Europe

Europe is one of seven continents in the world. Europe is an area of approximately 3,930,000 square miles. There are many nations within the continent of Europe. Some of the nations within Europe have formed an economic union that has enhanced trade, and within that union in Europe, a smaller subset of countries have joined in a monetary union to have their single currency be the euro.


The stock market has shifted its focus to the first-quarter earnings season. Based on early expectations, it will be an ugly quarter for U.S. companies, specifically the multinationals. Expect Continued Disappointment for Rest of First-Quarter Earnings Season A few weeks…

When Germany recently announced some underachieving economic numbers, it was a red flag for the eurozone and Europe. When the stronger of the two pillars in the eurozone (France being the other pillar) begins to show some fragility, you have…

This morning came the news that Italy, a country very close to my heart (just look at my last name) and the third-biggest economy in the eurozone, is back in recession. And Germany, the biggest economy in Europe, saw factory…

A few years ago, investors couldn’t get enough of Chinese stocks. This led to numerous frauds committed by crooks in China that has since tarnished the reputation and reliability of all Chinese companies, whether they’re legitimate or not, despite their…

The global airline sector is probably at its brightest point in history, having seen a significant improvement following the effects of 9/11 that nearly killed the industry. The factor that’s pushing up the airline sector has been the renewal in…

A lot of earnings results from multinational corporations revealed improving growth in the international markets, including Asia and, surprisingly, Europe. But one company just reported the reverse and its first-quarter numbers were excellent based on strong domestic demand for its…

The eurozone and Europe are showing progress in finally getting out of their dismal multiyear double-dip recession; however, the uncertainties and hostilities unfolding in the Crimea region of Ukraine, which are threatening to escalate, could put a damper on the…

I must admit that I’ve been somewhat caught off guard by the strong rally in gold so far in 2014. The yellow ore has been on a nice upward push towards the $1,400-an-ounce level; it could even take out this…

Copper prices are collapsing, a sign that manufacturing activity in the global economy is slowing. The chart below shows copper prices are down more than five percent so far this year. Notice the steep decline in copper prices starting this…

It’s amazing how investors here are nervous the Federal Reserve will eventually need to ratchet up interest rates from their current near-zero level. Turkey's central bank jacked up its interest rates to a whopping 12% from 7.75% in an effort…

Apple sold a whopping record 51 million “iPhones” and 26 million “iPads” in its fiscal first quarter, which is great stuff at first glance. So why did investors scramble for the exits? The problem is that the market expectations placed…

From what I’m seeing, Europe and the eurozone appear to be in play once again, following years of torment and two recessions. While there’s still a ways to go, you should put Europe on your radar, since a buying opportunity…