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May 22, 2019 Research Alliance China and the MSCI Emerging Markets Index: A Distinction Without a Difference?—Parametric

As MSCI lards more China into its emerging markets index, a look at why some investors may not be getting the truly broad exposure they seek.

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May 23, 2019 Research Alliance India’s Elections: What Should Investors Expect from Modi 2.0?—WisdomTree

After completing a mammoth democratic exercise, the world’s largest democracy finally gave its verdict when it selected Modi again as its leader. Gaurav Sinha provides his analysis of what investors can expect from India’s newly elected government—that is, Modi 2.0.

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May 20, 2019 Research Alliance Fight Trade Wars with Fundamentals—WisdomTree

Amid the drama in the latest U.S.–China trade war saga, Brendan Loftus explains how improving the underlying fundamentals can help investors navigate what would otherwise be rather uncertain markets.

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May 17, 2019 Research Alliance Quantifying the Credit Risk and Default Runway—Guggenheim Investments

If a recession were to begin today, healthy interest coverage of 4.3x may give high-yield corporate bond and bank loan sectors at least a 12-month runway before default volume increased meaningfully.

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May 15, 2019 Research Alliance How Much Do You Know About Tax-Loss Harvesting?—Parametric

There are a lot of myths out there. Here are six true-or-false questions to help you separate fact from fiction when it comes to tax-loss harvesting.

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May 15, 2019 Research Alliance ETF Spreads and Volatile Markets—WisdomTree

On Monday, May 13, 2019, U.S. markets had their second-worst trading day of the year. Michael Barrer answers the question many investors ask during times of stress: “What happens to ETF spreads?”

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May 14, 2019 Research Alliance Smaller Muni SMAs Leave a Bad Taste in SALT-Seasoned Market—Thornburg

Big-ticket, ultra-short notes force muni SMAs with low minimums to buy longer-term paper at rich prices, likely giving clients more heartburn than total return.

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May 16, 2019 Research Alliance "Game of Loans" Webcast Replay—Eaton Vance

Watch the replay of our recent floating-rate loans webinar.

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May 15, 2019 Research Alliance Proxy-Voting Records: Where the Rubber Meets the Road—Eaton Vance

How does Calvert buck the status quo and turn proxy engagement into measurable impact?

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May 14, 2019 Research Alliance Separating Signal from Noise in Today's Loan Market Headlines—Eaton Vance

Loan fund investors have moved away from our asset class in recent months, despite a sound fundamental picture and a risk/return proposition that has drawn consistent and ongoing institutional buyership. Why?

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