The Europe index has outperformed the global market since the end of January, gaining 5.53 percent to the MSCI’s 2.86 percent increase. The cynics would say this is solely due to the European Central Bank’s dovish turn, but that only happened last week.
When Facebook went down for hours this week, the internet was all atwitter (sorry). Most of what I came across was fairly snarky, but a lot of the posts were pretty clever. I saw a variation of this retweeted many times: “News flash! Facebook down!