When The Markets Move As One

Are the markets really reacting to the FBI’s news that they’re looking at more emails tied to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton? Whatever you might think is moving the markets, it seems that it’s not just equities that are slumping.

Every asset class we track albeit cash, took a dive in the month of October. Whether it’s the combination of jigsaw energy markets, a potential “hard Brexit” pushing currencies lower, or everyone sitting on needles waiting for the fed to make another decision about raising interest rates, there was enough volatility to push markets lower on the month.

It’s eerie how close Stocks, Bonds, and the Real Estate markets are in their YTD numbers. Meanwhile, Managed Futures entered negative territory for the second time in 2016 as managers were unable to capture markets that seem to be stuck in a range {Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results}.

BlackRock’s Larry Fink: Not all ETF investors are passive

Larry Fink,Laurence Fink, BlackRock, Inc., world's largest asset manager, American multinational investment management corporation, American financial executive, CEO, Chairman, Barclays Global Investors, assets under management, alternative investments, Wall Street, BLK, Hedge funds, valuewalk, ETFs, ishares, robo-investing, robo analysts, quant fundsBlackRock CEO Laurence Fink spoke at Morningstar's recent conference, and he talked about a variety of things, like his concerns about company culture at a time when all the firm's employees are working at home. Despite those concerns, he doesn't think BlackRock will ever be 100% working in the office. He thinks employees will always Read More


One week til the election. It couldn’t come any sooner.

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Source: All ETF performance data from Morningstar.com
Sources: Managed Futures = SG CTA Index, Cash = 13 week T-Bill rate,
Bonds = Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND),
Hedge Funds= IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy (QAI)
Commodities = iShares GSCI ETF (GSG);
Real Estate = iShares DJ Real Estate ETF (IYR);
World Stocks = iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Index Fund ETF (ACWX);
US Stocks = SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

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