Tag Archives: hedge funds

ETF Rebalancing, Hedge Fund Trades, and Capital Markets

By | May 16, 2023

Over the past decade, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have transformed the investment industry with total net assets skyrocketing to $6.73 trillion by February 2023. As a passive investment product, ETFs track a particular index and aim to replicate its performance. To maintain low tracking error, ETFs rebalance portfolios following underlying index reconstitutions. With the rise in… Read More »

SPAC of Everything: Challenging Financial Regulation in Times of Crisis

By | July 27, 2021

By the end of 2020, more than 240 special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) listed in the U.S. (on NASDAQ or the NYSE), raising a record $83 billion, according to SPAC Research. SPACs have already surged past last year’s record in the first quarter of 2021, raising $98.1 billion. These numbers are eye-catching. In 2007, the average… Read More »


By | July 1, 2021

Expressive Trading and Markets The phenomenon of social-media-driven trading (SMD trading) entered the public consciousness earlier this year when GameStop’s stock price was driven up two orders of magnitude by a “hivemind” of individual investors coordinating their actions via social media. Some believe that GameStop’s price is artificially high and is destined to fall. Yet the stock prices of… Read More »