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Clay1, Clay High, Oregon, $40,026.15 101. TeamAce, Springfield High School, Holland, $40,019.42 102. MeGusta, Bowling Green High, $40,010.88 103. Sauce, Dundee (Mich.) High, $40,001.66 104.
The two companies are looking to Asia for growth. Moodys is seeking to expand its 28.5 percent stake in Indian grader ICRA Ltd. McGraw Hill increased its holding in Indian competitor Crisil Ltd. to 68 percent last year from 53 percent.
The euro ETF and EZU were fairly positively correlated from the bottom through the middle of 2011. This relationship started to deteriorate to an extent, however, prior to the beginning of 2012 when the ECB began to slash rates again; since then, falling interest rates have dragged on the euros performance while equities have been bolstered in light of the ECBs growing commitment to spur economic growth in the gloomy currency bloc. The British pound has been able to remain in positive territory since the bottom, turning in a much more impressive and consistent performance than its developed cousins, the euro and the U.S. dollar. One reason behind this relative outperformance is the fact that the Bank of England stopped slashing rates in March of 2009, and as a whole, the BoEs stimulus efforts havent been as massive as those of the other major central banks [see our Euro Free Europe ETFdb Portfolio ].
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Instead of using this money in ordering more machines for Company X or making it switch to producing pen drives instead of floppy disks, investors may decide to buy shares in Company X. This demand for its shares will push up its share price. But in the real world, Company X may be doing quite badly because no one is willing to buy its floppy disks anymore. This disconnect, or distortion, is magnified in the stock market and makes the stock market often behave exactly opposite to the real economy.