Financials occupy a quarter of the Columbia European Equity Fund’s portfolio.
The Invesco European Growth Fund’s assets were invested across 70 holdings as of December 2015, and the fund was managing assets worth $1.6 billion as of the end of December.
The Virtus Greater European Opportunities Fund’s assets were spread across 47 holdings as of December 2015.
The Vanguard Growth Index Fund – Investor Shares (VIGRX) is an index fund, which means that it passively tracks an index and is not actively managed.
T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Fund’s portfolio is quite evenly distributed between the information technology, consumer discretionary, and healthcare sectors.
ClearBridge Aggressive Growth Fund’s top ten equity holdings in December included UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Comcast (CMCSA), SanDisk (SNDK), Broadcom (BRCM), and Anadarko (APC).
The JPMorgan Large Cap Growth Fund’s assets were invested across 67 holdings as of December 2015.
The information technology, consumer discretionary, and healthcare sectors form the core of the MFS Growth Fund.
The Harbor Capital Appreciation Fund is heavily invested in the information technology and consumer discretionary sectors.
Unlike a lot of its peers in this review, FKGRX’s highest exposure is in the industrials sector.
The Fidelity Growth Company Fund was managing assets worth $40.7 billion as of the end of December.
Of the ten major sector classifications, the Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund is invested in all but the utilities sector, which it exited in August 2015.
The American Funds AMCAP Fund – Class A (AMCPX) “invests primarily in U.S. companies of any size with solid long-term growth records and the potential for good future growth.”
Vanguard PRIMECAP Fund states that fund managers have a long-term perspective while managing this fund and they do it with an “extremely low turnover.”
China’s new yuan loans in December were lower than expected due to weak credit demand and default risk.
China’s total retail sales rose by 11.1% YoY in December to about 2.9 trillion yuan—a marginally lower increase in pace compared to November’s 11.2% YoY.
China’s GDP data grew at 6.9% in 2015 as the Chinese economy has been cooling down. This represents China’s slowest growth rate since 1990.
In December, China’s producer price index (or PPI) for manufactured goods fell 5.9% YoY, as manufacturers resorted to price-cutting due to weak demand.
According to China’s General Administration of Customs, China’s exports fell 1.4% year-over-year in December 2015, compared to a fall of 6.8% in November.
China’s foreign reserves data for December 2015 were released by the State Administration of Foreign Exchange on January 7, 2016.