With stock markets and bond markets at all-time highs, investors are looking for solutions that can help lower portfolio volatility and navigate adverse moves in the market.
One of the major market themes of 2016 has been a declining interest rate environment, which has helped yield-sensitive assets such as utilities and telecommunications stocks. This brings up a valuation concern.
There are numerous dividend-focused ETFs and active managers. But how many small-cap dividend strategies for the U.S. market can you find? Very few, but WisdomTree has two unique strategies, both of which are creating value-added approaches over traditional small-cap benchmarks.
Japan’s GDP report confirmed the de facto zero-growth status of the overall economy since the start of the new fiscal year (April 1). At the same time, the details of the report highlight several forces now in play that should affect forward-looking financial markets and policy makers.