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Value has not protected investors this year, at least not in terms of lower drawdowns. But there may be a way value could help provide risk mitigation going forward—by sidestepping increasing valuation risks. Matt Wagner discusses.

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We just entered the second half of an extremely volatile year. Matt Wagner analyzes the factor performance scorecard from the first half of the year to see what has worked in this unprecedented market environment so far.

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Dividend payouts have been under pressure globally. Matt Wagner explains why the uncertain path of recovery from the pandemic for the global economy favors a well-diversified global portfolio for harvesting income.

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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.

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Small-cap valuations have a unique tendency to provoke debate. During highly uncertain and declining earnings backdrops, the divisiveness over this topic ramps up. Matt Wagner discusses.

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There are many tactical and strategic tailwinds that may favor equal weighting versus market cap weighting U.S. equities. The WisdomTree U.S. Multifactor Index aims to offer investors a diversified approach to equal weighting while balancing its exposure to factors associated with outperformance over the long run. Matt Wagner and Alejandro Saltiel discuss.

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