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iShares MSCI Sweden ETF (EWD)

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  • Thu, Jul. 2, 4:58 AM
    • Sweden's central bank unexpectedly lowered its main interest rate deeper into negative levels today and expanded its bond purchases to the end of the year, saying uncertainty abroad had increased and it was difficult to assess the consequences of the situation in Greece.
    • The repo rate was cut to -0.35% from -0.25%, while the country expanded its bond purchasing program by 45B kronor ($5.3B) to the end of year, adding to the 80B-90B kronor that was already announced.
    • ETFs: EWD, FXS
    | Thu, Jul. 2, 4:58 AM | 1 Comment
  • Fri, Mar. 20, 8:30 AM
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  • Thu, Feb. 12, 6:17 AM
    • Along with Ukraine's new peace agreement, European shares are heading higher as euro-area finance ministers put off decisions on Greece’s bailout terms until next week.
    • Greek officials were unable to reach a deal to stay in an EU bailout program yesterday, and will return to Brussels on Feb. 16 to try to end the deadlock.
    • Meanwhile, Sweden’s central bank cut its main interest rate into negative territory and announced a bond-buying program this morning, sending European shares even higher.
    • ETFs: GREK, EWD, FXS
    • FTSE 100 +0.4%; DAX +1.6%; CAC 40 +1%; Euro Stoxx 50 +1.4%.
    | Thu, Feb. 12, 6:17 AM | 5 Comments
  • Fri, Jan. 30, 5:41 AM
    • Heightening the risk of a slide toward deflation, Eurostat today reported the largest decline in consumer prices in the eurozone since July 2009.
    • Consumer prices were 0.6% lower than in January 2014, having fallen 0.2% on an annual basis in December.
    • The plunge in consumer prices is unlikely to have an immediate effect on the ECB's €60B/month QE package, although the longer prices stay in negative territory, the more pressure the central bank will have to extend the program.
    • FTSE 100 -0.6%; DAX -0.5%; CAC 40 -0.7%; Euro Stoxx 50 -0.5%.
    • ETFs: EWG, GREK, EWI, EWL, EWD, EWQ, EPOL, PLND, EWO, EWN, EWK, EDEN, PGAL, DBGR, DAX, DXGE, EFNL, FGM, FSZ, QDEU, HEWG
    | Fri, Jan. 30, 5:41 AM | 5 Comments
  • Dec. 31, 2014, 11:34 AM
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  • Nov. 21, 2014, 7:27 AM
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  • Aug. 14, 2014, 6:46 AM
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  • Jul. 3, 2014, 8:10 AM
    • The Swedish krona is the world's worst performing currency today after the Riksbank unexpectedly slashes its benchmark rate by 50 basis points to 0.25%. A cut had been expected, but the size of the reduction has taken most by surprise.
    • The move comes following the ECB's rate cut last month, and with the zero bound fast-approaching, some suggest the Riksbank will have to look to unconventional measures next.
    • The OMX Stockholm 30 Index is up 1.1%
    • ETF: EWD.
    | Jul. 3, 2014, 8:10 AM | Comment!
  • Jun. 5, 2014, 7:55 AM
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  • Dec. 31, 2012, 11:56 AM
    More details on iShares' ETF fee hikes: Going to 0.53% from 0.51% (a 3.9% hike) are its New Zealand Investable Market Fund (ENZL), Sweden Fund (EWD), Germany Fund (EWG), Italy Fund (EWI), Japan Fund (EWJ) and Japan Small Cap Fund (SCJ).
    | Dec. 31, 2012, 11:56 AM | Comment!
  • Dec. 18, 2012, 8:29 AM
    The Riksbank cuts its benchmark rate 25 basis points to 1% as it lowers its forecast for 2013 Swedish GDP growth to 1.2% from 1.8% estimated just 2 months ago. The CPI forecast is cut to 0.3% from 0.7%, and the bank wants it moving back in the direction of its 2% target. EWD +15.6% YTD.
    | Dec. 18, 2012, 8:29 AM | Comment!
  • Sep. 6, 2012, 7:21 AM
    Sweden's Riksbank unexpectedly cuts rates 25 basis points to 1.25%, citing weakness in the eurozone as lowering its expectations for exports and economic growth. The bank also notes a quick appreciation in the krona and nobody seems to want a strong currency these days. The rate decision wasn't unanimous - one member wanted a 50 bp cut.
    | Sep. 6, 2012, 7:21 AM | Comment!
  • Mar. 28, 2012, 12:11 PM
    European shares closed sharply lower, led by Spain, as a decline that started in the States around 3 PM yesterday makes its way around the globe. Stoxx 50 -1.4%, Germany -1.1%, France -1.1%, Italy -0.3%, Spain -2%, U.K. -1%. Euro -0.2% at $1.3290.
    | Mar. 28, 2012, 12:11 PM | 1 Comment
  • Feb. 16, 2012, 10:56 AM
    Sweden's Riksbank cuts its benchmark rate 25 basis points to 1.5%, citing slow growth and little inflation pressure. "It has been clear for some time that there would be a slowdown, but the slowdown has been more severe than expected," says the bank. Sweden ETF: EWD +12.7% YTD.
    | Feb. 16, 2012, 10:56 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 24, 2012, 11:30 AM
    A look at the change in the Italian yield curve over the last 7 weeks shows just how dramatic the ECB bazooka has been, writes Mike Riddell. Just because the bank's liquidity gusher doesn't solve any structural issues, doesn't mean it can be ignored (buy stocks, dummy). Bonds yields in the EU core, however, have a lot of room to go higher if economic/financial conditions settle down.
    | Jan. 24, 2012, 11:30 AM | 4 Comments
  • Jan. 19, 2012, 9:40 AM
    Defining overbought as being more than 5% above a 50-day moving average, Bespoke says 24% of tracked ETFs fit the bill. Leading the list is the homebuilders (XHB), more than 13% above its 50 day MA; Brazil (EWZ) leads the country ETFs, 8.2% above. A few more days of market gains and look for talk about the entire market being overbought.
    | Jan. 19, 2012, 9:40 AM | Comment!
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The iShares MSCI Sweden Index Fund seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of publicly traded securities in the Swedish market, as measured by the MSCI Sweden Index.
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