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  • uploads///Portfolio Composition of International Mutual Funds
    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
  • uploads///UK
    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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    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///UK economic indicators
    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
  • uploads///US Investment Grade Bond Fund Flows
    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Lynn Noah
  • Financials

    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.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • uploads///UK GVA by sector
    Financials

    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.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • uploads///Bitcoin Price and Market Cap Deteriorate
    Financials

    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.

    By Meera Shawn
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Junk Bond Yields in  and
    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///Fidelity Diversified International Fund
    Company & Industry Overviews

    FDIVX: How Does It Hold up during Challenging Times?

    The Fidelity Diversified International Fund (FDIVX) has been in existence since December 1991.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Portfolio Breakdown of the FHJUX
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///UK Referendum
    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
  • uploads///FDIVXs Top Ten Invested Geographies
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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.”

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///UK
    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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