Wage Gains: Is This Time for Real?

From WisdomTree: The money and bond markets received another solid jobs report last week. Indeed, the unemployment rate remained at historic lows, while new job creation maintained its upward trajectory compared to 2017.
BATS:USMF September 13, 2018 6:24am

A Deeper Look At Portfolio Construction

From WisdomTree: My most recent "Behind the Markets" podcast guest was Corey Hoffstein, chief investment officer of Newfound Research, fellow blogger, investor and podcast host. Hoffstein's podcast, "Flirting with Models," was offered in a  bulk download for its first season, with all episodes released together.
NYSE:NTSX September 10, 2018 6:34am

How Rising Rates Could Affect Multifactor Strategies

From WisdomTree: With multifactor investing gaining traction in recent years, investors now have 440 multifactor ETFs and index mutual funds with a total of $74 billion in assets1 to choose from.
BATS:USMF September 6, 2018 6:13am

Low Volatility Strategies Ready For The Spotlight (SPLV)

From Invesco: Emerging markets (EM) have been turbulent throughout 2018 due to US-China trade tensions, the deleveraging of the Chinese economy, Brazilian political uncertainty, Middle Eastern conflict and Russian sanctions.
NYSE:SPLV August 29, 2018 6:34am

What Makes This Fund One of the Best-Performing U.S. Multifactor Strategies?

From WisdomTree: The 10 largest multifactor exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the market hold over $10 billion in assets and saw $1.7 billion of net inflows over the last year.1
BATS:USMF July 10, 2018 7:30am

WisdomTree U.S. Multifactor Index: A Year in Review

From WisdomTree: At WisdomTree's core is the belief that it may be possible to generate greater excess return over time by taking on greater active risk and concentrating index holdings in stocks that have greater exposure to the factors that historically have been associated with excess return.
BATS:USMF July 3, 2018 6:22am

What Is The Plunging VIX Telling Investors? (PUTW)

From WisdomTree: I have written on the jump in the VIX that occurred in February, taking investors by surprise. While there was a precursor to this unprecedented surge in the VIX (a compression of spreads between implied minus realized volatility), it was subtle and the move was very sudden.
NYSE:PUTW June 18, 2018 6:23am

Exploring Alternatives As An Attractive Investing Class (DBC)

From Invesco: For investors, it's a whole new ballgame in 2018. Markets have become much more volatile and reactive to economic and political events, leaving investors increasingly concerned about what the future will bring for stocks and bonds. 
NYSE:DBC June 17, 2018 7:40am

Time To Get Some Exposure To Non-FAANG Plays? (USMF)

From WisdomTree: A half-century ago, when investors fell in love with the "Nifty 50," the darling mega-caps of the era that many advised to buy and hold forever, they at least had the ability to choose from among companies that spanned numerous industries (components such as PepsiCo, Schlumberger, Pfizer1 and so on were in completely different businesses).
BATS:USMF June 13, 2018 6:33am

Why Min Vol International Indexes Focus on the Wrong Factor

From WisdomTree: Of all the smart beta equity factors that have resonated with investors and garnered the most assets, minimum volatility stands out. In the developed international world, the leading minimum volatility (min vol) ETF has garnered almost $9 billion in assets in a relatively short period.
BATS:USMF May 15, 2018 6:18am

The Fastest-Growing ETF So Far In 2018 (USFR)

From WisdomTree: According to a May 2, 2018, article from ETF.com,1 there have been more than 100 exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that have more than doubled their asset totals since the beginning of 2018.
NYSE:USFR May 10, 2018 6:24am

WisdomTree U.S. Multifactor Stock Selection is Back (USMF)

From WisdomTree: When we launched the WisdomTree U.S. Multifactor Fund (USMF) on June 29, 2017, it was difficult for stock pickers to add value.
BATS:USMF May 9, 2018 6:05am

WisdomTree’s Top Performing ETFs Of 2018 So Far (USMF)

From WisdomTree: We are firm believers of full transparency and periodically share our top- and bottom-performing strategies to both uncover market trends and show potential pockets of value.
BATS:USMF April 30, 2018 6:23am

Minimum Volatility Strategies Might Make Sense Now (USMV)

From BlackRock: Kate explains what may constitute the new defense in stocks as rates transition from "lower for longer" to higher at long last.
NYSE:USMV April 13, 2018 6:30am

How To Handle Thinly Traded ETFs (QUS)

From David Fabian: I'll confess that I once fell prey to the stigma that you have to avoid thinly traded ETFs at all cost.  They were looked upon like the dark alleys in the seedy part of town.  You can go down that road if you must, but you may ultimately regret it in a moment of panic.
BATS:QUS April 12, 2018 6:35am

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