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Trading Frenzy

Posted by Vident Financial on 1/29/21 1:20 PM

One of the outcomes of the virus has been the resurgence of retail stock trading. Remember the day traders who stopped working and traded dot-com stocks for a living? Well, today’s day traders are better organized, better educated, with better tools and maybe different motivations.

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Topics: Market Drivers, Principles-Based Investing

Vident Financial's Quarterly Commentary (Q4 2020)

Posted by Vident Financial on 1/26/21 11:15 AM

Financial markets ended the year strongly. News of a vaccine, a national election and further stimulus all contributed to investment optimism about an economy being reopened and confidence in new leadership.

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Topics: US Equities, Principles-Based Investing, ETFs

Look For Companies With Blockholder Investor Base

Posted by Vident Financial on 1/8/21 9:00 AM

This is part of a series on stock selection research. You can find the introductory blog here.

When you are deciding whether to invest in a company, you are not just deciding which company to buy -- you are also choosing which investors to join with. You get a share in the company, but you also find yourselves in a relationship with others who have done the same. They can affect your life because they can affect the company that they own along with you. So smart investors need to look beyond the company itself and to the potential peer group of investors, because some types of investors are part of the problem, whereas some are part of the solution.

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Topics: Principles-Based Investing, Stock Selection Research

Vident Financial's Quarter End Commentary (Q3)

Posted by Vident Financial on 11/5/20 4:16 PM

Vident Financial Q3 Review: Financial markets were mostly positive and volatile during the third quarter. Pandemic news along with the upcoming election created different versions of the future. The off and on-again fiscal stimulus talks along with the Federal Reserve responses added to the uncertainty.

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Topics: US Equities, Principles-Based Investing, ETFs

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