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U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Conventional Funds And ETFs Take In A Net $17.5 Billion For The Week

2017-11-10 seekingalpha
For the fourth week in five, investors were net purchasers of fund assets (including those of conventional funds and ETFs), injecting $17.5 billion. Investors padded the coffers of equity funds (+$4.7 billion), taxable bond funds (+$1.6 billion), money market funds (+$10.8 billion), and municipal bond funds (+$463 million). Despite the lower-than-expected October nonfarm-payrolls report, investors continued to send the three major indices to new record highs during the fund-flows week ended November 8, 2017. (166-0)

ETF Watchlist: Week Of September 25, 2017

2017-09-24 seekingalpha
Warren Buffett is considered one of history's greatest investors. When he speaks, the market listens. But even the most ardent of Buffett faithful had to be a little surprised with the prediction he made this past week. (304-1)

Junker's E.U. Vision And Netherlands PM's Recommendation To Go See A Doctor About It

2017-09-19 seekingalpha
Jean-Claude Juncker's state of the union speech provided a vision of an EU emerging out of its worst crisis period and moving forward with federalization.

ETF Winners And Losers On IMF Growth Forecast

2017-07-28 seekingalpha
The widely watched World Economic Outlook of the International Monetary Fund (NYSE:IMF) is out and investors may want to sieve economies projected to boom from those likely to bust. While the organization maintained the global growth forecast at 3.5% for 2017 and 3.6% for 2018, there are some key regions that underwent upgrades and downgrades in the latest IMF review.

Draghi Reassures As Eurozone Leads Developed Economies

2017-07-21 seekingalpha
The European Central Bank (ECB) decided on July 20th to maintain its extraordinary monetary stimulus with no change in policy interest rates. ECB President Mario Draghi's remarks reassured markets that the eventual move towards normalization of rates and the ECB's balance sheet will not be made prematurely. While the Eurozone recovery is looking robust, inflation dynamics have yet to become stronger.

How To Build A Winning ETF Portfolio For Second-Half 2017

2017-07-08 seekingalpha
The first half of 2017 was great for the financial world thanks to a pickup in economic activity in many parts of the world, solid corporate earnings, rebound in commodity prices and support from central banks across the globe. This is especially true as the MSCI All-Country World Index logged in the best first half in 19 years. Moreover, the Dow Jones and S&P 500 notched their best first-half performance since 2013.

How to Build a Winning ETF Portfolio for Second-Half 2017

2017-07-07 zacks
The first half of 2017 was great for the financial world thanks to a pickup in economic activity in many parts of the world, solid corporate earnings, rebound in commodity prices and support from central banks across the globe. This is especially true as the MSCI All-Country World Index logged in the best first half in 19 years. Moreover, the Dow Jones and S&P 500 notched their best first-half performance since 2013.

ETF Asset Report : Developed Markets Rule in Q2

2017-07-05 zacks
The second quarter of Q2 was an eventful one and did not spare even the President of the United States from allegations related to his Russia links. A Fed rate hike, extension of the OPEC output cut deal and election in Europe were the other notable occurrences. Overall, global markets were steady in this time frame barring occasional hiccups (read: Trump Slump to Oil Slide: Top ETF Stories of First-Half 2017).

Invest Overseas Through Top Europe ETFs

2017-07-03 fool
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What Does U.K. Hung Parliament Mean For Europe ETFs?

2017-06-09 seekingalpha
British Prime Minister Theresa May's wager on gaining majority backfired when her Conservatives party emerged the largest but lost majority in a snap election on June 8, 2017. May stunned the world in April by calling this June election, three years ahead of schedule. Continuous opposition from members of the House of Lords on Brexit negotiations led Theresa May to take this step.

Investing In European Stocks Is A Forex Bet

2017-05-30 seekingalpha
Many financial advisers think that European stocks will outperform U.S. stocks. Evidently, they are talking about a forex bet. The chart below illustrates this with the ratio of the iShares MSCI Eurozone ETF (BATS:EZU) to SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY):

U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Political Drama Continues To Weigh On Fund Investors

2017-05-28 seekingalpha
After a dour week of politically charged market declines, investors appeared to shrug off Washington concerns as economic data provided a glimmer of hope during Thomson Reuters Lipper's fund-flows week ended May 24, 2017. Market indices were able to string together five consecutive days of plus-side returns (their longest run since February of this year) and in some cases erased the losses witnessed the prior week.

The Eurozone Economies Lead Global Momentum Trends

2017-05-17 seekingalpha
The pace of global economic growth is picking up after several years of weak performance. First quarter results indicated a widespread advance at a modest pace, and leading indicators for the first month of the second quarter confirm the continuation of a solid and broad-based expansion in both manufacturing and services. The J.P. Morgan Global All-Industry Output Index for April remained at its strong March level of 53.

French Election Soothes Sentiments: ETFs Likely To Benefit

2017-05-09 seekingalpha
Proving most of the polls correct, the eurozone's second largest economy - France - has chosen Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron as its president in a run-off election. Macron battled it out against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.

Great! What Now?

2017-05-08 seekingalpha
There we go. That's 100% true and is irrefutable, so that should exempt me from charges of politicizing a post.