RECENT Global Equity ETFs RESEARCH
The Markit Economics PMI (purchasing managers’ index) surveys are helpful when it comes to understanding business conditions in any economy.
Global stocks could be more volatile going forward due to slowing global growth. The IMF expects advanced economies to grow by 2.1% in 2015 compared to the estimate of 2.4% in April.
Seagate Technology announced its fiscal 4Q15 results on July 31. It reported earnings of $2.9 billion, a 11% YoY decline in comparison to revenues of $3.30 billion in 4Q14.
The Reserve Bank of Australia (the RBA) kept interest rates unchanged at 2% in its monetary policy review this week.
The purchasing managers’ index or PMI is a statistical tool to measure the economic strength of various economies in terms of robustness in the manufacturing sector.
The market was on a downward trend for the week ended July 24, 2015, and so were biotech ETFs. We’ll look at some healthcare and biotech ETFs and measure them against their benchmark index.
The Russian ruble hit a new 2015 high on July 13 of 56.375 against the US dollar and 62.74 against the euro.
Japanese stocks are nowhere close to the levels seen in the late 1980s. Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index peaked at ~40,000 in 1989, but since then it has been a painful ride for the Japanese.
After the renowned bearish sentiment for gold, we saw a little hope on July 31, 2015. Physical gold and silver sales accelerated.
The S&P 500 (SPY)(IVV) was down 0.28% on August 3, as inflation in the United States still stands far from its 2% target. Consumer spending remained weak, growing at 0.2% in June over May.
The July reading of the Chicago PMI came out on Friday, July 31. The Chicago PMI summarizes current business activity.
Frontier Communications stock fell 11.67% in the week ended July 24. In this series, we’ll analyze the performance that week of the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) and its subsectors.of -11.67%.
As the name implies, quantitative hedge funds are hedge funds that use quantitative or statistical models to make investment decisions.
The advanced estimate shows that GDP expanded by 2.3% in the second quarter of this year. In 1Q15, real GDP in the US increased by 0.6%.
Economic growth can be considered among the most crucial indicators that are released. It indicates the growth in economic output.
Alternative ETFs have investment strategies similar to hedge funds. Their primary objective is to replicate the risk-adjusted return of hedge funds using hedge fund investment styles.
According to the Dow Theory, transportation stocks (IYT) are leading indicators for the broader markets. Some of the largest transportation stocks have been clobbered this year.
Worsening economic conditions in Brazil and Venezuela hit economic growth in Latin America in the first quarter of 2015.
Investors and players in the industrial sector are keenly interested in the US durable goods report. Industrial sector firms rose on Wall Street July 29.
US stock markets ended higher on July 29 because all eyes were on the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting. It took place on July 28–29.