When the yield curve flattens, investors should switch to defensive sectors, or so the theory goes. Except don’t, according to Ned Davis Research. The firm’s analysts examined the instances when the spread between the 10-year Treasury yield and the 6-month bill flattened to less than 100 basis points. It’s happened six times, during which the cyclical energy and technology stocks have been the best performers among industry groups, analysts including Pat Tschosik said in a note.
Bank stocks also took a hit, ending the week down more than 4 percent, as lower corporate taxes that bolster investment would be boon to lenders. Adding to troubles for the banks was the flattest yield curve in a decade, which would wear on already weak interest income at the nation’s largest lenders. At the same time, high-yield corporate bonds tumbled in the week, with yields spiking for some of the riskiest debt. An exchange-traded fund that tracks junk debt had its worst week since August.
It’s a similar investment approach as that of the State Street Global Advisors’ SPDR SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF (SHE) in the U.S. While that fund’s assets have grown to about $354 million since its introduction in March 2016, the performance has trailed the S&P 500 by about 7 percentage points during the same period.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".