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How the World Is Dealing with the Climate Challenge
Extreme climate change events hamper productivity, thus affecting industries such as agriculture, fishing, energy, trade, transportation, and tourism.
Markets Extend Rally on Stimulus Hopes, FTSE 100 Remains Flat
The FTSE 100, the United Kingdom’s major index (EWU), has been on rising trend after the sharp fall for two days following the Brexit referendum.
Outlook Projections: IMF Cuts Global Growth Forecasts
The IMF cut its global economic growth forecasts, according to the latest IMF World Economic Output Update dated July 19. The cut in forecasts was expected.
Why Are Global Markets Range Bound?
The contrasting movement among the global markets was primarily due to caution ahead of the Bank of England’s monetary policy release on July 14.
Labeled Green Bonds’ Significance to Investors
Global climate leaders have set a $1 trillion target for green finance by 2020, which would require a tenfold increase in global green bonds issuance.
What to Consider When Looking at Climate-Related Risks
Scientists believe that global warming could have added to the devastating El Niño effect worldwide.
Country ETFs: Once Again, It’s EEM!
Those who recognized the upside potential in emerging market equities in early 2016 are likely already in the “hangover stage” of celebrating sizable YTD (year-to-date) returns.
Country ETFs: Hungry Emerging Market Bulls
Investor appetite for emerging market exposure has been growing steadily, and last week’s fund flows showed that emerging market bulls are still hungry.
ETF Flows in 30 Seconds: 5 Things That Matter
Last week‘s ETF fund flows showed the beginning of a remarkable shift in investor behavior and asset allocation.
Category Flows: ETF Construction Matters!
The iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF (ITOT) saw by far the largest inflows within our ETF universe last week.
Analyzing Scenarios in the IMF’s Report: What to Expect
The IMF looks at two risk scenarios for estimating the growth forecasts in case of increased risks. The two new scenarios are “downside” and “severe.”
Why Did the Bank of England Relax Regulatory Requirements?
The BOE (Bank of England) released the Financial Stability Report on July 5, 2016. It warned multiple times about the repercussions of a Brexit.
Weak Data Puts Downward Pressure on European Indexes
On July 6, major European indexes were trading lower for the second day. The fall in the indexes was led by the Italian FTSE MIB and the UK-based FTSE 100.
Are Global Indexes Pointing to a Weak Start for US Markets?
The fall in European markets was led by the German DAX and the French CAC 40—they fell by 1.3% and 1.4%, respectively.
Asian Markets Rise as Australian Housing Data Disappoint
Key Asian indexes (AAXJ) were trading higher on July 4. This week, the major data release on the Asian front will be Australian monetary policy.
Does the FTSE 100 Reflect the United Kingdom’s Economic Sentiment?
The FTSE 100 had a rollercoaster ride in the previous month. The index fell to a low of 5,788.74 on the day of the United Kingdom’s referendum results.
FTSE 100 Leads the Gains in Global Markets
On June 29, the rise in European indexes was led by the United Kingdom’s index FTSE 100. It suffered the most since Brexit. The FTSE 100 rose by 3.6%.
Climate-Proofing Your Portfolio: Challenges and Opportunities
Climate-proofing your portfolio may indeed be a challenge. The key may be not trying to pick the winners but trying to avoid the losers.