Equal weight indexes are the simplest type of alternatively-weighted index. By comparison to the standard index construction method of capitalization weighting, an equal weight index is indifferent to a stock's market value.
The fourth quarter reaction of the Russell 2000 Index’s Financial Services Sector to Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States suggests that the market is anticipating another such period of enhanced profitability, particularly for banks.
Organizing the constellation of China-based share types together may seem as far flung as the listings themselves. But in this report, we endeavor to do just that by comparing and contrasting all seven China share classes. We explore the performance of each share type, the characteristics of each share type and how those look when brought together in a combined index, and give perspective to China A’s inclusion in global benchmarks.
How have US small cap stocks as represented by the Russell 2000 performed historically at the end of an economic expansion? Previous research has shown a tendency for small caps to move into positive territory in advance of economic troughs, before recessions end. In the present research paper, we add to this body of work by examining the historical performance of the Russell 2000 around the five expansionary peaks of the US economy identified by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) since 1979.
Risk-based indexes are an important category of smart beta—they target different objectives and are commonly used to complement allocations to traditional capitalization-weighted approaches. In this article, we explore the most popular types of risk-based indexes and summarize their objectives.
There are no changes to the FTSE SET Large Cap Index
Six additions to the FTSE SET Mid Cap Index
15 additions to the FTSE SET Shariah Index
FTSE Russell today announces that there are no changes to the FTSE SET Large Cap Index, following the June 2017 semi-annual review.
The index series is reviewed semi-annually in accordance with the index ground rules.
As a re...
By: Catherine Yoshimoto, senior index product manager
The Russell Equal Weight Index Series applies a two-tiered equal weighting methodology – first, to equally weight each sector and then to apply an equal weighting to each constituent within that sector resulting in increased diversification.
The FTSE Russell Smart Beta: 2017 Global Survey Findings from Asset Owners report has revealed growing interest in both smart beta and sustainability investing over the last few years. Now there is a way to combine the two strategies that could maximize the desired exposures.
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