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Financials: Biggest Negative Contributor to PEUGX in 1Q16
The Putnam Europe Equity Fund – Class A (PEUGX) fell 4.3% in 1Q16, making it a below-average performer among the 12 funds in this review. In the past one year, PEUGX has fallen 7.9%
A Turnaround for the Franklin International Growth Fund
The Franklin International Growth Fund – Class A (FNGAX) has emerged as an above-average performer in YTD 2016 until August 19, 2016, among the 12 funds chosen for this review.
Telecom Stocks Continue to Haunt the Putnam Europe Equity Fund
The Putnam Europe Equity Fund Class A (PEUGX) has fallen 6.5% YTD (year-to-date), making it a below-average performer among the funds under review.
Which Investments Have Hurt the Harbor Capital Appreciation Fund the Most in 2016?
The Harbor Capital Appreciation Fund Investor Class has tanked by 3.5% YTD in 2016, making it the second-worst performer YTD among our 12 funds.
Why Franklin International Growth Fund’s Performance Was a Mixed Bag
From a purely NAV (net asset value) return standpoint, FNGAX emerged as an average performer for the one-year period until February 29, 2016.
How PEUGX Managed to Place in the Middle of the Pack in 2015
What saved PEUGX in 2015 were its picks from the consumer staples, telecom services, and utilities sectors.
Healthcare Spoiled PEUGX’s Year-to-Date 2015
In the trailing-one-year period, PEUGX has returned 1.0%, while from November’s end until December 22, the fund has fallen 4.5%.
Ten Europe-Focused Mutual Funds and Their Key Indicators
Europe-focused mutual funds had a good October. In this series, we aim to analyze their performance. We’ll see how they’ve fared across periods and why so.
Italy’s Trade Surplus Widened with Declining Imports in September
According to the National Institute of Statistics (or ISTAT), Italy’s goods and services surplus rose to 2.2 billion euros in September 2015 compared to 2.0 billion euros a year ago.
How Stock Picks Helped the Putnam Europe Equity Fund in September
The Putnam Europe Equity Fund Class A fell by 3.0% in September from the previous month. Strong stock picks across sectors led to its strong performance.