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Overview for Peabody Energy's 4Q14 and fiscal year 2014 earnings

Peabody Energy (BTU) is set to announce its 4Q14 and fiscal year 2014 earnings on January 27, 2015. Peabody Energy’s earnings mark the start of the coal earnings season.

The EIA reported that weekly crude oil inventory increased by 10.1 million barrels from the previous week. This sent crude oil prices down 1.48%.

Sector ETF Analysis

Energy and Power

Earnings preview: ConocoPhillips’ year in review
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ConocoPhillips (COP) recently announced that it plans to release its 4Q14 earnings results on January 29.

Industrials

An investor's guide to Swift Transportation Company
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Swift Transportation (SWFT) was founded in 1966 by Jerry Moyes. The company started with a single truck in Phoenix, Arizona. It grew steadily.

Tech, Media, and Telecom

What to expect from Microsoft's 2Q15 earnings
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In 1Q15, Microsoft reported 147% growth in its cloud revenue. It’s on track to generate $4.4 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2015.

Consumer and Retail

An investor's guide to Six Flags Entertainment
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Six Flags Entertainment Corp. (SIX) is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across North America.

Real Estate

The FHFA House Price Index is within 5% of its peak
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In November, home prices grew 0.8% month-over-month. They’re up 5.3% year-over-year. Prices are now within 4.5% of their April 2007 peak.

Basic Materials

Key indicators that investors in iron ore should watch
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Those investing in iron ore should looked at the indicators collectively since they give cues about the direction of iron ore prices.

Financials

An investor's guide to JPMorgan Chase's 4Q results
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JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) is one of the “big four” banks in the US. JPMorgan is a full-service bank. It’s strong across the spectrum of banking services.

Healthcare

Understanding the pharmaceutical industry
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The global pharmaceutical industry was worth an estimated $1 trillion in 2014. In 2013, global pharmaceutical markets generated revenues of $980.1 billion.

Macro ETF Analysis

Global Equity ETFs

6 Reasons Why A Soft Landing In China Matters
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The Chinese GDP growth rate has been declining since 2011. Recently though, China posted its weakest annual growth rate in 24 years.

Fixed Income ETFs

Will the QPIBs add to the $3.6 trillion US municipal market?
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News about the proposed QPIBs primarily generated a positive response. The Obama administration proposed new municipal bonds (MUB) (TFI).

US Equity ETFs

Market Realist Chronicles: Bill Gross
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When Bill Gross issues a statement predicting a market reversal, it commands attention, but prudent investors question everything.

Commodity ETFs

Chart analysis: Assessing gold and silver ETFs' recent rally
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The recent rally of gold and silver has reflected in ETFs like the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD) and the iShares Silver Trust ETF (SLV).

Income ETF Analysis

Master Limited Partnerships

Should you buy pipeline player Phillips 66 Partners?
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Phillips 66 Partners (PSXP) is a master limited partnership formed by Phillips 66 (PSX). PSXP operations are integral to PSX refineries.