As US companies begin to report their first quarter results, investors will need to consider the ongoing effects of the 2017 US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, writes Sandra Peters, CPA, CFA.
The introduction of the Skill Ratio by Daniel Blais, CFA; Brodie Gay's examination of how inflation is underreported; and an exploration by Ziad Abou Gergi, CFA, of the manager-selection process, are among the top posts from March.
The tone of analysts and managers on earnings calls can influence returns for investors. But the tone of analysts, in particular, is especially impactful for institutional investors, according to a recent study.
Daniel Blais, CFA, introduces a new metric to help identify and differentiate those investment managers who achieve alpha through skill and those who generate it by luck.
Cheap exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and smart beta products are no substitutes for active management, says Ziad Abou Gergi, CFA. But the manager-selection industry needs to adapt to the changing environment and investors' price sensitivity.
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