Knowledge Center

The Wilshire Advisor Solutions Knowledge Center contains our video presentations, white papers, monthly and quarterly market commentaries, and product literature.

September Rate Hike Remains Uncertain

The Fed Five-Year Forward Breakeven Rate, which uses Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) to calculate implied inflation expectations of investors and represents a notable measure of inflation for the Federal Reserve, recently slid back below the Fed’s Target Inflation Rate of 2% (Exhibit 1).

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  2015 Mid-Year Update Webinar

Webinar Replay: Listen to the replay of our 2015 Mid-Year Update Webinar, hosted by the vice president of Wilshire Associates, Michael Schulitz, and presented by the CIO and managing director of Wilshire Funds, Josh Emanuel. Downloads of the slide presentation are also available.

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  Second Quarter 2015 Market Commentary

Economic Highlights: Real GDP was down slightly during the first quarter of 2015, contracting -0.2%. Economic growth has slowed for the last two quarters after a two quarter surge in 2014. Although personal consumption growth was positive, exports contracted, as did state and local government spending.

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First Quarter 2015 Market Commentary

Economic Highlights: Real GDP finished the year on an underwhelming but positive note, expanding at an annual rate of 2.2% during the fourth quarter. Economic growth for all of 2014 was 2.4% despite a contraction during the first quarter. Consumer spending drove growth during the fourth quarter, reflecting improvement in employment conditions and lower gas prices.

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January 2015 Monthly Market Commentary

U.S. Economy and Markets: Domestic equity markets were negative in January, as the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM returned -2.77% and the S&P 500 Index returned -3.00%. Market volatility increased in January, with the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) ending the month at 20.97.

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2014 Year End Review and 2015 Outlook

At the end of 2013, the Federal Reserve announced plans to taper its bond-buying program, a decision based largely upon positive economic data and steadily improving employment figures. Throughout 2014, the U.S. economy continued to gain momentum and the Federal Reserve incrementally reduced its asset purchases by $10 billion at each Federal Open Market Committee meeting.

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