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.
In WisdomTree’s view, market cap weighting can leave investors overly exposed to areas of the market where fundamentals don’t justify prices. Kara Marciscano explains why our suite of earnings-weighted ETFs were built to provide broad market exposure in a more valuation sensitive way.
Enthusiasm for market-cap weighted indexing rests on market efficiency. Occasionally systemic asset bubbles or excesses in individual company valuations can challenge that efficiency. Matt Wagner raises the question: should indexes screen on fundamentals for inclusion, and for weighting?