March 26, 2012
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The 50 Best Performing US Stocks in 2012
current or former fund positions.
the fund on twitter.
my "caps" game players.
One of my favourite "Düsseldorf stocks".
Henkel (HEN3:GY) in Frankfurt trading.
There are currently no Henkel shares in the fund though. grrrr ...
An earlier post on Henkel.
Of course Henkel shares are mostly ignored by the "caps" game players. Not U.S., not good, hehe ...
Henkel Preferred ADRs.
Henkel Ordinary ADRs.
Ifo Business Climate Germany
Ifo Business Survey March 2012
Ifo Business Climate Index Rises Slightly
Results of the March 2012 Ifo Business SurveyThe Ifo Business Climate Index for trade and industry in Germany rose only slightly in March. The improvement in expectations was smaller and the business situation did not show any further improvement. The German economy is losing some of its momentum.After two successive increases, the business climate deteriorated slightly in manufacturing. Manufacturers view the current business situation somewhat less positively than in the previous month, but assess their business outlook more favourably. They expect positive impulses from export business. Companies still plan to increase their staff numbers, but less strongly than in the previous month.The business climate indicator rose sharply in retailing. Retailers report a clearly improved business situation and are more optimistic about their six-month outlook. In wholesaling, on the other hand, the business climate clouded over. While expectations deteriorated only minimally, the wholesalers surveyed are clearly less satisfied with their current business situation.The business climate indicator fell slightly in construction. Constructors report a somewhat more favourable business situation than in the previous month. However, they are less optimistic about their six-month business outlook.Hans-Werner SinnPresident of the Ifo Institute
S&P 500 index (see this post).
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