There is a popular belief that the failure of European markets to keep pace with the U.S. over the past decade is caused by overweight positions to banks, which have struggled in the post-crisis environment, and the absence of firms comparable to the U.S. tech giants. Jeremy Schwartz examines this narrative and offers different strategies to include European equities in your portfolio.
On last week’s Behind the Markets podcast, Jeremy Schwartz, Liqian Ren and Kara Marciscano spoke with Nick Johnson, principal at Applico and co-author of the Amazon best seller Modern Monopolies, about the future of platform businesses.
Cloud adoption is taking place across the broader economy, and we believe investors may want to make the “shift to cloud” in their portfolios. To capitalize on this trend, we are excited to announce the launch of the WisdomTree Cloud Computing Fund (WCLD), which provides pure-play exposure to fast-growing cloud-based businesses.
Recently, there has been reshuffling of ECB and broader EU leadership. In our view, these changes can be seen as a positive catalyst for European equities in 2019.
In his 2018 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, Buffett wrote that stock performance converges with business performance over time if the original purchase price is not excessive. Jeremy Schwartz and Kara Marciscano make the case for our quality dividend growth strategy, with aggregate profitability that is comparable to Berkshire’s equity portfolio and a valuation below the S&P 500.
Few topics generate as much debate as share repurchases. While buyback skeptics often paint share repurchase programs with a negative brush, we have found that shareholder yield has been among the best measures of relative value over the past ten years.