• Global Markets Aren't Having A Great Summer

    6 monthes ago - By ETF Daily News

    From Jill Mislinski : Three of eight indexes on our world watch list have posted gains through Friday, August 6, 2018.
    The top performer this year is India's BSE SENSEX with a gain of 11.47%. In second is our own S&P 500 with a gain of 6.61%. In third is France's CAC 40 with a gain of 3.10%. Coming in last is Shanghai's SSE with a loss of 18.20%.
    2018 Performance
    Here is an overlay of the eight illustrating their comparative performance in 2018.
    Here are all eight world indexes sorted by YTD.
    A Longer Perspective
    The chart below illustrates the comparative performance of World Markets...
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  • Four Key Market Issues To Watch In August

    Four Key Market Issues To Watch In August

    6 monthes ago - By ETF Daily News

    From Invesco : August is upon us and lingering issues are heating up, with the potential to impact markets during the second half. Below, I recap three important events from last week and highlight four key issues to watch in August.
    US job growth was solid but unspectacular for July
    The US Employment Situation Report for July was released last week. Here are the key takeaways: 1
    Nonfarm payroll growth clearly underwhelmed at 157,000. However, we need to remember that one month does not a trend make; in the midst of this impressive jobs recovery, we've seen even more anemic payroll numbers...
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