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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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    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
  • 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

    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
  • 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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    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

    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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    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

    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

    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

    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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    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

    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

    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

    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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    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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    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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    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

    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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    Financials

    Why are investors becoming bearish for Greek bonds and stocks?

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

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

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

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

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    The key arguments of the Yes campaign of the Scottish referendum

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

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    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
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    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

    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
  • 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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Euro’s Gap with the US Dollar Is Widening

    The euro-US dollar (FXE) exchange rate closed at 1.19 on May 7, with the euro depreciating 1.4% against the dollar (UUP) in May following a 2.0% decline in April.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Euro Depreciated despite Hawkish European Central Bank Statement

    The euro-dollar (FXE) exchange rate closed the week ending April 27 at 1.2131, depreciating 1.28% against the US dollar (UUP).

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Central Banks Could Drive the Euro-US Dollar Rate This Week

    The euro-dollar (FXE) exchange rate closed the week ending April 20 at 1.23. The exchange rate depreciated 0.35% against the US dollar (UUP).

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Euro Was under Pressure Last Week

    The euro-dollar (FXE) exchange rate closed the week ending March 16 at 1.22, a fall of 0.15% against the US dollar (UUP).

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why ECB Chair Mario Draghi Dampened the Mood of Euro Bulls

    The euro-dollar exchange rate closed the week ended March 9, 2018, at 1.23, depreciating 0.08% against the US dollar.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Italian Election Uncertainty Could Weigh on the Euro

    The euro-dollar (FXE) exchange rate closed the week ending February 23 at 1.23, depreciating by 0.91% against the US dollar (UUP).

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What to Expect from the Euro This Week

    The euro-dollar (FXE) exchange rate closed the week ending February 16 at 1.24, an appreciation of 1.4% against the US dollar (UUP).

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Euro Falls Despite Strong Economic Data

    The euro-dollar exchange rate tests 1.22 The euro-dollar (FXE) exchange rate closed the week ended February 9 at 1.22, with the euro depreciating 1.8% against the US dollar. Whereas there was no disappointing economic data reported last week, risk aversion arising from a global equity market sell-off pushed foreign exchange traders towards the safety of […]

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Euro Is Still the Best among G7 Currencies

    The euro (FXE) exchange rate closed the week ended February 2, 2018, at 1.2462, rising 0.33% against the US dollar (UUP).

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Politics and Central Bank Comments Could Drive the Euro Higher

    The Eurozone’s inflation data published on January 17 indicated that prices increased 1.4% in December 2017, which is still below the long-term average.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Factors Are Driving the Euro Higher?

    According to the January 12 Commitment of Traders report, speculators increased their long euro positions by 16,823 contracts last week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Manufacturing Activity Reaches a High in December 2017

    Eurozone manufacturing activity in December According to Markit Economics, the Eurozone’s manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) rose strongly in December 2017, to 60.6 from 60.1 in November 2017. It beat the market expectation of 60.4 and marked the strongest expansion in manufacturing activity since 1997. Major Eurozone members Germany (EWG) (DAX-INDEX), France (EWQ), Spain (EWP), and Italy […]

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What France’s Manufacturing Activity Indicates

    France’s manufacturing activity in December According to Markit Economics, France’s manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) rose strongly in December 2017, to 58.8 from 57.7 in November 2017. Whereas the index didn’t meet the market estimate of 59.3, it marked the strongest improvement in manufacturing activity since September 2000. France’s expansion in manufacturing activity suggests that business […]

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Factors That Are Driving the Euro Higher

    The euro appreciated 0.27% against the US dollar (UUP) after posting double-digit gains against the US dollar in 2017.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What to Make of the Surprising Gains in the Euro in 2017

    The euro–dollar (FXE) pair closed 2017 at 1.1998. It appreciated by 13% against the US dollar and posted close to 10% gains against the other major global currencies.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Here’s What Drove the Euro Higher Last Week

    The euro (FXE) closed the week ended December 22, 2017, at 1.1864, appreciating 0.94% against the dollar (UUP).

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Drove the Euro Higher Last Week?

    The total net speculative bullish positions on the euro (EUFX) increased from 93,106 contracts to 113,889 contracts in the previous week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Euro Continued to Fall Last Week

    The euro-dollar (FXE) closed the week ending December 8 at 1.18, depreciating by 1.1% against the US dollar (UUP).

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Are Politics Holding the Euro Back?

    The euro-dollar (FXE) closed the week ending December 1 at 1.19, depreciating by 0.33% against the US dollar (UUP).

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Drove the Euro Higher against the Dollar Last Week?

    The euro-dollar (FXE) closed the week ending November 17 at 1.2, appreciating by 1.1% against the US dollar (UUP).

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Euro Managed to Bounce Back Last Week

    The euro-dollar (FXE) pair closed the week ending November 10 at 1.2, appreciating 0.48% against the US dollar (UUP).

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Euro Is Likely to Remain Quiet this Week

    The euro-dollar pair (FXE) closed the week ending November 3 at 1.1609 against the US dollar (UUP). Worries about a possible escalation of tensions in Spain’s Catalonia region proved futile.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Political Drama and ECB’s Dovish Statement Affected the Euro

    The euro-dollar (FXE) pair closed the week ending October 27 at 1.16 against the US dollar (UUP).

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the Euro’s Troubles Could Continue This Week

    The euro-dollar (FXE) closed the week ending October 20 at 1.179 against the US dollar (UUP).

    By Ricky Cove
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    Will the Euro Regain Its Momentum this Week?

    The euro-dollar (FXE) pair closed the week ending October 13 at 1.1822 against the US dollar (UUP). The shared currency managed to rebound from an 11-week low the week before, affected by political turmoil in Spain.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    France’s Services PMI Strengthened in September after a Gradual Fall

    The iShares MSCI France ETF (EWQ), which tracks France’s performance, rose 4% in September 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    A Look at the Catalonia-Troubled Euro This Week

    It’s possible that political pressures could keep the euro under pressure as the economic calendar remains light in the Eurozone.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Does Eurozone Manufacturing Signal a Healthier Economy?

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the final Eurozone manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) improved strongly in September 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Will Spanish Unrest Drag the Euro Lower?

    The euro-dollar (FXE) closed the week ending September 29 at 1.1814 against the US dollar (UUP). German election results had a minor negative impact on the shared currency.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Will a Coalition Government in Germany Derail the Euro?

    The euro-dollar (FXE) closed the week ending September 22 at 1.2 against the US dollar (UUP).

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why France’s Services PMI Fell in August

    According to data provided by Markit Economics, the August France Services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 54.9 in August 2017 compared with 56 in July 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Why Was the Euro a Silent Spectator Last Week?

    As per the latest Commitment of Traders (or COT) report, released on Friday, September 15 by the Chicago Futures Trading Commission (or CFTC), speculators turned bullish on the euro during the week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why Did the ECB Downgrade Its Inflation Outlook?

    In its September 7 policy meeting, the ECB (European Central Bank) downgraded the outlook for the EU economy’s inflation.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the Euro Rose to a 3-Year High Last Week

    The euro closed the week ended September 8, 2017, at ~1.20 against the US dollar. It rose 1.48% against the US dollar as euro bulls took charge.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the Euro Could Remain Volatile This Week

    The euro (FXE) closed the week ended September 1, 2017, at 1.19 against the US dollar (UUP). It lost 0.56% against the US dollar.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Mario Draghi Didn’t Stop the Appreciating Euro

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi gave didn’t comment about removing monetary stimulus in his speech at the Jackson Hole symposium.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analyzing the Eurozone’s Inflation in July 2017

    On a year-over-year basis, the Eurozone Inflation Index was at 1.3% in July 2017—the same as in June, according to data provided by Eurostat.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Will Draghi Lift or Drown the Euro This Week?

    The euro-dollar pair (FXE) closed the week ending August 18 at 1.18 against the US Dollar (UUP).

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Happened to the Eurozone Services PMI in July

    The Eurozone Services PMI remained unchanged in July 2017, coming in at 55.4 but missing the preliminary market estimation.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Behind the France Services PMI in July

    The July France Services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 56.0 in July 2017, compared with 56.9 in June 2017, meeting the initial estimate of 55.9.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is Strong Economic Expansion in the Eurozone Driving the ECB?

    The European economy has expanded in the last 17 consecutive quarters. The Eurozone’s annual growth rate is 2.1%—the highest growth rate in the last six years.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Eurozone Manufacturing PMI Dropped in July 2017

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the final Eurozone manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 56.6 in July 2017 as compared to the 57.4 in June 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Did Germany’s Manufacturing PMI Trend in July?

    The final Markit Germany manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 58.1 in July 2017 compared to 59.6 in June 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Is the Euro Running Out of Steam?

    The German DAX (DAX) was up ~1.1%, Euro Stoxx (FEZ) was up ~1.1%, and France’s CAC was up ~1.4% in the week ended August 4, 2017.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Germany’s Rising Manufacturing: A Change in Sentiment

    According to data provided by Markit Economics, the final Markit Germany manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 59.6 in June 2017 compared to 59.5 in May.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Will Weak Data from the EU Derail the Euro?

    The euro (FXE) remained confined to a narrow range against the US dollar (UUP) in the previous week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Fund Managers

    Soros: Why Brexit Could Lead to Lower Living Standards

    Lower trade and investment flows could impact employment and wage growth, which might impact the standard of living in the United Kingdom.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Germany’s Services PMI Didn’t Change in May

    According to data provided by Markit Economics, the final Markit Germany services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 55.4 in May 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Is Long Euro the Theme for Forex Markets?

    The euro (FXE) remained in a narrow trading range against the US dollar (UUP) between the levels of 1.130 and 1.115 for the last five weeks.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Did Greece’s Manufacturing Activity Improve amid Growth Expectations?

    The Markit Greece Manufacturing PMI advanced to 49.6 in May 2017 compared to 48.2 in the previous month.

    By Mary Sadler
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