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Japanese 10-Year Rates Double in 2015, Rise Above German Bunds

by / Fixed Income, Currency & Alternative, Japan on March 27, 2015

Since reaching historic lows in mid-January, Japanese government bond (JGB)yields have doubled over the last several weeks. In the process, they have eclipsed German 10-year bund yields for the first time in over 20 years.

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/ Currency Hedged Equity, Equity on March 26, 2015

Dove or Ivory? A Case Study on Currency Impacts

Given the divergence of central bank policies, currencies are among the most important investment topics today. If the U.S. dollar continues to strengthen, it may be a headwind to U.S. multinationals earning revenue abroad, while boosting foreign companies that are earning revenue in the United States.

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/ Currency Hedged Equity, Equity, Europe on March 25, 2015

European Global Exporters’ Earnings Showcase Impact of a Weaker Euro

As HEDJ, the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund recently crossed $15 billion in assets, we’ve been particularly interested to see how global exporters within Europe have been responding to a weaker euro.

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/ Australia, Fixed Income, Currency & Alternative on March 23, 2015

The Risks and Rewards in Australia & New Zealand Debt

The loudest argument we’ve heard for a prolonged pullback in bond yields in the United States (and around the world) has been the emergence of so-called “crossover buyers.” In this scenario, investors from Europe and Japan, disillusioned by the low yields in their respective domestic markets, seek out the comparatively higher yields of U.S. bonds.

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