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Nomura Warns of $2 Billion Losses After Archegos Share Dump
Why 80% of Analysts Rate Bank of America a ‘Buy’
Wall Street analysts have been bullish on shares of Bank of America (BAC) on prospects of an interest rate hike and cheap valuations.
What Do Analysts Advise for Citigroup after 2Q16 Earnings?
Wall Street analysts have been bullish on Citigroup (C) on its growth prospects and inexpensive valuations.
A Look at the Financials Sector’s Dividend Yield: Part One
Financials and basic materials have dividend yields of 2.5% and 2.4%, respectively.
DXJF Crosses below Its 20-day Moving Average on October 30
DXJF is the only ETF to provide exposure to Japanese financial stocks. Trading activity in the DXJF fund has been scarce, with only a few thousand shares trading hands each day.
Alexion: Analysts Raise Their Target Prices
As of April 12, 2018, 18 analysts gave a “buy” or “strong buy” recommendation on Alexion stock, while one analyst gave a “hold” recommendation.
DXJF Is in a Bearish Trend
On December 11, 2015, DXJF closed at $25.57. This was below its 100-day, 50-day, and 20-day moving averages of $27.71, $27.39, and $27.47, respectively.
Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Emerged as EWJ’s Biggest Loser
On December 31, 2015, the bottom stocks of the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) were Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma, Omron, and Nippon Paint.
Japanese Financial ETF DXJF Is in a Bearish Trend in 2016
The WisdomTree Japan Hedged Financials (DXJF) seeks to provide exposure to the Japanese financial sector.
If You’re Shopping, Japan Is a Bargain
Frankly, you could say Japan is a bargain. Normally, the greater the demand for a country’s equity, the higher the price. Japan seems to be an exception to this rule.
How Japan’s Fiscal Policies Can Help Achieve Its Economic Goals
Prime Minister Abe’s administration initially achieved coordination between the Bank of Japan’s QQE and fiscal stimulus.
Why Has QQE Failed to Raise Inflation in Japan?
As Kuroda pointed out, the primary reason inflation hasn’t risen in Japan is what he calls the deflationary mindset—the view that prices will not rise.
5-Year TIPS Were Auctioned at a Negative Yield Again
The US Treasury auctioned five-year TIPS worth $14 billion on August 18. The overall demand for the securities fell 2.1% from the previous auction.
New Zealand Employment Reports Should Be Viewed with Caution
Given the two major changes brought about by Statistics New Zealand, markets should view this unemployment release as a benchmark for upcoming releases.
Why Did the RBNZ Decide to Cut the Official Cash Rate?
For RBNZ (Reserve Bank of New Zealand) Governor Graeme Wheeler, coming out with a cut was a no-brainer to markets. Markets expected a rate cut.
What Does Wall Street Recommend for Bank of America?
Wall Street (SPY) analysts have been bullish on Bank of America (BAC) shares on prospects of an interest rate (TLT) hike and cheap valuations.
What Do Analysts Recommend for FLS ahead of Its 2Q16 Earnings?
Of the 21 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg, three gave Flowserve (FLS) “buy” ratings, 15 gave it “hold” ratings, and three gave it “sell” ratings.
Why Most Analysts Rate Bank of America a ‘Buy’
Wall Street analysts have been bullish on Bank of America (BAC) due to prospects of an interest rate hike and cheap valuations.
How Geographic Restriction Has Hurt VPACX in 2016
Almost all holdings from the financial sector have contributed negatively to the VPACX so far in 2016.
Analyzing Vanguard Pacific Stock Index’s Portfolio Allocation
The Vanguard Pacific Stock Index Fund provides exposure to the developed countries of the Asia-Pacific region.
Healthcare Stocks Save the Day for CNJFX
Financials were the biggest negative contributors to CNJFX’s total returns in the first four months of 2016.
The Passive Vanguard Pacific Stock Index Fund: Below Par in 1Q16
As of February 2016, the Vanguard Pacific Stock Index Fund was managing assets worth $5.2 billion, making it the largest fund in this review by asset size.
Performance Breakdown of the Vanguard Pacific Stock Index Fund (VPACX)
In NAV (net asset value) terms, in the one year period ending in January, the Vanguard Pacific Stock Index Fund (VPACX) came in fourth place among our nine.
Japanese Equity: Cheap Valuations, Rising Dividends, Focus on ROE
Japanese equity is significantly cheaper than US equity and other developed markets, based on revenue. With corporate reforms underway, corporate profitability is set to gain further in Japan.
Japanese and European Equities Offer Relative Value
A Janus Capital (JNS) report for 2015 outlook by Bill Gross stated, “We like Japanese and European equities due to cheap valuations and monetary boosters.”
Japan’s Manufacturing and Services Sectors Expanded in August
Manufacturing activity in Japan, represented by the Nikkei Japan Manufacturing PMI, rose in August, with the indicator rising to 51.7 points from 51.2 in July.