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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Bank of Portugal Defied Pari Passu: What Does It Mean?

    By assigning five of Novo Banco’s 52 senior bonds to Banco Espirito Santo, the Bank of Portugal defied the principle of pari passu.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • uploads///Total IG Bond Issuance for August
    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
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Alpha Has Eluded PEUGX in One Year to March 15

    Along with a negative information ratio, PEUGX also posted a negative alpha in the one-year period ended March 15, 2016. This placed it tenth among the 12 funds in this review.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Portfolio Breakdown of the FAIDX
    Fund Managers

    A Look at FAIDX’s Year-to-Date Portfolio Changes

    Fidelity Advisor International Discovery Fund overview The Fidelity Advisor International Discovery Fund (FAIDX) primarily invests in non-US securities and prefers common stocks for investing in equities. Its assets are spread across multiple regions. The fund’s management uses a fundamental analysis of factors such as an issuer’s financial condition and industry position, as well as market […]

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Portfolio Breakdown of the USIFX
    Consumer

    What’s the Sector Composition of the USAA International Fund?

    The USAA International Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in foreign equities.

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is the Europe 30 ProFund Enjoying 2016 So Far?

    The Europe 30 ProFund Investor Class (UEPIX) has risen 1.9% YTD (year-to-date). It’s one of only two funds in this review to have risen in the period.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Portfolio Breakdown of the USIFX
    Fund Managers

    Portfolio Moves of the USAA International Fund in YTD 2016

    The USAA International Fund (USIFX) invests at least 80% of its assets in foreign equities.

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Financials Hurt AXEAX in 1Q16

    The Columbia European Equity Fund – Class A (AXEAX) fell 3.7% in 1Q16, making it a below-average performer among the 12 funds in this review.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Was the ECB Monetary Policy in March Such a Surprise?

    Even though participants were expecting the ECB to take measures on March 10 to stoke inflationary pressure in the Eurozone, the announcements at the meeting took most by surprise.

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    How Has the AB International Growth Fund Performed?

    The AB International Growth Fund is invested in companies like Roche Holding (RHHBY), Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG), ING Groep (ING), TAL Education Group (XRS), and Tata Motors (TTM).

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///EURO STOXX  Volatility Index
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Should You Look to European Stocks for Growth?

    European stocks began the year with a lot of hope pinned on them for providing capital appreciation in the year.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Performance of Anheuser Busch Since January
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Anheuser-Busch Rose by 22% in 2015

    Anheuser-Busch (BUD) provided the positive return of 22% in FEZ in 2015. Currently, the stock is trading at 114.6 euros. Its 52-week high is 119.65 euros.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    How Did the Eurozone Perform in the Past Year?

    The Eurozone’s economy provided a modest GDP (gross domestic product) growth rate of 0.4% in 2015. It was below the consensus estimate.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing the European Union’s GDP Composition

    The EU’s (European Union) GDP (gross domestic product) depends on the service sector. The service sector contributes ~73.90% towards the EU’s (EZU) GDP.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Performance of Sanofi versus Bayer
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Sanofi Tops FEZ, Applies for First Dengue Vaccine in India

    On Friday, December 11, 2015, the stocks at the top of FEZ were Industria De Diseno, Sanofi (SNY), UniCredit, ING Groep, and L’Oréal. It’s worth noting that all these stocks had negative returns that day.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Euro zone Deposit Rate
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Central Bank: December’s Monetary Policy Actions

    The ECB (European Central Bank) announced its monetary policy decision on December 3, 2015, outlining several decisions.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///ECBs Deposit rate versus Refinancing rate
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The ECB Disappoints Markets with Its Monetary Policy Decisions

    The ECB declared its key policy decisions after its meeting on December 3, 2015. The ECB’s Chief announced major moves at a press conference.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Portfolio Break down of the PEUGX
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Closer Look at the Portfolio of the Putnam Europe Equity Fund

    Financials have maintained their status as the largest sector In the Putnam Europe Equity Fund throughout the one-year period ended October 2015.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///EU PE ROE
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Relative Value in Europe: More Stimulus to Boost Corporate Equity

    Relative value in Europe has been strengthened by the ECB’s Asset Quality Review, the depreciation of the euro, and the inherent fundamental strength of the European economy and cheaper energy prices.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • uploads///Portfolio Composition FHJUX
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Fidelity Advisor Europe Fund: Class A (FHJUX)

    As of August 2015, the Fidelity Advisor Europe Fund was managing assets worth $1.45 billion. Founded in 1986, the fund’s net expense ratio is 1.35%.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Eurozone PMI
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Business Activity Seems Undeterred by Greek Crisis

    Markit Economics’ Final Eurozone PMI Composite Output Index report for July exceeded expectations despite the Greek crisis.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • uploads///Total IG Bond Issuance for WE April
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Yankee Bonds Throng the High-Grade Primary Market

    Yankee bonds continued to dominate primary market issuance in the week to April 10. These bonds made up 40.7% of all the issues.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///US Investment Grade Bond Market Issuance
    Company & Industry Overviews

    High-Grade Corporate Bond Issuers Make a Cautious Return

    Corporate investment-grade issuance surged to $20.525 billion in the primary markets in the week to April 10, 2015—413.1% higher than the issuance the previous week.

    By David Ashworth
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