|Bid||43.51 x 100|
|Ask||46.99 x 300|
|Day's Range||43.89 - 44.54|
|52 Week Range||35.08 - 47.13|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.49%|
The biggest political risk to markets could arise from a trade war that has been playing out ever since Donald Trump came to power. President Trump has repeatedly threatened to terminate NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), which is important to all three member countries: the US, Canada, and Mexico. There has been much discussion ahead of the NAFTA renegotiation deadline in March. The question arises whether abandoning NAFTA could bolster US economic interests.
Qualcomm’s (QCOM) annual shareholder meeting is scheduled for March 6, 2018. The annual meeting presents an opportunity for Qualcomm shareholders to have their say on how the company is run. On January 24, The European Union’s (EZU) antitrust agency fined Qualcomm ~$1.2 billion.
The European Union (EZU) has ordered US (SPY) giant Apple (AAPL) to pay ~$15.3 billion in unpaid taxes after the European Commission (or EC) ruled in 2016 that Apple’s tax deal with Ireland was contrary to EU law. Apple formed a subsidiary, Apple Sales International (or ASI), in Ireland in 1991.
Eurozone (FEZ) (VGK) investor confidence has shown strong improvement in December 2017. The Sentix Investor Confidence Index is at 32.9 so far in January 2017 as compared to 31.1 in the previous month, beating the market expectation of 31.5. This index is one of the leading indicators of the Eurozone (N100-INDEX) (VGK) (IEV).
European markets and region-related exchange traded funds strengthened Thursday on the improving economic outlook. On Thursday, the Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEArca: VGK) rose 1.1%, iShares MSCI EMU ...
According to the Centre for European Economic Research (or ZEW), the Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Index has fallen to 29.0 so far in December.
According to Eurostat, on a year-over-year basis, inflation in the Eurozone (VGK) (IEV) (EZU) was 1.5% in November 2017 compared to 1.4% in October 2017.
The final Eurozone Services PMI stood at 56.2 in November compared to 55.0 in October. It met the preliminary market estimate of 56.2.
Many investment professionals believe that share prices in Europe could outperform other regions of the world.
The final Spain Services PMI stood at 56.1 in November compared to 55.8 in October. It didn’t beat the preliminary market estimate of 56.5.
According to IHS Markit, France’s final manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 57.7 in November 2017, compared with 56.1 in October 2017. The preliminary market expectation was 57.5. Factory…...
Germany’s final manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 62.5 in November, compared with 60.6 in October 2017, according to Markit Economics. The November reading met the preliminary estimate ...
According to a report by the Federal Statistical Office, Germany’s GDP growth rate was 0.8% in the third quarter of 2017 compared to 0.6% growth in the second quarter of 2017.
According to a report from the European Commission, the Eurozone Consumer Confidence Index stands at 0.1 so far in November compared to -1.1 in October 2017.