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An eventful week came to an end on Friday, June 9, 2017, with no major meltdowns in the markets. The UK elections were the only surprise.
The UK’s hung parliament result on June 8 was the only real surprise that markets witnessed on what was being referred to as “Super Thursday.”
The global markets are gripping for the key events set to unfold on Thursday, June 8, the so-called Super Thursday. First, the UK elections remain too close to call.
Markets in the US scaled higher peaks in the holiday-shortened week (ended June 2), despite the disappointing economic data on the US economy.
GILLIAN KEMMERER: Welcome to Asset TV. I’m Gillian Kemmerer. Today VanEck is ringing the closing bell here at the New York Stock Exchange in celebration of the debut of the…
The World Bank has projected an annual investment by cities of $100.0 billion through 2050 to prevent the harmful impact of climate change.
The U.S.-oriented Morningstar® Wide Moat Focus IndexSM (MWMFTR, or “U.S. Moat Index”) posted strong returns in April and outpaced the S&P 500® Index (1.97% vs. 1.03%). The U.S. Moat Index…
Morningstar helps investors choose companies with economic moats. “Economic moats” refers to companies’ ability to obtain an advantage over competitors.
Asian economies’ rapid urbanization is notable. A shift is expected to unfold in the next few decades, which should boost development and business growth.
Market participants were caught by surprise when they read that the Federal Open Market Committee’s members were concerned about slowing growth in the US economy during 1Q17.
China’s onshore bond market (EMB), consisting of locally denominated and issued bonds, is larger than the offshore bond market.
The FOMC’s May meeting minutes were released on Wednesday. Now, markets (SPY) doubt if the Fed will hike interest rates in the June meeting.
The US stock market as depicted by the S&P 500 Index (SPY) (SPXL) (IVV) closed 2016 with gains of 11%.
VanEck Fallen angel high yield bonds were up 4.8% year to date through April 30, outperforming the broader high yield bond market which rose 3.9%.1 (This follows 2016’s strong performance which…
The first round of France’s presidential election was conducted on April 23, 2017. There was a sense of anxiety among market participants.
Risk aversion is on the rise again as investors begin to question President Trump’s trade policies and as we’ve begun to see changes in asset allocations.
The increase in interest rates has a ripple effect on the economy and the stock market (SPXL).
Despite the stellar run that financials (FAS) have had since the US elections in November 2016, financials are trading at very reasonable levels.
Buoyed by the improving economy, US corporate earnings jumped 7.9% YoY (year-over-year) in 4Q16, according to data from Thomson Reuters.
In response to accusations of flip-flopping, John Maynard Keynes purportedly quipped, “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” With 2017 in full swing, the…