Matt Wagner joined WisdomTree in May 2017 as a member of the Research team. He is responsible for research on WisdomTree’s products and communicating the firm’s views on the markets. Matt started his career at Morgan Stanley, working as an analyst in Treasury Capital Markets from 2015 to 2017 where he focused on unsecured funding planning, execution and risk management. Matt graduated from Boston College in 2015 with a B.A. in International Studies with a concentration in Economics. Matt is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Equities’ recovery from their March lows has been extraordinary but uneven. For investors looking for multiple expansion during a cyclical recovery in equities, Matt Wagner explains why small-cap quality looks far better positioned than large caps.
Just as the Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone has earned its reputation for the consistency (not size) of its eruptions, dividend payments and growth have maintained a similar reputation. Matt Wagner makes the case for investors to consider dividends for a long-term investing strategy.
Many investors are wondering if banks will cut their dividends. A main reason for the lack of regulatory action on U.S. dividends thus far is the Fed’s annual stress tests as the determinant for dividend decisions, which are scheduled to be released on June 25. Matt Wagner discusses the possible outcomes of the test and what it could mean for the financial sector.