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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    UK Stock Market Stymies Awaiting a US Rate Hike in September

    September 4 saw rises in none of the 109 constituent stocks of the EWU. The Fed’s rate-hike indecision impacted UK investors.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Uptrend Continues in Mining Stocks

    The uptrend in mining stocks continued on October 2, 2015, as 85 of 109 stocks in the iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF returned positive gains on the day.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Contracting Manufacturing Activity Pressures UK Stocks

    With the economic slowdown, a reduction in imports—especially oil—by China has become inevitable, affecting many of its trading partner countries. Consequently, trades of these countries with the UK may be affected.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Tullow Oil Leads EWU by 1.30%, EWU Down by 0.52%

    Although oil prices rose across the US and the UK markets, along with the US oil inventory’s fall—which greatly benefited the energy sector—EWU dipped on August 31.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The T. Rowe Price European Stock Fund’s September Performance

    The T. Rowe Price European Stock Fund (PRESX) fell 3.3% in September 2015 from a month ago. Its performance puts it in the bottom half of our ten funds.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    UK Stock Market Perturbed by Global Concerns

    The UK stock market is being affected by global concerns about sustainability, financial recovery, global consumption, commodities, and basic materials.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    EWU Managed Slight Gains following the Rise in Oil Prices

    EWU gained 0.06% on November 24, 2015, boosted by the rally in energy stocks that followed tension in the Middle East and concerns of terrorism threats.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Energy & Utilities

    Is Shell Better Placed than Its Peers for 2020?

    Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) (RDS.B) stock has risen marginally by 0.9% YTD (year-to-date). Overall, 2019 hasn’t been great for the stock.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Shell Stock Tanks 7% on Earnings: CFRA Downgrades It

    Shell stock (RDS.A) (RDS.B) fell 7% on August 1, its earnings release day. After its earnings, CFRA downgraded Shell stock and cut its price target.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Marathon Oil’s Advantages Due to Its Exit from Oil Sands Mining

    On March 9, 2017, Marathon Oil (MRO) announced an agreement to sell its Oil Sands Mining business assets to Royal Dutch Shell and Canadian Natural Resources. This transformative asset sale would mark MRO’s complete exit from Canada.

    By Nicholas Chapman
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Materials and Energy Helped the Vanguard European Stock Index Fund

    Unlike most of the funds in this review, VEURX is not actively managed.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Does the RBI See Food Inflation Panning out in India?

    Components of inflation While food inflation in India has been pushing retail inflation up, fuel inflation (BP) (STO) (RDS.B), another important component, has been subdued. According to the October monetary policy statement issued by the RBI (Reserve Bank of India), “Fuel inflation has moderated steadily through the year so far.” The RBI has also announced […]

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Risks Does the RBI See for Retail Inflation?

    The RBI thinks that risks to inflation are “tilted to the upside.” A subsequent rise in inflation could have a negative impact on consumer spending.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why TIPS Are an Attractive Investment Option Right Now

    Asset managers have warned that costs may rise. They recommend inflation-linked securities such as Treasury inflation-protected securities (or TIPS).

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Treasury Yields as February 2016 Ends

    Last year, US Treasury yields lost much of their curve, as the pace of decline in long-term yields was much faster than those of short-term yields.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Surprise! Bank of Japan Pushed the Key Interest Rate below Zero

    In a move that surprised markets, on January 29, the Bank of Japan pushed the key interest rate into negative territory at -0.1%.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Does the RBI Expect CPI Inflation to Pan Out?

    The RBI’s assessment was that the CPI inflation would rise after September—based on the fact that the base effect, which has kept it down, would wear off.

    By David Ashworth
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Invesco European Growth Fund in October 2015

    The Invesco European Growth Fund Class A rose 4.7% in October 2015 from a month ago. It fell 3.6% in the three-month period ended October 30, 2015.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Ten Europe-Focused Mutual Funds and Their Key Indicators

    Europe-focused mutual funds had a good October. In this series, we aim to analyze their performance. We’ll see how they’ve fared across periods and why so.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Did the FOMC Say in Its October 2015 Statement?

    The FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) last met on October 27–28, 2015. Policymakers sounded positive about household spending and fixed business investments.

    By David Ashworth
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    Miscellaneous

    The UK’s Relevance in the European Union

    Among the UK’s top ten trading partners, eight belong to the EU. The UK’s total trade with the EU stands at about $602.4 billion.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Economic State of Latin America and Mutual Fund Performance

    Brazil’s central bank expects the economy to contract by 2.7% in 2015. But Mexico, the second-biggest economy in Latin America, is doing well.

    By David Ashworth
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