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  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Has 2016 Been Lackluster for OIGAX?

    OIGAX has been having a subpar 2016 so far. It stands eighth among the 12 funds chosen for this review.

    By David Ashworth
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    What’s the Sector Composition of the AB International Growth Fund?

    The AB International Growth Fund invests “in an international portfolio of equity securities of companies selected by the Adviser for their growth potential within various market sectors.”

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    How’s That Working? Brown Advisory’s Investing Plays in Focus

    The Brown Advisory WMC Strategic European Equity Fund Investor Shares (BIAHX) has fallen 1.5% YTD (year-to-date).

    By David Ashworth
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    Portfolio Moves of the AB International Growth Fund in YTD 2016

    The AB International Growth Fund’s assets were spread across 57 holdings in May 2016, and it was managing $334.2 million in assets.

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Staples and Tech Stocks Boost the AB International Growth Fund

    The AB International Growth Fund – Class A (AWPAX) has been the best performer among the 12 funds in this review in the past one and three months ended June 17, 2016.

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Industrials Helped BIAHX in 1Q16

    BIAHX fell 1.1% in 1Q16, ranking it third among the 12 funds in this review. In the past one year, the fund posted small gains of 0.2%, which again placed it third in its peer group.

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Financials Hurt AXEAX in 1Q16

    The Columbia European Equity Fund – Class A (AXEAX) fell 3.7% in 1Q16, making it a below-average performer among the 12 funds in this review.

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Solid Metrics Make BIAHX Less Volatile Than Peers

    From a NAV return standpoint, BIAHX stood third among its peers for the one-year period until March 15, 2016. Since the ECB announcement of stimulus measures, the fund is fifth.

    By David Ashworth
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    What You Should Know about the AB International Growth Fund

    Prudential (PUK), UBS Group (UBS), Nissan Motor (NSANY), Credicorp (BAP), and Melco Crown Entertainment (MPEL) are among the AB International Growth Fund’s 71 holdings.

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    BIAHX: Could It Be a Candidate for Your Shortlist?

    The Brown Advisory – WMC Strategic European Equity Fund (BIAHX) was managing assets worth $1.1 billion as of January 2016.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did the Pound Fall as Core Inflation Slowed Down?

    The pound had a volatile day on February 16, 2016. It rose to a high of 1.4518 ahead of the inflation data. After the data released, it fell to a low of 1.4276.

    By David Meyer
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    AEPGX’s Low Volatility and Low Returns: What Does This Mean?

    The American Funds EuroPacific Growth Fund (AEPGX) has been in existence since April 1984.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is It Time to Look at Developing Economies for Growth?

    The World Bank noted that the slow growth rate of emerging and developing countries came along a slowdown in global trade and a rise in financial volatility.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Bank of England’s Meet Provides a Slight Uptick to the Pound

    The pound-US dollar currency pair was on a downtrend in the new year. It saw a slight uptick on January 14, 2016. It posted a slight gain of 0.17% for the day.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Look at FHJUX’s Portfolio through November 2015

    The financials sector makes up the majority of FHJUX’s portfolio. Healthcare and industrials follow, forming a combined 37% of the fund’s assets.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Must Know: The Ivy European Opportunities Fund: Class A (IEOAX)

    The Ivy European Opportunities Fund was launched in May 1999 and as of August 2015, it was managing assets worth $232.7 million.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Fidelity Advisor Europe Fund: Class A (FHJUX)

    As of August 2015, the Fidelity Advisor Europe Fund was managing assets worth $1.45 billion. Founded in 1986, the fund’s net expense ratio is 1.35%.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Impact on EWU and the UK Market

    China went through many important events recently—like the equity bubble burst, the cut in interest rates, the stock sell-off, and currency devaluation through the first half of 2015.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    UTC Is Revolutionizing Its Employee Pension Plan

    After 2003, UTC started offering its new employees a hybrid-defined benefit cash pension plan.

    By Ally Schmidt
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