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

  Third Quarter 2017 Market Commentary

The U.S. stock market, represented by the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM, was up 4.59% for the third quarter of 2017. The market has been posting strong gains since the third quarter of 2015, up 17.10% annualized for the past two years. Equity investors are in part responding to strong earnings reports, with reported earnings up in the double digits for each quarter of the first half of 2017.  » more
   

  What Are the Odds of Selecting a Top Performing Mutual Fund?

During periods of extreme market volatility, investors often make irrational decisions that can undermine their long-term objective of accumulating wealth and minimizing risk. Since the crash of 2008, financial markets have experienced several periods of market volatility. As a result, investors have become increasingly sensitive to the volatility of the equity market even as we hit record high levels. 

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  Investment Strategy Update, July 2017

Positioning for Relative Opportunities: Global equity markets continued to climb higher in the first half of 2017 as earnings recovered, and momentum and positive sentiment helped markets shrug off concerns regarding the new U.S. administration’s ability to execute on its policy agenda of lighter regulation and looser fiscal policy. We expressed our concern in our last letter that there remains significant uncertainty regarding actual policy implementation, noting that our analysis continues to focus on the fundamentals of the macroeconomic landscape, while considering how such fundamentals may change in response to policy actions. ...

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  Second Quarter 2017 Market Commentary

Real GDP growth slowed to 1.4% annualized during the first quarter of 2017. This was not much lower than the 1.6% pace set in 2016. Both consumer and business spending contributed to growth. In an encouraging sign, nonresidential fixed investment was up a little more than 10%, thanks in part to increased spending on gas and oil well drilling. A shrinking trade deficit contributed to growth as well, with a contraction in government spending representing the only detractor.

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Q3 Market Update Webinar Replay

October 25, 2018