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Market Realist

Why Germany's ZEW Economic Sentiment Index Is Improving
Market Realist
The index's level in March was above the market's expectation of 11.9. The data were released on ... If the index shows continuously improving figures for the next three to four months, we can assume that the German economy is back on track. However ...

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Asian markets bounce back as oil price rise
“We are at a stage of the cycle where the economic environment is improving,” said Ric Spooner, chief market analyst at CMC Markets in Sydney. Although U.S. ... The benchmark Nikkei index NIK, +1.10% gained 1.1%, recouping most of its Monday losses.


Earliest China Data Show Strong March Activity, Brighter Outlook
A survey of global financial market experts shows their outlook for the economy continues to improve. So says ... The China Satellite Manufacturing Index indicates factories are still chugging along, with one of the best readings in the past five years ...

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Why Moat Indexes Outperformed Others in February
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Meanwhile, the Morningstar Global ex-US Moat Focus Index (MOTI) tracks the performance of stocks in developed and emerging markets around the world. The stocks are selected based on their attractiveness compared with Morningstar's fair value ...

Crain's Chicago Business

Stocks pare their losses as health care companies climb
Crain's Chicago Business
AFTERNOON COMEBACK: Indexes had been down much more sharply early Monday on worries that the Trump White House may not be able to help businesses as much as once thought. ... Those could still happen, but even if they don't, the stock market still has ...

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Dow closes down for eighth straight day as 'Trump trade' deflates
Stone pointed to strong price manufacturing index data from not just the U.S. but Europe as signs of an improving economy. “Fundamentals are strengthening, the problem is we can't say how much [of the market rise] was about taxes,” Stone said. “We've ...
Trump slump: Dollar sinks to four-month low and Dow Jones heads for longest losing streak since 2011 on reflation ...Telegraph.co.uk

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ETF Trends

A Case for Emerging Markets Bond ETFs
ETF Trends
EMB tracks the J.P. Morgan EMBI Global Core Index, a market-cap-weighted index. Potential investors should note that since it is a cap-weighted index, countries with greater debt will have a larger position in the portfolio. “As fundamentals improve ...

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Los Angeles Times

Stocks sink early on Washington worries before paring losses
Los Angeles Times
Indexes recovered most of their losses in the afternoon, largely thanks to gains in hospital and other healthcare stocks. Tax cuts, deregulation and other business-friendly moves could still happen, but even if they don't, the stock market has several ...

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Why Things Aren't What They Used To Be In Emerging Markets
The prospect of stabilizing commodity prices and improving corporate earnings has helped rebuild investor interest in emerging markets over the past year. But returning investors may find the constituents of today's emerging ... Back in the late 1990s ...

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Market Realist

How the India Services PMI Is Improving after Demonetization ...
Market Realist
According to Markit Economics, the India services PMI (purchasing managers' index), released on March 2, 2017, stood at 50.3 in February 2017, compared to ...

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