ZOLIO FEATURED NEWS
ZOLIO WOMEN’S COMPETITION
Zolio Women’s Competition Meet and Greet event in Boston, February 22, 2017 [L-R] Pavithra Paravatsu, Competition Winner; Olive Darragh, Zolio President and founder; Shaima Ahmadi, Competition Creativity Winner/Performance Mention.
The Zolio Women’s Investment Competition was created as a vehicle for women of all skill levels in investing and finance to try managing money and learn about the stock market in a risk-free way. The Zolio Women’s Competition awarded over $10,000 in cash and prizes based not only on portfolio performance, but also strength of trading plans, creativity, and level of engagement and resilience of the participants.
STATE STREET ADVISORS
State Street Advisors has installed a statue of a girl in front of the Wall Street bull in downtown Manhattan and has asked over 3,500 companies to take steps to increase the number of women on their boards. [PHOTO: Rachael Levy]
From Business Insider: State Street Global Advisors, the world’s third-largest asset manager, installed a bronze statue of a defiant girl in front of Wall Street’s iconic charging bull statue as part of its new campaign to pressure companies to add more women to their boards. State Street has cited gender diversity as a way to improve company performance and increase shareholder value.
ZOLIO MARKET COMMENTARY
Credit ratings are poorly understood outside of finance. In fact, bond markets generally are poorly understood.read more
The “random walk” is a near universally accepted axiom of equity markets, and it is a fundamental feature of all institutional investor strategies. It is also why day trading, whilst popular among retail investors, is virtually unheard of in the world of professional money management.read more
December 2018 will go down in history as the time when one of the longest bull markets in U.S. history ended. While we’ve had significant corrections in 2011 and 2015, the bull run starting in 2009 didn’t officially end until December, when a rout resulted in 20% losses for the S&P 500, Nasdaq 100, and Dow Jones Industrial Average.read more
The “Santa Rally” as it’s known is a well-known phenomenon, usually observed in the last week of the year (but by no means limited to it) in which stocks tend to rise regardless of fundamentals.read more
As the headlines focus on the stock market and its constant weakness, it’s important to remember that the market’s returns are not uniformly bad. In fact, several sectors are positive,and understanding which sectors are strong and which are weak tells us a great deal...read more
Amongst the recent decline in stocks, one asset class has suffered as well despite some investors seeing it as a hedge to one of the greatest risks to stocks: senior loans. Also known as floating-rate loans, this asset class is unique in that it rises in value as...read more
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