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Goldman Says Trump Rally Curbed as Economy Lags Enthusiasm

The post-election outperformance of the firm’s "cyclicals versus defensive" basket of stocks has ceased; it now trails the S&P 500’s advance since Nov. 8.

Peak Quant Raises Threat Alert Level With Smart Beta Cognoscenti

Concern stems from a surge in money chasing strategies that slice and dice the market based on various stock traits, factors like cheapness or volatility.

Banks Make Unwanted Risk Lucrative With Bets for Hedge Funds

Nomura Holdings and Credit Suisse are among the most-active firms earning high fees by providing loans to help hedge funds buy capital-relief bonds.

Lazard Banker Wrangles With Activists Empowered by ETF Flows

Activists could gain more clout as stock ownership is concentrated among fewer owners, with funds shifting to indexed strategies, the firm suggests.

Fund Managers Burned by Last Commodity Slump Want Back In

Big investors are motivated by signs the world has finally escaped from the decade of limp economic growth.