Market Insights

Jeremy Schwartz
Director of Research

03/18/2016

The Forgotten Dividend Payers: Mid- and Small-Cap Equities

We believe one of the supporting points for equities, especially small- and mid-caps, during the last few years has been the income advantage they provide compared to the traditionally low yields of fixed income securities. With yields around the world under pressure in the face of continued monetary easing, this distinction is becoming ever more germane.

  • 11/11/2015 WisdomTree 2015 Annual Global Rebalance

    Each year, the rebalancing process refreshes the constituent weights of WisdomTree Indexes, moving them back toward a measure of relative value. The Global Dividend Index rebalance has refreshed constituents and reweighted securities across various indexes, to emphasize weights for those companies that have grown their dividends compared to their prices over the prior year.

  • 10/14/2015 India Stands Out from Emerging Market Peers

    The India Earnings Index rebalance has refreshed its constituents and reweighted securities to emphasize weights for those companies that have grown their earnings compared to their prices over the prior 12 months. Despite the volatility of emerging market equities, for investors who share our belief in India’s long-term growth prospects, we think this recent rebalance could be an entry point.

  • 09/28/2015 The Dividends of a Quality and Growth Factor Approach

    There is a reason people always say to buy quality. In furnishings and retail goods, you tend to get what you pay for, and higher-quality goods, though they may cost more up front, last longer and ultimately may provide a better value down the road. These lessons can be applied to investing as well. Focusing on quality characteristics may actually lead to outperformance. And while it may not sound as familiar as focusing on growth or value, it is, in fact, the cornerstone of many investment approaches, including that of Warren Buffett.

  • 05/26/2015 Disproving the Naysayers on Currency Hedging

    Recently, the naysayers on currency hedging have come out in full force, advising investors not to hedge currency risk. Some of these naysayers are with reputable firms. Even so, I believe their negativity toward currency hedging is misleading.