From John Rubino: Ah, Italy. My people; fun to be around, a nightmare to govern. And now an existential threat to the European Union, the euro currency, and the global bond markets. NYSE:EWI May 21, 2018 6:30am
From WisdomTree: Japan's gross domestic product (GDP) dropped at an annualized rate of .6% in the first quarter, January through March. After eight consecutive quarters with positive growth, some cyclical payback was inevitable. NYSE:DXJ May 18, 2018 6:05am
From Zacks: China has reported less-than-expected retail sales and investments for the month of April. As a result, policymakers and analysts are expecting a slowdown in the economy. NYSE:FXI May 17, 2018 6:34am
From Franklin Templeton Investments: Two months after the Italian election, the country is on the verge of a new government led by the right-wing La Lega and left-wing Five Star movement. While markets take some time to digest the full implications of this unusual tie-up, David Zahn, Franklin Templeton's head of European Fixed Income, offers his analysis of the political situation.
From Zacks: It's been a tough year for Chinese stocks. iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI - Free Report) has gained about 0.8% in the year-to-date frame (as of May 11, 2018) compared with the 1.5% of SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY - Free Report) . NASDAQ:MCHI May 16, 2018 6:44am
From Zacks: Japan's stocks are back in the limelight following a two-month selloff. Its stock exchange Nikkei 225 has been the best-performing in Asia since late March, per Bloomberg. The Nikkei 225 Stock Average has advanced about 9% since March 23. NYSE:EWJ May 15, 2018 6:20am
From Zacks: On account of the rising dollar prices, the Indian rupee has been trending down since the beginning of 2018. On May 7, the currency went down to its lowest in 15 months and was trading at 67.13 against the dollar. BATS:INDA May 11, 2018 6:01am
From WisdomTree: One of the biggest surprises of 2017 was the fact that the euro exchange rate measured against the U.S. dollar appreciated 14%--only about 7% behind the performance of the S&P 500 Index over the same period.1NYSE:HEDJ