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  • Thu, Nov. 24, 5:03 AM
    • German business morale was unchanged in November, suggesting company executives are still optimistic about growth prospects for Europe's largest economy despite growing political uncertainties.
    • Ifo's business climate index remained steady at 110.4 after a slight downward revision to 110.4 from 110.5 previously reported in October.
    • Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that Germany's final GDP halved its growth rate in Q3 to 0.2%.
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Thu, Nov. 24, 5:03 AM | 1 Comment
  • Mon, Nov. 21, 4:09 AM
    • Nicolas Sarkozy has bid adieu to his presidential comeback after a late surge of support for Francois Fillon shook up the French primary race ahead of next year's election. He's likely to face original front runner Alain Juppe in a run-off.
    • Meanwhile, Angela Merkel has decided to seek a fourth term as Chancellor in Germany's election, to be held in 2017, saying she's "thought endlessly" about the decision following 11 years in office.
    • Previously: Speculation grows over Merkel's re-election plans (Nov. 20 2016)
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, EWQ, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Mon, Nov. 21, 4:09 AM | 1 Comment
  • Sun, Nov. 20, 6:33 AM
    • Angela Merkel is set to announce today she will seek a fourth term as German chancellor in next year's election, ending months of speculation over whether she wants to run again after 11 years in office.
    • Merkel will hold a rare press conference this evening (1:00 p.m. ET) after meeting with other leaders of her Christian Democrats in Berlin, a sign interpreted by politicians and the media that she has made up her mind.
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Sun, Nov. 20, 6:33 AM | 3 Comments
  • Mon, Nov. 7, 1:06 PM
    • Stocks in the Europe had their best day since late September as the Stoxx Europe 600 rose 1.53% ahead of the U.S. election.
    • The major indexes in Germany, France and the U.K. were all up over 1.7%.
    • The equity rallies in Asia, Europe and the U.S. have pulled some money out gold. Spot gold is down 1.80% to $1,281.59
    • ETFs: EWG, EWU, DAX, GF, EWQ, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, FGM, FKU, DXPS, QDEU, DBUK, QGBR, HEWU.
    | Mon, Nov. 7, 1:06 PM
  • Fri, Nov. 4, 2:31 PM
    • The Stoxx 50 (NYSEARCA:FEZshed 0.6% today, bringing its weekly loss to just under 4%. Nervousness ahead of next week's U.S. election makes for as good of an excuse as any, but there was also this week's U.K. court ruling which threatens to delay Brexit.
    • One might think a delay (possibly ultimately leading to a postponement) would be good for Europe, but an argument could also be made it just adds to the uncertainty.
    • Among individual bourses, Germany (NYSEARCA:EWGfell 4%, Spain (NYSEARCA:EWP) fell 4.5%, Italy (NYSEARCA:EWIfell nearly 6%.
    • ETFs: VGK, HEDJ, FEZ, IEV, EPV, EZU, FEU, EURL, DBEU, EEA, FEP, HEZU, UPV, IEUR, FEEU, ADRU
    | Fri, Nov. 4, 2:31 PM | 6 Comments
  • Tue, Oct. 25, 5:00 AM
    • Business confidence in Germany remained buoyant in October as Ifo's business climate index hit 110.5 and climbed ahead of economists' expectations to a fresh two-and-a-half-year high.
    • The results follow a big rebound reported yesterday in Germany’s purchasing managers' index and suggest the EU's largest economy is holding up well despite many concerns about Brexit.
    • The DAX touched a 2016 high on the news, rising to 10,827.
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Tue, Oct. 25, 5:00 AM
  • Tue, Oct. 11, 5:50 AM
    • German investor confidence improved more than anticipated in October in a sign that growth remains robust even as concerns about German banks weigh on the outlook.
    • The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany rose to 6.2 from last month's reading of 0.5, bolstering optimism over the motor of the eurozone economy.
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Tue, Oct. 11, 5:50 AM | 1 Comment
  • Mon, Oct. 10, 12:17 PM
    • Europe stocks finished the day in positive territory.
    • The French CAC was up 1.06% and the German DAX finished with a 1.27% gain. The FTSE 100 was up 0.75% to finish at its highest level in more than a year. Miners and oil stocks were strong on the day.
    • ETFs: EWG, EWI, EWU, DAX, GF, EWQ, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, FKU, DXPS, QDEU, DBUK, QGBR, HEWI, HEWU, DBIT.
    | Mon, Oct. 10, 12:17 PM
  • Mon, Oct. 10, 5:04 AM
    • German exports rebounded more than expected in August, climbing by 5.4%, highlighting their biggest rise in more than six years and dispelling fears that Europe's biggest economy is heading for a slowdown.
    • Meanwhile, German police have captured 22-year-old Syrian refugee Jaber Albakr, a man suspected of planning a bomb attack who had slipped through their grasp during a raid two days ago.
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Mon, Oct. 10, 5:04 AM
  • Mon, Oct. 10, 2:39 AM
    • Germany is considering changing its labor laws to make Frankfurt a more attractive hub for banks looking to move staff out of London after Brexit, FT reports.
    • People briefed on the plan said Germany was looking at imposing an upper salary limit on employee protections of €100,000 or €150,000, which would make conditions such as redundancy terms less generous.
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Mon, Oct. 10, 2:39 AM | 1 Comment
  • Thu, Oct. 6, 6:38 AM
    • "If we don't say that full access to the single market is linked to full acceptance of freedom of movement, then everyone in Europe will start doing what they want," Germany's Angela Merkel told an industry event in Berlin.
    • She added that negotiations between the EU and Britain won't be easy and said they will need to make clear what access each side has to the others' market.
    • ETFs: EWG, EWU, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, FKU, DXPS, QDEU, DBUK, QGBR, HEWU
    | Thu, Oct. 6, 6:38 AM | 4 Comments
  • Fri, Sep. 30, 11:37 AM
    • The ADRs of Deutsche Bank are higher by 15% on a report it's near settling U.S. mortgage-related charges for just $5.4B (versus the $14B which had previously been floated).
    • The move has lifted Europe out of the red, led by Germany's (NYSEARCA:EWG1% gain. The Dow's (NYSEARCA:DIA1% advance is leading the U.S. averages higher.
    • Bank of America (BAC +3.1%), Citigroup (C +3.2%), JPMorgan (JPM +1.7%), Wells Fargo (WFC +0.7%), Goldman Sachs (GS +1.7%), Morgan Stanley (MS +2.9%). XLF +1.5%
    | Fri, Sep. 30, 11:37 AM | 22 Comments
  • Fri, Sep. 30, 9:35 AM
    • Down more than 8% earlier this morning, Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) is now lower by just 0.7% in Frankfurt trading. The ADRs here in the U.S. are up 5.3%.
    • The move has sparked a rebound in Europe (NYSEARCA:FEZ), which has cut its 1%+ loss to 0.4%, with Germany's Dax (NYSEARCA:EWGdown 0.3%.
    • The S&P 500 is higher by 0.6% and the Nasdaq 0.5%.
    | Fri, Sep. 30, 9:35 AM | 4 Comments
  • Tue, Sep. 27, 5:13 AM
    • Two improvised bombs exploded in the eastern German city of Dresden last night - one at a mosque and one at an international conference center - but no one was injured.
    • "Even if we so far have no claim of responsibility, we must go on the basis that the motive was xenophobic," Horst Kretzschmar, president of Dresden police said in a statement.
    • DAX -0.9% to 10,305.
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, BUNL, BUNT, FGM, GGOV, QDEU
    | Tue, Sep. 27, 5:13 AM | 2 Comments
  • Mon, Sep. 26, 8:57 AM
    | Mon, Sep. 26, 8:57 AM | 24 Comments
  • Mon, Sep. 26, 5:05 AM
    • German business confidence as measured by the Ifo index rose to its best level since May 2014, hitting 109.5 this month, defying fears of weakening conditions in Europe's largest economy.
    • Ifo president Clemens Fuest said the German economy had largely "digested" the impact of the U.K.’s Brexit vote in June, stating the uncertainty generated by the referendum result has broadly subsided.
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Mon, Sep. 26, 5:05 AM
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