Over the past few years, many investors have avoided developed international equity markets for a variety of reasons: anemic growth, disappointing economic data and geopolitical uncertainty. Brian Manby discusses reasons why investors should be optimistic about international equities again.
Managed futures strategies have been among the most disappointing investment categories since the bottom of the financial crisis. For those investors who own managed futures strategies, now could be a good time to tax-loss harvest and reinvest in a strategy with less sensitivity to the S&P 500 Index.
We aspire to be at the forefront of innovative ways to marry the benefits of the ETF structure with goals that are associated with active managers, such as outperforming market cap-weighted indexes over the long run. We call this approach to investing Modern Alpha™.
Chinese equities currently only account for approximately 3% of global equity benchmarks, despite their companies making up a larger portion of global equity market capitalization. By including a significant portion of A-shares in our emerging market strategies, WisdomTree continues to remain ahead of the opportunity in China.
Many equity investors started the year concerned about valuations, and now with increased volatility, more investors are looking for ways to protect their portfolios in case of a larger sell-off. We believe that allocating a portion of your portfolio to alternative strategies, such as long/short equity, can help smooth out the returns at the extremes.