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Oct 18 2018

Talking Points: The S&P Access China Enterprises Enhanced Value Index

The S&P Access China Enterprises Enhanced Value Index seeks to measure the performance of 100 Chinese companies with securities with attractive valuations that are eligible for the Stok Connect programs.

Aug 08 2018

Introducing the S&P Risk Parity Indices

Take a look at how the S&P Risk Parity Indices provide appropriate benchmarks for risk parity and provide an alternative for investors who are looking for a passive investable solution.

Aug 07 2018

The S&P 500 Equal Weight Index: A Supplementary Benchmark for Large-Cap Managers’ Performance

See how the S&P 500 Equal Weight Index can have fundamental appeal for market participants who subscribe to the notion that market-cap weighting exhibits momentum bias and potentially leads to concentration and overvaluation issues.

Aug 07 2018

Practice Essentials: Measuring Volatility in Australia

Launched in March 2013, the real-time S&P/ASX 200 VIX® is designed to measure the expected 30-day volatility in the Australian benchmark equity index, the S&P/ASX 200.

Jul 19 2018

Factor Strategies in Brazil: A Practitioner’s Guide

We take a look at factor strategies in Brazil, focusing on enhanced value, quality, momentum, and low volatility/inverse-risk weighted strategies.

Jun 19 2018

FAQ: S&P/TAIFEX RMB Indices

Frequently Asked Questions S&P/TAIFEX RMB Indices

Jun 14 2018

Low Volatility: A Practitioner's Guide

S&P DJI's low volatility indices cover various single-country and international markets, offering a perspective on the returns of lower volatility equities and providing a basis for index-linked products and benchmarks globally.

Jun 06 2018

Introducing the S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Low Volatility High Dividend Index

See how the S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Low Volatility High Dividend Index combines high-dividend investing with a low-volatility approach in preferred stocks to achieve high income with mitigated downside risk.

May 07 2018

Practice Essentials - Low Volatility Indexing in Canada

The low volatility anomaly.

Apr 23 2018

Elevating the Aristocrats

How does combining the S&P 500® Dividend Aristocrats® and the S&P 500/MarketAxess Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index influence the risk/return characteristics and liquidity of the investment-grade debt of S&P 500 companies?

Apr 05 2018

Shariah in a Fast-Changing World

2017 was a strong year for equity markets globally, but we saw even stronger performance from Shariah equity markets.

Mar 05 2018

Dividend Strategy With Quality Yields— The Dow Jones U.S. Dividend 100 Index

Dividend-paying stocks have been in focus in recent years, as many income seekers have turned away from low-yielding fixed income instruments and are looking to equity markets for an attractive level of income.

Mar 01 2018

Leveraged Strategies: Benefits of Implementing a Moderate Amount of Leverage

This paper seeks to increase the awareness of leveraged strategies and their implementation, as well as exploring the potential benefits of a small amount of leverage being used within a single strategy as well as a diversified portfolio.

Feb 27 2018

Improving the 60/40 Policy Benchmark: Diversifying Within Equity Allocations

We explore how the risk-adjusted return characteristics of various combinations of non-market-cap-weighted and thematic equity indices might provide a more balanced exposure to listed equities.

Feb 26 2018

Can Dividends Yield a Better Retirement?

Can Dividends Yield a Better Retirement?

Feb 01 2018

Is Smart Beta Getting Smarter?

This piece originally appeared in the December 2017 edition of Indexology Magazine.

Jan 12 2018

Understanding the S&P Managed Risk 2.0 Indices

Whether as part of strategic core equity allocation or as a complement to or replacement of a more traditional buy-and-hold stock or bond allocation, the managed risk 2.0 approach offers a useful tool to help market participants as they seek to achieve long-term return goals while effectively managing risk.

Dec 21 2017

Big Things Come in Small Packages: Looking Into the S&P SmallCap 600

We discuss the outperformance of the S&P SmallCap 600 versus the Russell 2000, the performance of the indices compared with active managers, and the case supporting the performance.

Dec 07 2017

A Practitioner's Guide to Reading VIX®

Known as Wall Street’s “fear gauge,” VIX is followed by a multitude of market participants; its levels and trends have become part of the common language of market commentary. This document serves as an introduction to, and summary of, “Reading VIX: Does VIX Predict Future Volatility?” bypassing some of the academic rigor of the original in order to be more accessible to the practitioner.

Oct 30 2017

S&P Managed Risk 2.0 Indices Brochure

As more investors think about retirement and their long-term savings objectives, the importance of downside protection without limiting the opportunity for potential gains is on the rise.

Sep 01 2017

FAQ: S&P/TSX 60 Dividend Points Index

What are dividend points and how are they tracked?

Aug 17 2017

Momentum: A Practitioner’s Guide

As an investable concept, momentum is straightforward—purchase (avoid) stocks that have performed relatively well (poorly) recently.

Aug 16 2017

Value: A Practitioner’s Guide

Investing in value stocks may be an easy concept to understand, but the actual methods used to capture value stocks is critical.

Jul 12 2017

S&P MARC 5% Index

A Dynamic Multi-Asset Strategy

Jun 29 2017

Introducing the S&P 500® Dividend Aristocrats® Bond Select 30 Index

The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Bond Select 30 Index is composed of up to 30 bonds issued by unique “Aristocrat” dividend issuers of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, based on a set of eligibility criteria.

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