In January, WisdomTree surveyed nearly 200 advisors to find out how many delegated the decision to hedge foreign currencies to an international fund manager. Nearly 7 in 10 replied that they did.
The saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover” can be applied to ETFs when discussing trading volume and liquidity. Oftentimes investors will rule out ETFs because they don’t meet a certain average daily volume threshold. This could eliminate from consideration hundreds of ETFs that could potentially be effective and impactful investment vehicles.
Over long periods, we feel that focusing on fundamentals and rebalancing back to those fundamentals at periodic intervals can add value over complete market cycles. The question is what factors will perform best in 2016 and whether the answer changes depending on the direction of the market.
The first Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting for 2016 is now history, and to no one’s surprise the policy makers did not announce a further rate hike following their quarter-point increase in the Federal Funds Rate in December.How did the fixed income markets perceive the Fed’s language?
A simple, well-known adage says that successful investing is all about “time in the market, rather than timing the market.” Unfortunately, many investors lack investment discipline and have trouble staying invested when volatility increases, and as a result, tend to time the market wrong by selling at adverse times.