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Monday, November 7, 2016

» October 2016 Monthly Market Commentary
Market Commentary, Commentary

U.S. Economy and Markets: Domestic equity markets were negative in October, as the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM returned -2.03% and the S&P 500 Index returned -1.82%. Market volatility increased in October, with the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) ending the month at 17.06, up from 13.29 at the end of September 2016.

Monday, October 17, 2016

» Third Quarter 2016 Market Commentary
Market Commentary, Commentary

The U.S. Equity Market: The U.S. stock market, represented by the Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index, was up for the third quarter of 2016 by 4.29%. This marks the fourth straight quarterly gain, although most of the pricing activity occurred during roughly the first dozen trading days of the quarter. Interestingly, strong equity returns this year have coincided with a drop in corporate earnings. However, a major contributor to that decline is performance within the Energy sector due to depressed oil prices.

Monday, September 12, 2016

» Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index Gains 0.11% in August
News/Press Releases

SANTA MONICA, CA, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016—The Wilshire Liquid Alternative IndexSM, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.11% in August, underperforming the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index’s 0.16% return by 5 basis points.

Friday, September 9, 2016

» August 2016 Monthly Market Commentary
Market Commentary, Commentary

U.S. Economy and Markets: Domestic equity markets were positive in August, as the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM returned 0.25% and the S&P 500 Index returned 0.14%. Market volatility increased in August, with the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) ending the month at 13.07, up from 11.87 at the end of July 2016. Performance across GICS sectors was mixed for the month, with the Financials and Information Technology sectors leading the group, returning 3.31% and 2.06%, respectively. On the other hand, Utilities was the worst performing sector in August, falling -5.41%. Small cap stocks outperformed their large cap counterparts this month, with the Wilshire U.S. Large Cap IndexSM and the Wilshire U.S. Small Cap IndexSM returning 0.14% and 1.25%, respectively. U.S. manufacturing activity, as measured by the Institute for Supply Management’s PMI, registered 49.4% in August, down from the July reading of 52.6%. Generally a reading above 50% indicates expansion.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

» New Wilshire Income Opportunities Fund Surpasses $400 Million in Assets Under Management in 2Q
News/Press Releases

SANTA MONICA, CA, AUGUST 9, 2016—The Wilshire Income Opportunities Fund, an innovative, multi-manager fixed income fund subadvised by DoubleLine Capital LP and Guggenheim Partners Investment Management has surpassed $400 million in assets under management. The fund, which launched on March 29, 2016, is the newest fund in the series of Wilshire Mutual Funds, Wilshire’s subadvised suite of mutual funds.

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