RECENT US Equity ETFs RESEARCH
In this series, we’ll take a look at the ZEW Economic Sentiment Index for Germany (EWG) and the Eurozone (EZU) (VGK) (N100-INDEX) for May 2017.
South Korea’s (EWY) stock market soared to a new high recently, posting large gains across the Asia-Pacific region (VPL)(EPP). In this series, we’ll discuss what we can expect from South Korea for the rest of the year.
The Mexican economy expanded 0.6% in 1Q17, beating market expectations. Exports and private spending have continued to support growth in Mexico this year.
The US economy is dealing with rising healthcare costs. The national healthcare expenditure grew 5.8% to $3.2 trillion in 2015 or $9,990 per person.
A week of political unrest in the United States (SPY) (QQQ) led to losses across indexes, but they regained by May 19, 2017.
India’s equity markets are soaring so far in 2017, pushing valuations above their long-term averages. India’s economy is scoring well due to high GDP growth and government reforms.
Economic indicators are important because they shed light on a country’s economic health and help us identify economic trends and changes in market sentiment.
China’s (FXI) economic activity slowed down more than expected in April 2017 due to fading factory demand. Markets expected a gradual slowdown.
As the global economy continues to grow at a moderate pace amid geopolitical uncertainties, Latin America has experienced a phenomenal start in 2017,
The tech sector has been the best-performing sector year-to-date. The sector has returned 15.1% YTD through May 11, 2017, compared to the S&P 500’s YTD returns of 5.8%.
The NASDAQ Index in 2017 so far has risen nearly 12% as of May 9, outperforming the other major US indexes.
Global economic growth has appeared to be on the rise since 3Q16, but more recently, we’ve seen a mixed performance from emerging markets.
The board overseeing Puerto Rico (PZT) (HYMB) filed for bankruptcy protection in a much-anticipated move in 2017.
Greece and its international creditors recently reached a deal for a bailout in 2017. It will pay off international loans rather than aid economic recovery.
The recovery of oil prices in the second half of 2016 has helped the Russian economy recover from negative growth in 4Q16.
In this series, we’ll take a look at the performances of the US Consumer Confidence Index in April and the US GDP in 1Q17.
The S&P 500 Index (SPY) (QQQ) showed marginal improvement in April 2017 as compared to March 2017.
Mexico recorded a modest trade deficit in March 2017, as compared to its trade surplus in the previous month.
The economic situation in Argentina was in disarray with high inflation, fiscal deficit, and a host of other issues. Then a new president was elected in December 2015.
In an April 21, 2017, interview on Wall Street Week, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink shared his views on US economic growth, tax reform, and job creation.