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  • 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///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
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    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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    British Pound on Downward Slope since Brexit Vote

    Since the British Brexit referendum on June 23, 2016, the British pound (FXB) has been nervous.

    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///Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in August
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did the Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Fall?

    The Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index is at ten in August 2017—compared to 17.5 in July 2017. It didn’t meet the market’s expectation of 15.0.

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

    Why Germany’s Economic Sentiment Index Has Fallen

    According to the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), the German ZEW economic sentiment index has fallen to 5.1 in March 2018 from 17.8 in February 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
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    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///Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in March
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Index Has Fallen

    According to the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), the Eurozone ZEW economic sentiment index is at 13.4, compared with 29.3 in February 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
  • 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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Opened Higher amid Improved Global Sentiment

    France’s CAC 40 Index quit falling last week and traded in a range of 5,200–5,100. This week, it opened higher amid improved global sentiment.

    By Val Kensington
  • uploads///Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in July
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Has Been Worsening Gradually

    The iShares MSCI Germany ETF (EWG), which tracks the performance of the German economy, fell 5.2% in June.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Geopolitical Factors Are Affecting Germany’s Economic Sentiment

    The Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index has remained flat so far in May 2018.

    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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Mixed Early on January 11

    At 3:45 AM EST on January 11, the DAX Index was trading at 13,275.50—a fall of 0.04%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) fell 0.88% on January 10.

    By Val Kensington
  • 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///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///UK Services PMI in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Did the UK Election Impact Its Services PMI in June 2017?

    The final UK Services PMI stood at 53.4 in June 2017 compared to 53.8 in May. The figure didn’t meet the market expectation of 53.5.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Immediate Impact of UK Election: Market Up, Volatility Down

    After the announcement of the United Kingdom’s election outcome on June 9, 2017, global markets showed mixed responses.

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

    Germany Ifo Business Climate Index Sees Continuous Rise

    Germany’s Ifo Business Climate Index strengthened to 112.9 in April 2017 compared to 112.4 in March 2017.

    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
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Tech Stocks Surged on January 15

    Tech stocks recovered on January 15 led by stellar rallies in the FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Alphabet’s Google) stocks.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • 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
  • 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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    David Rosenberg: Trade War Could Hurt Corporate Profit

    Famous economist David Rosenberg said in an interview with CNBC on June 26 that rising trade tension could affect US businesses (SPY).

    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

    What the France Services PMI Signals for the Economy

    The final Markit France Services PMI improved marginally in April to 57.4 compared to 56.9 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///Germany Ifo Business Climate Index in March
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    German Ifo Business Climate Index Signals Weakness Ahead

    According to the Ifo Institute for Economic Research, the German Ifo business climate index is currently at 114.7, compared with 115.4 in February 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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Eurozone’s Key Economic Indicators Signal

    In this series, we’ll analyze the Eurozone’s economic sentiment indexes’ performance so far in March 2018.

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

    Eurozone’s Services PMI Fell in February

    The Eurozone’s PMI was 56.2 in February—compared to 58 in January. The PMI didn’t meet the preliminary market estimation of 56.7.

    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
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    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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Mixed in the Morning Session on January 26

    At 4:25 AM EST on January 26, the DAX Index was trading at 13,306.50—a gain of 0.06%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) fell 0.7% on January 25.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analyzing European Markets Early on January 24

    At 4:40 AM EST on January 24, the DAX Index was trading at 13,536.50—a fall of 0.17%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) rose 0.54% on January 23.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Were Stronger Early on January 23

    At 5:05 AM EST on January 23, the DAX Index was trading at 13,574.50—a rise of 0.82%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) rose 0.62% on January 22.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets in the Morning Session on January 22

    At 4:30 AM EST on January 22, the DAX Index was trading at 13,419.50—a fall of 0.1%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) rose 1.1% on January 19.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Strong Early on January 19

    At 4:45 AM EST on January 19, the DAX Index was trading at 13,387.50—a gain of 0.8%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) rose 0.58% on January 18.

    By Val Kensington
  • 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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analyzing European Markets in the Morning Session on January 17

    At 4:55 AM EST on January 17, the DAX Index was trading at 13,224.50—a drop of 0.16%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) rose 0.14% on January 16.

    By Val Kensington
  • 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
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    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
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    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///Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in December
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Index Looks in December

    According to the Centre for European Economic Research (or ZEW), the Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Index has fallen to 29.0 so far in December.

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

    Key Economic Indicators Released in the Past Week

    In this series, we’ll analyze inflation for three key economies and look at retail sales in the United States and China. We’ll also look at some key economic sentiment indexes.

    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
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    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
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    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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany’s GDP at 0.8% in 3Q17: Will It Raise Investor Sentiment?

    According to a report by the Federal Statistical Office, Germany’s GDP growth rate was 0.8% in the third quarter of 2017 compared to 0.6% growth in the second quarter of 2017.

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

    Eurozone Consumer Confidence in Positive Zone after a Decade

    According to a report from the European Commission, the Eurozone Consumer Confidence Index stands at 0.1 so far in November compared to -1.1 in October 2017.

    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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Brazil’s Manufacturing PMI Improved: What’s Driving the Growth?

    According to data provided by Markit Economics, the final Markit Brazil Manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 51.2 in October 2017 as compared to 50.9 in September 2017.

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

    Why Russia’s Manufacturing PMI Weakened in October 2017

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the final Russia Manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) fell marginally in October as compared to September 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///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
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    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///Germany Services PMI in October
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Germany’s Services PMI Weakened in October

    The final Markit Germany’s services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 54.70 in October 2017 compared to 55.60 in September 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    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
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    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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Charting the Steady Rise of the Eurozone’s Manufacturing PMI

    The Eurozone’s final manufacturing PMI showed solid improvement in October 2017, coming in at 58.5, compared with 58.1 in September.

    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///Global Markets Showing Gradual Improvement
    Fund Managers

    These Key Economic Indicators Have Just Been Released

    These economic indicators are important for global investors because they reflect the condition of the global economy.

    By Sarah Sands
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    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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Helped Brazil’s Services PMI Rise So Much in September?

    The final Brazil Services PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) stood at 50.7 in September 2017 compared to 49.0 in August.

    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Does China’s Gradual Economic Growth Support Emerging Nations?

    China (FXI) (YINN) is an important emerging nation. The gradual improvement in its economic growth is a positive sign both for emerging nations (EEM) and developed nations (EFA).

    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
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    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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Strong Early on September 18

    At 6:15 AM EST on September 18, the FTSE 100 Index is trading at 7,230.25—a rise of 0.2%. On September 15, EWU rose 0.06% and closed at 34.53.

    By Val Kensington
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    Earnings Report

    Goldman Sachs Increased PayPal’s Target Price to $72

    PayPal (PYPL) was one of Goldman Sachs’s (GS) recent stock picks.

    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
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    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
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    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
  • uploads///France Manufacturing PMI in August
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Does France’s Rising Manufacturing Activity Suggest?

    According to data provided by Markit Economics, the final Markit France manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 55.8 in August 2017 compared to 54.9 in July 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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