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Ford, GM Left Behind as EU September Sales Set Record

New car registrations in the European Union for the month of September totaled 1.46 million units, a volume record for the month. Year over year, sales rose more than 17% ...
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As Oil Prices Rise, Europe Faces Trouble

Oil is headed back toward $55, and the respite oil-poor Europe has had when crude was much lower is ending. Denmark ranks 44th in the world in terms of oil ...
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Evidence That Negative Yields Are Finally Shrinking Around the Globe, Sort Of

With news that the Bank of Japan will continue on its quantitative easing path, and with accommodative policies in Europe and the United States, there is still a massive amount ...
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ECB Rate Decision Delivers No More Free Money to the Markets

President Mario Draghi and the European Central Bank (ECB) may have dashed some of the ambitions of investors who have been hoping for the endless quantitative easing money that they ...
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Why Merrill Lynch Sees Apple’s EU and Irish Tax Woes Blowing Over

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) saw its shares retreat about 1% early Tuesday after the European Union ruled that Apple would need to pay €13 billion, or about $14.5 billion, in back taxes ...
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What Bank of England’s Rate Cut and Quantitative Easing Really Mean

Quantitative easing has begun to be seen as an ugly term. Now the Bank of England has decided to try to fend off more economic weakness, and hopefully avoid a ...
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New Stock Market Highs Fighting Many More Outside Pressures Than Usual: Time to Panic?

Investors often wonder what to think when the stock market hits new all-time highs. Do they sell or do they chase the market higher? The bull market of the past ...
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13 Large US Companies With Little or No Brexit & Europe Woes

OK, so we all know now that Britain voted to leave the European Union. All the polls told you not to worry about that happening, but then it happened. The ...
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How the Top US Money Center Banks Are Responding to the Brexit

Watching the massive fallout and then recovery within broad markets, we are beginning to realize that the Brexit provided a very attractive entry point into a fair number of industries. Granted, ...
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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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How Brexit Just Cost Billions in Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Values

Warren Buffett is deemed by many investors and market watchers to be the greatest investor of the modern era. Some may not agree at all, but Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: ...
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What to Expect From Carnival Earnings

Carnival Corp. (NYSE: CCL) is scheduled to release fiscal second-quarter financial results before the markets open on Tuesday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters are calling for $0.39 in earnings ...
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7 Analyst Stock Picks Which Might Be Oversold on Brexit Fears, For Long-Term Value

After last Friday's 600+ point drop in the Dow, the reality is that the United States held up much better than Europe. Bank stocks were hammered and many European key ...
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Airlines Hammered Following Brexit Vote

U.S. airline stocks have taken two solid hits to share prices in the past two weeks. First the horrific killings in an Orlando, Florida, nightclub and then the unexpected vote ...
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6 Financials That Are Still Getting Nailed By the Brexit Vote

The market reaction to the British vote to leave the European Union has been catastrophic, not just in the U.S. markets but globally everything has pulled back. Perhaps the hardest ...
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