Category Archives: Macro Analysis

Why Indonesian Stocks Have Underperformed this Year

. In Indonesia, dissatisfaction over the pace of reform has taken the gloss off President Joko Widodo’s administration. While cheaper oil has brought benefits (policymakers cut costly fuel subsidies), lower commodity prices are also hurting this exporter of natural resources. Even though the

Anheuser-Busch Outperformed L’Oréal on November 11

FEZ versus its top performers In the last month, the SPDR Euro Stoxx 50 ETF’s (FEZ) mean return was 0.37%. Its volatility was 5.1%, which shows that it can fluctuate 5.1% above or below the mean return. The graph below

How Manufacturing Has Boosted India’s GDP

India’s GDP increased 7.4% in fiscal 2Q16 With India’s GDP (gross domestic product) picking up the pace in the second quarter of fiscal 2016, which ended in September, the WisdomTree India Earnings ETF (EPI) and the Direxion Daily India Bull

How Has DVY Performed in the Market So Far in 2015?

Top holdings of DVY The iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY) seeks to track the performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index. The index is generally composed of relatively high-dividend-paying stocks from the S&P 500 (SPY) market universe. Lockheed

Pound Gained Slightly as the UK PMI Disappointed on December 1

Pound bounced back toward the end of trading day The pound-to-US-dollar currency pair was trading nearly flat as both the UK and the US purchasing managers’ index came out on a negative note. The pair initially rose to a high of 1.5126

In-Depth: The Eurozone ETF Rose after a Continuous Fall

FEZ rose 0.91% on November 16 On November 16, 2015, most of the global markets closed on a positive note. After a continuous fall in the last three sessions, the markets gained some strength. The SPDR Euro Stoxx 50 ETF

US Dollar Index Rose and Then Traded Nearly Flat

US Dollar Index was nearly flat The US Dollar Index traded on a flat note on November 9, 2015, after displaying considerable upward movement on Friday—based on a positive employment report in October. The bias for the US Dollar Index was

Top Analyst Estimates for PKW’s Holdings

PKW’s top holdings moving averages PKW’s top holdings are Home Depot (HD), Lowe’s (LOW), Time Warner (TWX), 21st Century Fox (FOXA), and O’Reilly Automotive (ORLY). HD and ORLY are trading above their 20-day and 100-day moving averages. FOXA is the

A Sectoral Holding Analysis of DVY

DVY’s stock selection methodology According to the iShares Select Dividend ETF’s (DVY) prospectus, in order to be included in the underlying Index, each security must meet the following criteria: It must have a non-negative historical five-year dividend-per-share growth rate. It

Euro Fell to 7-Month Lows Due to the Terror Attack in Paris

Euro fell due to the terror attack in Paris The euro ended on a lower note against the US dollar on November 16, 2015. Investors discounted the expectations of a rise in the stimulus program by the ECB (European Central

Why Jeffrey Gundlach Sees Relative Value across the Bond Market

The “King of Bonds” sees relative value across the bond market Jeffrey Gundlach, crowned the “King of Bonds” in a February 2014 Barron’s cover story, is a figure every bond (BND) investor knows and follows. Before forming DoubleLine Capital, Gundlach was

The Euro Continues Its Downward Spiral

Euro falls ahead of monetary policy The euro-to-US-dollar currency pair fell by 0.12% on November 30, 2015. The pair fell to a low of 1.1, which is close to an eight-month low. The euro has been on a negative spiral

A Structural Overview of DVY, a High-Dividend-Yielding Fund

DVY, a high-dividend-yielding fund The iShares Select Dividend Fund (DVY) is a smart beta fund that aims to generate regular income for its investors. It seeks to replicate the performance results of the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index. The

Does Market Volatility Affect MTUM’s Momentum Strategy?

MTUM The iShares MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF (MTUM) seeks to track the MSCI USA Momentum Index. MTUM’s top ten holdings include Facebook (FB), Visa (V), Nike (NKE), Eli Lilly (LLY), Alphabet (GOOGL), and others. The top ten holdings represent

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