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By: Mary Fjelstadt, Senior Research Analyst
January 2017 saw the US stock market hit several index milestones. After the contentious presidential campaign leading up to the 2016 election, the US ushered in a new administration on January 20 that promised sweeping changes to economic and financial policies. So it seems logical to ask whether the equity market peaks in January may be attributable at least in part to the new administration.
Multi-factor indexes from global index provider FTSE Russell that underlie three ETFs from SSGA help illustrate the key characteristics that have enabled certain US large-cap stocks to experience higher returns than the US large-cap market in January, largely continuing performance trends exhibited in 2016. According to FTSE Russell, two of its series of three focused factor indexes, which a...
As China continues to open its markets to international investors, FTSE Russell is pleased to confirm the launch of two new benchmark indexes for China A-shares stocks. The FTSE China A Innovative Enterprise Indexes will provide a benchmark for the fast-growing ChiNext stocks listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
FTSE Russell recently announced the introduction of the FTSE TMX Canada NVCC Bond Index, the first standalone index of its kind designed for Canadian investors to specifically track the issuance and performance of Non-Viable Contingent Capital (NVCC) securities.