Bulls Gone Wild: A Fund Flow High That’s Not a Buy?

Cumulative net flows into SPDR’s S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) reached a YTD (year-to-date) high last Monday. However, inflows reversed sharply.

Crude Oil Market: Are the Bears Overshadowing the Bulls?

On August 23, Reuters reported that Iran showed interest in joining major oil producers’ meeting meant to freeze output and support crude oil prices.

Offshore Driller's Stock Performance
Why Did Pemex Terminate Its Contract with Seadrill?

On August 22, Seadrill reported that it received a contract termination notice for its contract with Pemex Exploration Servicios on the rig West Pegasus.

Corporate Profits to See Better Days Ahead?
Why Bernstein Chose These 5 Charts to Show Us What We're Missing

According to Richard Bernstein, the five charts in the recent edition of his newsletter are “five of our favorite charts that highlight what we think consensus is currently missing.”


How Did the Markets Perform on Wednesday, August 24?

After gaining on Tuesday, August 23, crude oil started Wednesday, August 24, on a weaker note and dipped lower as the day progressed. At 12:50 PM EDT on Wednesday, the WTI crude oil futures contract for October delivery was trading at $46.72 per barrel, a drop of ~2.9%.

Will Nabors Industries Continue Its Recovery?

Nabors Industries (NBR), one of the largest land-based drilling operators in the world, has had a steady run in the stock market in 2016.

Inside E-Commerce Trends: The EBAY, AMZN, BABA, and JD Stories

US retail e-commerce sales, adjusted for seasonal variation, rose by ~15.8% YoY to $97.3 billion in 2Q16, representing about 8.1% of total retail sales.

What Lies ahead for Antero Midstream Partners?

Antero Midstream Partners (AM) has gained 17.2% year-to-date despite touching its multiyear lows in the beginning of 2016. AM’s 2Q16 EBITDA increased to $87.7 million from $64.6 million in 2Q15, a year-over-year increase of 35.8%.

Will Broadcom's Fiscal 3Q16 Earnings Live Up to Expectations?

The semiconductor earnings season is nearing its end, and many companies have shown revivals in growth as they prepare for the holiday season.

What Recent Economic Data Suggest for the US Auto Industry

The US auto industry has witnessed good times in the past couple of years, igniting a debate about a possible downturn in US auto demand going forward.

Is AES Corporation Really Better Than Its Peers?

AES (AES) has rallied more than 30% since the beginning of 2016. No other US competitive utility holding company has soared that much in the same period.

Can Apple Overcome a Sluggish Hardware Market in 2016?

India has become a very important market for Apple, as the firm has reported declining revenues in China in the last two quarters.

United Continental's July 2016 Performance: What's the Outlook?

By July 2016, United Continental’s capacity had grown by 0.8% YTD (year-to-date), which is almost half the growth seen in 2015.

Yesterday’s Consumer Pops and Drops: SJM, PG, HMC, and DLPH

On August 23, 2016, the S&P Consumer Discretionary slightly outperformed the S&P Consumer Staples and the S&P 500 as a whole.

Why Did Precious Metals Trade Flat on Tuesday?

The minimal rebound in gold also gave some breathing room to other precious metals, including silver, platinum, and palladium.

Insights into Stryker's Valuation and Growth in 2016 and Beyond

In a Bloomberg survey of 28 brokerage companies on August 23, 2016, about 61% of analysts rated Stryker (SYK) as a “buy,” and 28% rated it as a “hold.”

Is Emerson Electric a Company You'd Want in Your Portfolio?

Emerson Electric earned revenues of $22.3 billion in fiscal 2015. About 48% of the company’s fiscal 2015 revenues came from the United States and Canada.

How Long Can Brinker International Keep up the Rally?

Brinker International’s stock has been soaring since it announced its fiscal 4Q16 earnings, rising by over 14.9% since August 11, 2016.

Is Fed Rate Scaling High?
How Upcoming Fed Decisions Are Affecting Precious Metals

Gold futures for December expiration fell on Monday, August 22, their third consecutive fall.

Gap's 2Q16 Results Show Signs of Recovery: Is That Good Enough?

Gap (GPS) reported its 2Q16 results after the Market closed on August 18, 2016. It cruised ahead of Wall Street expectations on both its top and bottom lines.

Market Recap: Crude Oil and Metals Are Weaker on August 24

On August 23, the API reported that crude oil inventories rose by 4.5 MMbbls in the week ending on August 19. Inventories were expected to fall by 0.5 MMbbls.

Crude Oil’s Bumpy Ride: Do Fundamental Drivers Show a Reversal?

US crude oil futures contracts for October delivery closed at $48.1 per barrel on August 23, 2016. That’s 1.5% above its previous closing price.

NRG Energy: Are New Lows in Sight?

NRG Energy (NRG) has lost almost all its gains this year and has corrected more than 30% since early June. Its RSI (relative strength index) reading lingered around 30 in the week ending August 19, 2016.

Implied Volatility and Short Interest of Oilfield Services Stocks

Seadrill (SDRL) has the highest implied volatility figure among all of the OFS (oilfield services) companies, as of August 23, 2016. Its implied volatility is 113.4%.


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