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Investors often look for ways to enhance income, lower a portfolio’s overall expected volatility. Alejandro Saltiel focuses on how a specific type of option strategy employed in the WisdomTree CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Strategy Fund (PUTW) seeks to enhance portfolios during periods of market volatility.

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To say that recent performance in global markets has been humbling would be an understatement. While beta had been a great trade on the way up, it’s been equally unpleasant on the way down. Alejandro Saltiel explains why we believe a multifactor approach could be beneficial in this environment, particularly in the developed international markets.
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In periods of high market volatility, we believe emerging market investors should focus on the quality factor and limit their exposure to state-owned enterprises. Alejandro Saltiel explains how our Emerging Markets ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund (XSOE) can help in times of market stress.

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What works one year can sometimes be a good harbinger of the year to come. Alejandro Saltiel discusses the four key investment factors we used to beat the market in 2019.

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Investors who piled into defensive equities in 2019 now must face the prospects of reduced trade war risks and improving economic data, both of which will favor value over low volatility. Alejandro Saltiel and Matt Wagner explain how to position a portfolio if the value factor keeps its “hot hand” in 2020.

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History shows currency exposure has increased the volatility of broad-based international equity portfolios over long periods, and without adding to expected returns. We believe a dynamic approach to managing currency risk can be a significant source of value to international exposures over market cycles.
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