7 Articles ETF Investors Must Read: 3/1

by on March 1, 2014 | ETFs Mentioned:

Despite a mixed bag of economic reports, this week saw the S&P 500 hit a new record closing high. The Conference board reported consumer confidence falling to 78.1, while the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-City home-price index rose 13.4% (slightly below the 13.5% expectations). Bolstering equities on Thursday and Friday, sales of new homes were reported to have risen 9.6%, the highest level since July 2008, and the ISM Chicago-area purchasing managers index for February rose, bucking analyst expectations for a decline. Meanwhile, investors paid close attention to Fed Chairwoman Jan Yellen’s testimony before the Senate [see The Fed Effect: How Monetary Policy Impacts Your ETFs].

Below, we highlight seven insightful articles circulating around the financial space this week:

  1. Meet the force behind the scenes in the $2.4 trillion ETF Market (Bloomberg)
    7 Must Read Articles
  2. A closer look at market-cap weighted and equal weight S&P 500 ETFs (Dragonfly Capital)
  3. The biggest winners on Wall Street: Facebook and Tesla (Wired)
  4. What it’s like to work at Bill Gross’s Pimco (Quartz)
  5. Are frontier markets overvalued? (FT.com)
  6. Agriculture ETF (DBA, A) rises sharply (The Bonddad Blog)
  7. Sustaining Ukraine’s breakthrough (George Soros)

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Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.