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  • The Longevity Phenomenon: Impact on the World
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Longevity Phenomenon: Impact on the World

    The longevity phenomenon has given rise to a unique problem. The world’s population is aging rapidly, which could have a negative impact on productivity and growth rates.

    By Chip Castille
  • Greek Debt Crisis 101: Getting To The Crux Of The Matter
    Miscellaneous

    Greek Debt Crisis 101: Getting To The Crux Of The Matter

    According to estimates by EuroStat, Greek debt stood at more than 315 billion euros at the end of September 2014.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany’s Business Climate Is Improving

    The Ifo Business Climate Index for Germany improved in February 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • Financials

    Assessing the currency debate surrounding the Scottish referendum

    If the Scottish referendum votes yes on September 18, it would mean that Scotland would become independent of the United Kingdom. One key issue that would arise from that would be currency. There are three lines of thought in this regard.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Retail Activity Dipped In June, HEDJ Down 2.32%

    The Eurozone’s Retail PMI (purchasing managers’ index) dipped to 50.4 in June from the 51.4 recorded in May.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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
  • Financials

    Why Scotland wants independence despite the advantages of the UK

    The United Kingdom (or UK) has sunk an awfully long way since the 19th century. But it remains the world’s sixth-largest economy and the second-largest in Europe behind Germany.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Will Become the Biggest Growth Drivers for Apple?

    Apple Watch, Apple Pay, Apple TV, and iPad Pro are niche businesses for Apple (AAPL). But these still have the potential to become big in the future.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Does the Rise in Eurozone GDP Indicate a Turning Point?

    According to a Eurostat report, Eurozone fourth quarter economic growth for 2016 expanded to 0.5% as compared to the 0.4% improvement in the previous quarter.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Germany’s ZEW Economic Sentiment Index Is Improving

    Germany’s ZEW economic sentiment index (EWG) was at 12.8 March 2017. In comparison, it stood at 10.4 in February.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Facebook Objects to Startups Using Similar Names

    Facebook had to deal with its own infringement case brought against it by a company named Timeline in 2011. The matter was settled out of court, however, and dismissed in 2013.

    By Matilda James
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    Basic Materials

    Why demand for gold may be waning around the world

    The fraction of total gold output held by central banks around the world has continued to decrease over the last decade and a sharp reversal in this trend is unlikely.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Amazon Shut Down Its Online Travel Business?

    In April, Amazon had launched its new travel and hotel service, called Amazon Destinations.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Is the United Kingdom’s Stock Market Buoyant?

    The iShares MSCI United Kingdom (EWU) rose 1.1% on Thursday, October 8. On Thursday, 82 stocks rose out of EWU’s 109 constituent stocks.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Economic Indicators Investors Should Watch Next Week

    Manufacturing reports are indicative of manufacturing activity, employment in the manufacturing sector, export orders, and production output.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did Manufacturing Activity Slow in the Eurozone?

    The manufacturing PMI in the Eurozone (EZU) fell to 52.0 in July 2016 from 52.8 in June. It was slightly above the estimated forecasts of 51.9.

    By David Meyer
  • 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

    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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    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

    Is the Eurozone’s Economic Stress Level Increasing?

    In this series, we’ll examine the Eurozone’s economic condition and its accompanying indexes.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Facebook Doesn’t Break Out Revenues for Every Country

    Facebook and Alphabet (GOOGL), the parent of Google, generate more than 50% of their revenues abroad.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Alibaba to Open Its First Cloud Data Center in India

    Amazon plans to spend $5.0 billion to build its business in India.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Opened Higher amid Improved Global Sentiment

    France’s CAC 40 Index quit falling last week and traded in a range of 5,200–5,100. This week, it opened higher amid improved global sentiment.

    By Val Kensington
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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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    Financials

    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 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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Baidu Could Monetize Self-Driving Technology

    Baidu funnels roughly 15.0% of its annual revenues, or about $1.5 billion per year, to research and development.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    Amazon Is Expected to Grow Its Market Share 16% in 5 Years

    Wall Street is largely bullish on Amazon’s (AMZN) prospects, with the stock being rated a “buy” by 48 analysts, a “hold” by five analysts, and a “sell” by only one analyst.

    By Neha Gupta
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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    German Consumer Confidence: What to Expect in 2017

    Consumer confidence in Germany rose more than expected in February 2017, reflecting the recent boost in its market performance

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany’s DAX Surged as the S&P 500 Fell Today

    Germany’s trade balance increased to $20 billion in March compared to $18.7 billion in February.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Earnings Report

    Why IBM’s Global Business Services Failed to Grow

    IBM’s GBS revenue fell by 4.3% to $4.1 billion in fiscal 1Q16. On a constant currency basis, this decline amounted to 2.3%.

    By Anne Shields
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Economic Indicators Investors Should Watch for This Week

    Economic indicators Key economic indicators investors should watch for this week are: US (SPY) services PMI data UK (EWU) services PMI data Eurozone (IEV) (VGK) services PMI data German (EWG) services PMI data Spanish services PMI data French (EWQ) services PMI data Japanese services PMI data US ADP employment data US non-farm payroll data Wrapping up […]

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple Watch Has Made Rapid Strides in the Wearables Market

    At the June 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Apple released watchOS 2, its software update for Apple Watch.

    By Puneet Sikka
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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

    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
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    Miscellaneous

    The Possible Ramifications Of A Grexit

    The possible ramifications of a Grexit include devaluation and even a complete breakdown of the currency.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Update on Qualcomm’s Patent Lawsuits against Apple

    Apple (AAPL) filed a licensing lawsuit against Qualcomm (QCOM).

    By Puja Tayal
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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
  • uploads///Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in July
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What the Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index Indicates

    The Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index was 17.5 in July 2017 compared to 18.6 in June. It didn’t meet the market expectation of 18.0.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Richard Bernstein: Falling Yields Are Testimony to Risk Aversion

    Bernstein asked a rhetorical question: “Could there be anything that suggests extreme risk aversion more than the increasing proportion of global sovereign bonds that have negative yields?”

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Rise of Factory Automation in China

    The rise of factory automation in China (GCH) has been rapid and unprecedented. China is the largest market for robots and automated parts.

    By Aberdeen Asian Equities Team
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    August PMI Reports for the Big 4: Italy, France, Spain, Germany

    Italy’s August Manufacturing PMI slipped to 53.8 level in August, down from July’s four-year-high of 55.3. The reading was well supported by an increase in new orders at manufacturers.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany’s GDP Meets Consensus, EWG Trades Lower

    Germany’s economy grew at an annual pace of 2.1% in 4Q15—in line with estimated forecasts and above growth of 1.8% in the previous quarter.

    By David Meyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    European Markets Rose, Markets Digest Trump’s Speech

    The market sentiment was revived by President Trump’s speech to Congress on February 28. President Trump pledged to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure.

    By Val Kensington
  • uploads///Germany Ifo Business Climate Index in April
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany Ifo Business Climate Index Sees Continuous Rise

    Germany’s Ifo Business Climate Index strengthened to 112.9 in April 2017 compared to 112.4 in March 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What European leaders think is best for the region

    The onus lies on European leaders to explain to their people why the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is beneficial and important.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    European Markets Are Mixed in the Early Hours on January 9

    After rising for nine consecutive trading weeks and reaching record levels, the United Kingdom’s FTSE 100 index is higher in the early hours.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    These Key Economic Indicators Were Released Last Week

    In this series, we’ll take a look at global manufacturing PMI figures and the US jobs report for September 2016.

    By Sarah Sands
  • Financials

    Why slow growth and low inflation could mean persistent low rates

    A drastic drop in growth rates came after the U.S. technology (XLK) bubble burst in 2000. The U.S. economy hasn’t regained the 7% nominal GDP growth rate since then.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Financials

    Why are investors becoming bearish for Greek bonds and stocks?

    After four years under a rescue program by the IMF, the EU, and ECB, Athens has largely repaired its finances.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Why Scotland’s future is important to the UK and the rest of Europe

    The Scottish economy stands firmly on four pillars: financial services, tourism, whisky, and oil. Scotland is one of Europe’s leading financial centers and the second financial hub in the United Kingdom outside of London.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    The key arguments of the Yes campaign of the Scottish referendum

    The voting result of the Scottish Referendum, due September 18, will have a direct bearing on Scotland, the United Kingdom, and the 28-member European Union as a whole.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Why low inflation in Europe clashes with US monetary policy

    Earlier this year, given the growing risk of deflation in Europe, the European Central Bank (or ECB) further eased monetary policy. Included in its actions was a move to push short-term deposit rates into negative territory.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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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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    Financials

    Gundlach Looks for Evidence that Negative Rates May Support Markets

    With developed markets such as Japan (EWJ) and Europe (FEZ) (VGK) resorting to negative rates, it only makes investing sense to analyze how negative rates stand to affect stock markets.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Why Scotland’s referendum could affect global businesses

    Warnings and announcements are being made by major banks—including Lloyds, TSB, and the Royal Bank of Scotland—to move their registered offices and some operations to England in the event of a separation.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Technology & Communications

    Why Oracle Continues to Be the Undisputed Leader of the DBMS Space

    The DBMS (database management systems) space grew 8.7% to $35.9 billion and is expected to be a $50-billion market by 2017.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Amazon’s Business Prime Service Matters

    Amazon (AMZN) recently expanded its corporate-focused e-commerce offerings with the launch of its Amazon Prime version for businesses.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Consumer

    German GDP, China Data, Yield Curve Inversion Spook Markets

    German GDP fell in the second quarter, igniting recession fears. Chinese economic data released earlier today also stoked fears of a slowdown.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    The US May Delay Auto Tariffs on Europe—Is China Listening?

    Today, Bloomberg reported that Trump could postpone tariffs on auto imports by six months. The Trump administration is planning tariffs on auto imports on the basis of an alleged threat to national security.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Markets Spooked as Yield Curve Inverts for First Time since 2007

    The Treasury yield curve turned negative on March 22. The ten-year yield fell below the three-month yield for the first time since 2007.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Consumer

    Mario Draghi: Is another ‘Whatever It Takes’ Moment at Hand?

    Today, we got another round of dismal data points from Europe (VGK)(EZU). According to a Markit survey, Germany’s (EWG) March PMI Composite Output Index fell to a 69-month low of 51.5.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Consumer

    Weak Eurozone PMI Data Rattle Markets, Gold Gains

    On March 22, gold prices have been gaining due to safe-haven bids led by weaker-than-expected economic data from the Eurozone (HEDJ).

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why the FTC’s Lawsuit against Qualcomm Is Important for Investors

    This year will be an important one for Qualcomm, as its trial against the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) is set to begin.

    By Puja Tayal
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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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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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    Miscellaneous

    Why SAP Acquired Coresystems

    On June 5, German-based (EWG) SAP AG (SAP) announced its acquisition of CoreSystems.

    By Anne Shields
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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

    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

    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: 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

    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

    What Are the Implications of Iran Nuclear Deal Exit?

    In this series, we’ll analyze how the US exit from the Iran deal has affected markets and how recent developments could affect oil prices and volatility.

    By Ricky Cove
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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

    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 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

    Why the European Central Bank Is Optimistic about Growth

    At its April 26 meeting, the ECB’s (European Central Bank) governing council sounded optimistic about the European Union’s growth momentum.

    By Ricky Cove
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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 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

    German Ifo Business Climate Index Signals Weakness Ahead

    According to the Ifo Institute for Economic Research, the German Ifo business climate index is currently at 114.7, compared with 115.4 in February 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Consumer Confidence Weakens

    According to the European Commission, the Eurozone consumer confidence index has remained at 0.1 in March 2018, unchanged from February 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Earnings Report

    Why BlackBerry Filed a Lawsuit against Facebook

    On March 6, BlackBerry (BB) sued Facebook (FB) on allegations that Facebook has infringed on seven technology patents.

    By Adam Rogers
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