From John Rubino: After a long, initially-successful run promoting European integration and mass immigration, German Chancellor Angela Merkel saw the bottom fall out of her political fortunes this year.
From Chris Kimble: While so many are wondering if the stock market bounce today will hold, they might want to look to Germany for clues to where stocks in the states could be headed in the near future.
From John Rubino: You don’t see “Germany” and “ungovernable” in the same headline very often. But that might be about to change, as Chancellor Angela Merkel, for the past decade the central pillar of Europe’s Establishment, loses influence both at home and abroad.
From Chris Kimble: The chart below looks at the DAX index from Germany over the past 20 years. Even though this important index has traded sideways for the past 18-months, its long-term trend remains up.
From Zacks: Germany’s economy accelerated in the second quarter on rising exports supported by a weaker euro. Data from Federal Statistical Office shows that the country’s gross domestic product grew at a quarterly clip of 0.5%(see all European Equity ETFs).
From Zacks: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently raised its growth forecast for Germany, the biggest country in the 19-nation Eurozone bloc.
From Steven Vannelli, CFA: Recent weak data emanating from the Eurozone has been weighing on German Bund yields. The significant drop in the Eurozone Citigroup Economic Surprise Index (CESI) has pressured German Bund yields lower.
From Zacks: The German economy grew at an impressive pace in the fourth quarter of 2017, detailed data from Destatis showed. Germany is the biggest country in the 19-nation Eurozone bloc. Its economic condition reflects Eurozone’s economic scenario.
From Zacks: Germany’s inflation hit its highest level in five years in 2017. Germany is the biggest country in the 19-nation Eurozone bloc. Its economic condition is seen as a representative of Eurozone’s economic scenario.
From BlackRock: German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office. The BlackRock Investment Institute explains what this election result means for investors.
From Franklin Templeton Investments: Angela Merkel’s re-election as German Chancellor was very much expected, but the implications of her victory are harder to predict. Here three of our portfolio managers with a particular interest in Europe share their views on what Merkel’s victory could mean for the region.
From Chris Kimble: Could weakness in Europe send a concerning message to stock bulls in the states? Yes it could!
From Chris Kimble: Stock markets around the world remain highly correlated. With this in mind, the German stock market finds itself potentially kissing dual resistance, that could impact stocks in the states.
From Zacks: Business Confidence in Germany, the largest country in Europe, hit a record high in July 2017, hinting at the optimism in the country’s businesses. It increased to 116 in July compared with 115.2 in June, the highest since 1991. It also beat a Reuters consensus forecast of 114.9.
From Dana Lyons: The German DAX is testing the level of its April breakout to all-time highs.