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European Central Bank Considers Negative Deposit Rates

The European Central Bank (ECB) is considering even more easing than the official rate cut we saw recently. Now there is talk that easing could be taken as far as ...
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Recovery and No Inflation Driving European Rate Cut Hopes

The U.S. Federal Reserve may have slashed the Fed funds rate as low as humanly possible. After all, how can you beat zero percent (actually targeted 0.00% to 0.25%)? The ...
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Money, US, $100 bills

ETFs Taking In, and Losing, the Most New Capital in September 2013

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) almost undoubtedly have unseated mutual funds in their importance in the daily swings in the stock and bond markets. Mutual funds are still important to the markets, ...
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ETF Review: Hedged Japan and Europe ETFs Getting Bubbly? (WETF, DXJ, HEDJ, EWJ, VGK)

24/7 Wall St. is reviewing ETF strategies, nuances and trends with regularity, and we cannot help but to wonder about the so-called hedged international exchange traded funds (ETFs). These hedged ...
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The Undercovered Story of 2013: A European Recovery

If you watch and read financial news avidly, you will almost certainly admit that with all of the stories on Washington D.C., the fiscal cliff, Obama administration officials leaving in ...
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Bearish Byron Wien Leaves Many Stocks and ETFs Vulnerable in 2013

Byron Wien announced his predictions for 10 big surprises for 2013 this week to kick off the new year. Wien is now vice chairman at Blackstone Advisory Partners, and this ...
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Bracing For The Euro Without Greece… Other PIIGS Too (EWG, EWQ, FXE, EWI, IRE, IRL, NBG, GREK, EWP, STD, BBVA, VGK, FEZ)

So much for any great help from the ECB, France, Germany, and any other entity being able to help the Euro stay together.  Rumors have been out that nations have ...
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Euro-ETFs In Focus, From Greece to Italy and Beyond (EWI, EWG, VGK, EZU)

Italy's sovereign debt trails only the US and Japan in size. For a relatively small nation with debt totaling 120% of GDP, $2.2 trillion in debt is a big deal. ...
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