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Crystal Kim


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Crystal:

Why You Should Care About Carbon Pricing

Sustainable investors in the U.S. have heard terms like carbon tax and cap-and-trade for decades, while 40 other countries have begun to address the pollution problem. → Read More

Three ETF Stories to Watch

The ETF industry is poised for some big changes. Investors should keep an eye on these three stories as they unfold—actively managed ETFs, a new SEC rule, and more model portfolios. → Read More

You Might Own a Model Portfolio Without Knowing It. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Asset managers and broker-dealers are creating ready-made portfolios for financial advisors to use as they increasingly outsource portfolio construction. What that means for investors. → Read More

Nelson Peltz Tries Again With Legg Mason

Nelson Peltz’s hedge fund and the money manager are joining forces for the second time to move the behemoth forward. hedge fund and the money manager are joining forces for the second time to unlock value for shareholders, but don’t like it activism. → Read More

L Brands Stock Is Soaring After an Earnings Surprise, but Analysts Don’t Seem Thrilled

The Victoria’s Secret parent reported a surprise earnings beat, but digging into what drove growth is troubling, analysts say. → Read More

Victoria’s Secret Parent L Brands Stock Gains on a Surprise Profit

The parent company of Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works has been struggling, but better-than-expected quarterly earnings helped L Brands stock surge. → Read More

Legg Mason Stock Jumps as Trian’s Nelson Peltz Joins the Board

This isn’t the first time Peltz has wanted to fix Legg Mason. The stock climbed more than 75% the last time he was on the board. → Read More

Victoria’s Secret Parent L Brands Reports Earnings Tomorrow. Here’s What to Expect.

L Brands has been struggling to keep up with consumer preferences, and earnings will likely reflect that. Guidance for the rest of the year will matter more. → Read More

The Oil Rally Might Be Over and Other Messages From ETFs

Comparing top performing exchange-traded fund performance year-to-date versus for the first half of the second quarter shows changing investment narratives, says DataTrek Research → Read More

L Brands Stock Doesn’t Have Any Upside, Analyst Says

L Brands’ Victoria’s Secret has a lot more work to do before its stock sees a lift, says Cowen analyst Oliver Chen. He cut the target price to $22 from $30 and maintained a Market Perform rating. → Read More

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Owns a $900 Million Stake in Amazon

Berkshire Hathaway’s latest holdings information shows just how big its stake in e-commerce giant really is. → Read More

Oil in the U.S. Is Cheaper Than Overseas. That’s Bad News for U.S. Oil Producers

U.S. crude oil is priced at a near $10-discount to Brent, the international benchmark, the widest gap between the two since October of last year. That spread will create short-term winners and losers across the energy complex. → Read More

Look Who’s Sitting Out the Latest VIX Rally

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Two ETFs take two very different approaches to making IPOs more accessible to individual investors

Investing in IPOs isn’t easy—nor should it be. These two ETFs take two very different approaches to making IPOs more accessible to individual investors. But they’re not for everyone. → Read More

3 Ways to Use ETFs to Personalize Your Portfolio

With exchange-traded funds, investors can make specific sector bets or own an entire market at virtually no cost → Read More

Why a Morgan Stanley Advisor Fired 10 Money Managers, Went All-in on ETFs — and Never Looked Back

The case for controlling what you can—cost, taxes, and allocation—and then getting out of the market’s way. → Read More

Saudi Stocks Emerge as an Emerging Markets Play

Saudi Arabia will soon make up almost 3% of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, and “that’s too big to ignore,” a T. Rowe Price portfolio manager says. → Read More

T. Rowe Price Stock Rallies on Surprise Earnings Beat

The money manager, which has shunned ETFs, has outperformed its peers as the market hits new records. → Read More

Stock Market Volatility Is Quiet, For Now

Implied volatility remains at historic lows across asset classes, but there’s one exception, notes DataTrek Research co-founder Nick Colas → Read More

How Wellington Is Reshaping Its ESG Investing

Wellington Management, the venerated $1 trillion money manager, has partnered with climate specialist Woods Hole Research Center to use its data in its stock and bond selection. → Read More