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    Miscellaneous

    What Does the UK Really Have to Gain from Exiting the EU?

    The EU’s light immigration laws allow young talent to work across the EU, but with more immigrants entering the UK, local citizens have less access to jobs.

    By Sarah Sands
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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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    UK Industrial Production Regained Strength in August

    With a rise in mining and quarrying activities, the UK industrial production index rose by 1% in August 2015 against a fall of 0.3% in July.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    UK’s Manufacturing PMI at 3-Year High: Is Brexit Fear Overdone?

    The United Kingdom Manufacturing PMI hit a three-year high in April 2017. It stood at 57.3 compared to 54.2 in March.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Rise in Household Spending Provided Respite for UK Economic Growth

    With household spending gathering pace, it could be an important growth driver for the United Kingdom’s economic growth.

    By Lara Sheldon
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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
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Putting Apple’s $1 Billion Content Budget into Perspective

    Services contributed 16% of revenue Apple (AAPL) generated $24 billion from its Services business in fiscal 2016, and aims to double the revenue in four years. In fiscal 3Q17, Apple’s Services division contributed $7.3 billion in revenue, up 22% from a year earlier, and making up 16.1% of the quarter’s total revenue. Apple’s Services business consists of offerings […]

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Are Google’s Local Inventory Ads Helping Retailers?

    Seeing the success of local inventory ads, Google has expanded them to all major economies outside the United States, including the United Kingdom (EWU), France, Germany, Japan, and Australia.

    By Puneet Sikka
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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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Travis Perkins Rebounded, Led EWU by 5.09%

    Travis Perkins was at the top of the iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF on October 23, 2015, as analysts showed positivity toward the construction industry.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Financials

    Once Again, Soros Makes Money off the UK’s Woes

    Four days before the UK (EWU) decided to leave the European Union (VGK), Soros warned the markets of a “Black Friday” and a crash in the pound.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will France’s Manufacturing PMI Speed Up Economic Growth?

    According to data provided by Markit Economics, the final Markit France Manufacturing PMI was 51.7 in November 2016 compared to 51.8 in October.

    By Sarah Sands
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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

    Bank of England Stands Pat on Interest Rates

    The Bank of England decided not to cut its interest rates to new record lows when it met on July 14, 2016. The country’s central bank was under pressure to act.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Germany’s ZEW Economic Sentiment Index Fell in June 2017

    Germany’s ZEW Economic Sentiment Index (EWG) fell to 18.6 in June 2017, compared to 20.6 in May.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Technology & Communications

    Will Higher Prices Hamper iPhone X Sales?

    Apple’s iPhone X not only carries the same price in dollars as it does in British pounds but also represents the most expensive iPhone ever.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    British Pound on Downward Slope since Brexit Vote

    Since the British Brexit referendum on June 23, 2016, the British pound (FXB) has been nervous.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    After Microsoft R3CV Deal, Bank of Ireland Shared Blockchain Trial

    On April 5, 2016, the Bank of Ireland (IREBY) stated that in collaboration with Deloitte, the bank has successfully finished a joint proof-of-concept blockchain trial.

    By Anne Shields
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    UK Stock Market Stymies Awaiting a US Rate Hike in September

    September 4 saw rises in none of the 109 constituent stocks of the EWU. The Fed’s rate-hike indecision impacted UK investors.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Consumer

    Why Is Amazon Opening Physical Bookstores?

    According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, the global book market could grow to $121.1 billion by 2020, up from $114.8 billion in 2016.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    UK Services PMI, Draghi’s Reassurance Lifted EWU by 0.06%

    Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, reaffirmed the ECB’s plan to provide a fresh monetary stimulus in December to boost inflation in the region if needed.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will UK’s 2Q17 Growth Strengthen Investor Sentiment?

    The UK’s 2Q17 economic growth surprised the market with a rise of 0.3% as compared to a 0.2% rise in the first quarter of 2017.

    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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Uptrend Continues in Mining Stocks

    The uptrend in mining stocks continued on October 2, 2015, as 85 of 109 stocks in the iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF returned positive gains on the day.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How the Event Driven Index Provided Returns in a Flat Market

    The Barclay Event Driven Index outperformed other indexes in April 2016, providing a return of 2.3%. Year-to-date, the index had returned 2.6% as of April 30.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    Which Sectors in the UK Will the ‘Brexit’ Decision Affect Most?

    The financial sector has contributed heavily to the UK economy. Financial institutions like HSBC and Barclays will face challenges doing business in the EU.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    VanEck International Investors Gold Fund Seeks Global Exposure

    The actively managed VanEck International Investors Gold Fund (INIVX) affords investors the opportunity to add gold mining exposure through a more specialized approach.

    By VanEck
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    Earnings Report

    Will BHP Billiton Borrow to Maintain Progressive Dividends in 2016?

    During its AGM on October 22, BHP highlighted its commitment to a strong, stable balance sheet, specifying that it won’t put its “A” credit rating at risk.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    British Pound Rallies on Strong Inflation Numbers

    On August 18, the annualized CPI showed an increase of 0.1% and beat the forecasts. The clothing and footwear sector drove the increase in inflation.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Contracting Manufacturing Activity Pressures UK Stocks

    With the economic slowdown, a reduction in imports—especially oil—by China has become inevitable, affecting many of its trading partner countries. Consequently, trades of these countries with the UK may be affected.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Basic Materials

    How ArcelorMittal Fared in 1Q18

    ArcelorMittal (MT), the world’s largest steel producer, reported revenues of $19.2 billion for 1Q18, the highest since 3Q14.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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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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    Basic Materials

    ArcelorMittal: Better Days from Higher European Steel Production?

    According to the World Steel Association, global steel production was 143.2 million metric tons in July 2017, which is 6.3% higher than July 2016.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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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

    Bank of England Raises Interest Rate to 0.50%

    The BOE (Bank of England) in its November meeting increased its benchmark interest rates from 0.25% to 0.50%.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Tullow Oil Leads EWU by 1.30%, EWU Down by 0.52%

    Although oil prices rose across the US and the UK markets, along with the US oil inventory’s fall—which greatly benefited the energy sector—EWU dipped on August 31.

    By Renee Blakely
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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

    Modi’s Moment: Promises and Accomplishments

    India (PIN) has strengthened its ties with Asian powerhouses (GRR) like Japan (JEQ) (EWJ) and Singapore (SGF).

    By Aberdeen Closed-End Funds
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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    HSBC Might Cut Jobs after CEO’s Exit

    After CEO John Flint’s exit, HSBC might cut thousands of jobs—mainly seniors executives. Noel Quinn will serve as an interim CEO.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Snapshot of the UK Economy and Its Prospects

    The UK economy thrives on its robust financial sector, which is boosted by revenues generated from the North Sea, a region rich in energy resources.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Pound Sterling Rose Slightly Due to the Sustained Euro Sell-Off

    The pound sterling ended on a slightly positive note against the US dollar on November 17, even though the inflation levels fell on an annual basis in October.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    EWU Rises as Bank of England Holds Firm on Interest Rates

    The Bank of England’s MPC voted to hold interest rates at 0.5%, which strengthened the pound sterling against the euro and dollar. The EWU rose by 0.89%.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    SABMiller Rises 1.30% on Proposed Takeover Bid by Anheuser-Busch

    SABMiller (SAB) gained 1.30% and topped the iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF (EWU) on September 28.

    By Renee Blakely
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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 UK’s Services PMI in September 2017

    The final UK services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 53.6 in September 2017 compared to 53.2 in August 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Financials

    How Brexit Could Impact GDP, Capital Flows, and Growth in the UK

    According to the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook Database, the UK’s GDP was $2.7 trillion in 2015.

    By Surbhi Jain
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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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The UK’s Economy: Will It Be a Rough Road Ahead?

    Economic growth in the United Kingdom (EWU) in the first quarter of 2017 was 0.30% compared to a 0.70% growth in 4Q16.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    Will ArcelorMittal Continue to Ride High?

    ArcelorMittal has a mean one-year price target of $10.45. It represents 28.2% upside compared to the closing prices on April 7, 2017.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Glencore’s Upcoming Debt Maturities: Key Investor Takeaways

    Between June 30, 2016, and December 2017, Glencore has debt maturities of $5.8 billion.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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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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    Basic Materials

    How Glencore Plans to Allocate Capital amid Strong Finances

    Glencore’s (GLEN-L) financial position has improved greatly since 2015, when concerns over near-term debt maturities—coupled with falling commodity prices—triggered a massive sell-off in the stock.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    How IBM’s iX Unit Could Get a Big Boost from Bluewolf Group

    After the Bluewolf acquisition is finalized, the company will become part of IBM’s iX, or Interactive Experience, unit.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Key Drivers Impacting Under Armour’s Future Financial Performance

    The impact of adverse forex movements on UA’s financial performance may be mitigated somewhat by the stronger retail environment in Europe.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    UK Stock Market Perturbed by Global Concerns

    The UK stock market is being affected by global concerns about sustainability, financial recovery, global consumption, commodities, and basic materials.

    By Renee Blakely
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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

    EWU Managed Slight Gains following the Rise in Oil Prices

    EWU gained 0.06% on November 24, 2015, boosted by the rally in energy stocks that followed tension in the Middle East and concerns of terrorism threats.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Did the UK Election Impact Its Services PMI in June 2017?

    The final UK Services PMI stood at 53.4 in June 2017 compared to 53.8 in May. The figure didn’t meet the market expectation of 53.5.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    UK Stock Market Upbeat as EWU Closes with a Gain of 2.31%

    The UK stock market cheered owing to positive rallies across the Asian and US stock markets. The iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF (EWU) rose by 2.31%.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Sharp Fall in Crude Oil Pulled UK Inflation Down to 0

    The ONS stated on Tuesday, September 15, that the annual inflation rate fell back to zero in August. The lower fuel prices are one of the reasons behind it.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Earnings Report

    Why Amazon Poses a Threat to Tech Guns Microsoft and Oracle

    By the end of 2016, Amazon is expected to add ~1,000 new features and services to AWS, which will compare favorably to the 722 features it added in 2015.

    By Anne Shields
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Should Investors Be Concerned about a Grexit?

    Grexit might not precipitate a financial contagion, but the possibility of a political contagion is very likely. Spain and Italy may decide to follow suit.

    By Heidi Richardson
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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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    ECB Leaves Rates Unchanged, Stimulus Levels Still Constant

    The ECB (European Central Bank) kept interest rates unchanged at 0% on June 2, 2016. Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, hinted at optimism for growth in the Eurozone economy.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Look inside the UK’s Election Outcome

    The much-awaited UK (EWU) general election happened on June 8, 2017, and exit polls showed that the ruling Conservative party fell short of gaining the majority vote.

    By Sarah Sands
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    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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    Miscellaneous

    The British Pound after Brexit: Inside the Astounding 30-Year Low

    On Friday, June 24, when the UK announced it would exit the EU, the pound fell to a 30-year low.

    By Sarah Sands
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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    South Korean Authorities Raided Apple Offices

    Although South Korea’s probe into Apple might appear to be typical regulatory action, some critics see a protectionist agenda.

    By Ruchi Gupta
  • 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

    Immediate Impact of the Brexit Result: Volatility Up, Markets Down

    The Brexit results that came out on June 23, 2016, in favor of the Leave vote contributed significantly to market uncertainty and price volatility.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Brexit Decision

    To understand how the Brexit result stands to impact your portfolio or your willingness to invest in the United Kingdom, a cost-benefit analysis is pertinent.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    Will Brexit Weaken the UK’s Competitive Advantage over the US?

    On Brexit, import restrictions and tariff quotas currently applicable to importers in the UK and foreign businesses that export to the UK are set to change.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    What’s Been Helping the UK GDP after the Brexit Vote?

    After the Brexit decision, services were a positive factor, while production ended up to be a drag on GDP.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Miscellaneous

    A Perfect Storm Brewing in EU with Brexit: Is Gold the Answer?

    The United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union (HEDJ) in March. A Withdrawal Agreement has yet to be approved by both the UK and European parliaments if the UK is to leave in a planned and orderly way.

    By Anuradha Garg
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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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    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

    What’s Driving the British Pound Lower against the US Dollar?

    The British pound (FXB) depreciated against the US dollar (UUP) for the fifth week in the last six weeks.

    By Ricky Cove
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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

    Services PMIs for April: What They Signal for Developed Markets

    In this series, we’ll analyze how the services activities of major developed nations were trending in April.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Could It Be Time to Sell the British Pound?

    The British pound (FXB) was unchanged against the US dollar (UUP) last week despite the dollar’s rally stalling, possibly due to the BOE’s (Bank of England) move to leave policy rates unchanged.

    By Ricky Cove
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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

    Could the Bank of England Postpone Hiking Rates?

    The British pound (FXB) depreciated 1.8% against the US dollar (UUP) in April, and has depreciated 1.9% so far in May.

    By Ricky Cove
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