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May 28, 2019 Research Alliance Japan GDP Signals a Healthy Economy—WisdomTree

Japan’s gross domestic product report from last week was stronger than expected, up 2.1% quarter over quarter and annualized, against expectations for a small decline.

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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 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 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 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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May 13, 2019 Research Alliance Why Stop at 65 Times Earnings?—WisdomTree

Amazon bulls point to the company’s impressive 91% annual earnings growth in the three years ending 2018. But that may be the company’s Achilles’ heel. Jeff Weniger explains why our core large-cap strategy underweights Big Tech.

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May 10, 2019 Research Alliance What's Performing in China?—WisdomTree

While we remain optimistic that a U.S.–China trade deal will ultimately be reached, investors need greater transparency into what’s performing (or not) in the Chinese equity market. Using the tools that we’ve created, Alejandro Saltiel breaks down performance by a variety of factors including share class.

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