Bloomberg has sought to play a role in highlighting firms’ efforts to build gender-equal workplaces, initially in the financial services sector and now with a sector-neutral index — the Gender-Equality Index (GEI).
Stocks included in an index tracking a factor, such as low volatility or momentum, tend to outperform broader benchmarks such as the S&P 500, while those that are excluded tend to lag behind.
Crude oil appears in an opposite extreme from about a year ago, when it was declared a bear market by some.
Less than three years into a recovery, commodities are gaining momentum vs. the decade-long rally in stocks. Favorable demand vs. supply and a multiyear price decline vs. bottoming equity-market volatility from the lowest in decades should continue to favor commodities.
Agriculture's on pace to be the surprise commodity sector in 2018. Price optimism in the U.S. growing season should have staying power as a return of more normal weather favors continued appreciation, led by the grains.
Metals' prices should appreciate in most scenarios. Industrials rejoined the bull trend in April after early 2018 weakness driven by mean reversion in stocks.
For many countries, a sovereign-rating cut would trigger a boost in yields and an extra layer of difficulty for its companies looking to raise cash offshore. Not for China.
The market for foreign issuers of bonds in Chinese yuan is shifting away from Hong Kong towards the mainland, in a sign that the city-state’s once vibrant market for such debt may never reach its past heights.
When operating in a market in flux, asset managers are increasing their use of Smart Beta in their overall approach to portfolio construction.
If the market is unsettled—or at least difficult to predict—in the short term, how can asset managers adequately prepare for changes in liquidity levels?