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Sovereign Debt With Negative Yields Now Tops $11.7 Trillion

The demand for safe-haven trades is becoming almost zany. It seems unthinkable that there was nearly $10 trillion in sovereign debt with negative yields just a few weeks ago. Now ...
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Euro and PIIGS ETFs Crushed on Brexit Outcome, Down 10 Percent Or More

With the Brexit Vote only adding that much more uncertainty, the reality is setting in that this could spell long-term trouble for the European Union. Britain never did share its ...
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11 Economists, Analysts, Market Watchers State Views on Brexit Fallout Ahead

24/7 Wall St. wanted to offer up some of the key outside views which have been offered by economists, analysts and research shops for the post-Brexit vote. These have been compiled in ...
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8 All American Companies Which Could Care Less About Brexit

Britain has voted to leave the European Union. They never shared currencies, but they shared in trade and in many common laws and practices. One of the side outcomes of ...
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How to Trade European Bank Stocks on the Brexit Vote

Some of the most feared stocks in the world right now are European banks, but this also makes them rife with opportunity. With the Brexit vote set for Thursday, June ...
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Over $10 Trillion in Sovereign Debt Now at Negative Yields

The era of zero interest rates somehow migrated into the era of negative interest rates. The only good news is that the negative interest rates did now arrive in the ...
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IMF Calls for More Greek Debt Restructuring

Greece is back in the news. The good news about Greece is that they are not back in the news on the verge of an impending default, nor is Greece ...
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How ETFs and Investors Are Driving Gold Demand Over Central Banks

It is no secret that gold has seen a massive rally in 2016. The World Gold Council showed that the world's gold demand rose a sharp 21% to 1,290 tonnes in ...
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Analysts More Cautious on European Banks With Downgrades

Most U.S. investors tend to focus on U.S. equities and issues. The larger picture in the financial sector and in the financial markets requires a full global view. Investors have ...
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Will Japan Follow the ECB With Another Rate Cut?

Thursday's big news was a rate cut and additional quantitative easing from the European Central Bank. Some of that initial surge has already been erased, but the real question is ...
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Negative Yields in Japan Driving U.S. Bond Strength Ahead of Draghi

Japanese bond yields have managed to hit a new low. This happened on a day where stocks were selling off after three weeks of gains, so it seems to have ...
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As European Bank ADSs Tank, What About Their Dividends?

Thursday was a day dominated by European bank weakness based on balance sheet concerns and profitability concerns. After all, negative interest rates on deposits with the European Central Bank can ...
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Mario Draghi and ECB to the Rescue, Again, Maybe

Monday may be getting a bit of fresh air from the discussions by the European Central Bank (ECB) at the European Parliament plenary debate, which was over the ECB Annual ...
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Draghi and ECB to the Rescue, With More Hints of Easing Ahead

The stock market has been hostage to many international pressures in 2016, seeing some $2.2 trillion or so wiped out in just over the first two weeks of this year. ...
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Rekindled Interest in Currency Hedged Equity ETFs

The world of wildly fluctuating currencies and the wave of global quantitative easing, many U.S. investors wanting international exposure have decided to turn to hedged equity market exchange traded funds ...
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