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    Miscellaneous

    Procter & Gamble Divestitures: Is 43-Brand Coty Deal the Last?

    Brand divestitures, numbering ~93 out of a possible 100, according to last year’s announcement, will enable Procter & Gamble to focus on its core portfolio where it’s more market dominant.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Hershey’s Steps to Improve Suppliers Productivity and Conscious Sourcing

    Hershey has set a goal of sourcing 100% cocoa from certified cocoa farms. In fiscal 2014, it sourced 30% certified cocoa.

    By Diana Key
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are the Trends in Facebook’s Largest Advertising Category?

    Business intelligence firm eMarketer estimates that CPG brands spent more than $7.0 billion on digital advertising in 2017, compared with $6.0 billion in 2016.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Looking at PEUGX’s Portfolio up to November 2015

    PEUGX’s assets were spread across 73 holdings as of November 2015, and it was managing assets worth $378.2 million.

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Alpha Has Eluded PEUGX in One Year to March 15

    Along with a negative information ratio, PEUGX also posted a negative alpha in the one-year period ended March 15, 2016. This placed it tenth among the 12 funds in this review.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Google Considering Bypassing Advertising Middlemen?

    Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google is one of the world’s largest digital advertising platforms.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    IBM Continues to Win Contracts for Its Blockchain Solutions

    In July, IBM launched a blockchain solution specifically for the financial service industry, LedgerConnect.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can IBM’s Blockchain Retain Its Market Share?

    According to a report by the IDC, total spending on the blockchain platform is expected to climb by 122% to $2.1 billion.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    IBM’s Food Trust Solution to Get a Boost from Walmart’s New Move

    IBM’s Food Trust Solution may benefit as Walmart directed its vegetable suppliers to input their data in the blockchain by September 2019.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Consumer

    How Twitter’s Data Licensing Business Fared in 4Q17

    In recent times, Twitter (TWTR) executives have talked favorably about the company’s data licensing business.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Kao Corporation: What’s Sharpening Its Competitive Edge?

    Kao Corporation has become the largest branded and packaged goods company in Japan and the second-largest company in the cosmetics category.

    By VanEck
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    Fund Managers

    Sector Composition Changes in PEUGX until 1Q16

    The Putnam Europe Equity Fund – Class A’s (PEUGX) assets were spread across 70 holdings as of March 2016, one less than a quarter ago. It was managing assets worth $314 million.

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    What You Should Know about the Calamos International Growth Fund

    Calamos International Growth Fund management expects to invest at least 40% of its assets in foreign issuer securities.

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    How Is FAIDX Doing following Its Tough Month in January?

    The Fidelity Advisor International Discovery Fund – Class A (FAIDX) was launched in December 1986.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    EON Is in Talks to Sell Its Stake in Turkey’s Enerjisa

    EON returned -40% in 2015, and its current price-to-earnings ratio is 17.8x. It’s trading 1% below its 100-day moving average. This was a storng resistance point.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Kraft Heinz’s Great Brands Strategy

    Kraft Heinz is shifting its focus on advertising spending from non-working media to working media.

    By Diana Key
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Kraft Heinz’s Objective of Profitable Sales Growth

    Kraft Heinz plans to reinvest savings from cost initiatives into its brands and to refocus its strategic vision on innovation.

    By Diana Key
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Closer Look at the Portfolio of the Putnam Europe Equity Fund

    Financials have maintained their status as the largest sector In the Putnam Europe Equity Fund throughout the one-year period ended October 2015.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Fidelity Advisor International Discovery Fund – Class A (FAIDX)

    The Fidelity Advisor International Discovery Fund – Class A (FAIDX) requires a minimum initial investment of $2,500. There is no minimum for additional investments.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Positive Reading of Eurozone Business Activity: Resilience amid Global Uncertainty

    The Markit Eurozone Manufacturing PMI report for September met expectations for Eurozone business activity, despite heightening global economic uncertainty.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Business Activity Proves Resilient to Global Uncertainty

    The Eurozone Manufacturing PMI report for August met expectations for Eurozone business activity despite heightening global economic uncertainty. The reading for August was 52.3. It was 52.4 in July.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    European Equities Have a Cushion in Strong Earnings

    European equities, meanwhile, at least have the cushion of strong earnings, partly fueled by the euro’s weakness.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Whither Inflation in March 2015 and Beyond?

    Policymakers expected inflation to be pressured by falling energy prices. The question is, where do policymakers see inflation headed from here on?

    By David Ashworth
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