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Feb 27, 2024

Building on Tradition: India’s Digital Reboot

India’s synonymous relationship with excellence in the field of technology is well known. This includes a notable roster of Indian-origin CEOs at the helm of global technology companies such as Adobe, Alphabet, IBM and Microsoft.1 This leadership is not only seen in companies abroad but also within India’s own borders, building on its reputation as…

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Feb 22, 2024

Magnificent Mid Caps and Sensational Small Caps

U.S. equities rose in 2023, with the mega-cap “Magnificent Seven” driving most of the S&P Composite 1500®’s 25% gain. While mega caps continued to outperform in January 2024, not all seven of the aforementioned group ranked highly. This has led to some market commentators looking to coin new phrases: “Sensational Six” or “Super Six” (the…

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Feb 20, 2024

Getting to Know the S&P Developed BMI Select Aerospace & Defense 35/20 Capped Index

The S&P Developed BMI Select Aerospace & Defense 35/20 Capped Index seeks to measure the performance of constituents from the S&P Developed BMI that are classified in the GICS Aerospace & Defense sub-industry, while adhering to certain size and liquidity criteria. It uses a capped float-market-capitalization-weighted methodology to ensure diversification across its constituents. It is…

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Feb 8, 2024

S&P 500 Highs Keep Coming

The S&P 500® closed at another record high today, marking the ninth all-time high closing price level so far this year. Although all-time highs are not unprecedented—2024 is the 41st year since 1957 to host a new high—a few observations stand out when looking at this year’s records. First, January 2024 saw the end of…

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Jan 26, 2024

S&P DJI’s Global Islamic Equity Benchmarks Surged Nearly 12% in the Final Quarter, Outperforming Conventional Benchmarks in 2023

Global equities witnessed a strong Q4 2023 as slowing inflation and the potential for lower interest rates improved market sentiment drastically. The S&P Global BMI rallied 11.4% for the quarter, finishing the year with an impressive 21.9% return. Middle East and North Africa (MENA) equities rose 6.4% in Q4, as measured by the S&P Pan…

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Jan 22, 2024

2023 Market Review for Asian Investors

There are potential diversification benefits for Asian investors who incorporate U.S. equities to alleviate their tendency for a home country bias. Representing nearly 60% of the global equity market, as measured by the S&P Global BMI, U.S. equities provide a larger opportunity set outside of Asia, along with potential diversification due to different economic structures…

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Jan 19, 2024

Examining Cash Flow in Small-Cap U.S. Equities

How does screening the S&P 600 for the top 100 companies based on free cash flow yield influence performance? S&P DJI’s Michael Mell takes a custom look at the Pacer US Small Cap Cash Cows Index with Sean O’Hara, President of Pacer ETFs and Cameron Dawson, Chief Investment Officer at NewEdge Wealth.

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Jan 10, 2024

The Relative Value of Insights

Many investors use the start of the year to make predictions for the upcoming year and to think about ways to express views on these themes. This undertaking is not guaranteed to add value: predicting the future is incredibly difficult and success requires correctly predicting both the drivers of future performance and the upcoming impact…

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Jan 9, 2024

Getting to Know the SPIVA After-Tax Scorecard

What do the SPIVA Scorecard results look like once you factor in taxes? Join S&P DJI’s Anu Ganti and Joseph Nelesen for a deep dive into key findings from the inaugural SPIVA After-Tax Scorecard.

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Dec 12, 2023

Chasing Performance

“…sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – The White Queen, Through the Looking Glass Should an asset owner rely on historical performance data to select managers? The efficacy of doing so depends on the answers to three questions: What fraction of the manager universe is truly gifted? How gifted are…

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