Nick Kalivas

Senior Equity Product Strategist
PowerShares by Invesco
Biography

Nick Kalivas is a Senior Equity Product Strategist for Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, a registered investment advisor that sponsors the PowerShares family of exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Invesco PowerShares is Leading the Intelligent ETF Revolution, a new generation of ETFs.

In his role, Nick works on researching, developing product-specific strategies, and creating thought leadership to position and promote the smart beta* equity line up. Prior to joining Invesco PowerShares, Nick spent the majority of his career in the futures industry, delivering research, strategy, and market intelligence to institutional and high net worth clients centered in the equity and interest rate markets. He was a featured contributor for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and provided research services to a New York-based global macro commodity trading advisor where he supplied insight on equities, fixed income, foreign exchange and commodities. Nick has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Reuters, NY Times and by the Associated Press, and has made numerous appearances on CNBC and Bloomberg.

Nick has a BBA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Wisconsin — Madison and a MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business with concentrations in Economics, Finance, and Statistics. He holds the Series 7 and Series 63 registrations.

Author Archives: Nick Kalivas

Cheap for a reason? Beware the value trap

What is a value trap? While value can be an appealing investment strategy, identifying value opportunities is not as easy as it might appear. One of the drawbacks of value investing is the so-called “value trap.” A value trap occurs when a stock appears cheap, but is trading at low multiples due to underlying problems Read more […]

Using Factor Analysis to Explain the Performance of Dividend Strategies

Factor tilts have resulted in divergent dividend strategy performance following the November elections November’s US elections have buoyed investor optimism about the potential for tax reform, increased infrastructure spending, reduced regulation and accelerating economic growth. These expectations led to a 0.75% spike in the 10-year Treasury yield between Nov. 8 and Dec. 16, and a Read more […]

Examining Sector and Factor Performance in the Third Quarter of 2016

High beta, value factors among the star performers, while low volatility lags amid heightened appetite for risk The high beta, value and size factors outperformed the broad-market S&P 500 Index by a sizeable margin during the third quarter, with the S&P 500 High Beta Index gaining 12.18% during the three-month period – outpacing all other Read more […]

Examining Low Volatility’s Performance in Various Market Environments

Rates, volatility and a broad market rally have contributed to the factor’s late-summer slump Late summer has not been fruitful for the low volatility factor. From July 6 to Sept. 9, the S&P 500 Low Volatility Index has fallen by 4.67%, while the S&P 500 Index gained 1.70%.1 This is in sharp contrast to the Read more […]

A long time coming: Real estate moves out from under the shadow of financials – Part 2

Interest rates have influenced the performance of REITs relative to bank shares Interest rates have a strong influence on equity REIT performance, as evidenced by the graphic below, which displays the relationship between the 10-year Treasury yield and the relative performance of the S&P 500 Banks Index to the S&P 500 Real Estate Investment Trusts Read more […]

A long time coming: Real estate moves out from under the shadow of financials – Part 1

Real estate’s new sector status uncovers key differences between REITs and financial stocks As of Sept. 1, S&P and MSCI have established real estate as the 11th sector within the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) by separating it from the financials sector. Under this arrangement, real estate investment trusts (REITs) are now classified as follows: Read more […]

Embracing Rising Interest Rates

Floating Rate Instruments can make a lot of sense in a rising interest rate environment In my May 19 blog, I mentioned two strategies that investors could consider in a rising interest rate environment. Given the recent direction of short-term interest rates, I believe the information bears repeating with updated numbers. Interest rates have been Read more […]