Equity Markets Shrug Off Dow Losing Streak

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended an eight-day losing streak with a nice gain on Tuesday. Although this was its longest losing streak in six years, the overall decline was only 1.9%—hardly enough to make a dent. The sector, factor, and global ETFs treated it as a...

Energy Sector Enters a Correction

As expected, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates a quarter-point today. This is the third hike of the past 15 months and places a range of 0.75% to 1.00% on its benchmark short-term Fed Funds rate. However, crude oil has been the primary market mover the past...

The Quality Factor Is Now King

The Quality factor completed a six-week climb to the top of the factor rankings, knocking Value down to sixth place in the process. Financials and Technology sit atop the sector rankings, as Telecom falls to the bottom. Not much change from a global perspective, with...

How the Mighty ETF Factors Have Fallen

No investment category can be on the top all of the time. Changes in relative strength dictate that various sectors, factors, and global regions will come into favor and fall out of favor. High Beta and Small Size are current examples of how the once mighty ETF...

Value Surpasses High Beta as Top Factor

Following months of no change at the top of the factor rankings, the Value factor has finally replaced High Beta in the top slot. High Beta has not fallen out of favor, though, as it currently sits in the #2 spot. Sectors: The sector categories are showing a high...