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I've posted before that problems in Europe are causing investors to buy US investments as safe haven or flight to quality investments. The economic slow down from sanctions on Russia over Ukraine is the main driver but with that weaker Euro, stronger dollar. And now we have uncertainty in UK over the Scotland separation election on Sep 19. The pound is also weak.

Not many in the US buy Dow stocks or Diamonds to follow the index, but it is the widest followed index and likely to be the one most available in Europe.

So I would suspect the Dow stocks get the most updraft from events in Europe. Russell stocks appeal to more sophisticated investors.
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