WisdomTree Insights

As we conclude the first half of 2024, the “higher for longer” interest rate environment continues to stifle U.S. small-cap equities. Brian Manby outlines the challenges faced by U.S. small-cap equities in a higher interest rate environment and the potential benefits of investing in high-quality small-cap companies.
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Earnings season never really ends, and listening closely can be powerful for uncovering both positive and negative trends. Samuel Rines exhibits a positive outlook for the U.S. consumer based on the performance of companies like Costco, Ross Stores and Constellation Brands.
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On a recent episode of the Behind the Markets podcast, Ylli Bajraktari, CEO of the Special Competitive Studies Project, joined to share valuable insights into how the U.S. can maintain its competitive edge in the face of rising global technological rivalry. Jeremy Schwartz recaps their conversation. 
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Since firing the head of its securities regulator, the Chinese Securities Regulatory Commission, in February, China’s equity market has experienced a surge in price momentum. Liqian Ren dives into strategic and tactical considerations for investing in China. 
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At today’s FOMC meeting, the Fed kept rates unchanged, marking the seventh consecutive FOMC meeting where the policy makers decided to take no action on the rate front. With half of the FOMC meetings for the year in the books, Kevin Flanagan discusses the possibilities for the latter part of 2024.  
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In today’s complex global economy, currency fluctuations play a crucial role in shaping investment outcomes. Liqian Ren highlights an aspect that often goes unnoticed—the positive impact of weak currencies for Japanese and European companies and U.S. tolerance of it as a check on Chinese exports.
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