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    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    HSBC Bans Bitcoin Proxy MicroStrategy—Here’s Why

    By Mark Prvulovic
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Is Facebook Stock a Good Option for Investors Right Now?

    Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has made a slow but impressive comeback from the pandemic sell-off. The stock closed at $208.47 per share on Wednesday.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Fund Managers

    Fisher Asset: What Are Kenneth Fisher’s Investing Ideas?

    At the end of Q3, Fisher Asset’s total portfolio was worth around $91 billion. We’ll focus on Fisher Asset’s top holdings, buys, and sells.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    IBM Rattles Internet Giants as Blockchain Goes Global

    IBM’s blockchain innovations are starting to get noticed. Three banks have teamed up with mall owner Scentre Group to test its blockchain platform.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Tech & Comm Services

    HSBC Cuts Target on Apple, Warns of Dire Consequences of Tariffs

    Today, HSBC (HSBC) cut its price target on Apple (AAPL) to $174 from $180.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Does HSBC’s Downgrade Mean for Apple’s Investors?

    This year began on a terrible note for Apple’s investors as its CEO made a downward revision to its fiscal 2019 first-quarter guidance.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Basic Materials

    LyondellBasell: Analysts’ Views and Recommendations

    For LyondellBasell, 30% of the analysts recommended a “buy,” 65% recommended a “hold,” and 5% recommended a “sell.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Consumer

    A Look into IBM’s Growth Strategy

    Consistent growth in the cloud and mainframe systems enabled IBM to post a lower-than-expected fall in its revenues in 3Q17.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Wall Street’s Views and Recommendations for Praxair

    About 45.0% of the analysts covering Praxair (PX) stock have recommended a “buy,” and 50.0% have recommended a “hold.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding PayPal’s Choice Transition

    PayPal reported that its payment transaction per active account increased 12.0% year-over-year in 1Q17.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Wall Street Analysts Recommend for LyondellBasell

    The latest analyst consensus indicates LYB’s 12-month target to be at $94.83, implying a potential return of 17.2% from the closing price of $80.89 as of June 26, 2017.

    By Peter Neil
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    United Kingdom’s Services PMI Was Weaker in May

    The United Kingdom’s weaker services PMI was due to slower improvement in new business orders, domestic demand, and export orders in May 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will the European Central Bank Follow the Fed?

    On its own stage across the Atlantic from the US Fed, the ECB (European Central Bank) has had its own quantitative easing program.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How European Equities Compare to US Equities in 2016–2017

    European stocks are expected to rise in 2017, but you need to be cautious of unexpected political outcomes in 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Olin’s New $500 Million Debt to Clear Term Loans

    On March 6, 2017, Olin (OLN) announced the pricing of its $500.0 million senior notes. It said the notes will be issued at 100.0% par value.

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    How Do Analysts Rate Emerson Electric Stock ahead of 1Q17 Results?

    Of the 25 analysts covering Emerson Electric stock, three analysts gave the company a “buy” rating, 17 analysts gave it a “hold” recommendation, and five analysts recommended it as a “sell.”

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is It Time to Invest in International Funds?

    2016 has mostly been about macro trends, thus presenting a different set of challenges for active fund managers who mostly focus on companies rather than economic and sector trends.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Has the USAA International Fund Performed in 2016?

    Consumer staples have been the biggest positive contributors to the USIFX in YTD 2016.

    By David Ashworth
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    Financials

    Service Sector’s Contribution Has Been Rising in the UK

    Let’s now take a look at specific risks that could arise for businesses as a consequence of Brexit.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Are Retail Sales Low in the United Kingdom?

    The Office of National Statistics published the retail sales for June at a six-month low. Retail sales fell by 0.9% on a month-over-month basis.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Pound and FTSE Rally as BoE Keeps Interest Rates Unchanged

    The Bank of England (or BoE) kept interest rates unchanged on July 14, 2016, in its first monetary policy meeting since the Brexit vote.

    By David Meyer
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    How MACSX’s Stock Picks Have Delivered in 2016

    The three-month period ended June 24, 2016, has been challenging for the Matthews Asian Growth and Income Fund Investor Class (MACSX).

    By David Ashworth
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    Consumer

    Bringing You Up to Date on MACSX’s 2016 Portfolio Moves

    MACSX’s dual focus on growth and income generation makes it a bit different from the other funds in this review.

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Why 2016 Has Been Forgettable for the BlackRock Pacific Fund

    Financials have contributed the lion’s share of the BlackRock Pacific Fund – Investor A Shares’ (MDPCX) poor showing in 2016 YTD.

    By David Ashworth
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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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    Miscellaneous

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

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

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Explains an Average YTD 2016 for the USAA International Fund?

    The USAA International Fund (USIFX) is right in the middle of the pack as far as its point-to-point returns for YTD 2016 are concerned—it is placed sixth.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Dell Issued the Most High-Grade Bonds Last Week

    Dell Corporation issued Baa3/BBB- rated high-grade bonds worth $20.0 billion via six parts on May 17.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investment-Grade Corporate Bond Issuance Reaches 10-Week High

    Investment-grade corporate bonds worth $51.4 billion were issued in the primary market in the week ending May 20, 2016.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    According to HSBC, What’s a Strong Clue for Gold’s Direction?

    HSBC analysts have determined that historically, gold has risen for at least 100 trading days after the first hike by the Federal Open Market Committee.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Earnings Report

    What Impacted Sales for Nokia’s Mobile and Fixed Network Segment?

    Europe-based (EFA) Nokia’s (NOK) Ultra Broadband Networks include its mobile and fixed business groups. The gross margin rose by 250 basis points.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Real Estate Bubble: George Soros Shows Why It Will Burst

    According to George Soros, the Chinese property and construction bubble can grow and feed itself like in the United States in 2005–06.

    By Sarah Sands
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Financials Hurt, Industrials Helped VEURX in 1Q16

    The Vanguard European Stock Index Fund – Investor Shares (VEURX) fell 2.4% in 1Q16, which placed it in the middle of the pack of the 12 funds in this review.

    By David Ashworth
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    Miscellaneous

    What Can Markets Expect from the UK ahead of Brexit Referendum?

    Until the referendum, the GBP (Great Britain pound) will continue its volatility. The cross-currency risk is increasing as the referendum is approaching.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Spurred by the Brexit, the Pound’s Implied Volatility Is Rising

    The rise in the pound-dollar pair’s implied volatility has been a strong 26% compared to a fall of 10.5% in the euro-dollar exchange rate volatility.

    By David Meyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ericsson and Ozone to Provide Small Cell as a Service to Reliance

    Ericsson accounts for 1.1% of the PowerShares BLDR Europe 100 ADR Index Fund (ADRU).

    By Adam Rogers
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What’s Jamie Dimon’s Outlook for Chinese Banks?

    Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase’s (JPM) CEO and chairman, thinks the Chinese economy (FXI) has the potential to house 30% of the world’s largest companies in the next 20–30 years.

    By Rebecca Keats
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Why You May Want to Consider MACSX

    MACSX is invested in the stocks of companies such as Yum! Brands, Japan Tobacco, HSBC Holdings, and Telekomunikasi Indonesia.

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    An Overview of MACSX

    MACSX has existed since September 1994 and has an expense ratio of 1.1%. A minimum of $2,500 is required to invest in this fund.

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Nothing Is Right for APJAX

    APJAX is invested in stocks of companies such as Rio Tinto, HSBC Holdings, BHP Billiton, PetroChina, and British American Tobacco.

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    Helpful Facts about APJAX

    The Aberdeen Asia-Pacific (ex-Japan) Equity Fund (APJAX) aims to invest 80% of its net assets in equity securities of Asia-Pacific (ex-Japan) companies.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Were International Mutual Funds Beneficial over the Last Year?

    International mutual funds are the most convenient way to spread your investment across companies in all major economies.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why BlackBerry Is Looking to Regulated Industries for Client Wins

    BlackBerry also mentioned that it is managing to win client deals in other regulated industries like the legal industry.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at the AMFQX Fund’s Investment Methodology

    The AMFQX fund’s investment model is primarily a counter-trend model. It looks to sell short-term overbought levels and buy short-term oversold levels.

    By Ivan Kading
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    High-Yield Bonds and You in 2016

    High-yield bonds, also known as Junk bonds, have an iffy repayment ability, even if they are at the higher end of the junk rating scale.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Bank of England Is Expected to Keep Rates Constant

    Weakness in the pound will give some respite to the BoE (Bank of England) ahead of its monetary policy review on January 13, 2016.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    VWEHX Is a Safe Fund If Liquidity Temporarily Dries Up

    VWEHX looks like one of the safest funds to be around in case liquidity dries up temporarily. The fund mainly avoided investing in the deep end of the junk category.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will the Pound Emulate the US Dollar’s Strength in 2016?

    The situation for the pound sterling in 2016 is similar to the US dollar’s situation in 2015. The markets are expecting a rise towards mid-2016.

    By David Meyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Sectoral Holding Analysis of EBSAX

    EBSAX holds a major portfolio of fixed income securities such as bonds and notes of various corporations and the federal government.

    By Ivan Kading
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Pound Rose Even as the Final GDP Revised Down

    The pound-US dollar pair was trading on a positive bias on December 23, 2015. The currency pair found resistance at 1.49. It closed the day at 1.4874.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Net Trade Contributed -1.0% to UK Gross Domestic Product

    The only negative contribution to UK gross domestic product came from net trade, which contributed -1.0% in 3Q15 compared to an estimated -1.5%.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Miscellaneous

    Is the United Kingdom’s 2017 Referendum Inevitable?

    The United Kingdom will hold a referendum by the end of 2017. It will decide whether to stay in or leave the EU. The referendum is a nationwide voting system.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Inflation and Economic Growth Forecasts Drive Monetary Policy

    Policymakers feel that the ECB monetary policy actions have been effective and have contributed towards their objective.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Could Investing in AQMIX Benefit Your Portfolio?

    AQMIX gave a total YTD return of 4.1% to its investors. It’s better than the market S&P 500’s (SPY) YTD return of 3.5%. AQMIX is an alternative mutual fund.

    By Ivan Kading
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Did AQMIX Perform Compared to the Market?

    The AQR Managed Futures Strategy Fund STR I (AQMIX) uses the modern alternative hedge fund strategy “Managed Futures” for investment purposes.

    By Ivan Kading
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Alternative Mutual Funds: A Structural Analysis of AQMIX

    AQMIX is an alternative mutual fund that invests in long and short positions across global equities, fixed income, currencies, and commodities.

    By Ivan Kading
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    British Pound Recedes due to Disappointing Construction PMI

    The British pound fell sharply against the US dollar on December 2, 2015, due to negative manufacturing and construction PMIs for the month of November.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Rise in Household Spending Provided Respite for UK Economic Growth

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

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Pound Moves On Third Quarter GDP Estimates

    The pound sterling ended on a lower note versus the US dollar on November 27, 2015, as GDP growth in the third quarter slowed in line with expectations.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

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

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

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

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

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

    By Renee Blakely
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    Earnings Report

    Understanding Deutsche Bank’s Segments

    Deutsche Bank operates under five segments. Corporate Banking & Securities contributes 50% to Deutsche Bank’s revenues.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Portfolio Composition of China-Focused Mutual Funds: USCOX and ACOCX

    The financial sector dominates both the US Global Investors China Region Fund Investor Class (USCOX) and the AC One China Fund Investor Class (ACOCX).

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Aberdeen Asset Management Leads While UK Stock Market Slides

    Aberdeen Asset Management, the fund management group, was among the few finance stocks to make it to the positive territory of returns on October 26.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Earnings Report

    Why Apple Could Provide a Robust Outlook for the Holiday Quarter

    From this earning announcement, investors will also keenly watch for the outlook that Apple provides for fiscal 1Q16, the holiday quarter this year.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Intercontinental Hotels Group Rose by 6.9%

    On October 20, Intercontinental Hotels Group traded at 2,471 pounds. It was well above its respective 20-day and 50-day moving averages.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Household Disposable Income Rose and Helped Economic Growth

    The Household and Non-Profit Institutions Serving Households saving ratio was estimated to be 4.70% in the second quarter—compared to 4% in the first quarter.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Understanding the Phenomenal Growth of ASEAN Nations

    The growth of the ASEAN member nations has been extraordinary, to say the least. The GDP for the region expanded at a whopping 313% between 2001 and 2013.

    By Aberdeen Asian Equities Team
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

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

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

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Anticipation of Quantitative Easing Extension May Lift German Bonds

    Arm Holdings (ARMH) was the top gainer of the iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF (EWU) on September 25 with returns of 5.99%.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Oracle Made another Marketing Cloud Acquisition: Maxymiser

    On August 20, 2015, Oracle (ORCL) announced the acquisition of Maxymiser. The financial details of the deal weren’t disclosed.

    By Anne Shields
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Fall in UK Inflation Could Boost Consumer Spending

    The fall in the United Kingdom’s inflation back to zero could boost consumer spending, especially in the consumer discretionary sector.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China, with the World’s Largest Forex, Decreases Its Reserves in the World Economy

    In June 2014, China’s FX reserves were around $4 trillion. China’s FX reserves went down by $93.9 billion in August, leaving it with only $3.56 trillion.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    EWU Rises as Bank of England Holds Firm on Interest Rates

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

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Investment-Grade Bond Funds See 6 Successive Weeks of Outflows

    Investment-grade bond funds witnessed outflows for the week ended September 2—marking their sixth successive week of outflows.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Fund Managers

    August 2015’s Top High-Grade Bond Issuers

    US corporates were the highest issuers of high-grade bonds in August 2015, making up 35.4% of all issues. Yankee bond issuers came in second.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Eurozone May Need More Monetary Stimulus

    GDP (gross domestic product) growth was expected to rise in Q2 on the back of the monetary stimulus from the ECB to boost economic activity.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    British Pound Rallies on Strong Inflation Numbers

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

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Investment-Grade Bond Funds Record Back-to-Back Outflows

    Flows into investment-grade bond funds were negative for the week ended August 12—marking the third consecutive week of outflows.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Expectations Rose for the Eurozone, Fell for Germany in August

    All major US exchange-traded funds tracking Eurozone equity fell on August 11 as the ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment came out for August.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Investment-Grade Bond Funds See a Second Week of Outflows

    Flows into investment-grade bond funds were negative for the week ended August 5—marking a second successive week of outflows.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Hedged Equity ETFs and Macro Influences

    The fluctuations in the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity ETF (HEDJ) and the Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity ETF (DBEU) have been narrower…

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    HEDJ and DBEU: A Must-Read Investment Comparison

    The holdings in the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity ETF (HEDJ) total 133, whereas the total is 451 for the Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity ETF (DBEU).

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    UK Construction PMI Disappoints: Currency Impact

    Construction PMI for the United Kingdom, published by Markit, fell to a reading of 57.1 for July 2015, below estimates of 58.4 and a June reading of 58.1.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    UK GDP for 2Q15 Accelerates for 10th Consecutive Quarter

    UK GDP improved 2.6% at the end of the second quarter. According to economists in a Bloomberg survey, UK GDP is expected to rise by 2.5% in 2015 and 2.3% in 2016.

    By David Meyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Assessing the Risk-Adjusted Returns of European Mutual Funds

    All investment vehicles come with a certain amount of risk attached. The Sharpe ratio is one measure to assess risk-adjusted returns.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Economic Sentiment Declines, Third Month in a Row

    For July 2015, the downward trend in the ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment continued for Germany as well as the Eurozone.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Are Emerging Markets Cracking or Crashing on Greece Woes?

    Chinese shares contributed significantly to the downfall of emerging market funds, as the iShares MSCI China Index ETF sank 2.84% on Monday.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    UK Records 2.7% Wage Growth in April—EWU Up 0.63%

    Wage growth, the spotlight of the report, experienced a 2.7% rise in April. Wage growth came in at 2.3% in March, and expected growth for April had been 2.1%.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Free of Deflation yet Weighed Down by Grexit Concerns

    According to the latest reports, the Eurozone’s inflation rate was 0.3% in May. Gains in the Eurozone inflation rate are being led by services, food, alcohol, and tobacco.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Fund Managers

    Mixed Economic Results from China Add to Sluggishness in Oil

    China is one of the largest consumers of oil in the world. Its economic growth is vital for a boost in the global demand for oil. PMI came in at 49.2 in May, below the critical value of 50.

    By Stuart McKenzie
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Emerging Market Equities See Valuations Decline in May

    Currently, emerging market equities are trading at 12.7x on a one-year forward earnings basis. Valuations declined by 2.50% in the week ending May 29, 2015.

    By Robert Karr
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Emerging Market Equities Decline on Slowing Growth in China

    In the past, major emerging market equities, including China and India, have increased on the basis of reforms intended to help growth.

    By Robert Karr
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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Valuations of Emerging Market Equities Were Flat Last Week

    Emerging market equities are currently trading at 11.5x on a one-year forward earning basis.

    By Robert Karr
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Emerging Market Equities Post Marginal Gains

    The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) extended its gains from early April into last week ended on April 17, 2015.

    By Robert Karr
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Emerging Market ETFs Enjoy Positive Flows in Early April

    Emerging market ETF options have increased over the past few years. Net flows are likely to rise for ETFs associated with performing economies.

    By Robert Karr
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ally Financial and Whiting Petroleum: The Biggest Debt Issuers

    Ally Financial (ALLY) provided financial services and products to auto dealers in the US. It issued $1.25 billion in BB+ rated senior notes in two tranches.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    High-Grade Corporate Issuers Have Returned to the Market

    When the rate does rise, it will mean an increasing interest rate environment, where corporate issuers may be required to pay more interest to creditors.

    By David Ashworth
  • Financials

    How fiscal policy in the Eurozone can work with monetary policy

    Increasing output in the Eurozone economy is a positive for exchange-traded funds like the iShares MSCI EAFE, the iShares MSCI EMU, and the Vanguard FTSE Europe.

    By Surbhi Jain
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