First Trust Germany AlphaDex ETF (FGM) - NASDAQ
  • Yesterday, 5:57 AM
    • Business activity in the eurozone did not fall as much as expected in July, despite Brexit jitters and the Bastille Day massacre, as Markit's flash PMI for the region dropped to 52.9 from June's 53.1.
    • Meanwhile, sterling is down 0.8% to $1.3133 after the British economy shrank at its steepest pace since early 2009, with the flash U.K. composite PMI falling to 47.7 from 52.4.
    • "At this level, the survey is signaling a 0.4% contraction of the [U.K.] economy in Q3," said Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit.
    • ETFs: EWU, FKU, DXPS, DBUK, QGBR, HEWU, EWG, DAX, GF, EWQ, DXGE, DBGR, CEE, HEWG, TRF, GUR, EWGS, ESR, FGM, QDEU
    | Yesterday, 5:57 AM | 3 Comments
  • Tue, Jul. 19, 5:36 AM
    • German investor confidence deteriorated in July on concern that Britain's decision to leave the EU could weaken the region's fragile economic recovery.
    • The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany, which aims to predict economic developments six months ahead, fell to -6.8 from 19.2 in June. That's the lowest level since November 2012.
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Tue, Jul. 19, 5:36 AM
  • Wed, Jul. 6, 4:06 AM
    • German factory orders failed to rise in May as uncertainty over the global outlook deterred demand for goods.
    • According to data from the Economy Ministry in Berlin, orders, adjusted for seasonal swings and inflation, were unchanged from April, when they fell a revised 1.9%.
    • Lackluster global growth, tepid earnings, and the impending U.K. referendum on EU membership have all weighed on confidence this year.
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Wed, Jul. 6, 4:06 AM
  • Tue, Jun. 21, 6:22 AM
    • German investor confidence surged in June, rising to to 19.2 points from 6.4 last month, reflecting the resilience of Europe's largest economy despite anxiety over the U.K.'s upcoming vote on EU membership.
    • "General economic conditions remain challenging," cautioned ZEW President Achim Wambach. "Apart from the weak global economic dynamics, it is mainly the EU referendum in Great Britain which causes uncertainty."
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Tue, Jun. 21, 6:22 AM
  • Mon, Jun. 20, 7:21 AM
    | Mon, Jun. 20, 7:21 AM | 11 Comments
  • Tue, Jun. 7, 3:14 AM
    • German industrial production rebounded in April, suggesting that the motor of Europe's largest economy was humming along at the start of the second quarter and benefited from a pick-up in investment.
    • According to the Economy Ministry in Berlin, output rose 0.8% from March, when it dropped a revised 1.1%.
    • The euro is again in positive territory against the dollar in the wake of the slightly better-than-expected data.
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Tue, Jun. 7, 3:14 AM | 1 Comment
  • Mon, Jun. 6, 2:53 AM
    • German industrial orders dropped more than expected in April due to weak demand - especially from outside the eurozone.
    • According to the Economy Ministry in Berlin, contracts for 'Made in Germany' goods were down 2% from the prior month, when they rose a revised 2.6%.
    • The figures follow the Bundesbank's cut last week to its German growth forecast for 2016 and 2017.
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Mon, Jun. 6, 2:53 AM | 1 Comment
  • Mon, May 30, 7:05 AM
    • The European Central Bank's responsibility for the entire eurozone means the institution is not implementing the best monetary policy for Germany, declared German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.
    • He also said that all institutions, including the ECB, needed to be open to being debated publicly, and believed the Britain would make a "reasonable" decision in a June 23 referendum on whether the country should leave the EU.
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, QDEU, BUNL, BUNT, GGOV
    | Mon, May 30, 7:05 AM
  • Tue, May 24, 6:25 AM
    • German investor confidence slid in May, falling to 6.4 points from 11.2 last month, and way below the long-term average of 24.4 points.
    • The result was also worse than the consensus estimate where analysts expected an increase to 12.
    • In the breakdown of its survey, ZEW said "uncertainties regarding developments such as a possible Brexit currently inhibit a more optimistic outlook."
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Tue, May 24, 6:25 AM
  • Fri, May 13, 4:06 AM
    • Germany more than doubled its economic growth rate in the first quarter of 2016 as higher state and household spending, offset a drag from foreign trade.
    • The economy grew by 0.7% between January and March after it expanded by 0.3% in the final three months of 2015.
    • Barring any big upward surprises from Japan and Canada, which have yet to release first-quarter GDP numbers, it makes Germany the fastest-growing out of the seven leading industrialized nations.
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Fri, May 13, 4:06 AM | 11 Comments
  • Tue, May 10, 5:13 AM
    • German industrial production declined more than expected in March, a second consecutive drop that could signal slackening demand in Europe's largest economy.
    • Production, adjusted for seasonal swings, fell 1.3% from the prior month, when it dropped a revised 0.7%, according to data from the Economy Ministry in Berlin.
    • Slowing global growth has led the German economy to rely increasingly on domestic demand, bolstered by record-low unemployment.
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Tue, May 10, 5:13 AM
  • Mon, May 9, 4:44 AM
    • Helped by surging demand from outside the eurozone, German manufacturing orders sharply rebounded in March, suggesting the trend may continue into the second quarter.
    • Contracts for 'Made in Germany' goods - adjusted for seasonal swings and calendar effects - were up 1.9% on the month, marking the biggest increase since last June.
    • "Overall, it was a solid start to the year," the ministry noted, adding that it expected the moderate pace of growth to continue.
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Mon, May 9, 4:44 AM
  • Tue, May 3, 4:08 AM
    • Germany's DAX has dipped below the 10K mark, weighed down by the Q1 results of big corporate names including Lufthansa (OTCQX:DLAKY), BMW (OTCPK:BAMXY) and Commerzbank.
    • Pricing pressure took its toll on Lufthansa, driving the airline to scale back its capacity growth plans, as the terror attacks in Paris and Brussels affected bookings.
    • BMW managed to beat expectations on its margin level but missed on earnings before interest and tax, as a record quarter for luxury car sales failed to offset currency headwinds.
    • DAX -1.6% to 9,950.
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Tue, May 3, 4:08 AM
  • Thu, Apr. 28, 5:12 AM
    • As expected, Germany's unemployment rate remained unchanged at an all-time low of 6.2% in April.
    • The number of unemployed people declined for the seventh consecutive month with a drop of 16,000 on month, topping forecasts for a gain of 4,000.
    • The euro is +0.3% at $1.1353, although the DAX is -1.3%.
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, BUNL, BUNT, FGM, GGOV, QDEU
    | Thu, Apr. 28, 5:12 AM
  • Wed, Apr. 27, 3:26 AM
    • Germany's Gfk consumer confidence index rose to 9.7 heading into May from 9.4 a month earlier and topped expectations that were also 9.4.
    • "Growth is being observed for both economic and income expectations as well as propensity to buy," GFK says.
    • "Consumers are clearly assuming that the German economy will regain some momentum in the coming months," GFK adds. "Income expectation and propensity to buy have both made noticeable gains, once again improving their already very good level.
    • The euro rises nicely vs the dollar and is +0.3% at $1.1326, although the DAX is flat. (PR)
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, BUNL, BUNT, FGM, GGOV, QDEU
    | Wed, Apr. 27, 3:26 AM
  • Mon, Apr. 25, 4:13 AM
    • The German Ifo institute's business-climate index has slipped to 106.6 in April from 106.7 in March and missed consensus of 107.
    • The current-situation reading fell to 113.2 from 113.8 and undershot forecasts that were also 113.8, and while the expectations print edged up to 100.4 from 100 it missed estimates of 100.8.
    • The euro is +0.3% at $1.1256, while the DAX is -0.9%.
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    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, BUNL, BUNT, FGM, GGOV, QDEU
    | Mon, Apr. 25, 4:13 AM | 1 Comment
FGM Description
The First Trust Germany AlphaDEX® Fund is an exchange-traded fund. The investment objective of the Fund is to seek investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield, before the Fund's fees and expenses, of an equity index called the NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Germany Index.
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