From Richar Nield: For months, Europe has grappled with geopolitical uncertainty in the form of ongoing Brexit negotiations (which face a looming March 2019 deadline) and Italy’s populist coalition government. In this environment, UK companies have appeared less likely to invest — which could lead to lower European growth levels next year.
From WisdomTree: 2018 has been a challenging year for emerging market equities, coming on the back of 2017, which was quite strong.
From WisdomTree: So far in 2018, the performance of global equities has caught a lot of investors off guard.
From WisdomTree: Last week was central bank week in Europe, as both the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England (BOE) held policy meetings on the same day. The outcomes of these events did not necessarily break new ground, but the results did offer some guidance for the U.K. and eurozone bond markets going forward. […]
From WisdomTree: This is the first of a two-part series on Turkey’s financial crisis and Europe. In this post, we assess European equity risk and potential portfolio solutions. The second part will explore country-level risks to assess WisdomTree ETFs that may help mitigate Turkish contagion.
From WisdomTree: While factor investing in equities appears to be gaining traction, investors ignoring momentum in the foreign exchange (FX) market may be exposing themselves to undue risk.
From WisdomTree: I have been talking to exchange-traded fund (ETF) investors for more than a decade, and when I mention the numerous benefits of the structure, I often hear “I don’t need intraday liquidity, so that does not benefit me.”
From WisdomTree: As of August 10, the decline in emerging market equity indexes in 2018 has been driven more by currency movements than equity markets; the stocks in local currency terms were down 2.1%, while the broad MSCI Emerging Markets Index was down 6.7%.
From WisdomTree: I previously introduced WisdomTree’s two new active international and emerging market multi-factor ETFs as harbingers of the next frontier in ETFs: modern alpha investment strategies.
From Franklin Templeton Investments: With nine months to go until the date on which the United Kingdom officially is due to leave the European Union (EU), much remains unclear both about the process and the outcome.
From WisdomTree: One topic on which WisdomTree has a world view that contrasts most sharply with many traditional active asset managers and some investors involves the role of currency risk in driving portfolio returns.
From WisdomTree: Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have seen immense growth over the past decade. There are a multitude of benefits, including transparency, tax efficiency and the ability to make intraday trades, that have contributed to the use and growth of ETFs.
From WisdomTree: President Mario Draghi took a bold stance at the European Central Bank (ECB) press conference last Thursday.
From WisdomTree: After nearly a decade of loose monetary policy, we entered a phase of monetary tightening in December 2015 when the Federal Reserve (Fed) hiked interest rates for the first time in about a decade.
From WisdomTree: It wasn’t that long ago that we were experiencing a spectacular degree of dollar strength in 2014 and 2015–more than 23% appreciation in these two years, as measured by the ICE U.S. Dollar Index (DXY).1