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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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scenario Analysis: What to Expect after the Brexit Vote
If negotiations after the Brexit vote pave a tough road for the United Kingdom, then other countries will be forced to rethink a referendum.
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.
Why the Bank of England Decided to Keep Rates Unchanged
The Bank of England kept interest rates unchanged at 0.5%. The asset purchase program was also unchanged at 375 billion pounds.
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.
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).
Is the Brexit Vote the Beginning of a Movement?
Popular opinion holds that the Brexit referendum has opened the gates for other such votes in the future.
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).
Investors Shift Their Focus to the UK—What Lies Ahead?
In this series, we’ll look at some asset managers’ perspectives on the Brexit vote and its effect on the Market. We’ll identify factors that could lead to similar votes, and we’ll discuss what lies ahead for the UK.
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.
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 […]
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%.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
Inside the World Bank’s Growth Expectations for the Eurozone
The World Bank has lowered its expected growth rate for the Eurozone to 1.6% in 2016 and in 2017—0.1 percentage point lower than January’s projection.
What’s Driving UK and New Zealand Outperformance?
Major European indexes were mostly trading on a negative bias on June 8, 2016. In contrast, the UK FTSE 100 rose 0.27%.
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.
Early Morning Update: DAX Led European Indexes
Major European indexes (DBEU) posted significant gains early on June 7, 2016.
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.
Strong German Data Helps European Markets Extend Gains
The major European indexes (DBEU) extended their gains from the previous day on May 25, 2016. The rise was primarily attributed to the strong release of German data.
European Markets Rise, Bank of England Keeps Rates Unchanged
Critical European markets were trading higher on May 12, 2016. The BoE (Bank of England) unanimously decided to keep rates unchanged at the record low.
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.
European Indexes Are Broadly Lower after Mixed PMI Release
Major European markets continued to fall on May 4. They were impacted by the Eurozone composite PMI release and the United Kingdom’s construction PMI.
European Markets Trade Lower, United Kingdom’s PMI Disappoints
Major European markets were trading with a negative bias on May 3. The European markets failed to build on the slight rise in the Asian indexes in late trade.
Why Mixed Data Didn’t Inspire the Stock Markets
Critical European markets (DBEU) continued to fall on April 29. The contrasting data release from the Eurozone added more uncertainty for investors.
Why European Indexes Are Falling while the Pound Rises
European markets (DBEU) were trading negatively today as the German business climate fell short of expectations.
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.
European Indexes Falling as Investors Await ECB Press Conference
European indexes (DBEU) were trading with a slight positive bias this morning after an announcement from the European Central Bank or ECB about its decision to keep rates unchanged.
Major European Indexes Traded Lower as Crude Oil Prices Fell
Critical European indexes (DBEU) (HEDJ) were on a downward trajectory on April 7. Global growth concerns remain as crude oil (UCO) futures fell by over 2%.
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.
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.
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.
Why the British Pound Hit 7-Year Lows
The United Kingdom’s FTSE 100 fell by 1.9%. The looming exit of the United Kingdom (or Brexit) from the European Union weighed on investor sentiment.
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.
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.
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?
EU Equities See Outflows on Lower Industrial Production
In the week ending September 11, EU equities (EFA) saw total outflows of $309 million—compared to inflows of $1 billion in the previous week.
Hedged Equity ETFs and Macro Influences
The fluctuations in the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity ETF (HEDJ) and the Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity ETF (DBEU) have been narrower…
HEDJ Continues to Outperform DBEU So Far in 2015
The YTD (year-to-date) return was 16.18% for HEDJ and 7.79% for DBEU. The yearly returns for HEDJ and DBEU were 15.87% and 6.16%, respectively.
HEDJ and DBEU: A Must-Read Investment Comparison
The holdings in the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity ETF (HEDJ) total 133, whereas the total is 451 for the Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity ETF (DBEU).
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.