From an epic bull market to multiple Federal Reserve interest rate hikes, in 2017 the financial world faced events that required investment professionals to reconsider long-standing approaches to success. Over the course of the year, FactSet’s thought leaders weighed in to discuss how the surprises of 2017 affected each areas of the market.
Below we’ve compiled the 10 best-read articles of 2017. Read on to learn which topics and trends captured the attention of our readers and our experts.
Analyst sentiments and biases are seen as a forecast of investment performance. But our backtests over 10 years indicate performance results that are in direct contrast to analyst sentiment. Read more.
With Black Monday’s 30th anniversary this past October, we examined the financial, economic, and political factors of 2017 vs. those of 1987 to assess the potential for similar catastrophes in the near future. Read more.
In June, the Federal Reserve increased interest rates for the second time in 2017. With more hikes potentially on the horizon, we looked at what higher interest rates mean on both a policy and investment perspective. Read more.