RECENT Global Equity ETFs RESEARCH
On August 21, Markit Economics released its August Flash PMI reports for the US, the Eurozone, Germany, France, China, and Japan.
The Chinese yuan devaluation has been the major driver of the massive volatility in the foreign exchange markets over the last two weeks.
YUM’s announcement of a new CEO for China boosted shares on August 19, with a 2.24% rise in YUM stock. The company generates significant profits from China.
The biotechnology and pharmaceutical subgroups comprise 97.43% of the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF (IBB) portfolio.
Netflix will enter Indian markets in 2016. It’s looking to expand into international markets and launch streaming services in more than 200 countries by 2017.
India’s repo rate stood at 8%, but after three cuts the rate stands at ~7%. Such policy actions affect the rupee, Indian companies, and India-focused ETFs.
While the component sectors of SPY declined on August 18, Aetna (AET) continued its upward trend. Aetna’s figures boost confidence.
Reactions to the impact of China’s recent developments on our investments ranged from a shrug to a bloodbath. This series examines investments focused on Asian nations that have close ties with the regional heavyweight.
On August 18, the annualized CPI showed an increase of 0.1% and beat the forecasts. The clothing and footwear sector drove the increase in inflation.
The continued slide in oil prices after a slight rebound during the second quarter has failed to deter the US consumer price index inflation rate.
Greece made the national headlines again when Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned from office on Thursday, August 20, 2015.
The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) and the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI) provide a similar sort of exposure to investors.
This week has more major data coming out than last week, with the FOMC minutes of August 19 leading the pack.
Housing starts and building permits figures for July, released by the United States Census Bureau, were highly anticipated by investors in the US real estate sector.
Smart beta ETFs are simply funds that follow their indexes. They’re designed unconventionally to take advantage of the inefficiencies in the market.
Activision Blizzard updated its guidance for 3Q15 as well as for the full year. It expects EPS of $0.14 and revenues of $930 million in 3Q15.
In this series, we’ll look at the indicators that the Federal Reserve examines while gauging the readiness of the US economy for a rate hike.
On August 13, 2015, US retail sales came in at expected levels for July. The increase in the retail sector was broad-based.
IBB followed the trend and gave up the gains that it had for the previous week ending July 31, 2015. IBB fell 3.62% for the week ending August 7, 2015.
Inflation expectations in the US are largely following a declining trend, especially since the beginning of the third quarter this year.