Is It Active or Passive?

As was widely expected, the Federal Open Market Committee raised interest rates by a quarter point (0.25%). Whenever there is action by the Federal Reserve, bond experts are often turned to for their views on navigating the credit markets. Their insights clearly reflect active investing, but what if an investor were to use their opinions…

 

The June 2017 AAII Journal is Now Available Online

Feature » Piotroski Price-to-Book Screen by John Bajkowski The ranking system’s highest scores work well for high price-to-book stocks, but F-Scores of 6 to 7 work better for low price-to-book stocks. Financial Statements » Using Accruals to Judge How Persistent Earnings Will Be by Charles Rotblut, CFA Accruals can be described as forecasts of future…

 

The Earnings Quality Indicator Used by ETFs

Look under the hood of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) incorporating a quality factor and you will often find accruals being used. An accrual is an accounting entry recorded at the time a transaction occurs, regardless of whether not payment has been made. Accrual accounting allows businesses to report their sales and earnings performance without being beholden…