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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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    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
  • uploads///Germany Ifo Business Climate Index in February
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany’s Business Climate Is Improving

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

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///UK Manufacturing PMI in April
    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

    Why European Politics Are Likely To Take Center Stage in 2015

    After a year with relatively less drama, European politics are likely to return to center stage next year.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • 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
  • 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
  • uploads///GDP Growth in the Eurozone Is Steady
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Developed Markets Offer Value after the Rout

    Developed markets are offering value. The Eurozone has come out of the recession and is seeing some green shoots of growth.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • uploads///The WTI and the dollar index move in opposite directions
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Strengthening US Dollar Has Affected Oil Prices

    Weak global demand and a strengthening dollar have affected oil prices.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • uploads///Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in March
    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
  • uploads///Consumer credit in Australia is burgeoning
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Consumption Will Remain Soft in Australia

    Much like US consumers, Australian consumers are in the process of repairing their balance sheets.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • uploads///The Euro has been weakening against the US dollar since March
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Weaker Euro Could Lead to Inflation in Europe

    A weaker euro could lead to inflation in Europe. The depreciation in the euro was initially due to the appreciation in the dollar.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Are Tougher Days ahead for Global Equities?
    Real Insights

    Are Tougher Days ahead for Global Equities?

    The IMF revealed that emerging Asia is expected to grow ~6.5% in 2018 and 2019.

    By VanEck
  • uploads///China PMI
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Slower Growth Has a Silver Lining!

    Slower growth has a silver lining: the potential for greater monetary and fiscal stimulus.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • uploads/// Global Growth
    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are the Rate Hike Implications for Emerging Markets?

    An interest rate hike in the United States (IVV) is likely to pose a huge challenge to emerging markets.

    By Richard Turnill
  • uploads///Job creation has been robust in the US
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why An Improving Economy Is Good For The Dollar

    This article discusses the ways in which an improving economy is good for the dollar.

    By Amy Belew
  • uploads///British Pounds Performance During Various Events
    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
  • uploads///Dividend funds give you cushion during volatility
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    High-Dividend Emerging Market Funds Offer A Cushion

    High-dividend emerging market funds offer a cushion when you face market volatility.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Manufacturing Up in November: Will ECB Boost Stimulus?

    In line with the flash estimate, the Eurozone manufacturing PMI rose to 52.8 in November 2015, up 0.5 points from the 52.3 reading in October.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Industrials

    Markets Look at US-China Trade Talks as Slowdown Concerns Multiply

    Today, another round of trade talks started in Beijing.

    By Anuradha Garg
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    France’s Manufacturing Rose in June: Macron Magic?

    According to data provided by Markit Economics, the final Markit France manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 54.8 in June 2017, compared to 53.8 in May 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Consumer

    Strong Economy and a Rate Cut: Can Trump Have It Both Ways?

    Today, President Donald Trump told reporters, “Our country’s doing unbelievably well economically.”

    By Anuradha Garg
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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

    IMF’s Economic Growth Expectations for Eurozone Largely the Same

    In its recent update, the International Monetary Fund’s economic growth projections for the Eurozone, including Lithuania, are unchanged at 1.5% for 2015.

    By David Ashworth
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    Miscellaneous

    The Falling Demand For Oil, Impact On Prices

    With China in a less oil-intensive stage of development, the demand for oil could stay low for a while.

    By Jeffrey Rosenberg
  • Earnings Report

    Why some bad news may be good news for international stocks

    Bad news may be good news for international stocks. Europe is struggling with deflationary headwinds and Japan is suffering under the burden of last April’s hike in the consumption tax.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone grants bailout extension to Greece

    Europe-tracking ETFs gained significantly from February 19 to February 24, when the bailout extension to Greece was approved.

    By Surbhi Jain
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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
  • uploads///Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in March
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Index Has Fallen

    According to the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), the Eurozone ZEW economic sentiment index is at 13.4, compared with 29.3 in February 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Beyond the Ephemeral: Pay Attention to Demographics

    Lost in all the chatter about interest rates is a structural phenomenon that may be of far greater significance: demographics.

    By Rick Rieder
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Europe’s Manufacturing PMI Is Steady in April: Signals Recovery

    In April, the Eurozone’s PMI was 52—down from 52.2 in March. However, Europe’s manufacturing PMI held above 50 for almost two years.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Where Are Opportunities in the Current Economic Environment?

    There are still pockets of value in US markets. Investors can look to the financial and technology sectors for opportunities in the current economic environment.

    By Jeffrey Rosenberg
  • Financials

    Reactions to and implications of the carbon tax repeal

    The prices of electricity and retail gas in Australia have increased over the years. According to the Australia Bureau of Statistics, from June, 2007, to December, 2012, average electricity prices increased by 70%.

    By Mike Kane
  • uploads///Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in October
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How the Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Index Looked in October

    According to a report by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), the Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Index fell to 26.7 so far in October compared to 31.7 in September.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    When to Expect a Liftoff in Rates

    San Francisco Fed president John Williams noted that the Fed’s ability to hold off a liftoff in rates is “more limited” than its ability to tighten. A rate hike could be expected in September if the economy continues to grow in the next two months.

    By Rick Rieder
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    Earnings Report

    How Much Did the Freescale Acquisition Impact NXP Semiconductors’ Balance Sheet?

    As of December 31, 2015, NXP Semiconductors’ cash reserves stood at $1.6 billion, and its long-term debt stood at $8.6 billion.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Points of Contention: The Restructuring and Reform Dilemma

    There are several major points of contention related to the structural reforms. Money may change hands before they’re resolved.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Miscellaneous

    The Next Act In The Greek Political Drama

    The stage is set for the next act in the Greek political drama. With the anti-austerity Syriza firmly at the helm of affairs, it will be a turbulent ride for the Eurozone.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Greece still in the headlines, this time a bailout extension

    In this series, we’ll explore Greece’s recent bailout extension granted by Eurozone ministers to see how it could impact your investments in the Eurozone.

    By Surbhi Jain
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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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    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
  • uploads///Brazilian Economy Witnessing Contraction Due To Fall in Commodity Prices and Political Turmoil
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Is David Rubenstein Optimistic about Brazil?

    The Brazilian economy is experiencing contraction due to a fall in commodity prices and the political turmoil. The commodities market is one of Brazil’s most important growth drivers.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in August
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Fell after a Year

    According to a report by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), the Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Index fell to 29.3 in August.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Greek Referendum That Shook the World

    For the past week, the Greek referendum has been a major source of volatility and worry for global markets. Referendum results came in on Sunday, July 5, and the Greeks gave a resounding “no” to the bailout terms.

    By Shelly Vinson
  • uploads///Year to Date Returns for Various ETFs
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Consider Overseas Stock Exposure as the Rate Hike Looms

    Consider overseas stock exposure, as US markets look less attractive. Chinese stocks gave returns of 17% YTD. This is due to excess liquidity in equities.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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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
  • Financials

    Must-know: Divergence is the new trend in the global economy

    Economic growth is strengthening in some parts of the world, while it’s slipping in others. In other words, as I mentioned in a post earlier this week, the major trend in the global economy is one of increasing divergence, rather than slower growth.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Did Greece Get Here? The Origins of the Crisis

    Crisis has embroiled Greece for more than half a decade. The once prosperous economy has been reduced to shambles and is teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. How did Greece get here?

    By Shelly Vinson
  • Financials

    3 reasons why the US dollar should strengthen in 2014

    But while the currency has been range bound for the past two years, there are three reasons why I would expect a stronger dollar over the next year.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    Must-know: American stocks have outshone the rest so far in 2014

    Although better economic data over the next few months could support stocks, negative cues from Europe, the Middle East, or China could send stocks tumbling.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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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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    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
  • uploads///Overview of the UKs Election Outcome
    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

    What Are the Key Economic Indicators in the Next Week?

    If global indicators improve in the next week, then the performance of the global index will also rise. ACWI tracks the performance of overall global equities.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Earnings Report

    Key for Investors: Nvidia Posts Mixed Fiscal 1Q16 Results

    A few days ago, Nvidia announced that its fiscal 1Q16 earnings failed to cheer investors. It marginally missed the revenue estimates and posted mixed results.

    By Anne Shields
  • 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
  • uploads///Growth Projections for Euro Area Germany and the UK
    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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    Earnings Report

    NIKE Defies Macro Headwinds In Europe

    NIKE is in the midst of transforming the Western Europe market. It’s looking to improve profitability by increasing the premium on its brand.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • uploads///France Manufacturing PMI in May
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Can Macron Revive France’s Manufacturing PMI?

    The France Manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) improved to 53.8 in May 2017, as compared to 55.1 in April 2017,

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    G20 Summit: Divergent Monetary Policies in a Divergent World?

    G20 leaders recognized the divergence in monetary policies and pledged to communicate their policy decisions clearly. Monetary policy tightening in needed in some economies.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Treasury Yields Have Been Heading North in
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Have Treasury Yields Risen?

    The US Treasury (TLT)(GOVT) yields have been driven mainly by the Greek debt fiasco and central bank actions. Yields started falling early this year.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    Silk Road: Jinping promises new connections ahead of APEC meeting

    The new Silk Road plan involves the revival and linking of key corridors. According to Jinping, the Silk Road is not merely about building roads and bridges to facilitate linear connections.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    Consumer confidence is up, but spending is still down in Spain

    When will the consumer come back to Spain? Consumer confidence is an important indicator to follow, as it measures the pulse of an important driver of the economy, the end consumers whose demand creates businesses. As with other economic indicators discussed in this series, it’s not so much the level of an indicator that’s important […]

    By James Malthus, Macro Analyst
  • 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 the ECB is implementing new credit easing measures

    With the introduction of credit easing measures, the ECB intends to revive lending, and thus, growth and economic activity in the European economy.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Geopolitical risks and unemployment data concern investors

    Geopolitical tensions in the form of the Ukraine-Russia (or RSX) conflict, unrest in Syria, and the worsening Ebola outbreak in Africa have dampened investor confidence.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    Must-know: Why a retirement crisis is looming in the US

    Unfortunately, given the global economy’s aging population and slowing growth, there are two major issues that foretell a coming retirement funding crisis.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    Must-know: Why opportunities lie elsewhere for US investors

    I suggest focusing new allocations on select international markets where valuations are less challenging. In particular, I like international developed equities in Japan and Europe as well as stocks in certain emerging markets.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • 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

    Cyclical factors that contributed to unemployment in the Eurozone

    Cyclical unemployment is a product of business cycles. A business cycle refers to periods of expansion or recession. In Europe’s case, weak gross domestic product (or GDP) data across the 18-nation economy continues to reflect the Eurozone’s weakness.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Sovereign debt crisis contributed to the Eurozone’s unemployment

    A sovereign debt crisis is a situation where economic and financial problems are caused by a country’s inability to pay its public debt. This usually happens when a country reaches critically high debt levels and suffers from low economic growth.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Structural factors that contributed to unemployment in the Eurozone

    Structural unemployment occurs for numerous reasons. It’s usually due to a lack of requisite job skills among workers. It can also be caused by a lack of workers’ willingness to work because of existing low wage levels.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Why the Fed is ready to raise rates but Europe isn’t

    Major central banks are no longer moving in lockstep. While the Fed is pulling back, other central banks are maintaining very easy monetary policy.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    A key guide to positioning your portfolio for rising rates

    While longer-term interest rates have remained stable, the prospect for an early Fed tightening is exerting downward pressure on the prices of shorter-maturity Treasury bonds.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    Must-know: What caused the Greek, Irish, and Spanish debt issues?

    Tourism revenues—a key revenue component for all these countries—declined substantially because foreign tourists stayed away during the aftermath of the Great Recession. Key industries were also affected—notably cyclical industries like shipping.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Financials

    Must-know: Investing in Portugal

    The Global X FTSE Portugal 20 ETF (PGAL) retreated 3.99% on the news of the bailout. The fund tracks the FTSE Portugal 20 Index and holds a small basket of 20 stocks. So far, PGAL has gathered $35.2 million in assets. The product is heavily concentrated in its top ten holdings that form about three-fourth of the total fund assets.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    BRICS are drifting away from US and European monetary structures

    The BRICS countries are slowly but surely drifting away from the 20th Century monetary and political structures setup by the U.S. and Europe, as characterized by Russia’s G8 membership being revoked in the wake of the events in Crimea.

    By Mike Kane
  • Financials

    Must-know: The BRICS alternative to the World Bank and IMF

    The Summit produced some strong results, not least of which is the formal establishment of the New Development Bank after more than a year of speculative talks.

    By Mike Kane
  • Financials

    Must-know changes to frontier market investments

    Next month, two countries will officially graduate out of the MSCI frontier markets universe and enter the world of emerging markets: Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (or UAE).

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    The must-read implications of low volatility in the US

    Based on price-to-book metrics, U.S. equities are now trading at their most expensive level since late 2007, while equity market volatility as measured by the VIX is at its lowest level since early 2007, as the chart below shows.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • 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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is Lagarde the Right Choice for ECB Chief?

    In a surprise move, Christine Lagarde was nominated as the president of the European Central Bank on Wednesday. What are the implications?

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Consumer

    Shorting European Equities Is Crowded—Could It Mean a Reversal?

    According to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey, shorting European equities has been the most crowded trade for two months in a row.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    BAML Survey: How Are Global Fund Managers Positioned?

    BAML conducted a survey that polled 187 global investors with $547 billion in total assets under management between April 5 and April 11.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Another US Jobs Disappointment Could Fuel Slowdown Fears

    In February’s job report, while job additions came in substantially weaker than the economists’ expectations of 180,000 at just 20,000, the wage growth and unemployment rate came in strong.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Inversion of Yield Curve: Analysts Are Split on Recession Signals

    After the yield curve inverted on March 22, market concerns about the global slowdown and a potential recession have multiplied.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Miscellaneous

    Could Gold Gain on Slowdown Concerns after a Soft Start to 2019?

    Gold prices (GLD) started 2019 on a relatively soft note. After a dismal fourth quarter, the stock markets have recovered remarkably in 2019.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Financials

    Morgan Stanley: ‘Get Defensive’ on Inverted Yield Curve

    Morgan Stanley (MS) equity strategist Michael Wilson said that investors should “remain defensively positioned,” as last week’s yield curve inversion was bearish for stock markets (DIA) (IVV).

    By Anuradha Garg
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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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    Consumer

    Trade War: Trump Picks New Targets as China Talks Wrap Up

    Recent statements from the Trump administration suggest that the United States and China might resolve their trade disputes.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Are Google and Facebook Planning to Fight Fake News?

    Internet giants such as Facebook (FB), Twitter (TWTR), and Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google have been facing pressure from lawmakers in the US and Europe since last January.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Facebook and Google Might Suffer due to New Russian Laws

    Google’s digital ad revenues could rise 14.5% to reach $39.9 billion in 2018, while Facebook’s US ad revenues are expected to rise 16.9% to $21.0 billion in 2018.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    On What Condition Did Disney Receive Regulatory Approval?

    Disney received US regulatory approval for the deal in summer 2018 on the condition that it divest 22 of Fox’s regional sports networks.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What the CA Technologies Acquisition Means to Broadcom

    In July, Broadcom (AVGO) announced an agreement to acquire CA Technologies (CA) for an equity value of ~$18.9 billion.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    BAML Survey: Fund Managers Most Bullish on US Stocks in 15 Months

    In this series, we’ll look at fund managers’ most crowded trades and top concerns according to a survey by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

    By Anuradha Garg
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