From Matt Wagner: There's no sugarcoating it: the performance of European equities in 2018 has been disappointing. The weak performance year-to-date, as measured by the -10.56% return for the MSCI Europe Index,1 has been accompanied by a marked slowdown in economic growth in the eurozone. BATS:EZU November 19, 2018 12:44pm
From Franklin Templeton Investments: The European Central Bank's June meeting has offered some long-hoped-for clarity on the future direction of monetary policy in the eurozone. However, it hasn't provided all the answers, and much remains to interpretation.
From Zacks: The European Central Bank's (ECB) latest meeting held on Apr 26, 2018 hinted at moderation in economic growth and the need to keep the policy rate constant. The ECB reaffirmed its intention to go slow about the possibilities of withdrawing the Euro-area stimulus. BATS:EZU April 30, 2018 6:26am
From Zacks: The Eurozone was a strong performer in 2017, owing to strong economic growth and fundamentals. However, the global market sell-off in early February might have weighed on the performance of the 19-nation bloc. BATS:EZU February 23, 2018 6:47am
From Zacks: The Eurozone saw a strong start to the year thanks to economic improvement and upbeat corporate earnings. The economy grew 0.5% sequentially in Q1 of 2017, meeting market expectations. BATS:EZU
From BlackRock: Isabelle Mateos y Lago shares BlackRock’s take on the French election first round result, the remaining candidates and what this might mean for the markets. BATS:EZU April 25, 2017 5:53am
Terror attacks or not, European equity markets continue to march higher in the short-term, and we have seen end-of-the-quarter inflows into the third largest fund in the space, EZU (iShares MSCI Eurozone, Expense Ratio 0.50%, $8.8 billion in AUM). BATS:EZU March 28, 2017 12:07pm