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    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

    Is France’s Falling Services PMI Affecting Investor Sentiment?

    According to data provided by Markit Economics, the final Markit France services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) weakened again in March 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What March Manufacturing Reports Indicate for Developed Markets

    In this series, we’ll take a look at March manufacturing PMI reports from the US, the UK, Spain, France, Germany, and Japan.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Mixed Early on February 7

    At 4:00 AM EST on February 7, the DAX Index was trading at 12,446.67—a gain of 0.41%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) rose 3.1% on February 6.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets in the Morning Session on February 5

    At 5:05 AM EST on February 5, the DAX Index was trading at 12,728.08—a drop of 0.45%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) fell 2.42% on February 2.

    By Val Kensington
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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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    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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    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
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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

    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
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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
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    Is Wall Street Overlooking Oil Prices?

    From December 7–14, 2017, the S&P 500 Index (SPY), the S&P Mid-Cap 400 Index (IVOO), and the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DIA) had negative correlations with US crude oil futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Open Lower on November 23

    United Kingdom After falling for two consecutive trading weeks, the United Kingdom’s FTSE 100 Index started this week on a stronger note and gained in the first three trading days of the week. However, the FTSE 100 Index lost strength on Thursday and opened the day lower amid weakened global market sentiment. Market sentiment Whereas lower risk […]

    By Val Kensington
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    Is Oil Causing Trouble for Wall Street?

    Between November 9 and November 16, 2017, the S&P 500 Index (SPY) had a correlation of 42.5% with US crude oil (OIIL) active futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Have Equity Markets Captured Oil’s Gains?

    Last week, the FTSE 100 Index (EWU) fell 0.2%, while the CAC 40 Index (EWQ) rose 2.3%. Oil’s movements could impact these equity indexes.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    How Wall Street Is Reacting to Oil’s Gains

    Between October 12 and October 19, 2017, the S&P 500 Index (SPY) had a correlation of 61.7% with US crude oil active futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Stable in the Morning Session on October 20

    After pulling back on Thursday, the FTSE 100 Index started higher on Friday and traded with stability in the morning session.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Strong in the Morning Session on October 18

    At 6:30 AM EST on October 18, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,538.50—a gain of 0.3%. The iShares MSCI United Kingdom (EWU) fell 0.48% on October 17.

    By Val Kensington
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    Is Fall in Oil Limiting Wall Street’s Upside?

    Between October 5 and October 12, 2017, US equity indexes had positive correlations with US crude oil prices.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    The Kurdish Referendum: Is Brent Outperforming WTI Crude?

    On September 26, Brent crude oil active futures were $6.56 more than US crude oil active futures. On September 19, the Brent-WTI spread was at $5.66.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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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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    Are Oil’s Gains Propelling Wall Street?

    On August 31–September 7, 2017, the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index (IVOO) had the third most negative correlation of 77.6% with US crude oil active futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    How a Recovery in Oil Prices Could Drive Wall Street’s Gains

    Between August 24 and August 31, 2017, the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index (IVOO) had the second-highest correlation of 72.3% with US crude oil active futures among our list of equity indexes.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Is Wall Street Insulated from Oil’s Moves?

    On August 17–24, 2017, US equity indexes such as SPY, DIA, and IVOO had negative correlations of 4.7%, 25.1%, and 7.1% with US crude oil active futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Weak Early on August 17

    At 6:50 AM EST on August 17, 2017, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,405.50—a fall of 0.37%. EWU rose 0.54% to $33.68 on August 16.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Fell in the Week Ending on July 28

    After gaining for three consecutive trading weeks, the United Kingdom’s FTSE 100 Index pulled back in the week ending July 28.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Weak in the Morning Session on July 28

    At 6:25 AM EST on July 28, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,384.25 —a fall of 0.85%. The iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF fell 0.44% to $34 on July 27.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Weak Early on July 21

    On July 21, the FTSE 100 Index started on a stronger note but lost momentum as the day progressed. It traded with subdued momentum.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Mixed Early on July 17

    Germany’s DAX Index gained for two consecutive trading weeks amid improved global sentiment. On July 17, the DAX Index opened higher.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Stronger Early on July 13

    The United Kingdom’s FTSE 100 Index started Thursday on a stable note. Early on July 13, the FTSE 100 Index was stable and trading above opening hours.

    By Val Kensington
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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
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    Oil’s Recovery: Is It a Bull Trap or Are Bears in Hibernation?

    On June 27, 2017, US crude oil (DBO) (USL) (USO) August futures rose 2% and closed at $44.24 per barrel.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Opened Higher amid Greece Bailout Reports

    European markets opened higher on Friday amid news about Greece’s bailout. At 6:50 AM EST on June 16, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,470.50.

    By Val Kensington
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    Are the Natural Gas Bulls Running for Cover?

    On June 14, 2017, natural gas active futures settled at $2.93 per MMBtu—its lowest closing price since March 17, 2017.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets: Weaker after the Fed’s Interest Rate Hike

    After starting on a weaker note, the United Kingdom’s FTSE 100 index fell in the first three trading days this week. On June 15, it opened the day lower.

    By Val Kensington
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    Could Natural Gas Drop as the US Exits the Paris Climate Accord?

    On June 7, 2017, natural gas July futures were 6.9% below their 20-day moving average. On the same day, natural gas futures were 7.5% below their 100-day moving average.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    How OPEC Could Affect Oil Prices

    On May 23, 2017, US crude oil (USL) (DBO (USO) (OIIL) July futures closed at $51.47 per barrel, 0.7% more than the previous day’s closing price.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Crude Oil Helped Wall Street Reach New Historic Highs

    Between April 28 and May 5, 2017, US crude oil (USO) (OIIL) (USL) (SCO) June futures fell 6.3% and natural gas (BOIL) June futures fell 0.3%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Weaker Early on May 3

    European markets are weaker in the morning session on May 3. After a brief recovery on Tuesday, the United Kingdom’s FTSE 100 opened lower on May 3.

    By Val Kensington
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    Are Oil Bulls in Trouble?

    WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil June futures closed at $49.62 per barrel on April 21, 2017—a 2.1% fall from the previous trading session.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Stable Early on April 12

    Germany’s DAX index opened higher on Wednesday, but it didn’t stay at higher levels. Geopolitical concerns decreased the risk appetite in European markets.

    By Val Kensington
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    US Crude Oil Is above $52: What to Expect in the Future

    WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil May futures closed at $52.24 per barrel on April 7, 2017—a 1% rise from the previous trading session.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Are Energy ETFs Matching Oil’s Second Weekly Gain?

    On April 6, 2017, US crude oil futures contracts for May delivery closed at $51.70 per barrel—an ~1.1% rise over the previous trading session.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Are US Oil Producers Making Oil’s Rise a Bull Trap?

    US crude oil (USO) (OIIL) (USL) (DBO) futures contracts for May delivery closed at $51.03 per barrel on April 4—1.6% above the previous day’s closing price.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Crude Oil’s Glut: Oil-Weighted Stocks Could Bear the Brunt

    On April 3, 2017, WTI crude oil (USO) (OIIL) (USL) (DBO) May futures closed at $50.24 per barrel, which was ~0.7% lower than the previous closing price.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What to Expect from European Markets in 2017

    Stock prices across European markets (VGK) (HEZU) rose on February 21, 2017, and business activity in the Eurozone reached a six-year high.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Have Equities Performed since the Brexit Vote?

    Investors lost confidence due to the uncertainty surrounding the vote, which led to the expectation of the other member nations’ following in the United Kingdom’s footsteps.

    By Mary Sadler
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