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    Financials

    Could Exiting the EU Leave the UK on Stronger Footing?

    Contrary to popular opinion, there are certain areas of opportunity that Brexit could bring to the UK.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Reading Auto Manufacturing’s Outperformance on November 23

    The auto manufacturing industry provided a highest weighted return, at 0.085%, as well as the highest individual return, at 4.2%, on November 23.

    By Sarah Sands
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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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    Miscellaneous

    The Implications of the Brexit: What You Should Know

    We believe the UK’s departure from the EU will be a long and complicated process as officials sort through UK and EU laws.

    By Richard Turnill
  • 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

    How Volkswagen Outperformed Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria

    Of the top-performing holdings of the SPDR EURO STOXX 50 ETF, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria had the lowest mean return-to-volatility ratio at 1.3%.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analyzing FEZ’s Telecommunication Industry in 2015

    FEZ’s telecommunication industry provided a 5% return in 2015. Orange and Deutsche Telekom had positive performances. Telefonica had a negative performance.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Anheuser-Busch Outperformed L’Oréal on November 11

    Anheuser-Busch (AHBIF) had the highest mean-return-to-volatility ratio of 6.7% compared to FEZ’s other performers.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany Helps Eurozone Business Activity Rise in August

    Both the manufacturing and service sector contributed positively to business activity growth in Germany in August.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Airbus Rose 0.83%, Company’s CEO Pretty Relaxed about China

    The aerospace industry contributed a return of 0.83% to FEZ’s performance on Wednesday, January 13. Aerospace stock Airbus (EADSY) returned 0.83%.

    By Sarah Sands
  • 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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Sentix Investor Confidence Improved: Is It a Sign of Change?

    Billionaire investor Marc Lasry believes that European (IEV) (VGK) (EZU) fundamentals and economic growth still need to improve.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Volkswagen’s Chief Executive Apologizes for Emissions Scandal

    Volkswagen is currently trading at 118.97 euros. Its 52-week high is 132.1 euros, and its 52-week low is 86.5 euros. It returned -25% in 2015.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    BP Traded 10% below Its 100-Day Moving Average

    BP (BP) was trading 10% below its 100-day moving average as of February 23, 2016. Currently, the stock is at $29. It’s below the important psychological level of $30.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Emission Scandal Impacted FEZ’s Auto Manufacturing Industry

    FEZ’s auto manufacturing industry provided a return of -2% in 2015. The emission scandal in September had a negative impact on Volkswagen.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will the Euro Appreciate More This Week?

    The euro (FXE) closed the week ended November 21, 2017, at 1.193, appreciating 1.14% against the US dollar (UUP).

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Business Activity Is at Its Highest Level in 4 Years

    Although the numbers were all positive, indicating increased business activity in the manufacturing and service sectors in the Eurozone, the growth of new orders and employment slowed somewhat in June.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Should You Approach Investing in Europe-Focused Funds?

    The financials sector continues to be the top-invested sector, with four of the 12 funds choosing it as their most preferred sector. However, the number of funds choosing financials is down from six in the previous quarter.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Inflation Rose Sharply: Is It a Sign of Change?

    Eurozone (EZU) (VGK) inflation rose 1.1% in December 2016 as compared to 0.6% in November 2016.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Strong Dollar Is a Major Headwind for Export-Oriented Stocks

    A stronger dollar is a headwind for export-oriented stocks. The US economy is relatively robust.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will the Euro Continue Its Momentum?

    Markets will remain focused on the ECB policy meeting scheduled for Thursday this week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Russian GDP Falls before the Central Bank’s Policy Meeting

    The Russian economy fell by 0.5% on an annual basis in June—in line with market expectations and against a downwardly revised decline of 0.6% in May.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Did the Fed Really Hint About a Negative Interest Rate?

    A negative interest rate policy (or NIRP) may still be a far-fetched idea in the United States, but the Federal Reserve wants banks to prepare for it.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Stocks Are Less Attractive than Global Options

    As we’ve suggested throughout this series, US stocks don’t have a clear growth catalyst once interest rates rise. Still, you may find value in select sectors such as financials and technology.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The FEZ ETF Rises After the ECB Statement

    The FEZ ETF rose by ~1.4% in the October 22 trading session after the ECB statement. The top performing industries were banking, transportation, and REIT.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Positive Manufacturing Reports Drive the FEZ Up

    The SPDR Euro Stoxx 50 ETF (FEZ) is a US exchange-traded ETF that tracks the performance of the 50 largest companies across the Eurozone.

    By Sarah Sands
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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

    Does the Rising US Dollar Index Signify an Upcoming Trend Reversal and Domino Effect?

    On June 9, the US dollar index, which measures the strength of the US dollar against a basket of major currencies, ended a three-day loosing streak.

    By David Meyer
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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

    Euro Reaches 23-Month Peak: Could It Climb Higher?

    Euro rallies to a 23-month peak Last week, the euro (FXE) closed at 1.17, appreciating by 1.7% against the US dollar (UUP). The currency has appreciated by more than 10% against the US dollar this year, making it one of the strongest developed market currencies. Improving economic conditions and a stable political climate turned the […]

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Schneider Electric Emerged as FEZ’s Biggest Loser

    On December 31, 2015, the stocks at the bottom of the SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF (FEZ) were Schneider Electric, Telefonica, ASML Holding, Carrefour, and Sanofi.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Geopolitical Issues Are Affecting the Market: FEZ Falls 1.0%

    The SPDR EURO STOXX 50 ETF (FEZ), which tracks the performances of European equities, fell 1.0% on November 13 and closed at $35.19.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    FEZ’s Holdings: 65% Were above the 100-Day Moving Average

    On November 4, 65% of the SPDR Euro Stoxx 50 ETF’s (FEZ) portfolio holdings closed above the 100-day moving average—compared to 62% on November 3.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    June Report: ‘The Outlook for Germany Is Overcast’

    According to the Ifo President Hans-Werner Sinn, “The outlook for the German economy is overcast.” There seems to be increased pessimism among Germans with respect to business development there.

    By Surbhi Jain
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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    BlackRock has a strong position in the competitive landscape

    BlackRock (BLK) became the world’s largest asset management company in 2009 with the acquisition of Barclays Global Investors (BGI).

    By Robert Karr
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    Fund Managers

    Goldman Sachs Is Long on the European Dividend Growth Index

    Goldman Sachs has its eye on the European Dividend Growth Index. The investment company included the index in its top trading recommendations for 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    GREK down 2.5% on Fears of a Grexit, Eurozone up 0.33%

    The Greece-tracking Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (GREK) was down 2.48% amid renewed fears of a Grexit. Greece faces an inverted yield curve.

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

    Eurozone ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment: Signs of Recovery?

    The Eurozone ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment rose in August 2016 to 4.6 compared to a fall of 14.7 in the previous month.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    European Stocks and Mutual Funds: Don’t Go Overboard

    European stocks (VLKAY) (RENX) (RBS), like others across the world, have been whiplashed by volatility so far 2016.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Manufacturing PMI Hitting Highs: Is It a Sign of Change?

    The final Eurozone manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 55.5 in February 2017 compared to 55.2 in January.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Comparison of Quarterly Mean Return and Volatility of The EWJ and Its Top Performers on October
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analysis of the iShares MSCI Japan ETF and Its Top Performers

    An analysis of the iShares MSCI Japan ETF will tell us about more about its Volatility, showing the fluctuation in periodic returns from average returns.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Trailing One Month FEZ Industrial Positive Performance
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The FEZ’s Sectoral Composition and Industry Performances

    The SPDR Euro Stoxx 50 ETF is one of the most popular US-traded ETFs. Its sectoral composition includes financial services, healthcare, and industrials.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    EUFN Is Trending Downwards on Global Growth Worries

    The iShares MSCI Europe Financial Sector ETF (EUFN) seeks to track the performance of an index composed of developed market European (FEZ) equities in the financials sector.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Uh Oh: BMW Fell 5.6%, Recalling i8 for Stability Control Problem

    On Wednesday, January 13, 2016, the stocks at the bottom of the SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF (FEZ) were BMW, Daimler (DDAIF), Deutsche Bank (DB), SAP (SAP), and Siemens (SIEGY).

    By Sarah Sands
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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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Global Markets React to the Greek Crisis: SPY and FEZ Fall

    Markets across the globe were rattled on Monday. Greece stands on the brink of defaulting on its $1.73 billion payment to the IMF on June 30.

    By Surbhi Jain
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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

    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

    Greek Saga Continues: Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Resigns

    Greece made the national headlines again when Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned from office on Thursday, August 20, 2015.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Declining oil prices benefit Europe, says Draghi

    On Monday, March 17, ECB (European Central Bank) chief Mario Draghi stated that declining oil prices benefit Europe and cited the economic benefits.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Are Global Markets Range Bound?

    The contrasting movement among the global markets was primarily due to caution ahead of the Bank of England’s monetary policy release on July 14.

    By David Meyer
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    Miscellaneous

    Will Brexit’s Impact on IBM Be Minimal or Significant?

    In 2016, IBM made two acquisitions in Europe, namely Aperto and Ecx.io, to boost its revenue growth in the digital agency and marketing space.

    By Anne Shields
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    FEZ Up 0.36%, EWG Up 0.86% on Good Inflation News from Germany

    Germany’s EU-harmonized inflation rate stood at 0.1% in March on a year-over-year basis, against the -0.1% rate in February.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    If You’re Shopping, Japan Is a Bargain

    Frankly, you could say Japan is a bargain. Normally, the greater the demand for a country’s equity, the higher the price. Japan seems to be an exception to this rule.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Carry over Sentiments from Previous Week

    Critical European markets continued their upward trajectory on April 11 and looked as if they were picking up where they left off on Friday, April 8.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    In-Depth Analysis of the FEZ ETF and Its Constituents

    In the software space, SAP (SAP) gave a positive return. In the banking space, all banks gave negative return except for Unicredito (UNCFF).

    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

    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
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Risk and International Assets in a Portfolio

    Although international investing does tend to mitigate risk and diversify portfolios, there are certain risks involved.

    By Aberdeen Closed-End Funds
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Electronics Industry Drove the Performance of FEZ

    The electronics industry returned 6% on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. The Netherlands-based Philips rose 6% on that day as it reported its quarterly earnings.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    Greece in crisis: January 25 elections will decide future

    Greece is seeking a bailout extension, but this will only be made possible if it agrees to the troika’s conditions—mandatory economic reforms.

    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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    Miscellaneous

    France Is Struggling with Persistent Unemployment

    France (EWQ) is one of the leading economies of the European Union (FEZ) (EZU) now facing a serious problem of unemployment.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    ECB Extends Bond-Buying Program: How Did European Banks React?

    Last week, the ECB reduced the key interest rate by 10 basis points to -0.4% and announced plans to increase the monetary stimulus program to 80 billion euros starting in April.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Miscellaneous

    How Saudi Arabia and Iran Are Adding to Energy Investors’ Woes

    At the Doha conference on April 17, 2016, Saudi Arabia reaffirmed that it won’t commit to a production freeze without Iran.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Anheuser-Busch Rose 1.5% and Pushed FEZ Up

    Anheuser-Busch pushed the SPDR Euro Stoxx 50 ETF (FEZ) up with a 1.5% gain. Currently, the stock is trading at 118.10 euro. Its 52-week high is 119.65 euro.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    German GDP Release Is Strong, DAX Leads European Market

    Destatis reported that the German GDP rose at a pace of 0.7% on a quarter-over-quarter basis. The growth was primarily due to the increase in domestic demand.

    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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Investors Should Look to the Eurozone for Value

    Investors should look to the Eurozone for value. European equities (FEZ) have been benefiting from the recent $1.1-trillion stimulus.

    By Heidi Richardson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why FEZ Gained Strength after Mario Draghi’s Statement

    The SPDR Euro Stoxx 50 ETF (FEZ) is an important gauge of the European equity market. On November 11, the fund closed at $36.01, up by 0.28% from the previous trading session.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside Deutsche Bank’s Losses in 2015

    Deutsche Bank (DB) reported losses of 2.1 billion euros, or about $2.35 billion, for 4Q15, which was in line with expectations.

    By Rebecca Keats
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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

    Yo-yo bond yields up again on instability in Greece

    When confidence in the economic stability of Greece dwindled, yields shot up to compensate for the additional risk attached to investments in Greek bonds.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany Services PMI Suggests Improvement in the Business Climate

    According to data provided by Markit Economics, the final Markit Germany Services PMI was 55.1 in November 2016 compared to 54.2 in October.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone’s Economic Confidence Strengthened In July

    Economic confidence in the Eurozone got some relief as the Greek crisis settled with the troika granting further aid to Greece.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Why positive retail sales growth affects Spanish stocks

    Retail sales growth was positive in September. But the rally in Spanish stocks has been sentiment-driven, which poses unique risks.

    By James Malthus, Macro Analyst
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    Financials

    Is Spain’s economy a parallel to the United States in 2010?

    Southern Europe and US equities When researching southern Europe as an investment opportunity, a useful story to compare recent performance to is US equities in 2009 and 2010. Although the US economy had not yet bottomed, stocks were soaring to historical returns. The thing to keep in mind is that equities trade based off future […]

    By James Malthus, Macro Analyst
  • Financials

    Spain exits its recession: Expect a reaction from Spanish stocks

    The Spanish recovery continues to be heavily exports-based, and will likely remain this way as nominal wages continue to fall and the housing market bottoms.

    By James Malthus, Macro Analyst
  • Financials

    The ECB Press Conference: What It Means For Your Euro Stocks

    The ECB kept their benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.5% today. As with all central bank announcements, investors were focused on the nuances of ECB President Mario Draghi’s prepared remarks at a press conference held in Paris, in order to find any hint about future policy. Draghi’s tone on the economy was optimistic, so further […]

    By James Malthus, Macro Analyst
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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

    Italian and Spanish spreads widen—another sign of Europe weakening?

    Italy’s ten-year government bonds spread against Italy’s ultra-safe German counterpart closed at 176 basis points on October 16. Yields on ten-year Italian bonds reached as high as 2.71% that day and closed at 2.58%.

    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

    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
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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
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    Financials

    Gundlach: Central Bankers Are Fighting Deflation with Deflation

    Negative rates were introduced by central bankers to fight deflationary conditions. As it pans out, negative rates are leading these economies into deflation.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates Has Something Interesting to Say about Brexit

    Bridgewater Associates, which is managed by billionaire investor Ray Dalio, has warned its clients that a Brexit win could spread among EU countries.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    Maintaining EU-UK Trade Relations: What Choices Does the UK Have?

    Chances are high that a favorable trade agreement will be reached between the United Kingdom and the European Union (or EU) after Brexit.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    Ray Dalio to Bond Investors: We’re There!

    In a recent appearance at the Delivering Alpha conference, Ray Dalio commented on the amount and nature of debt in the global (VTI) (ACWI) economy.

    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
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    Financials

    Gundlach’s Advice to Japanese and European Investors in US Treasury

    US Treasuries are set for their second consecutive month of losses for the first time this year.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Paul Krugman: Not the Time to Hike Rates in Great Britain

    Paul Krugman is among those who believed that Brexit wouldn’t affect the UK economy negatively.

    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did the Euro Appreciate against the US Dollar?

    European equity markets didn’t have the same enthusiasm as the euro, as new tariff threats to the European car industry from the Trump administration unnerved investors.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What’s the Link between Italian Policy and the Euro?

    The euro-dollar (FXE) exchange rate managed to move back above 1.16 against the US dollar (UUP).

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Italian Election Uncertainty Drove EUR-USD Lower

    Last week, the euro-dollar (FXE) exchange rate moved below 1.16 for the first time in six months.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Disappointing Data Has Had Limited Impact on the Euro

    The euro-dollar (FXE) exchange rate closed at 1.2 on May 11, with the euro depreciating by 0.13% against the US dollar (UUP).

    By Ricky Cove
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