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    Fund Managers

    The European Union Is Falling Apart: George Soros

    Soros remarked, “the European Union is falling apart,” when he was interviewed by Bloomberg TV on January 22. He also sees an impending collapse in Russia.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Employment Numbers Are this Week’s Center of Attention

    Strong non-farm employment required to maintain any rate hike hopes Non-farm employment changes are one of the most important indicators the US Fed considers in deciding on monetary policy. May non-farm employment changes hit a multi-year low, which took away all probabilities of a June hike. Check out the following article for further detail on May’s […]

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the FOMC, BoJ, and EBA Will Drive Markets This Week

    In terms of the major macro data release from the United States (VOO) (QQQ), it would be the FOMC monetary policy release on July 27. 2016.

    By David Meyer
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    Financials

    George Soros: Brexit May Spark Disintegration in the European Union

    With the Brexit vote, the European Union’s disintegration has already begun. The pound is already at historic lows against the US dollar (UUP).

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    Structural Issues with the EU Could Lead to Further Referendums

    Many European countries want the ability to print their own money and come to their own aid instead of going to the ECB (European Central Bank).

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Euro Bears the Brunt of ECB Policy Announcement

    The most visible impact of the ECB (European Central Bank) claiming that it had neither discussed extending its asset purchase program nor any tapering of it was on the euro (FXE).

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Italian Banks Led Gains in European Markets

    Critical European markets (DBEU) were all trading on a positive note on August 23, 2016. The rise was led by the Italian FTSE MIB.

    By David Meyer
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    Fund Managers

    How Will Brexit Affect the European Union?

    When asked about the impact of Brexit on the world economy, Troy Gayeski said that Brexit will create a bigger problem for the European Union than for the world economy.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    Monetary Policy Statement: Why the ECB Kept Rates Unchanged

    The ECB decided to keep the key rates unchanged in the monetary policy review on July 21, 2016. The pound was the major loser among the currencies.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Were the United Kingdom’s Growth Forecasts Slashed?

    Looking at the change in growth forecasts in advanced economies, the United Kingdom suffered the largest downward revision of estimates.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Central Bank Will Be in the Limelight This Week

    The major event of the macro calendar of the week starting July 18 will be the ECB’s (European Central Bank) monetary policy meeting on July 21, 2016.

    By David Meyer
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    Miscellaneous

    What Has Impacted the Global Financial Markets in 2016?

    Apart from crude oil prices, it was China (FXI) (YINN) whose shaky economic fundamentals resulted in panic in global financial markets.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    UK Construction PMI Contracts Due to Uncertain Brexit Implications

    The United Kingdom’s construction PMI (purchasing managers’ index) came in at 46 for June—compared to 51.2 in the previous month.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is the Rebound in Global Markets Sustainable?

    The SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF (FEZ) rose by 2.6%. The United Kingdom’s (FKU) FTSE 100 was among the leaders in European markets. It rose by 2.6%.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Do Asian Indexes Point to a Recovery in Global Markets?

    Critical Asian indexes were trading on a mixed note on June 27 with the Japanese and Chinese indexes leading the gains. The Nikkei 225 posted a significant gain of 2.4%, while the Dow Jones Shanghai Index rose by 1.5%.

    By David Meyer
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    Miscellaneous

    Country ETFs: Investors Caught Off-Guard

    US Treasury yields tumbled to new lows post-Brexit as market participants bought into the relative safety of US Treasury bonds.

    By Meikel Mokry
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Focus on Brexit, Volatility Expected to Rise in the Coming Week

    This week, the markets will focus on Europe as citizens of the UK decide whether Brexit should pass in the June 23 referendum. There will be a minimal release of data from the US after a jam-packed schedule last week, led by the Federal Reserve meeting.

    By David Meyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why China Is Churning Out More Steel This Year

    China produced 70.5 million metric tons of steel products in May 2016, according to data released by China’s National Bureau of Statistics.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    New Zealand Monetary Policy: Upcoming Event in Macro Calendar

    The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is scheduled to have its monetary policy meeting on June 9, 2016. The Markets were initially expecting a rate cut of 25 basis points, but they’ve revised the forecast.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Market Flat as Investors Await G7 Leaders’ Brexit Views

    Major European indexes (DBEU) were trading with caution on May 26, 2016, as they awaited G7 leaders’ views on the Brexit referendum.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Asian Markets Mixed, Yen Falls, Europe Gains, and Crude Rises

    The major Asian markets (AAXJ) were trading on a contrasting note on May 9 as they were affected by negative sentiments from the previous week’s US payrolls. This was offset by the statement by Japan’s finance minister, Taro Aso, that intervention may be in order if the yen’s volatility persists.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why European Indexes Were Mixed Today as News Swayed Markets

    European indexes (DBEU) were trading on a mixed note in today’s early trading hours as the European Central Bank’s (or ECB) monetary policy inaction and the Eurozone purchasing managers’ index moved markets.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why European Indexes Fell despite a Decent PMI Release

    Critical European indexes continued their downward trajectory on April 1, 2016. The European indexes had a weak opening as they seemed to follow the Asian markets, which were also on a Japan-led downslide.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Indexes Were Mixed as Crude Oil Futures Fell

    Critical European markets were all trading on a mixed note with a slight negative bias on March 23, 2016, at 2:00 PM EST. FEZ fell by 0.13% at 2:00 PM EST.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Asian, European Indexes Traded with Caution ahead of FOMC Meeting

    Critical European indexes (DBEU) were trading on a mixed note on March 16, 2016, at 11:00 AM EST.

    By David Meyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investing in Europe, Japan: Better to Hedge Than Live on the Edge

    It’s better to hedge than live on the edge. To reduce currency risk and benefit from potential growth opportunities globally, you can use hedged equity currency ETFs.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Look for Pockets of Value within Emerging Markets

    Emerging markets (ABE)(FEO) as a whole may not be attractive. Where can you find value within emerging markets?

    By Hugh Young
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Hedged Equity Funds: Must-Knows for Foreign Investment

    In order to reduce currency risk and benefit from potential growth opportunities globally, you can use hedged equity currency ETFs.

    By Renee Blakely
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