Why speculation around upcoming events is driving crude prices
Crude oil inventory levels change based on demand and supply trends. Demand is primarily from refineries that process this crude into refined products.
The non-alcoholic beverage industry broadly includes soft drinks and hot drinks. In the US, soft drinks, or liquid refreshment beverages, lead food and beverage retail sales. In this series, we’ll focus on the soft drinks market.
Sector ETF Analysis
Natural gas consumption in the US is very seasonal. Consumption is highest in the winter when heating demands are at their highest.
As of November 1, 2014, DryShips owned a 59.3% stake in Ocean Rig UDW Inc., which has an attractive portfolio of modern drilling units. Ocean Rig UDW Inc. is paying a quarterly cash dividend of $0.19 per common share.
Texas Instruments (TXN) was founded in 1941. It’s headquartered in Dallas. TXN is known for designing and manufacturing semiconductors. It has operations in ~35 countries.
One of the company’s big promotions is the Main Street Stars program. Through this program, D.R. Horton offers special incentives or options on new homes to people who operate in some sort of public service capacity.
Alcoa (AA) is the largest aluminum company in the US. It’s among the top three aluminum producers globally. The company was founded in 1888.
This restaurant industry does well when the economy is expanding and poorly when the economy is contracting. In other words, it’s cyclical.
Investor interest in these funds is strong. Unconstrained bond funds offer options for managing fixed income risks, without being shackled by index constraints.
Community Health Systems (CYH) has grown its hospital count rapidly in the last three decades. Today, it has the largest hospital network in the US.
Macro ETF Analysis
“What worries you the most?” “What keeps you up at night?” I get these questions a lot from investors looking for insight into what might cause the next market correction.
Stubbornly low yields have made income tough to come by in recent years, and they have sent investors searching for yield and income wherever they can find it.
Stocks advanced again last week, driven by an improving economic picture and an encouraging earnings season by U.S. companies. But a stronger economy comes with a flip side: less need for monetary stimulus.
Gold isn’t a traditional consumable, which impacts its supply dynamics. Gold’s price depends on the valuation of assets like equities, bonds, and real estate.
Income ETF Analysis
Consumer spending indirectly drives mall REITs. More spending drives more stores and lowers vacancy rates.
EPD is a leading midstream service provider in the natural gas, natural gas liquids (or NGLs), crude oil, petrochemicals, and refined products sectors.