Knowledge Center

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

  Diversified Liquid Alternative Solutions

Until recently, alternative investments were typically only available to institutions and ultra-high net worth individuals because of high investment minimums and stringent investor qualifications. Post 2008, however, we have witnessed a meaningful increase in alternative investment product offerings in the open-end mutual fund universe.

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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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  Wilshire Total Allocation Portfolios Video Presentation

The Wilshire Total Allocation Portfolios take alternative investing to the next logical step—creating six risk-based strategic models that combine long only asset classes (stocks and bonds) with alternatives. The Wilshire Total Allocation Portfolios give financial advisors the tools necessary to confidently invest client assets in alternatives while maintaining the client’s established asset allocation strategy.

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  Wilshire Best Practices: Keep Your Risk in Check—The Value of Routine Rebalances

Key components of successful long-term investing include setting a risk-appropriate, diversified asset allocation policy, resisting the temptation to look at your balance every day, and not chasing performance. Many investors may start with the right mix of stocks and bonds, but will fail to monitor and manage their exposures over time.

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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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