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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Twitter Hit with Patent Lawsuit

    Rainey Circuit, a Texas patent holding company, has sued Twitter (TWTR) over an alleged patent infringement.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Johnson & Johnson’s Acclarent Aera Balloon Dilation System

    On February 27, 2018, Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary Acclarent announced FDA approval for the expanded indication for Acclarent Aera.

    By Sarah Collins
  • uploads///Increasing Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index PMI in Germany
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Germany’s Increased Manufacturing Activity and What It Means

    Germany’s improved price competitiveness and its innovations in the manufacturing sectors positively impacted its exports in 2016.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Driving Germany’s Economic Growth?

    The German Stock Index DAX 30 (DAX-INDEX) surged over its 12,000 historical mark in March and was trading at 11,941 on March 9, 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Earnings Report

    Why IBM’s Extended Partnership with Siemens Is Important

    In late December 2016, IBM announced that German-based (EWG) Siemens (SIEGY) was engaging Watson for its MindSphere platform.

    By Anne Shields
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    Miscellaneous

    What’s Providing Momentum to IBM’s Stock?

    IBM’s Strategic Imperatives segment, which refers to its investments in cloud, analytics, mobile, social, and security technologies, continues to grow.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why 2016 Is Turning Out Well for the Scout International Fund

    UMBWX has had a decent 2016 so far. Its low portfolio turnover has been an asset given that the stock picks have delivered.

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Things Are Looking Up for the AB International Growth Fund

    The AB International Growth Fund – Class A (AWPAX) has been an above-average performer in YTD 2016 until August 19 among the 12 funds chosen for this review.

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Financials, Discretionary Hurting Key Vanguard European Fund

    The Vanguard European Stock Index Fund Investor Shares (VEURX) has fallen 3.2% year-to-date (or YTD). Let’s see why.

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    Sector Composition of the Vanguard European Stock Index Fund

    The Vanguard European Stock Index Fund’s assets were spread across a staggering 1,250 stocks as of June 2016, and it was managing assets worth $17.8 billion.

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    This JPMorgan European Fund Reflects Consumer Spending Growth

    The JPMorgan Intrepid European Fund’s assets were spread across 84 holdings in June 2016, and it was managing assets worth $866.2 million as of June’s end.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Should You Be Cautious about the Scout International Fund?

    The consumer discretionary sector has been the primary drag on the Scout International Fund (UMBWX) in YTD 2016.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Is Hewlett-Packard’s Strategy for Becoming a Major Player in the Printer Segment?

    The 3D printing market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 25% to $17 billion in 2020. Hewlett-Packard is set to take advantage of this growth.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Behind Hewlett-Packard’s Product-Ready 3D Printing System

    Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) delivered the world’s first production-ready commercial 3D printing system.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did Roche’s Diagnostics Division Perform?

    Roche Holding (RHHBY) operates in the pharmaceuticals and diagnostics business units. The diagnostics unit comprises of professional, molecular, tissue diagnostics, and diabetes care.

    By Jillian Dabney
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    HPQ Announces Its First Production-Ready 3D Printing System

    A few days ago, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) delivered the world’s first production-ready commercial 3D printing system, the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution.

    By Adam Rogers
  • uploads///Portfolio Breakdown of the VEURX
    Fund Managers

    Sector Composition Changes in VEURX until 1Q16

    The Vanguard European Stock Index Fund – Investor Shares’ (VEURX) assets were spread across a staggering 1,249 stocks as of March 2016. It was managing assets worth $19.0 billion.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Germany Ifo Business Climate Index Rose For March
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    German Ifo Business Climate Index Rebounded from a 14-Month Low

    The Ifo Business Climate Index for Germany rebounded in March from a 14-month low in February. It rose to 106.7 in March—compared to 105.7 in February.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Dover Engineered Systems: From Food Safety to Garbage

    The Dover Engineered Systems’ Industrial Products unit supplies automation components such as robotic arms, grippers, and pick and place units that serve several end markets, as well as garbage trucks and equipment for waste collection and compaction.

    By Shannon Black
  • uploads///Eurozone Inflation
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone’s Consumer Price Index Rose 0.2% in February: What’s Next?

    The Eurozone’s inflation rose 0.2% in February. The CPI (consumer price index) in January fell by 1.4%. The CPI fell by 0.2% year-over-year.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Eurozone GDP Didn’t Change in 4Q15

    The Eurozone GDP (gross domestic product) remained unchanged at 0.3% for the fourth quarter of 2015. GDP for the third quarter of 2015 was also 0.3%.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Brief Overview of Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions

    Honeywell (HON) provides control solutions for various residential and industrial applications through the Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions–ACS unit.

    By Shannon Black
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Volatility Not for You? The VEUAX May Not Be Your Cup of Tea

    The JPMorgan Intrepid European Fund (VEUAX) was managing assets worth $989.0 million as of January 2016.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Philips Topped FEZ, Rose 6% as It Posted Strong Earnings

    Philips posted strong quarter earnings, with a profit rise of 55%. In 2015, it posted sales of 24.2 billion euros, compared to 21.4 billion euros in 2014.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Industry wise Return of FEZ on January
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Electronics Industry Drove the Performance of FEZ

    The electronics industry returned 6% on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. The Netherlands-based Philips rose 6% on that day as it reported its quarterly earnings.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Miscellaneous Manufacturing Industry Pushed FEZ Up

    The miscellaneous manufacturing industry returned 2.3% on Thursday, January 14, 2016.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Performance of BMW
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Uh Oh: BMW Fell 5.6%, Recalling i8 for Stability Control Problem

    On Wednesday, January 13, 2016, the stocks at the bottom of the SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF (FEZ) were BMW, Daimler (DDAIF), Deutsche Bank (DB), SAP (SAP), and Siemens (SIEGY).

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany’s Industrial Production Fell, Energy Production Rose

    Germany’s IIP (industrial production index) fell by 0.3% month-over-month in November—compared to a revised rise of 0.5% in October 2015.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Volkswagen Fell 6.6% as US Filed Suit for Violating Clean Air Act

    On Monday, January 4, 2016, the United States Department of Justice filed a civil lawsuit against Volkswagen for violating the Clean Air Act.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Industry wise Return of FEZ on January
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Chinese Market Sell-Off Weighed Heavily on FEZ

    On Monday, January 4, 2016, the Chinese market sell-off weighed heavily on FEZ’s performance. Weak manufacturing PMI data created doubts about China’s economy.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany Is the European Union’s Powerhouse

    Germany (EWG) contributes around 28% of the Eurozone’s total GDP (gross domestic product). France, Italy (EWI), and Spain contribute 21%, 17%, and 11%.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Moving Average Analysis of FEZ’s Pharmaceutical Industry

    On December 22, the stocks at the bottom of the SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF (FEZ) were Deutsche Post, Siemens, Bayer, L’Oreal, Anheuser-Busch, and Sanofi.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing Germany’s Importance in the Eurozone

    Germany (EWG) contributes around 28% of the Eurozone’s total GDP. France, Italy (EWI), and Spain contribute 21%, 17%, and 11%, respectively, towards the GDP.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Manufacturing Up in November: Will ECB Boost Stimulus?

    In line with the flash estimate, the Eurozone manufacturing PMI rose to 52.8 in November 2015, up 0.5 points from the 52.3 reading in October.

    By Lara Sheldon
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why October Wasn’t the Month for the Putnam Europe Equity Fund

    The Putnam Europe Equity Fund rose 4.5% in October 2015 from a month ago. It fell 4.7% in the three-month period ended October 30, 2015.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Moving Average and RSI Analysis of FEZ on November
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    FEZ: Why Are Most Portfolio Holdings Moving towards an Uptrend?

    On November 17, 68% of the portfolio holdings of the SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF (FEZ) closed above their 100-day moving averages, up from 46% on November 16.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Annual Inflation Remained Muted in October 2015

    According to Eurostat, the Eurozone’s annual inflation stood at 0.1% in October, compared to -0.1% in September 2015.

    By Lara Sheldon
  • uploads///Moving Average and RSI Analysis of FEZ on November
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    42% of FEZ’s Holdings Close above Their 100-Day Moving Averages

    On November 13, 42% of the portfolio holdings of the SPDR EURO STOXX 50 ETF closed above their 100-day moving averages as compared to 49% on November 12.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Commodities and Oil Prices Tumble as FEZ Falls 1.3%

    The bottom five industries that underperformed FEZ were banks, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, real estate investment trusts, and electronics.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    FEZ Traded Below Its 100-Day Moving Average on November 10

    Although FEZ has been moving below its 100-day and 20-day moving averages in the last three trading sessions, it didn’t fall below its 50-day moving average.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Macro Indicators Suggest Mixed Signals for the Eurozone

    As of November 10, FEZ, a Eurozone equity-tracking ETF, had fallen in the last five trading sessions. That day, it closed at $35.91, a 0.42% fall from the previous trading session.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Moving Average and RSI Analysis of FEZ on November
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    76% of FEZ’s Holdings Were Trading above 100-Day Moving Averages

    On November 11, 76% of the portfolio holdings of the SPDR Euro Stoxx 50 ETF (FEZ) closed above their 100-day moving average as compared to 73% on November 10.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    83% of FEZ Portfolio Was above 20-Day Moving Average

    On November 3, 2015, 93% of the portfolio holdings of the SPDR Euro Stoxx 50 ETF (FEZ) closed above the 50-day moving averages, and 83% closed above the 20-day moving averages.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    FEZ Closed at $36.93 on November 3, Down 0.32%

    The SPDR Euro Stoxx 50 ETF (FEZ) reflects the performance of the 50 largest companies in the Eurozone. On November 3, the fund closed at $36.93, down by 0.32% from the previous trading session.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    FEZ’s Holdings: 65% Were above the 100-Day Moving Average

    On November 4, 65% of the SPDR Euro Stoxx 50 ETF’s (FEZ) portfolio holdings closed above the 100-day moving average—compared to 62% on November 3.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    FEZ: 93% of the Portfolio above 50-Day Moving Average

    On November 2, 93% of the portfolio holdings of the SPDR Euro Stoxx 50 ETF (FEZ) closed above their 50-day moving average.

    By Sarah Sands
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Stock Picks Helped the Putnam Europe Equity Fund in September

    The Putnam Europe Equity Fund Class A fell by 3.0% in September from the previous month. Strong stock picks across sectors led to its strong performance.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    German Industrial Production Failed to Regain Strength in August

    The Germany industrial production index fell 1.2% in August 2015 against a revised increase of 1.2% in July.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Disappoints with Negative Inflation in September

    The Eurozone’s annual inflation is expected to fall to -0.10% in September—compared to 0.10% in August. It’s mainly attributed to the fall in energy prices.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany’s Inflation Remains Stable at 0.2% in August

    Germany’s inflation data is on the radar of financial investors. As one of the largest economies in Europe, Germany serves as a growth engine for the continent.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How a Weaker Euro Helps European Stocks

    European stocks have benefited from the weak euro. Not only do exports look attractive to Americans, large-cap European companies also gain from currency translation.

    By Heidi Richardson
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    Fund Managers

    Relational continues to lower stake in SPX Corporation

    Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SPX Corporation is a global, multi-industry manufacturing leader with around $5 billion in annual revenue.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which thermal power technology holds the keys to the future?

    If $3.5 trillion in investments in thermal power over next two decades sounds big, consider that investments in renewables will be even bigger.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Natural gas–fired power plants are cheaper to build

    Natural gas–fired power plants are clearly the cheapest to build due to lower land requirements and faster, cheaper construction.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Nuclear power plants are cheaper to operate

    Nuclear power plants have the lowest variable costs among the three fuel types, at $11.8 per MWh (for plants coming online in 2019).

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Major challenges facing gas turbine manufacturers like GE

    While demand for natural gas turbines may see traction due to environmental issues elsewhere, coal will remain the primary fuel for fast-growing countries.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why GE and Siemens are investing heavily in gas-fired technology

    With established market positions and diversified product offerings, GE and Siemens are poised to benefit from investments.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding the basics of natural gas–fired power plants

    Over half of natural gas–fired power plants use a “combined cycle.” A gas turbine is a primary driver and waste heat makes additional electricity.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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