A big story thus far in 2018 has been U.S. small-cap stocks, which have emerged as one of the best performing major asset classes. Normally this would come as a surprise so late in the economic cycle, but this year is different.
Multifactor strategies have become a central part of the investment conversation. While investors still try to wrap their heads around these different multifactor strategies, we wanted to take advantage of the recent break from the bull market to compare and contrast real-time performance—in both up and down markets.
No sitting U.S. president has ever met with a leader of North Korea. That may soon change. President Donald Trump announced in early March that he’s accepted an invitation to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un as early as May. This could remove one of the major geopolitical risks hanging over the market, specifically in Northeast Asia.
The WisdomTree Emerging Markets ex-State-Owned Enterprises strategy allows investors to gain broad exposure to emerging markets without assuming the risk of owning state-owned enterprises. Luciano Siracusano explains why we believe this innovative WisdomTree ETF sets a new standard for measuring the returns of “private sector beta” across emerging market equities.
Market corrections are like forks in the road. It’s hard to know in the moment what the future path holds or which road to take, especially as bull markets age. This is one of the reasons investors who try to time or trade the market miss out on its long-term returns.
Last week the Dow Jones Industrial Average oscillated within a 2,500-point range. In a typical correction, market sell-offs can take weeks or months to unfold. But in today’s environment, corrections can be completed in a matter of hours. What caused the sell-off, and what does it mean for potential returns going forward?