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Commentaries, white papers, and news items are listed here as they become available. To view and sort by date or category, please visit the Wilshire Advisor Solutions Knowledge Center. For media inquiries pertaining to Wilshire Associates, please contact our corporate headquarters at 1-310-451-3051.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

» Back to Basics: Exchange Traded Funds
ETFs, White Papers, Practice Management, White Papers

ETFs (exchange traded funds) have rapidly grown in popularity since State Street first launched the SPDR in 1993. As a financial advisor, you have likely received inquiries from your clients about ETFs. Questions like “What are they?” or “Should I add them to my portfolio?” are becoming increasingly common.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

» Diversified Liquid Alternative Solutions
Alternatives, Video

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.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

» First Quarter 2015 Market Commentary
Market Commentary, 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.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

» Wilshire Total Allocation Portfolios Video Presentation
Alternatives, Video, Diversification, Video, Practice Management, Video

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.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

» January 2015 Monthly Market Commentary
Market Commentary, 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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