• What Makes This Fund One of the Best-Performing U.S. Multifactor Strategies?

    10 days ago - By ETF Daily News

    From WisdomTree : The 10 largest multifactor exchange-traded funds in the market hold over $10 billion in assets and saw $1.7 billion of net inflows over the last year. 1
    In the beginning of that time frame-specifically, June 29, 2017-WisdomTree entered into the fray, launching the WisdomTree U.S. Multifactor Fund. W e are pleased to announce that after one year of live performance, USMF outperformed all 10 of these multifactor ETFs on both an absolute and risk-adjusted basis. In fact, of these 10 ETFs, USMF exhibited the third lowest volatility , with the two lower-volatility ETFs...
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  • Why Japan Is No Longer A Buy

    Why Japan Is No Longer A Buy

    10 days ago - By ETF Daily News

    From BlackRock : Richard Turnill explains what's behind the decision of downgrading our two lowest-conviction equity markets.
    Financial markets are in an uneasy equilibrium. We see sustained U.S.-led global expansion as our base case, but note rising uncertainty around the economic outlook and tightening financial conditions globally. We favor equities over fixed income, but prefer to reduce some portfolio risk in today's environment. We focus on our highest-conviction equity markets -and have downgraded Europe and Japan .
    Rising macro uncertainty-primarily tied to global trade disputes...
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  • Is the recent rise in homeownership a good thing?

    Is the recent rise in homeownership a good thing?

    10 days ago - By Inman

    According to the U.S. Census, the homeownership rate peaked in Q1 of 2005 at 69.1 percent, then declined to a low of 62.9 percent in Q2 of 2016. It has been creeping up since then, reaching 64.2 percent in Q1 of this year.
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  • Uber buys into the scooter sharing frenzy

    10 days ago - By Reuters

    A scooter sharing frenzy has been hitting cities across the U.S. and big money is following in. On Monday, Lime, based in the Silicon Valley, said it's raising $335 million dollars in its latest round of fund raising with Uber and Google Ventures as stake holders.
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  • Japan's Takeda gains U.S. approval for $62 billion Shire buy

    10 days ago - By Reuters

    Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd on Tuesday said it has received U.S. approval for its $62 billion acquisition of London-listed Shire Plc, taking the Japanese firm one step closer to its goal of becoming a global top 10 drugmaker.
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