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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Debt and deficit: Which one is the lesser of two evils for Greece?

    Greece needs to focus on two key areas in order to destress its financial situation; namely, debt and deficit.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Treasury Yields Rise as the Situations in Greece and China Improve

    Treasury yields rose marginally across the yield curve in the week ended July 10, 2015. The demand for safe-heaven securities dropped.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Job Reports Drive Up Treasury Yields

    US Treasury yields moved uniformly upwards across the yield curve in the week ended June 5, 2015.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Consumer Confidence Unmoved by Greek Crisis, VGK Rises 2.33%

    Eurozone consumer confidence is steady in June despite the ongoing debt crisis in Greece.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Greece prolongs its stay in negative inflation territory

    Greece is the most indebted country in Europe. Its economy is plagued with low economic momentum, rising unemployment, rising debt, and negative inflation.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    June Report: ‘The Outlook for Germany Is Overcast’

    According to the Ifo President Hans-Werner Sinn, “The outlook for the German economy is overcast.” There seems to be increased pessimism among Germans with respect to business development there.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Greece’s Mixed Bag: Industrial Production and Negative Inflation

    Industrial production remains an important gauge of economic activity. Greece’s IIP (industrial production index) rose 4.5% in August 2015 from August 2014.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone grants bailout extension to Greece

    Europe-tracking ETFs gained significantly from February 19 to February 24, when the bailout extension to Greece was approved.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    GREK down 2.5% on Fears of a Grexit, Eurozone up 0.33%

    The Greece-tracking Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (GREK) was down 2.48% amid renewed fears of a Grexit. Greece faces an inverted yield curve.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Euro Slumped on Dovish ECB Statement

    The euro fell by more than 2% against the US dollar after the ECB (European Central Bank) meeting on October 22, 2015.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A quick look into the most indebted country in Europe: Greece

    On November 14, 2014, Greece’s economy finally registered some growth and emerged from recession. The economy expanded by 1.7% in Q314, compared to 3Q13.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Global Markets React to the Greek Crisis: SPY and FEZ Fall

    Markets across the globe were rattled on Monday. Greece stands on the brink of defaulting on its $1.73 billion payment to the IMF on June 30.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Could Russia or China Rescue Greece from Bankruptcy?

    On June 19, Russia and Greece signed a preliminary agreement for “cooperation on a pipeline that will bring Russian gas to Europe through Greece and Turkey.”

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    GREK Falls 4.26% as Greece Prepares for More Austerity Measures

    In the coming week, Greece is due to present its next set of austerity measures, which it must implement in order to secure new financing.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Agreement: Greece to Receive up to $96 Billion

    On July 13, the Greek saga hit another milestone. Eurozone ministers reached a unanimous agreement to bail Greece out again.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Greek Saga Continues: Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Resigns

    Greece made the national headlines again when Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned from office on Thursday, August 20, 2015.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Greece still in the headlines, this time a bailout extension

    In this series, we’ll explore Greece’s recent bailout extension granted by Eurozone ministers to see how it could impact your investments in the Eurozone.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Bulls and Bears Make Money, But Do PIIGS or PIIS Get Slaughtered?

    The troubled PIIGS countries—Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, and Spain—have been suffering from financial sustainability concerns about large fiscal deficits and stagnated growth.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Euro Trades Flat on Draghi’s Speech at Bank of England Open Forum

    The Euro ended on a relatively flat note versus the US dollar yesterday in the absence of any relevant economic releases.

    By David Meyer
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    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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Europe-Focused Mutual Funds and the European Debt Crisis

    For our study on the impact of the crisis on Europe-focused mutual funds, we selected three mutual funds that have had a long history and have seen several market cycles.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Hope of Greek Deal Leads to Rise in Investment-Grade Bond Yields

    Greece’s fate in the Eurozone drove investment-grade bonds last week. A safe-haven demand for most of the week pushed yields down. But investment-grade bonds saw yields rise week-over-week.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Displays Muted Reaction to the Greek Referendum Vote

    The links between other Eurozone countries and Greece are modest. Exports to Greece—excluding Cyprus—represent less than 0.5% of Eurozone exports.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    French Q1 Gross Domestic Product Rises by 0.6%

    Gross domestic product in France expanded by 0.6% in Q1 this year, compared with the previous quarter.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analyzing the Situation in Greece: Impact on Global Markets

    Markets in all of the major economies ended low on Monday, June 15. The bailout talks between Greece and its European creditors collapsed over the weekend.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Miscellaneous

    Is Greek Political Instability A Tragedy In The Making?

    It’s indeed déjà vu as a fresh round of worry over Greek political instability engulfs the Eurozone (EZU).

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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