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Europe Dominates Global Green Bonds Issuance in 2017
Green muni bonds accounted for 56% of US green bond issuances in the first half of 2017 and are expected to touch $10 billion this year.
Will the European Central Bank Yield to Market Pressure?
Political risks in Europe subsided after the French elections, but the ECB is still facing Brexit negotiations and the German elections in September.
Will France’s Election Outcome Pressure the ECB?
The European Central Bank (or ECB) likely let out a huge sigh of relief after Emmanuel Macron emerged victorious in the second round of the French elections.
What to Expect from European Markets in 2017
Stock prices across European markets (VGK) (HEZU) rose on February 21, 2017, and business activity in the Eurozone reached a six-year high.
Negative Rates Rules in Continental Europe
The lackluster economic growth and low inflation in Europe have forced the European Central Bank to unleash measures such as quantitative easing.
Why Did Ifo’s Release Show Gains in Construction and Retail?
The overall Ifo business climate suffered a setback in July. Looking at the sector-based performance, the construction and retail sector saw a rise.
Scenario Analysis: What to Expect after the Brexit Vote
If negotiations after the Brexit vote pave a tough road for the United Kingdom, then other countries will be forced to rethink a referendum.
EWU Strengthened, United Kingdom’s Economy Rose by 2%
The iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF (EWU) rose by 2.7%, while the iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Eurozone ETF (HEZU) rose by 2.0% on June 30.
Did Steel Companies Overreact after the Brexit Vote?
The Brexit vote created a financial tsunami on June 24. It drowned all risk assets. US spot steel prices have literally been on fire this year.
Post-Brexit Repercussions in Europe
Some leaders hailed the decision for Britain to leave the EU—Brexit—as being similar to an independence day. Brexit won with 52% of the votes.
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.
Is the Labor Productivity Slowdown Mystery a Statistical Mirage?
The mystery of waning labor productivity in various developed economies is still unsettled. However, various economic literature offers plausible explanations.
Why Has Labor Market Productivity Slowed Down?
In recent years, labor productivity growth has slowed down significantly in most of the OECD countries. This decline is broadly spread across sectors.
Currency-Hedged ETFs Fared Well in 2015
Keeping with my tradition of comparing the year that was to the year that I expected, here’s a summation of what went according to plan, what was sort of in the ball park and what was a total miss.
Where Can You Invest, Given the Strength of the Dollar?
Where can you invest if the strength of the dollar is likely to continue? The stronger dollar is going to hurt the performance of large-cap stocks that have exposures abroad.
Points to Remember When Investing in Europe
This article discusses three key points to remember when investing in Europe (VGK) (EZU).
How a Stronger Dollar Affects Your Investments
Most analysts feel the dollar could strengthen further. You may consider currency-hedged ETFs while investing internationally.