THE WisdomTree BLOG
The first Federal Open Market Committee meeting of 2019 is now on the books. The policy statement provided further evidence that the Fed is going about things in a different way than investors have been accustomed to over the last few years. Is this decision-making process the “new” normal?
As we finished off 2018 and entered the new calendar year, expectations for future Federal Reserve policy actions were altered dramatically. We highlight how Chairman Jerome Powell and the rest of the FOMC appear to be reacting to recent U.S. stock market activity.
Few topics generate as much debate as share repurchases. While buyback skeptics often paint share repurchase programs with a negative brush, we have found that shareholder yield has been among the best measures of relative value over the past ten years.
The stock market peaked in September, but the exodus out of ETFs and into mutual funds that some active managers are hoping for may not materialize. Jeff Weniger talks about the effects of market volatility on different investment vehicles.
2019 is likely to be a good year for Japan. However, there are some outlier scenarios investors may worry about. Improbable as they may seem, any movement toward their far-out direction will force a true about-face in the current consensus. Jesper Koll outlines 10 potential surprises for Japan in 2019.