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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Has Been Worsening Gradually

    The iShares MSCI Germany ETF (EWG), which tracks the performance of the German economy, fell 5.2% in June.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Look at the German Ifo Business Climate Index in July

    According to a report provided by the Ifo Institute for Economic Research, the German Ifo Business Climate Index has weakened marginally so far in July compared to June.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is Consumer Confidence Weakening in the Eurozone?

    The Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK) and the iShares Europe ETF (IEV) rose 2.8% and 3%, respectively, in the month through July 24.

    By Sarah Sands
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    European Markets Are Mixed Early on July 31

    At 5:00 AM EST, the DAX 30 Index was trading at 12,811.78—a gain of 0.11%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) rose 0.13% on Monday.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Are Weak Early on July 30

    At 4:40 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,685.00 with a drop of 0.3%. EWU rose 0.2% to $34.78 on Friday.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Stable on July 27

    At 4:35 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,681.22 with a gain of 0.24%. EWU fell 0.94% to $34.71 on Thursday.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Are Stable, US-EU Trade Concerns Ease

    At 4:45 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,658.91 with a gain of 0.01%. EWU rose 0.14% to $35.04 on Wednesday.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Are Mixed Early on July 25

    At 4:45 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,661.50 with a drop of 0.62%. EWU rose 0.98% to $34.99 on July 24.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Rebounded on July 24

    At 4:45 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,702.83 with a gain of 0.61%. The iShares MSCI United Kingdom (EWU) fell 0.4% to $34.65 on Monday.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Are Mixed Early on July 20

    At 4:45 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,701.14 with a gain of 0.22%. EWU fell 0.43% to $34.49 on Thursday.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Are Stable Early on July 17

    At 4:35 AM EST, the DAX 30 Index was trading at 12,550.93—a drop of 0.08%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) rose 0.52% on Monday.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Opened Lower amid US-China Trade Concerns

    At 4:45 AM EST, the DAX 30 Index was trading at 12,632.47—a drop of 1.6%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) fell 1.5% on Monday.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets: Improved Risk Appetite

    At 4:40 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,756.21 with a gain of 0.71%. EWU gained 0.67% to $36.27 on Friday.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets: Decreased Concerns about Italy

    At 4:45 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,710.99 with a gain of 0.28%. EWU gained 1.6% to $36.16 on Wednesday.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Geopolitical Factors Are Affecting Germany’s Economic Sentiment

    The Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index has remained flat so far in May 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    German Ifo Business Climate Was Flat in May

    The German Ifo Business Climate Index remained unchanged in May 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
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    How Did Eurozone Consumer Confidence Trend in May?

    According to a report from the European Commission, the Eurozone Consumer Confidence Index stood at 0.2 so far in May as compared to 0.4 in April 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Mixed on May 30

    At 4:35 AM EST, the DAX 30 Index was trading at 12,692.53—a gain of 0.21%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) declined 3.1% on Tuesday.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets: Political Uncertainty in Italy and Spain

    At 4:30 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,640.25 with a drop of 1.2%. The iShares MSCI United Kingdom (EWU) declined 0.9% to $36.21 on Friday.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Mixed, Pullback in Automobile Stocks

    At 5:00 AM EST, the DAX 30 Index was trading at 12,997.69—a gain of 0.16%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) declined 1.7% on Wednesday.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Pulled Back Early on May 23

    At 4:40 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,835.25 with a drop of 0.54%. EWU gained 0.08% to $37.26 on Tuesday.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Cautious, Italian Yields Rise

    At 5:00 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,879.24 with a gain of 0.26%. EWU gained 0.79% to $37.23 on Monday.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Strong Due to Improved Risk

    At 5:10 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,844.92 with a gain of 0.84%. EWU declined 0.38% to $36.94 on Friday.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Stable Early on May 17

    At 5:55 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index is trading at 7,739.31 with a gain of 0.07%. EWU gained 0.35% to $36.88 on Wednesday.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Mixed, More Caution in Global Markets

    At 6:15 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index is trading at 7,725.50 with a gain of 0.03%. EWU declined 0.27% to $36.74 on Tuesday.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany Services PMI Is Falling: Can Investor Confidence Return?

    The Markit Germany Services PMI showed a softer rise in April. It was 53 in April compared to 53.9 in March.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Stable Early on May 15

    At 5:20 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index is trading at 7,718.10 with a gain of 0.09%. The iShares MSCI United Kingdom (EWU) gained 0.19% to $36.84 on Monday.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Eurozone’s Manufacturing PMI Fell in April

    The final Eurozone manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) has been falling gradually from its record high of 60.6 in December 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Stable Early on May 14

    The United Kingdom’s FTSE 100 Index gained for seven consecutive trading weeks—the longest weekly gaining streak in 12 years.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Stable on May 10

    At 4:55 AM EST on May 10, the DAX 30 Index was trading at 13,029.02—a gain of 0.66%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) gained 0.12% on May 9.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Weak amid Increased Caution

    At 4:45 AM EST today, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,576.18—a gain of 0.12%. EWU gained 0.08% to $36.1 on Monday.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Strong in the Morning Session on April 30

    At 4:40 AM EST today, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,518.00—a gain of 0.21%. EWU declined 0.08% to $36.34 on Friday.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany’s ZEW Economic Sentiment Index Fell Sharply in April

    The drastic fall in the economic sentiment index in April was mainly due to rising uncertainty about international trade and the US’s missile attack on Syria.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    German Business Climate Index Fell in April

    According to a report from the Ifo Institute for Economic Research, the German Ifo Business Climate Index is at 102.1 so far in April as compared to 103.3 in March 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Look at the Eurozone Consumer Confidence Index in April

    According to a report from the European Commission, the Eurozone Consumer Confidence Index stood at 0.4 so far in April as compared to 0.1 in March 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Strong Early on April 27

    At 4:55 AM EST today, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,455.46—a gain of 0.45%. EWU rose 0.78% to $36.37 on Thursday.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Stable on April 26

    At 5:50 AM EST today, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,391.11—a gain of 0.16%. EWU declined 0.25% to $36.09 on Wednesday.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Stable Early on April 24

    The FTSE 100 Index opened higher on April 24 and traded at elevated levels in the morning session.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Stable, Weak Pound Supports FTSE 100 Index

    At 4:30 AM EST today, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,355.75—a gain of 0.37%. EWU declined 0.38% to $36.37 on Thursday.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Strong amid Improved Risk Appetite

    At 5:55 AM EST today, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,221.25—a gain of 0.32%. EWU declined 0.25% to $36.19 on Monday.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Are Mixed Early on April 16

    At 4:25 AM EST on April 16, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,250.70—a drop of 0.19%. EWU rose 0.08% to $36.28 on Friday.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Are Stable Early on April 13

    At 5:25 AM EST on Friday, the CAC 40 Index was trading at 5,322.22—a gain of 0.24%. The iShares MSCI France (EWQ) gained 0.47% on April 12.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What’s Affecting Germany’s Manufacturing Activity?

    According to a report by Markit Economics, Germany’s final manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 58.2 in March as compared to 60.6 in February 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Germany’s Economic Sentiment Index Has Fallen

    According to the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), the German ZEW economic sentiment index has fallen to 5.1 in March 2018 from 17.8 in February 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Await ECB’s Interest Rate Decision

    At 3:45 AM EST today, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,160.25—a gain of 0.03%. EWU fell 0.03% to $34.76 on Wednesday.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Were Stronger Early on March 5

    At 4:00 AM EST on March 5, the DAX Index was trading at 11,969.59—a gain of 0.47%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) closed flat on Friday.

    By Val Kensington
  • uploads///Germany Manufacturing PMI in January
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Inside the Germany Manufacturing PMI in January 2018

    The Germany Manufacturing PMI showed improvement in January 2018. It stood at 61.1 in January 2018 compared to 63.3 in December 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Mixed Early on February 7

    At 4:00 AM EST on February 7, the DAX Index was trading at 12,446.67—a gain of 0.41%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) rose 3.1% on February 6.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets in the Morning Session on February 5

    At 5:05 AM EST on February 5, the DAX Index was trading at 12,728.08—a drop of 0.45%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) fell 2.42% on February 2.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Are Mixed in the Morning Session on January 26

    At 4:25 AM EST on January 26, the DAX Index was trading at 13,306.50—a gain of 0.06%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) fell 0.7% on January 25.

    By Val Kensington
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    Analyzing European Markets Early on January 24

    At 4:40 AM EST on January 24, the DAX Index was trading at 13,536.50—a fall of 0.17%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) rose 0.54% on January 23.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Were Stronger Early on January 23

    At 5:05 AM EST on January 23, the DAX Index was trading at 13,574.50—a rise of 0.82%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) rose 0.62% on January 22.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets in the Morning Session on January 22

    At 4:30 AM EST on January 22, the DAX Index was trading at 13,419.50—a fall of 0.1%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) rose 1.1% on January 19.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Strong Early on January 19

    At 4:45 AM EST on January 19, the DAX Index was trading at 13,387.50—a gain of 0.8%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) rose 0.58% on January 18.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Services Activity Reached 6-Year High in December

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the final Eurozone services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) showed a strong improvement in December 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Fund Managers

    What Led to Sharp Rise in Germany’s Services PMI in December 2017?

    According to data provided by Markit Economics, the final Markit Germany services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) showed a solid rise in December 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What December Service PMI Readings Say about Developed Markets

    In this series, we’ll analyze the final services PMI figures from the Eurozone, Japan, the United Kingdom (EWU), the United States (COMP-INDEX), Germany (DAX-INDEX), France, and Spain (EWP) for December 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Analyzing European Markets in the Morning Session on January 17

    At 4:55 AM EST on January 17, the DAX Index was trading at 13,224.50—a drop of 0.16%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) rose 0.14% on January 16.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Manufacturing Activity Reaches a High in December 2017

    Eurozone manufacturing activity in December According to Markit Economics, the Eurozone’s manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) rose strongly in December 2017, to 60.6 from 60.1 in November 2017. It beat the market expectation of 60.4 and marked the strongest expansion in manufacturing activity since 1997. Major Eurozone members Germany (EWG) (DAX-INDEX), France (EWQ), Spain (EWP), and Italy […]

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany’s Manufacturing Activity Reaches a Multidecade High

    Germany’s manufacturing activity in December According to Markit Economics, Germany’s manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) showed a strong rise in December 2017, rising to 63.3 from 62.5 in November 2017. The index met the market estimate of 63.3, and marked the strongest expansion in German manufacturing activity since 1995. Germany’s strong manufacturing performance in December 2017 was […]

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Key Economic Indicators Say about the Economy

    In this series, we’ll take a look at December 2017 manufacturing PMI reports for major developed regions, namely the United States (SPX-INDEX), Germany (DAX-INDEX), France, Spain, Europe, Japan, and the United Kingdom (UKX-INDEX).

    By Sarah Sands
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    European Markets Are Mixed Early on January 11

    At 3:45 AM EST on January 11, the DAX Index was trading at 13,275.50—a fall of 0.04%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) fell 0.88% on January 10.

    By Val Kensington
  • uploads///Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in December
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Index Looks in December

    According to the Centre for European Economic Research (or ZEW), the Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Index has fallen to 29.0 so far in December.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in December 2017

    According to the Centre for European Economic Research (or ZEW), the Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index is at 17.4 so far in December 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Look at Germany’s Ifo Business Climate Index in December 2017

    According to a report provided by the Ifo Institute for Economic Research, the Germany Ifo Business Climate Index is at 117.2 so far in December compared to 117.6 in November 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany Services PMI: Why It’s Falling Gradually

    The final Markit Germany Services PMI was 54.3 in November compared to 54.7 in October. It didn’t beat the preliminary market estimate of 54.9.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Manufacturing Rises at a Higher Rate in November

    Eurozone manufacturing data The Eurozone’s manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 60.1 in November, compared with 58.5 in October 2017, according to Markit Economics. The reading met the preliminary estimate of 60. Eurozone manufacturing activity rose due to increases in the following: production output new orders and export orders employment Production output and new order levels reached […]

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany’s Manufacturing Growth Signals Stronger Business Climate

    Germany’s manufacturing data in November Germany’s final manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 62.5 in November, compared with 60.6 in October 2017, according to Markit Economics. The November reading met the preliminary estimate of 62.5, and was the second-highest score since February 2011. Germany’s (DAX-INDEX) manufacturing PMI score improved due to increases in the following: new orders exports employment […]

    By Sarah Sands
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    Will the Euro Appreciate More This Week?

    The euro (FXE) closed the week ended November 21, 2017, at 1.193, appreciating 1.14% against the US dollar (UUP).

    By Ricky Cove
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    Germany’s GDP at 0.8% in 3Q17: Will It Raise Investor Sentiment?

    According to a report by the Federal Statistical Office, Germany’s GDP growth rate was 0.8% in the third quarter of 2017 compared to 0.6% growth in the second quarter of 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Consumer Confidence in Positive Zone after a Decade

    According to a report from the European Commission, the Eurozone Consumer Confidence Index stands at 0.1 so far in November compared to -1.1 in October 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    German Ifo Business Climate Rises: Are Investors Optimistic?

    According to the report provided by the Ifo Institute for Economic Research, the German Ifo Business Climate Index is 117.5 so far in November 2017 compared to 116.8 in October 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    European Markets Open Lower on November 23

    United Kingdom After falling for two consecutive trading weeks, the United Kingdom’s FTSE 100 Index started this week on a stronger note and gained in the first three trading days of the week. However, the FTSE 100 Index lost strength on Thursday and opened the day lower amid weakened global market sentiment. Market sentiment Whereas lower risk […]

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Eurozone Services PMI Weakened in October 2017

    The final Eurozone services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 55.0 in October 2017 compared to 55.8 in September 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Germany’s Services PMI Weakened in October

    The final Markit Germany’s services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 54.70 in October 2017 compared to 55.60 in September 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Charting the Steady Rise of the Eurozone’s Manufacturing PMI

    The Eurozone’s final manufacturing PMI showed solid improvement in October 2017, coming in at 58.5, compared with 58.1 in September.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What No Change in Germany’s Manufacturing PMI Could Mean for Its Economy

    Germany’s final manufacturing PMI showed no change in October, coming in at 60.6, and meeting the preliminary market estimation of 60.5.

    By Sarah Sands
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    European Markets Are Stable in the Morning Session on October 20

    After pulling back on Thursday, the FTSE 100 Index started higher on Friday and traded with stability in the morning session.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Are Strong in the Morning Session on October 18

    At 6:30 AM EST on October 18, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,538.50—a gain of 0.3%. The iShares MSCI United Kingdom (EWU) fell 0.48% on October 17.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Chart in Focus: Spain’s Services PMI in September 2017

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the final Spain services PMI stood at 56.7 in September 2017 compared to 56.0 in August.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Germany’s Services PMI Rose Strongly in September

    The iShares MSCI Germany Small-Cap ETF (EWGS), which tracks the performance of small-cap stocks in Germany, rose 3.5% in September.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany’s Rising Manufacturing Signals a Stronger Path Ahead

    According to a report by Markit Economics, Germany’s final manufacturing PMI stood at 60.60 in September 2017, compared to 59.30 in August.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Does August Eurozone Sentix Investor Confidence Indicate?

    The Eurozone Sentix Investor Confidence Index stood at 28.2 for September 2017 as compared to 27.7 in August 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Affected Germany Services PMI in August?

    According to data provided by Markit Economics, the August Germany Services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 53.5 compared with 53.1 in July 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    European Markets Are Strong Early on September 18

    At 6:15 AM EST on September 18, the FTSE 100 Index is trading at 7,230.25—a rise of 0.2%. On September 15, EWU rose 0.06% and closed at 34.53.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone’s Manufacturing PMI Indicates Healthier Economy

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the final Eurozone manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) improved in August 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Germany’s Rising Manufacturing Activity Suggests

    According to a report by Markit Economics, Germany’s final manufacturing PMI stood at 59.3 in August 2017 as compared to 58.1 in July.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Germany Ifo Business Climate Index Trended in August

    According to the Ifo Institute, the Germany Ifo Business Climate Index stood at 115.9 in August 2017 as compared to 116 in July.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Consumer Confidence Index Is Signaling a Recovery

    According to a report from the European Commission, the Eurozone Consumer Confidence Index stood at -1.5 in August compared to -1.7 in July 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Eurozone’s Flash Manufacturing PMI Could Be Signaling a Change

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the flash Eurozone manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) improved in August 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Germany’s Manufacturing Activity Was Trending in August 2017

    According to a report by Markit Economics, Germany’s flash manufacturing PMI stood at 59.4 in August 2017 as compared to 58.1 in July.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How France’s Flash Manufacturing Activity Is Trending

    According to data provided by Markit Economics, the flash Markit France manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 55.8 in August 2017 compared to 54.9 in July 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Important Economic Indicators to Watch Next Week

    The most important indicators next week are the global flash manufacturing PMIs. Manufacturing PMIs are important indicators for the economy.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in August
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did the Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Fall?

    The Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index is at ten in August 2017—compared to 17.5 in July 2017. It didn’t meet the market’s expectation of 15.0.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analyzing the Eurozone’s Inflation in July 2017

    On a year-over-year basis, the Eurozone Inflation Index was at 1.3% in July 2017—the same as in June, according to data provided by Eurostat.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Weak Early on August 17

    At 6:50 AM EST on August 17, 2017, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,405.50—a fall of 0.37%. EWU rose 0.54% to $33.68 on August 16.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Happened to Germany’s Services PMI in July?

    The July Germany Services PMI stood at 53.1, compared with 54.0 in June 2017, falling short of the preliminary market’s estimation of 53.5.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///France Services PMI in July
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Behind the France Services PMI in July

    The July France Services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 56.0 in July 2017, compared with 56.9 in June 2017, meeting the initial estimate of 55.9.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Germany Manufacturing PMI in July
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Did Germany’s Manufacturing PMI Trend in July?

    The final Markit Germany manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 58.1 in July 2017 compared to 59.6 in June 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Fell in the Week Ending on July 28

    After gaining for three consecutive trading weeks, the United Kingdom’s FTSE 100 Index pulled back in the week ending July 28.

    By Val Kensington
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