Investing internationally can add a layer of complexity, especially when corporate governance and political influence are concerns. Kara Marciscano provides a solution for investors seeking to avoid portions of the Chinese market where a high-level government influence may dilute future returns.
They say don’t meet your heroes, but they didn’t say anything about comparing yourself to them. How do our WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth (DGRW) and U.S. Quality Shareholder Yield (QSY) Funds stack up against Berkshire Hathaway’s holdings? Kara Marciscano draws comparisons from three perspectives: quality, capital return and value.
While most U.S. investors are wondering whether equities will continue to climb higher in 2020, we particularly see potential in small caps. But that potential is best realized when you’re only paying for those companies that already have something to show for themselves. Brian Manby discuses two funds that follow this train of thought.
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.
Businesses with excess cash have a choice: move it off the balance sheet as a dividend, which is often a taxable event, or repurchase shares, where taxes can be more easily managed. The latter can make a ton of economic sense, which is why share buybacks have become the other dividend. Jeff Weniger discusses strategies that focus on buybacks and shareholder yield.