THE WisdomTree BLOG
Nine years into the U.S. bull market in stocks, we are still optimistic for the year ahead. But there are some risks investors need to be mindful of. Fortunately, we do not believe recession is one of them, and so we remain bullish headed into 2018.
One of the most common questions and discussion points we encounter is this: “What are the key differences between ETFs and mutual funds?” Both are investment vehicles designed to give the investor exposure to a basket of securities, but there are important distinctions between the two structures in terms of transparency, trading and tax efficiency.
Ask the market what fate awaits stocks with high dividends and the answer often lies in the outlook for interest rates. When bond yields rise, the incentive to own stocks that offer higher dividends wanes, and vice versa. But with time, the concept of companies that pay dividends pays off.