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The Euro Falls Sharply as the Fed Is Open to a December Hike
The euro–US dollar currency pair fell 1.2% on October 28, 2015, as the Fed delayed a rate hike and stated that it’s open to considering a rate hike in December.
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.
Financials: Biggest Negative Contributor to PEUGX in 1Q16
The Putnam Europe Equity Fund – Class A (PEUGX) fell 4.3% in 1Q16, making it a below-average performer among the 12 funds in this review. In the past one year, PEUGX has fallen 7.9%
How Does VimpelCom Compare to Its Peers?
The PBV ratios of VimpelCom, RBL, QQXT, and RSX are 1.1x, 0.57x, 4.6x, and 0.75x, respectively.
Alexa, Tech Companies Are Leaving China: Where Will They Go?
Global consumer tech companies are reportedly looking to move out of China amid the still unresolved trade war.
Inside Vodafone’s Financial Balancing Act
An EU antitrust watchdog is set to approve Vodafone’s (VOD) takeover of certain cable networks from Liberty Global (LBTYA).
How Are Fallen Angel Bond Sectors Looking Now?
VanEck How the fallen angel sector exposure has made a difference The volume of fallen angel bonds in the market is increased primarily by deteriorating fundamentals of individual investment-grade bond issuers and by economic events that have weakened entire industry sectors (as seen in early 2016 in the energy sector with the aftermath of the […]
Where Cypress Stands Now in Body Electronics
Cypress Semiconductor (CY) expects the body electronics market to grow at a CAGR of 8.5% between 2016 and 2021.
Materials and Energy Helped the Vanguard European Stock Index Fund
Unlike most of the funds in this review, VEURX is not actively managed.
Is There Value in TGVAX?
Except for the trailing-one-month period, the Thornburg International Value Fund Class A (TGVAX) has been a below average performer.
Telecom Stocks Continue to Haunt the Putnam Europe Equity Fund
The Putnam Europe Equity Fund Class A (PEUGX) has fallen 6.5% YTD (year-to-date), making it a below-average performer among the funds under review.
TGVAX: What Hurt Its Performance Most in January 2016?
The Thornburg International Value Fund – Class A (TGVAX) has been in existence since May 1998.
How PEUGX Managed to Place in the Middle of the Pack in 2015
What saved PEUGX in 2015 were its picks from the consumer staples, telecom services, and utilities sectors.
Italian Consumer Confidence Fell in December
According to the ISTAT (Italian National Institute of Statistics), Italy’s consumer confidence fell to 117.6 in December—compared to 118.4 in November 2015.
Healthcare Spoiled PEUGX’s Year-to-Date 2015
In the trailing-one-year period, PEUGX has returned 1.0%, while from November’s end until December 22, the fund has fallen 4.5%.
Italy’s Trade Surplus Widened with Declining Imports in September
According to the National Institute of Statistics (or ISTAT), Italy’s goods and services surplus rose to 2.2 billion euros in September 2015 compared to 2.0 billion euros a year ago.
The Thornburg International Value Fund – Class A (TGVAX)
The Thornburg International Value Fund – Class A requires a minimum initial investment of $5,000. Investors who wish to add to their accounts must do so in multiples of $100.
VimpelCom Is Trading below Moving Averages in 2015
After VimpelCom’s 3Q15 earnings report, its stock fell by 5.1% to close at $3.52 on November 6, 2015.