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AEI’s Michael Strain on U.S. Economy

With stocks struggling to begin the year, we evaluate the state of the U.S. economy with the help of Michael Strain, Deputy Director of Economic Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute.  We also discuss The Economist Magazine’s latest Big Mac Index and spotlight a pair of WisdomTree currency-themed ETFs.

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To Hedge or Not to Hedge?

Jeremy Schwartz, Director of Research at WisdomTree, breaks down the decision of whether or not to hedge currency exposure in your international stock positions.  Nate & Conor also spotlight the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity ETF (ticker DXJ).

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WisdomTree: How to Invest in European Equities in 2015

The following was written by Jeremy Schwartz, Director of Research at WisdomTree. Listen to Jeremy’s most recent interview on “The ETF Store Show” here. Europe has been one of the most exciting equity markets in 2015. With the S&P 500 Index up 2.30% through February 17, 2015, euro-area stocks in local currency1 are up 10.32% 2. It’s important to note that these same stocks in U.S. dollar terms are only up 3.92%3, due to the significant depreciation of the euro that we’ve witnessed. It’s precisely this difference that has created a desire among investors to own euro-area equities4 without layering

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WisdomTree: What a Rising Dollar Means for Your Stock Portfolio

The following was written by Jeremy Schwartz, Director of Research at WisdomTree.  Listen to Jeremy’s most recent interview on “The ETF Store Show” here. The Mauldin Economics team released a headline-grabbing report in late October called “The Ticking Time Bomb of the Strong US Dollar.” Its author warns readers, “You’re going to hear hundreds of US multinational companies blame their profit shortfalls on the strong dollar.”1 Typically, if a company’s home currency is weakening compared to the currency where the company’s sales are generated, this will have a positive effect on sales and profitability, and if the home currency is

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WisdomTree’s Schwartz Discusses ETFs, Emerging Markets

Listen to The ETF Store Show every Tuesday at 9am on ESPN 1510 as we cover everything you need to know about Exchange Traded Funds and the world of investing. Click here to listen to The ETF Store Show now. On our most recent radio broadcast, Jeremy Schwartz, WisdomTree’s Director of Research, joined us to discuss WisdomTree’s unique approach to ETFs and the role of emerging market stocks in a well-diversified portfolio.  Currently the fifth largest ETF provider with over $30 billion in assets and 53 ETFs covering asset classes around the world, WisdomTree pioneered fundamentally weighted ETFs.  While many

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