WisdomTree International Hedged Equity Fund ETFFund
- Change -0.74 (-1.4%)
- Volume 3.47 M
4:00 PM EDT Apr 29, 2016
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- Assets $18,241.7M
- Expense Ratio 0.58%
- Yield 2.54%
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Global Equity ETF
WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks investment results of the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Index which provides exposure to Eurozone stocks while neutralizing currency risk relative to the US Dollar. The constituents of the Fund are weighted based on each stock's dividend yield and rebalanced on a yearly basis.
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12-30-2015 05:30 PM by Tom Lydon
European stocks and region-specific exchange traded funds were among the best international markets as the European Central Bank's loose monetary policies added to the early year rally. Eurozone equities were leading during the first half of the year as the ECB enacted an aggr...
12-29-2015 06:30 PM by Tom Lydon
After a Federal Reserve-induced multi-year rally in equities, exchange traded fund investors pulled out of U.S. stocks and shifted into international markets where people may still find more attractive valuations. For instance, the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArc...
12-17-2015 02:30 PM by Tom Lydon
After the Federal Reserve announced the start of higher interest rates, the weaker euro currency, along with the improved outlook for European exporters, is supporting currency-hedged Europe exchange traded funds. Euro-currency hedged ETFs, which diminish the negative effects ...
12-04-2015 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Eurozone equities and region-related exchange traded funds bounced back Friday as bargain hunters pounced on a cheap opportunity following a steep sell-off on disappointing European Central Bank action. On Friday, the iShares MSCI EMU ETF (NYSEArca: EZU) rose 0.8% and the SPDR...
11-25-2015 01:30 PM by Tom Lydon
Currency-hedged Eurozone exchange traded funds bounced Wednesday as the euro weakened and European markets strengthened on speculation the European Central Bank is considering additional bond purchases and fining banks to deter cash hoarding. On Wednesday, the iShares MSCI EMU...
11-13-2015 02:30 PM by Tom Lydon
Investor hopes for a quickening expansion in the Eurozone and regional-related exchange traded funds were tempered Friday after worse-than-expected economic growth numbers. On Friday, the iShares MSCI EMU ETF (NYSEArca: EZU) was down 0.7% and the SPDR EURO STOXX 50 (NYSEArca: ...
11-11-2015 04:05 PM by Tom Lydon
More financial advisors are including exchange traded funds that track smart-beta or factor-based indexing methodologies, notably low-volatility and equal-weight strategies. Over two thirds of financial advisors using ETFs have invested in smart-beta funds, according to FTSE R...
11-06-2015 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The U.S. dollar and currency-related exchange traded fund jumped to a seven-month high Friday after an unexpectedly strong October jobs report bolstered the case for a December interest rate hike. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), which tracks ...
11-04-2015 05:30 PM by Max Chen
Investors are using exchange traded funds to slice and dice the emerging markets. While broad emerging market ETFs have lost $6 billion in outflows over the past three years, country-specific ETFs that target emerging economies have seen $7 billion in inflows, reports Eric Bal...
10-22-2015 03:41 PM by Tom Lydon
Currency-hedged Europe exchange traded funds capitalized on the plunge in the euro and surge in equities Thursday after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi signaled that another round of stimulus measures may be implemented this year. On Thursday, the iShares MSCI EMU...
10-15-2015 05:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded funds are not just gaining wider acceptance in the U.S. The investment vehicle is making headway across many global markets. For instance, Howie Li, co-head of Canvas at ETF Securities, anticipates further growth for European-listed ETFs, which have gathered re...
09-14-2015 05:25 PM by Tom Lydon
As the foreign exchange markets experience wild swings, investors have thrown billions into currency-hedged exchange traded fund strategies that track international markets and help shield against currency risks. For instance, the two most popular ETFs of the year are those th...
08-31-2015 03:31 PM by Tom Lydon
With U.S. equities coming off a multi-year rally, more investors are starting to look to overseas markets as a way to diversify their investment portfolio. However, some are beginning to see specific risks in foreign equities exposure, notably foreign exchange currency risks. ...
08-27-2015 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon
No exchange traded fund has added more new assets this year than the $15.6 billion added by the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HEDJ) and only four ETFs, including HEDJ, have taken in more new assets than the nearly $5 billion added by the WisdomTree Japan Hedged ...
08-25-2015 05:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Global equities sold off over the past week, sending many markets below their long-term trends. However, bargain hunters may find that the recent pullback opens a buying opportunity, especially in European stocks and related exchange traded funds. "One example of a region that...
08-17-2015 04:45 PM by Tom Lydon
In the exchange traded fund industry, a growing number of money managers and new fund sponsors are turning to alternative or smart-beta indexing methodologies to gain an edge in an increasingly competitive market. According to Mark Makepeace, who runs the FTSE Russell index gr...
08-17-2015 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon
When the U.S. dollar flailed for part of the second quarter, critics were quick to write obituaries for currency hedged exchanged traded funds. Too quick. Roughly halfway through the third quarter, the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HEDJ) and the Deutsche X-tr...
08-14-2015 04:15 PM by Tom Lydon
As the exchange traded fund industry grows, more financial advisors are beginning to utilize the investment vehicle to gain market exposure. Reflecting financial advisors' shift toward low-cost and passive index-based strategies, the number of advisors who reported selling ETF...
08-06-2015 04:25 PM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded fund investors have been dumping exposure to U.S. equities in favor of overseas markets this year. According to Lipper data, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY) experienced the largest amount of redemptions in 2015 of any one portfolio, bleeding $46.5 bill...
07-29-2015 04:30 PM by Tom Lydon
Developed international stocks and exchange traded funds are pulling ahead with the Eurozone strengthening on improved earnings and Japan finding support from domestic institutional investors. In Europe, with the Greek debt woes dissipating, investors have been focused on the ...
07-22-2015 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon
With Greece paying back creditors and volatility dissipating, investors may want to revisit the international investment theme through Eurozone-related exchange traded funds. Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) has now upgraded its three-month view on European equities to "overweight" an...
07-21-2015 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber
After struggling through much of May and a good part of June, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) is on the mend, surging 3.7% over the past month. That combined with a 4.5% slide by the CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) over the sam...
07-17-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon
When looking for overseas exposure, investors may want to target Europe and region-specific exchange traded funds. Portfolio Strategist Andrew Burkly, along with Sam Burns and Scott Davies at Oppenheimer & Co., argue that European markets are among the highest ranked, wher...
07-10-2015 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The Greece-induced sell-off has caused a correction in European stocks and related exchange traded funds, creating an opportunity for bargain hunters who want access to Eurozone markets on the cheap. Europe's multiples now look cheap compared to earnings, whereas U.S. stocks a...
07-01-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon
As we look to the second half, investors can still consider an overweight position in European equities and region-related exchange traded funds, even with the ongoing Greece risks. "We are overweight in the eurozone," according to a recent BlackRock research note. "Despite gi...
06-24-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon
The European Central Bank's loose monetary policies and quantitative easing program is having a positive effect on Eurozone economy, bolstering business growth and supporting the higher valuations in Europe-related exchange traded funds. Year-to-date, the iShares MSCI EMU ETF ...
06-24-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon
With prospects of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike sometime this year, stock exchange traded funds could find support from a potential great rotation out of bonds. Asset management consultancy firm Create found that among 705 institutional investors, including pension fund...
06-23-2015 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Ebbing volatility in currency markets is slowing inflows to currency hedged exchange traded funds, which have been this year's most prolific asset gatherers. "U.S. hedged ETFs attracted $204 million in the week through June 19, the least since December, data compiled by Bloomb...
06-22-2015 12:30 PM by Todd Shriber
Shares of WisdomTree (NasdaqGS: WETF), the only publicly traded pure play issuer of exchange traded funds, are trading slightly lower Monday after Keefe, Bruyette & Woods analyst Robert Lee downgraded the stock to market perform from outperform. WisdomTree is off just four...
06-15-2015 10:30 AM by Todd Shriber
Buoyed by investors flocking to currency hedged exchange traded funds, shares of WisdomTree (NasdaqGS: WETF), the fifth-largest U.S. ETF issuer, are up 43% this year. That has elevated the company, the only publicly traded pure play ETF issuer, to a market value of almost $3.1...
06-09-2015 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber
Just when it was looking safe to wade back into the waters of emerging markets exchange traded funds, investors got a cold reminder regarding the damage a strong U.S. dollar and rising interest rates can do to developing world stocks. Over the past month, the Vanguard FTSE Eme...
06-05-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon
After European Central Bank President Mari Draghi's remarked on higher volatility as the new norm, investors who are looking at European markets may consider low-volatility exchange traded fund options to limit the swings. For example, the iShares MSCI Europe Minimum Volatilit...
06-02-2015 02:37 PM by Todd Shriber
Exchange traded funds continued their breakneck pace of asset gathering in May, adding $18.3 billion in new capital as investors shuffled into international funds. "Global ETP flows of $18.3bn were concentrated in developed market EAFE equities and Japan funds. Europe and U.S....
05-25-2015 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon
Eurozone exchange traded fund investors may soon enjoy enhanced returns and value as European companies begin adopting increased dividends and share buybacks. European stocks already offer more attractive yields than the U.S. For instance, the broad Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (N...
05-21-2015 05:10 PM by Tom Lydon
ETF Trends Publisher Tom Lydon appeared on Fox Business Thursday to discuss overseas investment opportunities with Europe-hedged ETFs that help diminish the negative effects of a rebounding U.S. dollar. To view past video interviews, visit our video section....
05-13-2015 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Various economies and country-related exchange traded funds could react differently as we see a rebound in crude oil prices. Major oil producers will enjoy a reprieve in their energy-induced sell-off, but large consumers may find their wallets a little lighter after paying for...
05-12-2015 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon
Currency-hedged Eurozone-related exchange traded funds have gained a lot of traction this year after the central bank enacted an aggressive quantitative easing program, and with first quarter earnings coming in, it seems like the stimulus efforts are working. Europe ETFs that ...
05-07-2015 08:20 AM by Todd Shriber
April was a turbulent month for U.S. stocks, but even more so for Treasurys. That much was reflected in the month's inflows to exchange traded funds as equity-based funds hauled in over $9 billion, double the $4.5 billion that went into fixed income funds. "As a result, equity...
05-05-2015 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber
Through May 1, the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HEDJ) had added more than $13 billion in new assets this year, nearly $4 billion more than the second-best asset-gathering ETF. Up 17.4% year-to-date, HEDJ is easily trouncing unhedged Europe ETFs, but that and...
05-01-2015 04:10 PM by Jeremy Schwartz -- WisdomTree
European markets are dominating headlines this year, from both an economic policy front, with Mario Draghi unleashing a fresh round of monetary stimulus, and a market performance perspective, with European bourses leading indexes higher and the euro tanking1. As a result, flow...
04-28-2015 11:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Currency-hedged exchange traded funds are going mainstream, with more investors and financial advisors utilizing the relatively new investment strategy as a strategic portfolio position. Europe ETFs that hedge against a depreciating euro currency have been among the best devel...
04-22-2015 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber
Inflows data confirm investors have favored international exchange traded funds over U.S.-focused equivalents this year and that zeal is increasing as emerging markets funds continue morphing to leaders from laggards. "Global ETFs gathered $36.1 billion in March to lift Q1 flo...
04-17-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Propped up by the European Central Bank's aggressive quantitative easing program, Eurozone equities and stock-related exchange traded funds, notably those with a heavier emphasis on the financial sector, could provide solid growth opportunities in the years ahead. According to...
04-13-2015 02:10 PM by Tom Lydon
The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) and the WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Dollar Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: USDU) are up 9.4% and 6.3%, respectively this year. Those gains come after UUP and the actively managed USDU climbed an average of 10.5% last year...
04-06-2015 12:37 PM by Todd Shriber
The S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq Composite fell an average of 2.4% last month, but those glum performances did not prevent investors from pouring $36.1 billion into exchange traded funds. Strong March inflows brought first-quarter ETF inflows to $97...
04-01-2015 01:11 PM by Todd Shriber
The strong dollar theme was again prominent during the first quarter with the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), the U.S. Dollar Index tracking ETF, and the actively managed WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Dollar Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: USDU) gaining an aver...
04-01-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
As the Japanese economy strengthens, improving corporate earnings could lift risk appetite and help Japan country-specific exchange traded funds outperform. Japanese stocks have been outpacing U.S. equities so far this year. For instance, year-to-date, the WisdomTree Japan Hed...
03-31-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon
European companies have slowly increased dividend payouts to pre-crisis levels, bolstering the appeal for exchange traded funds that track the region. For instance, investors interested in dividend payouts that are more attractive than U.S. equities can take a look at European...
03-26-2015 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Roughly 200 new exchange traded funds came to market in 2014, but by the end of the year, nearly half had accumulated at least $10 million in assets under management. That speaks to increasingly competitive ETF landscape, one that also serves to spotlight new ETFs that find qu...
03-12-2015 08:20 AM by Max Chen
The currency hedged exchange traded fund boom and the ongoing growth of dividend funds are among the catalysts that have propelled WisdomTree (NasdaqGS: WETF) to over $50 billion in ETF assets under management. To be precise, New York-based WisdomTree, the only publicly traded...
03-09-2015 12:15 PM by ETF Trends
ETF Trends Editor Tom Lydon joined Yahoo Finance's Jeff Macke to discuss currency hedged exchange traded funds and the advantages of these ETFs as the European Central Bank embarks on its quantitative easing regimen. Lydon highlighted the Deutsche X-Trackers MSCI Europe Hedged E...
03-09-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon
European stocks and region-specific exchange traded funds continue to outperform the U.S. markets as the European Central Bank's quantitative easing program appears to be working with inflation on the rise. For instance, the iShares MSCI EMU ETF (NYSEArca: EZU) and the SPDR EU...
03-04-2015 12:10 PM by Todd Shriber
The wildly popular WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HEDJ), this year's top-asset gathering exchange traded fund by a wide margin, now has a small-cap counterpart with Wednesday's launch of the WisdomTree Europe Hedged SmallCap Equity Fund (NYSEArca: EUSC). The n...
03-03-2015 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Buoyed by rampant monetary easing and compelling valuations, U.S. money managers have been funneling more assets into overseas markets. That movement includes Europe exchange traded funds and in significant fashion. The first quarter still has one month left, but to this point...
03-03-2015 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber
Once thought to be the "next shoe to drop" among the PIIGS nations, Spain has seen its equity market stage a remarkable recovery over the past two and a half years, providing a lift to several well-known, U.S.-listed exchange traded funds. "Highlighting the recovery in the per...
02-26-2015 09:00 AM by ETF Trends
WisdomTree (NasdaqGM: WETF) Chief Investment Officer Luciano Siracusano discusses the advantages of currency hedged exchange traded funds with ETF Trends Publisher Tom Lydon at the ETF.com Inside ETFs conference in Hollywood, Fla. "A lot of advisors, historically, just default...
02-24-2015 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Just 10 months ago, the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HEDJ) celebrated joining the $1 billion in assets under management club. That is a distant memory as HEDJ is now home to nearly $11.1 billion in assets, enough to have the fund bearing down on the Vanguard...
02-23-2015 03:55 PM by Tom Lydon
U.S. money managers have been funneling more assets into overseas markets, hoping to capitalize on cheaper valuations. Retail investors can also diversify away from U.S. stocks with international stock exchange traded funds as well. Krishna Memani, chief investment officer at ...
02-19-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon
After a stand out year, U.S. equities could begin to slow. Consequently, investors could turn to overseas European markets and related exchange traded funds for better returns. Peter Oppenheimer, the chief global equities strategist at Goldman Sachs, argues that U.S. gains are...
02-18-2015 12:30 PM by Todd Shriber
The indomitable rise of the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HEDJ) continues as the exchange traded fund has officially joined the $10 billion in assets under management club. Buoyed by year-to-date inflows of $4.34 billion as of Feb. 17, by far the best inflows...
01-27-2015 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber
WisdomTree (NasdaqGS: WETF), the fifth-largest U.S. provider of exchange traded funds, introduced four ETF model portfolios aimed at investors with varying degrees of objectives and risk tolerance. "These four model portfolios are strategic in nature but also reflect our curre...
01-26-2015 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon
WisdomTree (NasdaqGS: WETF), the fifth-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, expanded its already solid footprint in Latin America with the recent announcement that Mexico's pension funds investment regulator, La Comisión Nacional del Sistema de Ahorro para el Retiro (CON...
01-22-2015 11:00 AM by Todd Shriber
As one of the largest issuers of currency hedged exchange traded funds and the only publicly traded pure play ETF issuer, it makes sense that WisdomTree (NasdaqGS: WETF) has recently seen its shares surge. Over the past 90 days, shares of the New York-based ETF issuer are up 4...
01-21-2015 06:04 PM by Todd Shriber
The European Central Bank meets Thursday, but news leaked Wednesday that the ECB is set to announce $58 billion in monthly bond purchases over at least a year. It is not clear whether the bond buying will be spread across the Eurozone or whether individual central banks will b...
01-16-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The Swiss National Bank's surprise decision to end its exchange-rate cap signaled its confidence in further European Central Bank easing, which could further support U.S. debt and Eurozone hedged-equity exchange traded fund. "The Swiss move is being interpreted as a signal the...
01-13-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Europe is becoming the preferred overseas investment locale among millionaires. Not to be left out, the average retail investors can diversify with European equity exposure through exchange traded funds as well. For example, the Deutsche X-trackers MSCI EMU Hedged Equity ETF (...
01-08-2015 01:13 PM by Tom Lydon
I do the "ETF of the Week" for MarketWatch every week on Chuck Jaffe's MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments among exchange traded funds. On Thursday, I took a look at the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HEDJ). Investors can capture Eu...
01-02-2015 05:15 PM by ETF Trends
ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon appeared on Fox Business Friday to discuss potential investment themes for the new year. For instance, investors can seek out value plays in small-cap stocks and European equities. Watch the video below to see the full interview. To view past ...
12-31-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Earlier this month, the U.S. exchange traded products hit a major milestone when combined assets uner management across exchange traded funds and notes topped $2 trillion. "Through December 22nd, assets have increased 18% this year from $1.698 trillion to $2.007 trillion based...
12-31-2014 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon
European equities and related exchange traded funds could outperform in 2015, capitalizing on lower energy prices, an improved export outlook and potentially more European Central Bank easing. For instance, the iShares MSCI EMU ETF (NYSEArca: EZU) and the SPDR EURO STOXX 50 (N...
12-23-2014 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Buoyed by strong inflows to equity and fixed income funds, the U.S. exchange traded products industry has hit another milestone, eclipsing $2 trillion in assets under management. Industry observers likely saw this landmark moment when November inflows data revealed that invest...
12-18-2014 12:28 PM by Todd Shriber
With speculation rising that the European Central Bank will unveil a Federal Reserve-style bond buying program in the first half of 2015, investors are flocking to an exchange traded fund that hedges fluctuations in the EUR/USD currency pair while also providing long exposure to ...
12-10-2014 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Investors can diversify a portfolio with international stock exchange traded funds, but before diving into overseas investments, people should take a moment to consider some factors. "To make good decisions about your foreign-stock holdings, it's important to give some conside...
12-04-2014 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Just three exchange traded funds with exposure to ex-U.S. developed markets are among the top 10 asset-gathering ETFs this year. With $4 billion of inflows, a total surpassed by just eight other ETFs, the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HEDJ) is one of those th...
12-02-2014 12:07 PM by Todd Shriber
Investors allocated another $42 billion to exchange traded funds last month, bringing year-to-date ETF inflows to $192 billion as the U.S. ETF industry is now within striking distance of the lofty $2 trillion in assets under management mark. Institutional investors continue to...
12-02-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Despite ongoing weakness in Europe, exchange traded fund investors should buy into the Eurozone on the dip ahead of a potential economic rebound next year. "Significantly easier financial conditions, European Central Bank policy initiatives and a better external environment sh...
12-01-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon
As we round out the year, exchange traded fund investors should take a look at how they are positioned and begin thinking about any adjustments they should make going into the new year. For 2015, investors may consider including a hedged Europe strategy to capture a growing Eu...
11-26-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Rounding out its line of hedged-equity exchange traded funds, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management is working on a euro-hedged ETF based on European Monetary Union members. According to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, the Deutsche X-trackers MSCI EMU Hedged Equi...
11-26-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded fund investors who are seeking to diversify their equity portfolios should consider including relatively cheaper European stocks as the European Central Bank looks at adding quantitative easing, but people should mind currency risks. For instance, the iShares M...
11-24-2014 01:00 PM by Todd Shriber
Another European Central Bank meeting is just 10 days away and with that, some large Wall Street banks are ratcheting up expectations that ECB President Mario Draghi will unveil Federal Reserve-style bond-buying, also known as quantitative easing. Earlier this month, former Fe...
11-20-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Late last month, the Bank of Japan wowed global investors by unexpectedly increasing monetary stimulus. Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund added to the ebullience by doubling its exposure to equities while slashing its allocation to low-yielding Japanese government bonds....
11-06-2014 03:35 PM by Max Chen
With the European Central Bank readying a €1 trillion bullet in the chamber, investors can capture the potential growth opportunity through Europe hedged-equity exchange traded funds as the euro currency weakens against the U.S. dollar and the Eurozone economy rebounds. If eco...
10-24-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon
As the Eurozone languishes under a stagnating growth outlook, investors seem fed up with European markets, funneling record outflows from the region-focused stock exchange traded funds. According to Markit data, U.S.-listed Europe stock ETFs have experienced almost $3 billion ...
10-14-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber
European stocks are wilting alongside their U.S. counterparts and that is, predictably causing problems for some familiar exchange traded funds that track European equities. With Monday's loss, the S&P 500 is down almost 6.7% over the past month, but Germany's DAX and Fran...
10-10-2014 05:31 PM by Tom Lydon
On a global basis, exchange traded products, including exchange traded funds and exchange traded notes (ETNs), hauled in a record $199 billion last month, according to industry research firm ETFGI. "The Global ETF/ETP industry has 5,463 ETFs/ETPs, with 10,510 listings, assets ...
10-07-2014 11:30 AM by Todd Shriber
While the U.S. was a dividend leader last year and emerging markets contributed $1 to every $7 paid dividends globally, Europe ex-U.K. lagged in dividend growth terms. Ex-U.K., European dividends have risen 8% since 2009, indicating the continent has the potential to deliver r...
09-15-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Over the past two years, currency hedged exchange traded funds, those ETFs that seek to reduce investors' currency risk by pairing short positions in a particular foreign currency against the U.S. dollar while being long equities, have increased in notoriety and number. It is ...
09-06-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber
U.S. stocks advanced further into record territory this week, posting a fifth consecutive weekly gain, but they were not alone. Russia's benchmark Micex Index surged on talks of a cease-fire with Ukraine. Europe exchange jumped after the European Central Bank unexpectedly lowe...
09-04-2014 11:46 AM by Todd Shriber
Shares of the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HEDJ) are up 1.6% Thursday on volume that appears poised to easily eclipse the daily average after the European Central Bank unexpectedly lowered interest rates. The Eurozone's benchmark borrowing rate has been pare...
08-20-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber
WisdomTree (NasdaqGS: WETF), the fifth-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds and the only publicly traded pure play ETF sponsor, is pursing growth outside of the U.S. as an avenue for boosting shareholder returns. While the U.S. continues to dominate the ETF business in...
08-19-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Plenty of the luster gained last year and in the early part of 2014 by European stocks and exchange traded funds has been lost as economic and geopolitical problems have had investors hitting the sell button on European equities and ETFs. However, there are some bright spots, ...
08-05-2014 12:30 PM by Tom Lydon
Despite a rocky month for U.S. stocks, investors poured $17 billion into exchange traded funds last month, though that is well off the pace of roughly $25 billion seen in June. "Market prognosticators will likely point to the brewing escalation in the Ukraine, ongoing tensions...
07-30-2014 01:05 PM by Todd Shriber
The CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) is off another 0.2% Wednesday, bringing its July tumble to 2.2%, giving investors little reason to stand by the ETF. FXE has bled almost $6.8 million in assets this month, bringing its year-to-date outflows north of $70 mi...
07-10-2014 01:46 PM by Tom Lydon
Dragged down by renewed worries surrounding Portugal's finances, Europe exchange traded funds are suffering from another round of financial crisis woes as investors focus on the continent's less stable peripheral nations. The iShares MSCI EMU ETF (NYSEArca: EZU) and the SPDR E...
07-08-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber
Helped by a strong showing in June, inflows to U.S. exchange traded funds totaled $74 billion in the first half of this year with a third, or $26 billion, of that total coming in last month. Combined assets under management at U.S.-listed exchange traded products, including ET...
07-03-2014 02:24 PM by Max Chen
The euro exchange fund dipped while European equities advanced as the European Central Bank remained committed to low rates while mulling unconventional measures to combat low inflation. The CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) fell 0.4% Thursday. FXE is still up...
06-07-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber
As the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit another round of record highs on Friday, 221 exchange traded funds also joined the all-time high club. Several of those funds were among this week's group of most searched ETFs on ETF Trends, a group that is an intere...
06-05-2014 06:30 AM by Todd Shriber
The CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) fell 0.16% on volume that was more than 58% greater than the daily average on Wednesday in what can be seen as another sign that financial markets are expecting the European Central Bank to unveil some type of easing plan whe...
06-03-2014 02:21 PM by Tom Lydon
With all eyes on the European Central Bank this week, exchange trade fund investors can look forward to improved sentiment for both Eurozone equities and fixed-income markets if the central bank reveals a looser monetary policy Thursday. "ECB action would improve sentiment in ...
05-29-2014 04:03 PM by Max Chen
Global stocks remain important portfolio components, but investors face currency risks. Fortunately, there are a number of hedged-equity exchange traded funds now available that help diminish the negative effects of a weaker foreign currency. On a recent webcast, Currency-Hed...
05-29-2014 11:07 AM by Tom Lydon
I do the "ETF of the Week" for MarketWatch every Thursday on Chuck Jaffe's MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments within the exchange traded funds market. This week, I highlighted the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HEDJ). HEDJ provides...
05-27-2014 01:58 PM by Tom Lydon
WisdomTree Investments (NasdaqGS: WETF), the fifth-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, said today that it now has 10 ETFs with at least $1 billion in assets under management. The WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (NYSEArca: EPI), the largest India ETF, is the newest mem...
05-23-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber
If reading market tea leaves truly is a fruitful activity, then investors might do well to pay attention to the recent action in some Europe exchange traded funds, particularly with the European Central Bank set to meet on June 5. Consider the following factoids that point to ...
05-15-2014 02:40 PM by Max Chen
Speculation that the European Central Bank will increase monetary easing at the meeting next month helped push down the euro exchange traded fund, with the currency touching an 11-week low Thursday. The CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) has declined 1.5% over ...
05-12-2014 01:16 PM by Todd Shriber
Thirty-six exchange traded funds have raced to new all-time highs Monday. The list is littered with dividend funds and ETFs focused on U.S. large-caps, but investors may want to pay attention to two of the Europe ETFs on the new all-time high list. The db X-Trackers MSCI Europ...
05-07-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber
WisdomTree (NasdaqGS: WETF), the fifth-largest U.S. ETF issuer, will add to its lineup of dividend growth ETFs today with the debut of the WisdomTree Europe Dividend Growth Fund (NYSEArca: EUDG) and the WisdomTree International Hedged Dividend Growth Fund (NYSEArca: IHDG). IHD...
05-07-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Although not at the breakneck pace seen in 2012 and 2013, inflows to exchange traded products are continuing this year with the year-to-date total as of the end of April resting at close to $30 billion. That growth has not permeated currency ETFs, the smallest corner of the ET...
05-07-2014 08:15 AM by Tom Lydon
Global markets and exchange traded funds have put the worst behind them, but the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development warned that we could see slower growth this year due to unexpectedly sluggish large emerging economies. Policy makers "can now switch from avo...
04-24-2014 05:41 PM by Max Chen
The European Central Bank is contemplating a broad-based asset purchase program that could mirror the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing, potentially fueling a rally in Europe exchange traded funds. "The objective here would not be to defend the current stance, but rather t...
04-24-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Europe exchange traded funds have built on the momentum established last year and have not only offered solid returns in 2014, but have impressed in terms of gathering assets as well. The Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEArca: VGK) is up just over 3% while the iShares Europe ETF ...
04-14-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi continues to talk the talk when it comes to fighting the strong euro. At the International Monetary Fund's spring meeting Saturday, Draghi said that added euro strength would warrant ECB action, which could include the central bank'...
04-07-2014 11:46 AM by Tom Lydon
The WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HEDJ) is WisdomTree's (NasdaqGS: WETF) latest exchange traded fund to top $1 billion in assets under management. To be precise, HEDJ had $1.1 billion in assets as of April 4. Just as the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (...
04-03-2014 12:47 PM by Todd Shriber
The CurrencyShares Euro Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) is trading slightly lower Thursday after the European Central Bank did a whole lot of nothing following its policy meeting. Still, ECB President Mario Draghi gave arguably his strongest hint to date that the ECB will engage in Fede...
03-03-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber
As advisors and investors have become increasingly aware of the potentially erosive effects of currency fluctuations on portfolios, currency hedged exchange traded funds have gained appeal. Not only has the population of currency hedged ETFs swelled, but so have assets allocat...
02-28-2014 01:41 PM by Tom Lydon
WisdomTree (NasdaqGS: WETF), the fifth-largest U.S. sponsor of exchange traded funds, earlier this week announced the expansion of its Latin America footprint, saying it received approval to list 12 of its ETFs in Peru. New York-based WisdomTree said the the Superintendencia d...
02-25-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The world of currency hedged exchange traded funds is growing. At least six such ETFs from two different issuers have debuted just this year. But even with that growth, yen hedged ETFs, namely the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DXJ) and the db X-trackers MSCI J...
01-28-2014 03:15 PM by Tom Lydon
The recent tumult sent equities reeling, providing a glimmer of market conditions ahead. In an environment of persistent volatility, investors should diversify to limit risk in the U.S., with developed international market exchange traded funds. The recent focus on emerging ma...
01-02-2014 06:00 AM by Gary Gordon
The rich have never been so wealthy. I have never been so wealthy. In fact, a great many Seeking Alpha readers have never been so wealthy. The reason? People with money own price-appreciating, income-producing stocks that continue to register all-time highs; meanwhile, their prop...
12-26-2013 06:00 AM by Gary Gordon
Some media writers have expressed little surprise by the extent of the run-up in U.S. stocks. It's one thing to be bullish. It's quite another to look at 28% year-to-date gains for the S&P 500 as customary. Super-sized annual percentage jumps occur more frequently in the i...
12-12-2013 01:36 PM by Todd Shriber
When it comes to accessing global markets with exchange traded funds, diversified plays are still among many investors' first choice. For example, the iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSEArca: EFA) and the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) are two of the four largest E...
12-12-2013 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon
At the start of 2013, if one surveyed a group currency strategists and traders and asked that group to pick a developed market currency most likely to decline, after the yen, chances are the euro would have been the pick. Looking back, it is easy to understand. The Eurozone wa...
12-11-2013 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber
On Tuesday, Goldman Sachs reiterated its bullish view on European equities for 2014. Noting that European equities remain cheap, Goldman Sachs' Peter Oppenheimer told CNBC his firm is "pretty optimistic of equity markets still" while noting that "there's been a big period of o...
12-05-2013 11:29 AM by Jeremy Schwartz -- WisdomTree
With the various issues plaguing Europe over the past few years, it isn't surprising that equity market valuations have been depressed. Yet given the general feeling that the worst of the European crisis may be behind us, allocations to Europe have been increasing and certain mar...
12-03-2013 11:28 AM by Jeremy Schwartz -- WisdomTree
Europe's economy experienced six straight quarters of negative economic growth-or contraction-before returning to a positive growth rate-or expansion-in the second quarter of 2013. The recovery in Europe has been supported by accommodative monetary policy, low inflation and a mod...
12-02-2013 07:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Europe exchange traded funds have risen from the ashes of the region's sovereign debt crisis to, in some cases, rank among the better ex-U.S. developed market performers in 2013. For investors that think they have missed out on the run in Europe ETFs or that said has led to st...
11-28-2013 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The Eurozone's sovereign debt crisis is still fresh on investors' minds , but 2013 has been kind to Europe exchange traded funds. That applies to single-country and diversified ETFs and the outlook for 2014 is rosy, too. Although risks remain in the Eurozone, Goldman Sachs for...
11-27-2013 11:05 AM by Tom Lydon
Already among this year's best ex-U.S. developed market performers, more upside could be in store for Europe and Japan exchange traded funds next year if new forecasts by Goldman Sachs prove accurate. The bank is overweight on both markets with a 2014 target of 1,450 for Japan...
11-10-2013 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon
And by that we mean the following slideshow will contain 10 exchange traded funds that have seen their assets under management tallies double (or more) this year. The law of large numbers might imply that as an ETF grows larger, particularly well into the $500 million in AUM ...
11-08-2013 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber
So much for the notion that the U.S. is the cleanest shirt in a hamper full of dirty developed markets laundry. While Eurozone unemployment hovers at record highs, investors are embracing European equities. The Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEArca: VGK) is one of the top 10 ETFs...
11-07-2013 01:57 PM by Max Chen
The European Central Bank unexpectedly cut rates in an attempt to bolster the Euzorone economy. However, investors dumped EU stocks and exchange traded funds Thursday, anticipating an extended period of weakness. The SPDR EURO STOXX 50 ETF (NYSEArca: FEZ) declined 1.3% Thursda...
11-05-2013 11:52 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
The largest Europe focused equity ETF in the landscape, VGK (Vanguard FTSE Europe, Expense Ratio 0.12%) has pulled in more than $500 million in fresh new assets in the last few sessions, adding to its already impressive base of $11.9 billion in AUM. Related ETF, FEZ (SPDR Euro...
11-04-2013 10:53 AM by Jeremy Schwartz -- WisdomTree
Europe's economy returned to growth in the second quarter, consumers have shown signs of improvement, and the manufacturing surveys are pointing toward expansion. This stabilization of the European economy is encouraging and a step toward alleviating a major concern for the globa...
10-30-2013 09:10 AM by Tom Lydon
Time and again this year, it has been said that U.S. stocks are the brightest developed market stars. Tell that to some of the major diversified Europe exchange traded funds. Over the past 90 days, the S&P 500 is higher by 5.5%, exactly half the returns offered by the Vang...
10-22-2013 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
WisdomTree is expanding its line of currency-hedged equity exchange traded funds to include an international dividend growth opportunity, helping investors diversify and protect against swings in the Forex market. According to a SEC filing, the WisdomTree International Hedged ...
05-09-2013 01:10 PM by Tom Lydon
A euro currency-hedged European stock exchange traded fund could begin to outperform if the European Central Bank makes good on hints at cutting interest rates even more. ECB President Mario Draghi stated that policy makers will reduce interest rates further if needed after ra...
02-15-2013 08:01 AM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded funds that focus on foreign countries can affected by currency movements as well as the direction of stock markets. Currency fluctuations against the U.S. dollar are one factor that can have a big impact on the overall investment return. With ETFs, investors ca...
12-06-2012 08:49 AM by Tom Lydon
Investing in international exchange traded funds comes with risks for U.S. investors such as the obvious geopolitical factors -- however, many investors can overlook currency risk. To mitigate these currency risks, some ETFs hedge their exposure to foreign currencies. "Currenc...
09-05-2012 03:07 PM by Tom Lydon
With European equities depressed after their prolonged financial crisis, WisdomTree has restructured one of its exchange traded funds to offer exposure to potentially undervalued stocks in the region while hedging the currency risk of owning the euro. According to a press rele...
07-29-2011 01:00 PM by John Spence
Some investors in mutual funds and exchange traded funds that target international stocks might not realize their returns can be influenced by how foreign currencies perform against the U.S. dollar. Many ETFs that invest in overseas equities do not hedge their exposure to fore...
06-01-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
When you're investing internationally, you're betting on both equities and the local currency, too. That means Europe exchange traded funds (ETFs) may be taking a bigger hit that you might expect. With ETFs, though, you can hedge that currency risk. The declining European...
06-01-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Jeremy Siegel is a Wharton finance professor and advisor to New York-based exchanged traded fund (ETF) provider WisdomTree . He is an optimist when it comes to the U.S. and global economic recovery and gives us his thoughts as to why he is bullish. Siegel acknowledges that the...
05-19-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The euro has fallen mightily against the U.S. dollar, and some believe it will weaken even more. Regardless of whether the euro further weakens or makes a strong rally, it is prudent to know how much your exchange traded fund (ETF) portfolio is exposed to the euro. Don Dion fo...
01-05-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
WisdomTree, a leading ETF sponsor and index developer, has launched a new exchange traded fund (ETF): WisdomTree International Hedged Equity Fund (NYSRArca: HEDJ). HEDJ is a "fund of funds." HEDJ is designed to provide exposure to the equity securities in Europe, Australas...
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