THE WisdomTree BLOG
The S&P 500 has been struggling at the 3,000 level for months. U.S. equities felt unstoppable back in in June and July, but August and September were choppy. Our dividend-weighted approaches could help protect investors from a possible market decline.
As was widely expected, the FOMC voted to reduce the Federal Funds target range last week by another quarter point following its September policy meeting. Kevin Flanagan discusses whether another cut in December is likely.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Japan is a forward-looking, pragmatic bastion of stability in an increasingly uncertain world. The recent cabinet reshuffle cements the unique position that Japanese politics and policymaking occupies relative to most other democratically elected governments.
The calendar has now turned to September, and that means another FOMC meeting is on tap with the results slated for announcement on September 18th. Based on “Fedspeak” surrounding the recent Jackson Hole conference, it appears as if there is some division among the policy makers on what the next step will be. Kevin Flanagan discusses the possible outcomes.