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Investing Topics: Europe

Greece: The View from the Bog

By Yiannis G. Mostrous on Jul. 28, 2015
Greece’s economic and political travails have garnered an outsized amount of media coverage for a country whose gross domestic product (GDP) accounts for about 1.4 percent of the US$18 trillion EU economy. We’re in a bull market for armchair analysis of Greece’s fiscal and economic woes and the government’s efforts to negotiate with its fellow EU members. Here is the situation on the ground.

Tuning Out the Noise: All the News That’s Fit for Profit

By Elliott H. Gue on Jul. 21, 2015
Over the past month, Greece’s potential exit from the eurozone and the precipitous drop in the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index have dominated the headlines. But neither event has affected our market outlook or the picks in our Wealth Builders Portfolio. We run down all the economic news that’s fit for profit.

Buying Europe, Not the Euro

By Elliott H. Gue on Mar. 26, 2015
The EU economy is in the early stages of a recovery and Western Europe’s top equity markets trade at reasonable multiples, suggesting there’s more upside to come. With US economic growth showing signs of slowing and market leadership narrowing, we look to diversify internationally without taking on currency risk.