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

    Germany’s Business Climate Is Improving

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

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

    UK’s Manufacturing PMI at 3-Year High: Is Brexit Fear Overdone?

    The United Kingdom Manufacturing PMI hit a three-year high in April 2017. It stood at 57.3 compared to 54.2 in March.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///GDP Growth in the Eurozone Is Steady
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Developed Markets Offer Value after the Rout

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

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • uploads///Eurozone GDP Growth Improved in Q
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Does the Rise in Eurozone GDP Indicate a Turning Point?

    According to a Eurostat report, Eurozone fourth quarter economic growth for 2016 expanded to 0.5% as compared to the 0.4% improvement in the previous quarter.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in March
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Germany’s ZEW Economic Sentiment Index Is Improving

    Germany’s ZEW economic sentiment index (EWG) was at 12.8 March 2017. In comparison, it stood at 10.4 in February.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Israeli Stocks Are Trading at Attractive Valuation
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Israeli Stocks Look Attractive

    Israeli stocks (ISL) are trading at attractive valuations. The Tel Aviv 25 Index is trading at 15.7 times its trailing-12-month earnings.

    By Aberdeen Closed-End Funds
  • uploads///Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Germany’s ZEW Economic Sentiment Index Fell in June 2017

    Germany’s ZEW Economic Sentiment Index (EWG) fell to 18.6 in June 2017, compared to 20.6 in May.

    By Sarah Sands
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    France’s Manufacturing Rose in June: Macron Magic?

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

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///UK GDP Growth in Q
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will UK’s 2Q17 Growth Strengthen Investor Sentiment?

    The UK’s 2Q17 economic growth surprised the market with a rise of 0.3% as compared to a 0.2% rise in the first quarter of 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Untitled
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Economic Indicators Investors Should Watch This Week

    If major Eurozone economic indicators improve in the coming months, we could expect those economies to regain some strength.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///eu _
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is the Eurozone’s Economic Stress Level Increasing?

    In this series, we’ll examine the Eurozone’s economic condition and its accompanying indexes.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///SEK Sep
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Swedish Krona Gains on Positive Growth Figures

    The Swedish krona gained by more than 1.5% against the US dollar and 1.0% against the euro on September 11, 2015, as the economy grew at a faster rate than expected in 2Q15.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in October
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How the Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Index Looked in October

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

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///safe haven winners of brexit
    Financials

    Has Britain Really Voted Its Way to Prosperity?

    The Brexit referendum aftermath has translated to gains for certain hedge funds, while washing away earlier gains for others.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • uploads///minimum wages
    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
  • uploads///SP  Returns Following Rising Fed Funds Rate
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why To Expect Muted Returns from US Equities

    We can expect muted returns from US equities going forward. US stocks face the prospect of higher interest rates, albeit gradual and from unusually low levels.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • uploads///High Level of Unemployment in Greece
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Greece’s Unemployment Falls, but Still the Highest Among Peers

    Europe’s average unemployment has fallen to a four-year low of 9.8% as of 2016. Greece’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 23.5% in January 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Untitled
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Economic Indicators Investors Should Watch for This Week

    Economic indicators Key economic indicators investors should watch for this week are: US (SPY) services PMI data UK (EWU) services PMI data Eurozone (IEV) (VGK) services PMI data German (EWG) services PMI data Spanish services PMI data French (EWQ) services PMI data Japanese services PMI data US ADP employment data US non-farm payroll data Wrapping up […]

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///UK Services PMI in September
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The UK’s Services PMI in September 2017

    The final UK services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 53.6 in September 2017 compared to 53.2 in August 2017.

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

    Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Fell after a Year

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

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///key dates that led to referendum
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Greek Referendum That Shook the World

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

    By Shelly Vinson
  • uploads///UK GDP Growth Rate
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The UK’s Economy: Will It Be a Rough Road Ahead?

    Economic growth in the United Kingdom (EWU) in the first quarter of 2017 was 0.30% compared to a 0.70% growth in 4Q16.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///UK Services PMI in May
    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
  • uploads///Untitled
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Indicators Should Investors Watch This Week?

    As China is one of the important emerging economies, investors should keep an eye on its important indicators.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///US Equities Are Relatively Expensive
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Another Reason for Diversification: High US Equity Valuations

    High US equity valuations are weighing on investor sentiments. The United States is trading at 100%, 50%, and 74% premiums over Japan, Europe, and emerging markets, respectively.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • uploads///Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in July
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What the Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index Indicates

    The Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index was 17.5 in July 2017 compared to 18.6 in June. It didn’t meet the market expectation of 18.0.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///euro
    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
  • uploads///Series  A
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Finding the Stable Source of Applied Materials’ Revenue Stream

    Among Applied Materials’ four business segments, Services is the only segment where the operating margin showed growth.

    By Puja Tayal
  • uploads///spdr
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    ECB Leaves Rates Unchanged, Stimulus Levels Still Constant

    The ECB (European Central Bank) kept interest rates unchanged at 0% on June 2, 2016. Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, hinted at optimism for growth in the Eurozone economy.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///Overview of the UKs Election Outcome
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Look inside the UK’s Election Outcome

    The much-awaited UK (EWU) general election happened on June 8, 2017, and exit polls showed that the ruling Conservative party fell short of gaining the majority vote.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///France Manufacturing PMI in May
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Can Macron Revive France’s Manufacturing PMI?

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

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///repricing
    Financials

    Everything Is Being Repriced after the Brexit Vote, Says Marc Lasry

    The Brexit referendum results are already playing havoc with the European and other world capital markets.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • uploads///eu members disintegrating
    Financials

    George Soros: Brexit May Spark Disintegration in the European Union

    With the Brexit vote, the European Union’s disintegration has already begun. The pound is already at historic lows against the US dollar (UUP).

    By Surbhi Jain
  • uploads///more referendums
    Financials

    Structural Issues with the EU Could Lead to Further Referendums

    Many European countries want the ability to print their own money and come to their own aid instead of going to the ECB (European Central Bank).

    By Surbhi Jain
  • uploads///Eurozone Consumer Confidence in July
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is Consumer Confidence Weakening in the Eurozone?

    The Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK) and the iShares Europe ETF (IEV) rose 2.8% and 3%, respectively, in the month through July 24.

    By Sarah Sands
  • Stronger Dollar Hampered Gold’s Performance in June
    Real Insights

    Stronger Dollar Hampered Gold’s Performance in June

    The dollar index is up 3.2% this year, while gold (GLD) is down ~6.0% year-to-date.

    By VanEck
  • uploads///Spain Services PMI in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What the Spain Services PMI Says about the Economy

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the final Spain Services PMI showed a weaker improvement in June than in May.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///France Manufacturing PMI in May
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is EU Political Uncertainty Affecting France Manufacturing PMI?

    The overall Eurozone economy showed some nervousness in May.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Did Eurozone Consumer Confidence Trend in May?

    According to a report from the European Commission, the Eurozone Consumer Confidence Index stood at 0.2 so far in May as compared to 0.4 in April 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Gradual Fall in Spain Services PMI Weakening Investor Sentiment

    The final Spain Services PMI showed a weaker rise in April than in March. It was 55.6 in April compared to 56.2 in March.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Look at the Eurozone Consumer Confidence Index in April

    According to a report from the European Commission, the Eurozone Consumer Confidence Index stood at 0.4 so far in April as compared to 0.1 in March 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Eurozone Consumer Confidence in March
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Consumer Confidence Weakens

    According to the European Commission, the Eurozone consumer confidence index has remained at 0.1 in March 2018, unchanged from February 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Spain Services PMI in February
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Spain’s Service PMI Improved in February

    Spain’s final services PMI showed a strong rise in February 2018. The PMI stood at 57.3 in February—compared to 56.9 in January.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Eurozone Manufacturing PMI in February
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Could Gradual Fall in Manufacturing PMI Affect the Eurozone?

    The Eurozone Manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) has been falling gradually since December 2017 after hitting a record high.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///France Manufacturing PMI in February
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is France’s Falling Manufacturing PMI Affecting Business?

    The final Markit France Manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) was 55.9 in February compared to 58.4 in January.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Spain Manufacturing PMI in January
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Look at Spain Manufacturing PMI in January 2018

    The Spain Manufacturing PMI rose to 55.2 in January 2018 compared to 55.8 in December 2017. The figure didn’t beat the preliminary market estimate of 55.7.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Eurozone Sentix Investor Confidence Index in January
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Investor Confidence Improved: Will It Help Equity Market?

    Eurozone (FEZ) (VGK) investor confidence has shown strong improvement in December 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Eurozone Services PMI in December
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Services Activity Reached 6-Year High in December

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the final Eurozone services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) showed a strong improvement in December 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Spain Services PMI in December
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Did Spain’s Services PMI Perform in December 2017?

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the final Spain services PMI stood at 54.6 in December 2017 as compared to 54.4 in November.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///France Services PMI in December
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Did France’s Services PMI Look in December 2017?

    According to the data provided by Markit Economics, the final Markit France services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) fell marginally in December as compared to the previous month.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///UK Manufacturing PMI in December
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What UK Manufacturing Activity Indicates for the Economy

    UK manufacturing activity in December Between November and December 2017, the UK manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) fell to 56.3 from 58.2 and missed the market expectation of 58. The index was mainly affected by the following: production output and volume improved at a slower rate new and export orders rose at a slower pace employment in the manufacturing sector slowed In […]

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Eurozone Manufacturing PMI in December
    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
  • uploads///Germany Manufacturing PMI in December
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany’s Manufacturing Activity Reaches a Multidecade High

    Germany’s manufacturing activity in December According to Markit Economics, Germany’s manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) showed a strong rise in December 2017, rising to 63.3 from 62.5 in November 2017. The index met the market estimate of 63.3, and marked the strongest expansion in German manufacturing activity since 1995. Germany’s strong manufacturing performance in December 2017 was […]

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Spain Manufacturing PMI in December
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Look at Spain’s Manufacturing Activity in December 2017

    Spain’s manufacturing activity in December According to Markit Economics, Spain’s manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) rose to 55.8 in December 2017 from 56.1 in November. Whereas the index had reached an 11-year high in November, in December, it missed the market estimate of 56.4. Despite the lower PMI figure, manufacturing activity remained strong. Spain’s manufacturing PMI performance in […]

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///France Manufacturing PMI in December
    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
  • uploads///Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in December
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in December 2017

    According to the Centre for European Economic Research (or ZEW), the Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index is at 17.4 so far in December 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Eurozone Inflation in November
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Can Rising Eurozone Inflation Make European Central Bank Hawkish?

    According to Eurostat, on a year-over-year basis, inflation in the Eurozone (VGK) (IEV) (EZU) was 1.5% in November 2017 compared to 1.4% in October 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Eurozone Services PMI in November
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Services PMI: Why It Strengthened in November

    The final Eurozone Services PMI stood at 56.2 in November compared to 55.0 in October. It met the preliminary market estimate of 56.2.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///France Services PMI in November
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    France Services PMI: Solid Expansion in November 2017

    The final France Services PMI stood at 60.4 in November compared to 57.3 in October. It beat the initial estimate of 60.2.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Spain Services PMI in November
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Insights into the Spain Services PMI for November 2017

    The final Spain Services PMI stood at 56.1 in November compared to 55.8 in October. It didn’t beat the preliminary market estimate of 56.5.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Spain Manufacturing PMI in November
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Spain’s Manufacturing Activity Recovers

    Spain’s manufacturing data According to Markit Economics, Spain’s manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) score rose to 56.1 in November 2017 from 55.8 in October 2017. Although the PMI figure didn’t beat the preliminary estimate of 56.5, it marked the fastest expansion seen since February 2007. Spain’s stronger manufacturing PMI performance was mainly due to increases in the following: improved […]

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Eurozone Manufacturing PMI in November
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Manufacturing Rises at a Higher Rate in November

    Eurozone manufacturing data The Eurozone’s manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 60.1 in November, compared with 58.5 in October 2017, according to Markit Economics. The reading met the preliminary estimate of 60. Eurozone manufacturing activity rose due to increases in the following: production output new orders and export orders employment Production output and new order levels reached […]

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///France Manufacturing PMI in November
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    France’s Manufacturing Data Shows Robust Growth in November

    France’s manufacturing purchasing managers’ index According to IHS Markit, France’s final manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 57.7 in November 2017, compared with 56.1 in October 2017. The preliminary market expectation was 57.5. Factory activity was at its highest in seven years. Why manufacturing activity rose France’s manufacturing PMI score rose due to the following […]

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Germany Manufacturing PMI in November
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany’s Manufacturing Growth Signals Stronger Business Climate

    Germany’s manufacturing data in November Germany’s final manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 62.5 in November, compared with 60.6 in October 2017, according to Markit Economics. The November reading met the preliminary estimate of 62.5, and was the second-highest score since February 2011. Germany’s (DAX-INDEX) manufacturing PMI score improved due to increases in the following: new orders exports employment […]

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Eurozone Inflation in October
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is Improving Eurozone Inflation Minimizing Deflation Risk?

    On a year-over-year basis, the Eurozone inflation index was 1.4% in October compared to 1.5% in September 2017, according to data provided by Eurostat.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Germany Ifo Business Climate Index in November
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    German Ifo Business Climate Rises: Are Investors Optimistic?

    According to the report provided by the Ifo Institute for Economic Research, the German Ifo Business Climate Index is 117.5 so far in November 2017 compared to 116.8 in October 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///India Services PMI in October
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why India’s Services PMI Rose in October

    According to data provided by Markit Economics, the final Markit services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) for India strengthened in October 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Aa_Semiconductors_QCOM_G opprtunities
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside NXP and 5G: Qualcomm’s Window to Future Growth

    The licensing battle with Apple (AAPL) and fines from various regulators have significantly reduced Qualcomm’s (QCOM) earnings.

    By Puja Tayal
  • uploads///UK Services PMI in October
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The UK’s Services PMI Rose Strongly: How Could Its Impact the Economy?

    The final UK services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) rose strongly in October 2017. It stood at 55.6 in October 2017 compared to 53.6 in September 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Eurozone Services PMI in October
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Eurozone Services PMI Weakened in October 2017

    The final Eurozone services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 55.0 in October 2017 compared to 55.8 in September 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///France Services PMI in October
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Insight into France’s Services PMI in October 2017

    The final Markit France services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 57.3 in October compared to 57 in September 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Spain Services PMI in October
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Spain’s Services PMI Fell in October 2017

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the final Spain services PMI stood at 54.6 in October 2017 compared to 56.7 in September 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Spain Manufacturing PMI in October
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Behind Spain’s New and Improved Manufacturing PMI

    Spain’s manufacturing PMI rose to 55.8 in October 2017, compared with 54.3 in September 2017. The PMI figure beat the preliminary market estimation of 54.9.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Germany Manufacturing PMI in October
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What No Change in Germany’s Manufacturing PMI Could Mean for Its Economy

    Germany’s final manufacturing PMI showed no change in October, coming in at 60.6, and meeting the preliminary market estimation of 60.5.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///France Manufacturing PMI in October
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How France’s Unchanged Manufacturing PMI in October Could Affect Markets

    The final France manufacturing PMI, remained unchanged in October 2017, standing at 56.1 and falling short of the preliminary market estimate of 56.7.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///A_Semiconductors_QCOM_NXP tender offer update
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How’s the Qualcomm-NXP Deal Progressing?

    The biggest move by Qualcomm (QCOM) to boost future growth so far would have to be its acquisition of automotive semiconductor giant NXP Semiconductors.

    By Puja Tayal
  • uploads///Eurozone Inflation in September
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Inflation Is Improving: Why Is ECB Still Dovish?

    On a year-over-year basis, the Eurozone Inflation (VGK) (IEV) (EZU) Index stood at 1.5% in September 2017, the same as in August 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///UK Inflation in September
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    UK’s Inflation Was at 0.3%: How Will It Affect the Economy?

    According to the report provided by the Office for National Statistics, on a monthly basis, the United Kingdom’s inflation index stood at 0.3% in September 2017 as compared to a 0.6% improvement in August 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Global Markets Showing Gradual Improvement
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    These Major Economic Indicators Were Released Last Week

    In this series, we’ll analyze the performance of the Eurozone Consumer Confidence Index and the ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in October 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///India Services PMI in September
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why India’s Services PMI Expanded in September

    The final Markit India Services PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) stood at 50.7 in September 2017 compared to 47.5 in August 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Spain Services PMI in September
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Chart in Focus: Spain’s Services PMI in September 2017

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the final Spain services PMI stood at 56.7 in September 2017 compared to 56.0 in August.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///France Services PMI in September
    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
  • uploads///Germany Services PMI in September
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Germany’s Services PMI Rose Strongly in September

    The iShares MSCI Germany Small-Cap ETF (EWGS), which tracks the performance of small-cap stocks in Germany, rose 3.5% in September.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Eurozone Services PMI in September
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Eurozone Services PMI Improved Strongly in September

    The final Eurozone services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) rose strongly in September 2017. It stood at 55.8 in September 2017, up from 54.7 in August 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///UK Manufacturing PMI in September
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Will Weaker UK Manufacturing Affect the Markets?

    The United Kingdom’s manufacturing PMI stood at 55.9 in September 2017, compared to 56.9 in the previous month. The PMI figure was below the preliminary market expectation of 56.4.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Eurozone Manufacturing PMI in September
    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
  • uploads///Germany Manufacturing PMI in September
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany’s Rising Manufacturing Signals a Stronger Path Ahead

    According to a report by Markit Economics, Germany’s final manufacturing PMI stood at 60.60 in September 2017, compared to 59.30 in August.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///France Manufacturing PMI in September
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Does France’s Rising Manufacturing Mean a Strong Business Climate?

    According to data provided by Markit Economics, the final Markit France manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 56.10 in September 2017, compared to 55.80 in August 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Spain Manufacturing PMI in September
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Spain’s Manufacturing Recorded a Strong Rise in September

    According to a report by Markit Economics, Spain’s manufacturing PMI rose to 54.3 in September 2017, compared to 52.4 in August.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Eurozone Sentix Investor Confidence Index in September
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Does August Eurozone Sentix Investor Confidence Indicate?

    The Eurozone Sentix Investor Confidence Index stood at 28.2 for September 2017 as compared to 27.7 in August 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Eurozone Services PMI in August
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Services PMI Weakened: Will It Affect the Business Climate?

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the Eurozone services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 54.7 in August as compared to 55.4 in July 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Spain Services PMI in August
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Spain’s Service Activity Dropped in August 2017

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the Spain Services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 56 in August compared with 57.6 in July.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Germany Services PMI in August
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Affected Germany Services PMI in August?

    According to data provided by Markit Economics, the August Germany Services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 53.5 compared with 53.1 in July 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///France Services PMI in August
    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
  • uploads///UK Manufacturing PMI in August
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    UK’s Manufacturing PMI Rose Sharply: Is It a Turning Point?

    The UK’s manufacturing PMI stood at 56.9 in August 2017 as compared to 55.3 in the previous month.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Eurozone Manufacturing PMI in August
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone’s Manufacturing PMI Indicates Healthier Economy

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

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Germany Manufacturing PMI in August
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Germany’s Rising Manufacturing Activity Suggests

    According to a report by Markit Economics, Germany’s final manufacturing PMI stood at 59.3 in August 2017 as compared to 58.1 in July.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

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