Europe Tag

Common and Unique Threads of European Inflation

20 Jan, by Austin Mann in Economy

We got consumer price reports for many European countries this week. The main story for the Eurozone is still one of sticky inflation driven by elevated food and fuel prices, though there are some differences emerging among the major European economies. In this analysis we...

Balmy European Winter Helps Industrial Production

10 Jan, by Austin Mann in Economy

With winter not fully upon us, European industrial production has benefitted from lower energy prices. The mild weather has led economists to predict less dire economic scenarios, where recession fears have receded. November’s industrial production highlights the economic benefit realized from this winter’s mild weather. In...

Mid-Quarter Update: Spheres of Innovation

14 Nov, by Steven Vannelli, CFA in Knowledge Leaders, Portfolio Management

We believe highly innovative companies, when accounted for properly, are cheaper than their non-innovative peers in all regions of the world. Below in our Mid-Quarter Update, we map the spheres of innovation in the developed world. Prefer to download this presentation in PDF? Please click here.   1.Summary We...

The Market Continues to Vote for Japan Over Europe

24 Jun, by Bryce Coward, CFA in Markets

Despite Japanese stocks outperforming European stocks by 7% YTD and 14% over the last year, the investment community has continued to basically ignore Japan in the commentary we read. But, for those who have been overweight Japan it has been a good ride. The MSCI...

It’s Japan, not Europe, that Continues to Lead in 2015

03 Jun, by Bryce Coward, CFA in Markets

Despite the popular news media focusing all their attention on European reflation, Draghi's QE, Grexit or no Grexit, etc, the real story for investors remains in the seemingly forgotten Japan. Indeed, year to date Japan has outperformed Europe by more than 7% in USD terms...

Decline in Sentix Euro Break-Up Survey

27 May, by Knowledge Leaders Team in News

The 1,000 or so participants in Sentix's monthly survey of whether or not a country will leave the euro collectively decided that the risk has subsided (slightly): The decline to 41% (from nearly 50% in April) was mostly attributable to risks related to Greece's membership in...

Is Volatility Making a Comeback in Europe?

21 Apr, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Markets

Having fallen from the recent highs earlier this year, various metrics of volatility in Europe have risen abruptly in the last few days– especially when viewed in the context of a rather subdued VIX (a measure of expected market volatility conveyed by S&P 500 options...

You’re Not Imagining It.

11 Mar, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Markets

The recent (more than 10% QoQ) slide in the euro is a two-standard deviation event, the likes of which we have not seen since 2010. And, as we can see in the chart above, the only time the euro has declined more versus the USD...

Sentix Euro Break Up Index Remains Elevated

03 Mar, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Markets

The odds of a Eurozone break-up remained unchanged at 38% in the most recent Sentix survey, conducted over the last three days of February– a level not seen consistently since 2012 and up considerably from last July’s 7% reading....

Rise in Spanish CDS Outpaces Greece

25 Feb, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Markets

Unsurprisingly, the cost of insurance against Greek default (as evidenced by 10-year credit default swaps) has risen since the beginning of the year....

Unimpressive Manufacturing PMI Results Out of Europe

02 Feb, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Markets

Markit’s PMI Manufacturing survey data released today showed little change in euro area countries’ headline readings, as most continued to hover around the all-important 50 level: The largest monthly improvement was in France (~2 points) while Ireland’s survey fell the most (~2 points), and no...