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Netflix will raise its prices after better-than-expected earnings

Netflix (NFLX) said on Monday that it will raise the price of its streaming service by $1 to $2 per month for new subscribers from the present rate of $7.99 per month.

Unlike the week ending April 11, the week ended April 17 saw an increase in yields across maturities—except for T-bills.

Sector ETF Analysis

Energy & Power »

Why did oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids prices rise?
2014.04.19-WTI-Brent  Differencial

The spread between WTI and Brent crudes closed at $6.07 per barrel on April 17, compared to the spread of $3.80 per barrel for the week ended April 11, 2014.

Industrials »

Why we're seeing mixed signals for dry bulk shippers like Navios
Dry Bulk Shippers and Broad Market

As the Guggenheim Shipping ETF (SEA) and dry bulk shipping companies trade on the public stock market, day-to-day movements in share prices are also subject to market psychology.

Real Estate »

Starts, permits, sales, and prices as spring selling season begins
Housing starts

Right now, there’s a boom for rental properties as institutional investors chase the high-single-digit rental yields that are available. This is making life more difficult for young adults.

Tech, Media & Telecom »

Intel's better-than-expected earnings show tech sector health
Intel Revenues Split

Intel’s (INTC) earnings reports are widely considered a barometer of the overall tech industry’s health. Last week, Intel reported its Q1 2014 earnings.

Macro ETF Analysis

Fixed Income ETFs »

Where's the money? A key guide to asset classes and investments
S&P500

In this series, we explain what asset classes are, how each one is affected by economic conditions, how funds have moved between asset classes over the past week and month, and the future outlook.

Global Equity ETFs »

Janet Yellen's speech hints on what the Fed dashboard looks like
Part 1

Janet Yellen’s speech at The Economic Club of New York on Wednesday, April 16, posed three broad questions, the answers to which would likely determine the future course of monetary policy.

US Equity ETFs »

How will the Fed taper affect small cap value?
Small Cap Value Versus Growth Total Return

Since March, value is coming back with a vengeance in large, mid, and small cap stocks, with value outperforming growth by approximately 5.25%, 5.0%, and 4.25%, respectively.

Commodity ETFs »

Why did oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids prices rise?
2014.04.19-WTI-Brent  Differencial

The spread between WTI and Brent crudes closed at $6.07 per barrel on April 17, compared to the spread of $3.80 per barrel for the week ended April 11, 2014.

Income ETF Analysis

Real Estate Investment Trusts »

Simon Property Group's 1Q14 earnings: Important takeaways
SPG NOI2

Simon Property Group owns, develops, and manages real estate properties that consist of malls, premium outlets, mills, and community or lifestyle centers.

Master Limited Partnerships »

An investor's must-know guide to El Paso's 2014 growth outlook
EPB Historical Share Price

El Paso Pipeline Partners is an MLP that owns and operates natural gas transportation pipelines, storage and other midstream assets. EPB was acquired by Kinder Morgan, Inc. for ~$38.0 billion in May 2012.