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Infographic: The Robo-Advisor Arms Race

By Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist CAN UPSTART ROBO-ADVISORS COMPETE AGAINST SCALE? It was going to happen sooner or later. When they launched roughly five years ago, tech-driven companies such as Betterment or Wealthfront had the audacious and laudable goal of taking on the incumbents of the gargantuan wealth management industry. Many traditional wealth managers were skeptical of … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia Plans To Launch Stock Exchange For SMEs

By James Eugene The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) announced on Monday that it plans to create a stock market for small and medium sized companies, with the intention of launching this new market at the beginning of 2017.  Given the growing importance that SMEs are displaying for Saudi Arabia’s economy, the Tadawul will be undertaking a “market … Continue reading

ETF Due Diligence: Critical Questions And Key Considerations To Make Your Investment Choice Accurate

By ETFalpha As a boutique ETF research house we know how important it’s to conduct a proper due diligence process before choosing an ETF as your investment or a building block of a wider investment strategy. Exchange Traded Funds, also known as passive investments, may sound as more simple investment options than hedge funds or … Continue reading

ETF Asset Allocation Model For Active Investors: $ACWI Transition Into $SPY, $VGK, $EEM, $EPP, $EWJ & $EWC

By ETFalpha Investors who want to gain exposure to the global stock market can simply buy the iShares MSCI ACWI ETF (Nasdaq: $ACWI). The fund seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of large and mid-capitalization developed and emerging market equities and offers the following features: 1. Exposure to a broad range of … Continue reading

Hedge Fund Like ETF’s Long-term Underperform The S&P 500 Anyway – Hefty Fees Of $ALFA & $GURU Are Not Justified

By ETFalpha Most mutual funds underperform their benchmarks and this statement is common knowledge nowadays.  According to different research sources the percentage of the funds losing the market battle is somewhere between 80 and 90 percent. This only proves how challenging it’s to extract the remaining maximum 20% of star asset managers. Only those who have outstanding … Continue reading

ETF Strategy That Loses Its Grip When The S&P 500 Goes Trendless: $ALFA

By ETFalpha Investors and particularly quantitative traders are constantly looking for the best and most optimum strategies to beat market benchmarks. Passive investors know that 90% of actively managed funds underperform their reference indexes, therefore they choose simple index tracking exchange traded funds (ETF’s). As we know, we are greedy from our nature and keep … Continue reading

Reasons Europe Will Continue Lagging The U.S. Stock Market: Relative Analysis Insight – $VGK vs. $SPY

By ETFalpha In this short relative analysis insight we would like to focus on the reasons, which we believe will determine further European stock market under-performance relative to the U.S. stock market. First of all, we would like our readers to scrutinize the below attached chart presenting the $VGK vs. $SPY ratio covering the long-term period … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why Turkey Should Outperform Global Emerging Markets: Relative Analysis Insight

Turkey’s stock market, one of the world’s top performers this year, may be heading into a downturn, several indicators followed by technical analysts show, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, March 24. The news agency suggests that the benchmark Borsa Istanbul 100 Index is slowing down after its best eight-week run since mid-2014. “The main driver behind the … Continue reading

Gold ETFs See Respectable Inflows Of $7.3 Billion – Which One Is In Your Portfolio: GLD Or IAU?

Gold has seen its best start to the year since 1974. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) that follow the price of the metal have become more popular. According Susquehanna International Group, plain (un-levered) long gold ETFs have seen inflows of $7.3 billion so far this year. Just to put things in perspective of when we’ve seen two … Continue reading

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs): Understanding The Future Opportunities And Challenges: PwC

The ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) market is growing at a rapid pace. Growing far beyond their initial function of tracking large liquid indices in developed markets, ETFs now hold over $2.6 trillion of assets globally. ETFs are no longer a niche product, and their impact will continue to be felt much more widely than imagined. … Continue reading

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