A Closer Look at the New WisdomTree ETFs

Includes: EES, EPS, EXT, EZM, EZY
by: Tom Lydon
John Spence of Dow Jones Newswires reports WisdomTree Investments' newest ETFs look for companies with solid earnings, but the true test will be whether this attention-grabbing firm can itself deliver steady profits.

The company has a market-capitalization of $700 million and has seen its shares march higher along with ETFs popularity. WisomTree has a "pure play" on ETFs and boasts a lineup of a few dozen specialty funds.  The main concern are the pink-sheet listed stocks which are highly liquid as well as volatile and companies aren't required to list much financial information. With a total of 36 ETFs sponsored, they have captured $2.4 billion in assets since June 2006, and are weighted by dividends as an alternative to traditional indexes. Time will tell.

  • WisdomTree Total Earnings Fund (NYSEARCA:EXT) Broad Market
  • WisdomTree Earnings 500 Fund (NYSEARCA:EPS) Large Cap.
  • WisdomTree MidCap Earnings Fund (NYSEARCA:EZM) Mid Cap.
  • WisdomTree SmallCap Earnings Fund (NYSEARCA:EES) Small Cap.
  • WisdomTree Earnings Top 100 Fund (EEZ) Large Cap
  • WisdomTree Low P/E Fund (NYSEARCA:EZY) Multi Cap.