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Recent Content By Roxanna Islam, CFA, CAIA
Crypto Channel

Crypto Logs: The Crypto “Crash Course” on Custody

FTX filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday, November 11, after a series of revelations...

Thematic Investing Channel

Thematic Times: Not Laboring Over News for Constituents

Thematic indexes are often synonymous with growth and many of these indexes like OGIGX, BCHAIN,...

ETF Building Blocks Channel

Travel Heads Back to Business

The S-Network Global Travel Index (TRAVEL) is largely consumer-driven to the extent that...

Crypto Channel

Crypto Logs: Regulations Introduced, Few Materialized

Crypto regulation has been widely discussed as one of the necessary steps for the digital asset...

Thematic Investing Channel

Netflix Proves Streaming Is Still Worth Watching

As the largest constituent in the S-Network Streaming & Gaming Index (STREAM), Netflix (NFLX,...

Thematic Investing Channel

Thematic Times: SPACs in the Thematic Space

In 2020, over 50% of new publicly listed companies were SPACs, with a large portion being in...

News

Mitigating the Economic Impact of Natural Disasters

Hurricane Ian made landfall on the Florida coast on September 28, 2022, and became one of the...

Crypto Channel

Crypto Logs: ETH Merge's Minor Impact on BTC Equities

About two weeks after the completion of the Ethereum Merge, investors have likely heard about...

Thematic Investing Channel

E-Commerce Delivers Results for Logistics Warehousing

In last week’s note, we discussed e-commerce sales data in detail relative to headline numbers...

Thematic Investing Channel

Thematic Times: Looking Deeper Into E-Commerce Data

On the surface, quarterly e-commerce sales data show that e-commerce growth is still strong...

Energy Infrastructure Channel

Is the FUTURE Autonomous, Electric, or Both?

Autonomous and electric vehicles are often used interchangeably when referring to future...

Thematic Investing Channel

Below the Wing of the Airline Sector

In anearlier note, we briefly mentioned strong consumer demand in travel, which hasn’t yet...

Crypto Channel

Crypto Logs: Two Inquires on Correlation

While correlations are just one factor to consider when investing in Bitcoin and Bitcoin-related...

Thematic Investing Channel

The Future Economy Driving Infrastructure Needs

Although it is a widely used term, “infrastructure” actually has a much broader definition than...

Thematic Investing Channel

Thematic Times: Semiconductors Power Thematic Indexes

Many thematic indexes are driven by long-term growth in technology and innovation—for instance,...

Thematic Investing Channel

Consumers Driving Travel Despite Costs

One segment of the S-Network Global Travel Index (TRAVEL) — ancillary beneficiaries — has not...

ETF Building Blocks Channel

Income Opportunities: Rising Rates and CEFs

After the Fed hiked interest rates for a fourth time this year, closed-end fund (CEF) investors...

Crypto Channel

Crypto Logs: Say Hello to the Metaverse

The word “Metaverse” has been around for years, originating in the 1992 novelSnow Crash.(1) Since...

ETF Building Blocks Channel

4 Megatrends Underscoring Amazon: E-Commerce and More

This year Amazon Prime Day occurred on July 12 and 13 and according to Amazon was the “biggest...

News

Thematic Times: Streaming Not Only a Stay-at-Home Play

The streaming and gaming sector has been rising in popularity as widespread internet access and...

Crypto Channel

Crypto Logs: Bitcoin ETFs and Index-Based Crypto ETFs

This month, U.S. digital asset investment products saw net inflows, suggesting that some U.S....

Energy Infrastructure Channel

Prepare for Unfortunate, Inevitable Natural Disasters

Natural disasters have been increasing globally over the past few years—from 2001 to 2020, there...

ESG Channel

Legacy Automakers Charge Ahead of Entrants in EV Push

It may be surprising to know that there are virtually no new entrant U.S. electric vehicle (EV)...

Thematic Investing Channel

Thematic Times: Shift to Online Shopping Continues

E-commerce growth has been a multi-sector trend for several years—growing alongside...

Crypto Channel

Looking Beyond Bitcoin into Crypto Equities

As Bitcoin has become a widely discussed investment topic, investors are looking for more...

ETF Building Blocks Channel

Thematic Times: Travel Ramps Up This Summer

While January travel metrics were still impacted by the Omicron strain, 1Q22 earnings reports for...

ETF Building Blocks Channel

IDOGX: An International Breed with High Yield

While international equities can often be overlooked by U.S. investors, an international dividend...

Alternatives Channel

Gold Miners: A Free Cash Flow Rush

With U.S. inflation rising to record highs and geopolitical unrest causing volatility in the...

Crypto Channel

Crypto Logs: Digital Assets and Geopolitics

During the past few weeks, domestic and global events have brought further attention to...

News

Investing in Space: Satellites Reveal the Big Picture

In early 2022, fear of higher interest rates contributed to a tech sell-off, and many investors...

ETF Building Blocks Channel

SDOGX Fetches Higher Yields and Outperformance

A broad equity allocation may seem suitable for a one-size fits all approach, but income-oriented...

News

The Future of Search, Shop, & Ship

Within the thematic space, the e-commerce industry can serve as a multi-sector play on strong...

ESG Channel

Investing in Electric Vehicles: What the FUTURE Brings

Not long ago, electric vehicles (EVs) seemed like a concept of the far future. But trends...

ETF Building Blocks Channel

Holiday Travel Metrics Imply 2022 Won’t Be 2020, Too

After a busy air travel season this Thanksgiving, the Christmas travel season was expected to...

Crypto Channel

Crypto Mining for Digital Gold is Going Green

Originally published by Alerian on October 14, 2021 in the Thematic Times.

Energy Infrastructure Channel

A Leverage Lesson in Municipal Bond Closed-End Funds

Summary

  • Interest in municipal closed-end funds (CEFs) vs. municipal bonds often stems from...
Energy Infrastructure Channel

Four Megatrends Elevating the Commercial Space Industry

Summary

  • Megatrends like Internet of Things (IoT), the Amazon Effect, Uberization of the service...