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WisdomTree: Our Best- and Worst-Performing Funds through Q3 2013


There have been a number of big stories impacting WisdomTree’s global product lineup in 2013 (through September 30):

• Japan: Japanese equities 1 have rallied significantly, largely as a result of an aggressive monetary policy and a government commitment to stimulating economic growth.

• U.S. equities 2 , in particular in the mid- and small-cap segments 3 of the market capitalization spectrum, have performed well.

However, there have also been some other stories about similarly strong equity market performance—they just generated significantly less in the way of attention:

• Middle East: Even in the face of geopolitical risk, equity markets 4 have delivered strong performance.

• Europe: This market has been through great turmoil in recent years, but potential green shoots have begun to emerge. Small-cap stocks 5 have led the European pack.

On the other side of the spectrum are markets that have been lagging significantly. A common theme across the worst-performing markets is either a connection to commodity-oriented companies or the emerging markets.

WisdomTree’s Five Best- and Worst-Performing ETFs through September 30, 2013