Is Europe’s Populist Surge Over?

From Franklin Templeton Investments: Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group’s David Zahn examines the issue of populism in Europe, including Dutch elections and a possible second Scottish referendum.
NYSE:EWU March 17, 2017 6:28am

Scottish Referendum Throws Another Curveball For U.K. Markets

From Boris Schlossberg: The British pound woke up on the wrong side of the bed at the start of this week’s trading in the currency market. The single currency tumbled below 1.2400 on reports that Scotland may call for a second vote on whether to secede from the United Kingdom.
NYSE:EWU March 1, 2017 6:31am

Here’s Where The Brexit Saga Stands Right Now

From Boris Schlossberg: Britain’s Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that the government of Prime Minister May must seek Parliamentary approval before triggering Article 50. But the widely-anticipated ruling turned out to be a dud for the markets as the pound saw little reaction to the news.
NYSE:EWU January 25, 2017 7:23am

U.K. ETFs In Focus As Pound Surges Amid Brexit Announcement

From Tyler Durden: Having plunged to flash-crash lows on Sunday night following leaks of UK PM Theresa May's Brexit speech, cable is soaring this morning as she delivered the speech confirming that both houses of Parliament will vote on the final Brexit deal.
NYSE:EWU January 17, 2017 9:42am

Brexit Fears Overdone? IMF Boosts U.K. Growth Outlook

British flagFollowing many other analysts' recent leads, the International Monetary Fund lifted its 2016 GDP forecast for the United Kingdom, in the latest sign that negative effects from the Brexit may not be nearly as bad as originally feared.
NYSE:EWU October 4, 2016 10:38am

FTSE 100 Set for Weekly Losses as Big Winning Streak Ends

Earlier this week, the FTSE 100 broke an eight-day winning streak, and the benchmark British index looks set to post weekly losses when it closes later today.
NYSE:EWU August 19, 2016 7:11am

Bank of England’s First QE Operation Fails to Find Enough Bond Sellers

Image of Britain's union jack flagFrom Tyler Durden: The Bank of England's resumption of its bond buying program failed to find enough long-term bond sellers today, in a sign that completing the program may prove much more difficult than anticipated.
NYSE:EWU August 10, 2016 7:25am

Will Britain’s Historic Stimulus Boost Lagging U.K. ETFs?

uk united kingdomThe iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF (NYSE:EWU) has lagged this year under the weight of Britain's surprise exit from the European Union. Can its new ultra-dovish central banking policy spur a stock rally?
NYSE:EWU August 6, 2016 8:17am

U.K. Investors Trimming Miners, Buying Financials

FTSE GroupIt was a battle for the U.K. markets on Friday, but investors were able to push just enough for the averages to end in the green.
NYSE:EWU July 29, 2016 1:05pm

3 ETFs To Profit From Europe’s Economic Recovery [iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund (ETF)]

europeGeorge Leong: Europe is open for business. Well, kind of. The region—namely the 19-country eurozone—has recently been in the news with the Greece fiasco and its potential exit.
NYSE:EWG March 6, 2015 2:23pm

Can UK ETFs Continue Their Uptrend? [iShares Trust]

uk united kingdomThe Euro zone may be reeling under pressures with deflationary scenario being prominent, but the UK is not. Its economy expanded at the best clip (2.6%) in seven years in 2014. As a result, the Bank of England (BoE) raised its growth forecast for the UK
NYSE:DBUK February 20, 2015 5:20pm

Beware Of Cash Outflows In These ETFs [SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bnd ETF]

new etfsLawrence Meyers: Large cash outflows may signal trouble in these sectors.
NYSE:EWG August 14, 2014 4:41pm

Profit From Russia’s Geopolitical Posturing With These ETFs [iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund (ETF), iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund (ETF)]

etfsGeorge Leong:  The situation in Crimea should be closely monitored as it pertains to Europe and the eurozone. Russia is a major trading partner with the eurozone as well, supplying about 40% of the energy requirements in the area. That is why an escalation in Crimea
NYSE:ERUS April 11, 2014 12:53pm

3 Reasons Why Europe ETFs Deserve A Look [Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF, iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund (ETF), iShares S&P Europe 350 Index (ETF)]

europeAs we enter into the fifth consecutive year of a bull market, my colleague Russ Koesterich encourages investors to maintain their emphasis on stocks. But with volatility in emerging markets and a sense that U.S. equities are no longer cheap, investors
NYSE:EWG March 19, 2014 12:19pm

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