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Asian markets turn lower as investors watch out global cues
Asian markets turn lower as investors watch out global cues. Japan revised down economic indicators for 2023. In the U.S. On Tuesday all three major indexes ended in a mixed mood. Investors look ahead to global market sentiment and inflation data due this week in Asia.
Seeking Alpha · 12h ago
Asian markets in green territory, Japan's core inflation beats forecasts
Seeking Alpha · 1d ago
Weekly Report: what happened at TDF last week (0219-0223)?
Weekly Report · 2d ago
Asian markets majorly lower on Monday, Japan extends gains
Seeking Alpha · 2d ago
Asia-Pacific stocks higher tracking rise on Wall Street; China posts 8th weekly gains
Seeking Alpha · 5d ago
Asia-Pacific stocks mostly advance tracking tech-led rally in other major markets
Seeking Alpha · 6d ago
Inflation Retreating But Shelter Remains The Problem
Canada’s January CPI report came in softer than expected at an annualized rate of 2.9%. The main driver of shelter inflation was mortgage interest costs, rising 6.2% year-over-year. The trouble spot remains shelter. The Bank of Canada's inflation is now within its 1-3% target range.
Seeking Alpha · 02/21 15:20
Chinese banks approve $17B of loans for 'white list' real estate projects
Chinese banks approve $17B of loans for 'white list' real estate projects. 162 projects in 57 cities have received bank financing of $4.09B. Chinese banks are hesitant to lend to the ailing property sector. The PBOC this week announced the biggest-ever cut in the benchmark mortgage rate.
Seeking Alpha · 02/21 09:27
Asia-Pacific stocks mixed taking cues from weak lead on Wall Street; eyes on Fed minutes
Asia-Pacific stocks mixed taking cues from weak lead on Wall Street; eyes on Fed minutes. Japan -0.26%; China +0.97%; Hong Kong +1.57%. U.S. Stock futures drifted flat to negative on Wednesday ahead of Nvidia's quarterly results.
Seeking Alpha · 02/21 08:52
Mexico Passes China As U.S.'s Biggest Source Of Imports: What That Says About The State Of Global Trade
Mexico Passes China As U.S.'s Biggest Source Of Imports: What That Says About The State Of Global Trade. For the first time in 20 years, China is no longer the main seller of goods to the US. Derek Burleton, Deputy-Chief Economist at TD, discusses the changing globalization landscape and Canada's ability to compete.
Seeking Alpha · 02/21 07:34
Enter The Dragon: Parsing Lunar New Year Opportunities Among Emerging Markets
As we enter the year of the dragon, Dina Ting assesses the opportunities and risks in China and Taiwan. China and Hong Kong markets had a humbling 2023 with equities down more than 10%. Beijing has begun stepping up tourism and travel promotions. Latin America was an EM bright spot that outperformed the S&P 500 in 2023.
Seeking Alpha · 02/21 07:09
Asia-Pacific stocks mixed as traders react to latest PBOC mortgage rate cut and RBA minutes
Asia-Pacific stocks mixed as traders react to latest PBOC mortgage rate cut and RBA minutes. China's People's Bank of China cut its 5-year loan prime rate by 25bp to 3.95%. Japan's Nikkei closed in the red on Friday. U.S. Markets closed on Monday for Presidents' Day.
Seeking Alpha · 02/20 08:47
China's central bank unexpectedly cuts benchmark lending rate y 25 bps to 3.95%
China's central bank unexpectedly cuts benchmark lending rate y 25 bps to 3.95% China held its one-year loan prime rate on Tuesday, but surprised markets by lowering the five-year rate. The onshore yuan eased in early trade to 7.2088 per dollar.
Seeking Alpha · 02/20 02:47
Weekly Report: what happened at TDF last week (0212-0216)?
Weekly Report · 02/19 09:27
Foreign direct investment in China drops to 30-year low
Foreign direct investment in China drops to 30-year low. China's foreign direct investment slumped to its lowest level since 1993 last year. Foreign companies invested $22B in China on a net basis in 2023, a staggering 82% decrease from 2022. The country's direct investment liabilities increased by $33B.
Seeking Alpha · 02/19 09:21
Asia-Pacific stocks mixed in thin holiday trade; Chinese markets reopen after Lunar New Year
Asia-Pacific stocks mixed in thin holiday trade; Chinese markets reopen after Lunar New Year. U.S. Markets were closed for Presidents' Day holiday. Japan data - December core machinery orders +2.7% m/m. China (SHCOMP) +1.55%. Markets cheered consumer spending in China exceeded pre-Covid levels.
Seeking Alpha · 02/19 07:32
Systematic Equity Outlook: Victory Not Yet Secured
Home Market Outlook Today's Market Systematic Equity Outlook: Victory Not Yet Secured by Raffaele Savi and Jeff Shen, PhD. Will the Fed fall behind the curve? More room for equities to price in disinflation. Navigating the Red Sea shipping crisis and the evolving outlook for China.
Seeking Alpha · 02/18 03:19
Asia-Pacific stocks advance tracking global peers, Japan’s Nikkei hits a fresh 34-year high
Asia-Pacific stocks advance tracking global peers, Japan’s Nikkei hits a fresh 34-year high on Friday. The Nik kei 225 Index jumped 0.86% to close at 38,487 on Friday, hitting its highest levels in 34 years. All three major U.S. Indexes ended higher on Thursday.
Seeking Alpha · 02/16 08:29
Asia-Pacific stocks rise tracking rise on Wall Street; Japan’s economy slips into recession in Q4
Asia-Pacific stocks rise tracking rise on Wall Street; Japan’s economy slips into recession in Q4. U.S. Stock futures were little changed on Thursday after the major averages staged a broad rebound in the previous session. Markets in China are closed this week for the Spring Festival.
Seeking Alpha · 02/15 08:29
Asia-Pacific stocks mixed tracking global markets as investors brace for key US inflation data
Asia-Pacific stocks mixed tracking global markets as investors brace for key US inflation data. Japan PPI January 0.0% m/m (expected +0.1%). Nikkei 225 Index surges to highest level in 34 years in post-holiday trade. U.S. Stock futures were mixed on Tuesday ahead of January's inflation data in the US later today.
Seeking Alpha · 02/13 08:26
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Franklin Universal Trust is a closed-end management investment company. The Fund's primary investment objective is to provide high, current income consistent with preservation of capital. Its secondary objective is growth of income through dividend increases and capital appreciation. It invests primarily in two asset classes: high yield bonds and utility stocks. Within the high yield portion of the portfolio, it uses fundamental research to invest in a diversified portfolio of bonds. Within the utility portion of the portfolio, it focuses on companies with attractive dividend yields and with a history of increasing their dividend. It invests in various industrial sectors, such as Electric Utilities, machinery, metals and mining, multi utilities, oil, gas and consumable fuels, auto components, beverages, biotechnology, building products, chemicals, commercial services and supplies, communications equipment, and consumer finance. Franklin Advisers, Inc. is its investment manager.