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iShares MSCI Germany ETF (EWG)

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  • Fri, Mar. 20, 8:30 AM
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  • Mon, Mar. 16, 6:50 AM
    • European stock markets are on the rise, with the ECB's quantitative easing process offsetting wider worries about Greek debt talks and hawkish monetary policy in the US.
    • The mood boosted Germany's DAX Index over 12,000 for the first time, up 1.3% on the day.
    • "It’s a very favorable environment," said Hendrik Koenig, an equity strategist at B. Metzler Seel Sohn in Frankfurt. "All the big macro themes right now -- QE, the weak euro, central bank divergence, a stronger consumption trend in Germany -- are playing for German stocks."
    • FTSE 100 +0.5%; CAC 40 +0.9%; Euro Stoxx 50 +1%.
    • ETFs: EWG, EWGS, DBGR, DAX, DXGE, FGM, QDEU, HEWG
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  • Mon, Mar. 9, 5:10 AM
    • European shares are in the red, tracking a sell-off on Wall Street after strong U.S. jobs data raised expectations that the Fed could raise interest rates sooner than previously thought.
    • German export data released this morning also weighed on sentiment, after seasonally-adjusted exports decreased by 2.1% in January - the biggest drop in five months.
    • Meanwhile, the ECB begins its €60B per month QE program today, as it looks to stimulate the eurozone economy and avert the threat of deflation.
    • FTSE 100 -0.6%; DAX -0.4%; CAC 40 -0.6%; Euro Stoxx 50 -0.5%.
    • Earlier: Asian shares lower following U.S. jobs report (Mar. 09 2015)
    • ETFs: EWG, EWGS, DBGR, DAX, DXGE, FGM, QDEU, HEWG
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  • Fri, Mar. 6, 4:46 AM
    • German industrial production increased 0.6% in January to top the 0.5% rise expected by analysts.
    • A mild winter in the nation helped give a lift to the construction industry. The reading for December was adjusted to 1.0% from 0.1%.
    • Output of capital goods was up by 0.5%.
    • Economists say the overall outlook for German industry is looking more positive.
    • ETFs: EWG, EWGS, BUNL, DBGR, DAX, DXGE, GGOV, FGM, BUNT, QDEU, HEWG
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  • Thu, Mar. 5, 5:13 AM
    • German manufacturing orders fell by 3.9% in January, nearly erasing December's 4.4% gain.
    • Factory orders can be volatile, and despite the sharp drop, economists are still generally upbeat about German factory activity.
    • “Softer demand from the U.S. and China, especially for vehicles, may partly explain the lack of better momentum in manufacturing,” one economist said.
    • ETFs: EWG, EWGS, BUNL, DBGR, DAX, DXGE, GGOV, FGM, BUNT, QDEU, HEWG
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  • Fri, Feb. 20, 4:12 AM
    • The German and French economy picked up momentum this month as manufacturing continued growing in Germany and services expanded in the two countries.
    • Markit's German composite Purchasing Managers Index of both industries came in at its best in seven months, increasing to 54.3 from 53.5 in January.
    • France posted its strongest composite services PMI score in three and a half years, rising to 52.2 from 49.3 last month.
    • Update: Eurozone PMI came in at 53.5 this month, up from January's 52.6.
    • The euro is -0.4% at $1.1320, while the DAX -0.2%; CAC 40 -0.2%.
    • ETFs: FXE, EUO, EWG, ERO, EWQ, DRR, EUFX, EWGS, ULE, DBGR, DAX, URR, DXGE, FGM, QDEU, HEWG
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  • Fri, Feb. 13, 3:59 AM
    • European stocks are adding to the previous session's gains, following mostly positive growth figures in the eurozone.
    • Boosted by strong domestic demand and household spending, the German economy rose 0.7% in Q4 after expanding 0.1% in the previous three months.
    • Data from France showed that GDP grew by 0.1% during the quarter, meeting analysts' expectations.
    • Matching the growth rate in 2013, the French economy expanded by just 0.4% last year, while Germany boosted growth for 2014 to 1.6%.
    • Update: The eurozone economy saw growth of 0.3% in the last quarter.
    • ETFs: EWG, EWQ, EWGS, BUNL, DBGR, DAX, DXGE, GGOV, FGM, BUNT, QDEU, HEWG
    • FTSE 100 +0.7%; DAX +0.6%; CAC 40 +0.8%; Euro Stoxx 50 +0.9%.
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  • Thu, Feb. 5, 4:50 AM
    • German industrial orders in December surged to their highest level since April 2008, suggesting that Europe's largest economy will gain steam early this year after narrowly avoiding recession in mid-2014.
    • Beating even the highest forecasts, bookings for goods rose 4.2% in December, compared to a 2.4% contraction the previous month.
    • Germany still slumped into deflation in January with prices falling 0.5%, although much of this can be blamed on the sharp fall in the oil prices.
    • ETFs: EWG, EWGS, DBGR, DAX, DXGE, FGM, QDEU, HEWG
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  • Wed, Feb. 4, 4:01 PM
    • Unable to divine the fate of Greece's bailout program, the ECB earlier withdrew a waiver which had allowed the use of Greek government paper as collateral for borrowing despite its low credit rating.
    • Alongside a drop in U.S. stocks, the euro (NYSEARCA:FXE) has given up about 40 pips in minutes, now lower by 0.8% on the session at $1.1386.
    • European markets are closed, but the Stoxx 50 ETF (FEZ -2.1%) - trading in New York - takes a tumble. Others of note: Spain (EWP -2.7%), Italy (EWI -2.6%), France (EWQ -1.8%), Germany (EWG -1.6%), U.K. (EWU -0.9%).
    • Broad European ETFs: VGK, FEZ, IEV, HEDJ, EPV, EZU, FEU, FEP, UPV, EURL, ADRU, FEEU, DBEU, IEUR, FIEU, ESTX, HEZU, SBEU, DBEZ, FEUZ
    • Euro ETFs: FXE, EUO, ERO, DRR, EUFX, ULE, URR
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  • 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
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  • Sun, Jan. 25, 8:43 PM
    • S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) futures are down 0.65%, DJIA (NYSEARCA:DIAby 0.7%, and Nasdaq 100 (NASDAQ:QQQby 0.6% as the left-wing, anti-austerity Syriza party takes power in Greece. Looking like it's going to wind up with about half the seats in parliament, Syriza has just cut a deal with the small, right-wing Independent Greeks party to form a coalition government.
    • The two share little in common except for opposition of the austerity measures imposed on Greece by the Troika.
    • German Dax (NYSEARCA:EWG) futures are lower by 0.9%, France (NYSEARCA:EWQby 0.8%, and the U.K. (NYSEARCA:EWUby 0.6%.
    • The euro (NYSEARCA:FXE) sunk to as low as $1.1099 in early trade this evening, but is currently off just 0.3% to $1.1171.
    • European and euro ETFs: FXE, VGK, EUO, FEZ, ERO, IEV, HEDJ, EPV, EZU, DRR, FEU, FEP, EUFX, UPV, ULE, EURL, URR, ADRU, FEEU, DBEU, IEUR, FIEU, HEZU, ESTX, FEUZ, DBEZ
    • Greek ETF: GREK
    • Previously: Anti-austerity Syriza set to sweep Greek elections (Jan. 25)
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  • Fri, Jan. 16, 11:15 AM
    • There's a lot of talk about the carnage resulting from the SNB's move yesterday to drop the euro peg, but - outside of Switzerland - Europe is rallying for a 2nd consecutive session.
    • First, the Swiss move has led to a sharply weaker euro, not just against the franc, but vs. the dollar, pound, and yen. Second, the SNB likely dropped the peg after realizing - whether by friendly phone call from Frankfurt or otherwise - that the ECB is set to launch a massive QE program next week.
    • The Stoxx 50 (NYSEARCA:FEZ) is up another 1.6% today, with Germany's (NYSEARCA:EWG) DAX up 1.5% to an all-time high, France (NYSEARCA:EWQ+0.9%, Italy (NYSEARCA:EWI+1.8%, Spain (NYSEARCA:EWP+0.5%, and the U.K. (NYSEARCA:EWU+1.1%.
    • Parity here we come? The euro (NYSEARCA:FXE) is down another 1% vs. the dollar to just $1.1509.
    • ETFs: FXE, VGK, EUO, FEZ, ERO, IEV, HEDJ, EPV, EZU, DRR, FEU, FEP, EUFX, UPV, ULE, EURL, URR, ADRU, FEEU, DBEU, IEUR, FIEU, HEZU, ESTX, FEUZ, DBEZ
    • Previously: Europe liking SNB's cutting the euro loose (Jan. 15)
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  • Thu, Jan. 15, 10:32 AM
    • Europe initially knee-jerked lower on the SNB's shock decision to abandon the CHF 1.20 floor for euro/franc, but has since turned sharply higher as investors mull the salutary effects of a much cheaper euro, now down 1.4% vs. the greenback and 12.8% vs. the swissie. FXE -1.4%
    • The Stoxx 50 (NYSEARCA:FEZ+2.3%, Germany (NYSEARCA:EWG+2.2%, France (NYSEARCA:EWQ+2.5%, Italy (NYSEARCA:EWI) +2.8%, Spain (NYSEARCA:EWP+1.5%. The U.K. (NYSEARCA:EWU) - where the pound (NYSEARCA:FXB) is lower by 0.3% vs. the dollar and 11.8% vs. the franc - is ahead by 1.5%.
    • ETFs: VGK, FEZ, IEV, HEDJ, EPV, EZU, FEU, FEP, UPV, EURL, ADRU, FEEU, DBEU, IEUR, FIEU, HEZU, ESTX, FEUZ, DBEZ
    • Previously: Swatch boss: "Tsunami" just hit Swiss exporters (Jan. 15)
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  • Fri, Jan. 9, 12:29 PM
    • "The affirmation reflects our view of Germany’s modern, highly diversified, and competitive economy, and the government’s track record of prudent fiscal policies and expenditure discipline," says S&P. "Furthermore, we believe that the German economy has demonstrated its ability to absorb large economic and financial shocks."
    • S&P estimates real German GDP growth of 1.4% in 2014 and 1.1% growth this year.
    • Another assumption: "We expect an orderly resolution of the simmering debt crisis in parts of the eurozone."
    • ETFs: EWG, EWGS, DBGR, DAX, DXGE, FGM, QDEU, HEWG
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  • Mon, Jan. 5, 11:54 AM
    • Europe closes on the lows, the Stoxx 50's (NYSEARCA:FEZ3.7% decline led by Italy's 4.8% slump. Germany (NYSEARCA:EWG) -3%, France (NYSEARCA:EWQ-3.3%, Spain (NYSEARCA:EWP-3.5%, U.K. (NYSEARCA:EWU-2.1%.
    • "Grexit" fears were rekindled by a weekend story in Der Spiegel suggesting Angela Merkel feels financial markets are stable enough to handle Greece's withdrawal from EMU. Veterans of the EU debt crisis have seen way too many of these weekend sorties from the Germans to take them seriously, but, for today, it's having its effect. As far as we know, Mario Draghi's "whatever it takes" pledge still holds.
    • Athens fell more than 5% today. GREK -6.8%, NBG -8.4%
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  • Dec. 31, 2014, 11:34 AM
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The iShares MSCI Germany 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 German market, as measured by the MSCI Germany Index.
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