So can you walk us through your thought process determining themes for the indices, and how those rules are determined?
Can you walk us through how Nasdaq delivers smart beta or other strategies into the marketplace?