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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.
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.
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.
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.
Investment-Grade Bond Funds Saw Outflows in Week Ended November 25
For the week ended November 25, investment-grade bond funds saw net outflows of $1.46 billion after witnessing two consecutive weeks of inflows.
Why domestic corporate companies raised high-quality debt
Emerging market (or EEM) borrowers were unusually prolific issuers last week. They accounted for 26.5% of the weekly volumes, or $7.5 billion.
What’s Been Helping the UK GDP after the Brexit Vote?
After the Brexit decision, services were a positive factor, while production ended up to be a drag on GDP.
The Rout of Cryptocurrencies and the Repercussions
Cryptocurrencies are still on their downtrend and have slumped to start the week. Bitcoin was down 10.8% at 5:00 AM EST on February 5, 2018.
Energy Exposure Has Worked Wonders for the Europe 30 ProFund
UEPIX’s high exposure energy stocks has been extremely beneficial in 2016, especially after February 11, when crude oil prices touched a multiyear low.
Industrials and Discretionary Helped AEDAX in 1Q16
AEDAX fell 0.9% in 1Q16. But it still ranked second best among the 12 funds in this review.
An Above-Average Year for FHJUX
FHJUX’s quantitative metrics place it as an above-average performer for the one-year period ended March 15, 2016. This period covers two major stimulus announcements by the ECB.
Junk Bond Issuance Rose as Equity Markets Rebounded
Mutual Funds such as the PIMCO High-Yield Fund Class A (PHDAX) and the Fidelity High Income Fund (SPHIX) invest in junk bonds.
FDIVX: How Does It Hold up during Challenging Times?
The Fidelity Diversified International Fund (FDIVX) has been in existence since December 1991.
How the Fidelity Advisor Europe Fund Allocated Its Portfolio in 2015
The Fidelity Advisor Europe Fund was managing assets worth $1.4 billion as of the end of December.
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.
Basics about the Fidelity Diversified International Fund (FDIVX)
According to the fund, the Fidelity Diversified International Fund (FDIVX) intends to attain capital appreciation by “normally investing primarily in non-U.S. securities.”
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.