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A House Divided: Fault Lines Are Visible in the Fed

In this series, we’ll look at the September 2016 FOMC statement and what it may mean for monetary policy going forward.

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Quick Analysis: Upstream Stocks' Implied Volatility and Short Interest

On September 23, 2016, Cobalt International Energy (CIE) had the highest implied volatility among the upstream stocks that are part of XOP.

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Weekly Indicators: FOMC and Bank of Japan Decisions in Focus

In this series, we’ll take a look at the flash manufacturing PMI for the United States (VOO)(IVV) and Japan (EWJ) for September 2016.

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Auto Industry: What Can Investors Expect This Week?

Last week, mainstream auto companies (XLY) traded mostly on a mixed note. In the week ending September 23, 2016, GM ended the week with gains of 3.7%.

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Utility Sentimeter: What Xcel Energy’s Key Indicator Changes Hint

On September 26, 2016, Xcel Energy (XEL) was trading at a 1% and a 5% premium to its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. The sharp recovery after a nearly 10% correction has made Xcel Energy attractive again.

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Which Intermediate Gold Miners Offer Potential Upside?

Gold prices have been quite supportive in 2016 as compared to the precious metal’s performance in the last three years. This support has provided a nice tailwind to gold miners.

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New Market Dynamics and the Impact on Teva’s Generics in 2016

Because of its drug portfolio, manufacturing operations, and customer relationships, Teva expects to benefit from new trends in the US generic market.

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SXL Expands Permian Footprint through This Acquisition

Sunoco Logistics Partners announced the acquisition of Vitol’s integrated crude oil business in the Midland Basin for $760 million plus working capital.

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Will Alpine High Become Apache's Point of No Return?

Apache’s (APA) stock started plunging towards the end of 2015. However, since the start of 2016, APA has mostly been on an uptrend with some dips along the way.

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BlackRock Vies for New Assets Through Strong Offerings

BlackRock (BLK), the world’s largest asset manager, is expected to post earnings per share (or EPS) of $4.96 in 3Q16, 1% lower than the prior year’s quarter.

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H.B. Fuller Reports 3Q16 Earnings: Will Investors Be Cautious?

On September 21, 2016, H.B. Fuller (FUL) reported its 3Q16 earnings. It reported adjusted EPS of $0.64 and missed Wall Street analysts’ estimate of $0.67.

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Gold after the Fed's Meeting: Why Did It Rise?

The precious metals market has skyrocketed in 2016. But it’s important to know which mining stocks are overperforming and underperforming precious metals.

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Take a Look at the Road Map for Climate-Savvy Investing

With elections looming and anticipations of a Fed rate hike, the topic of climate change seems to have lost steam. But is it something to ignore?

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Your Must-Read Guide to Marathon Oil's Financials

For 2Q16, Marathon Oil reported adjusted revenues of ~$1.3 billion, which is ~21% higher than the Wall Street analyst consensus estimate of ~$1.1 billion.

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What Makes Kinder Morgan a Long-Term Investment?

Like other midstream companies, Kinder Morgan has been following an uptrend since February 2016. This trend is likely to continue.

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Is BioMarin's Promising Pipeline Enough to Drive Its Valuation?

BioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN) is a high growth company that primarily focuses on rare diseases. In this series, we’ll discuss the pillars for its success.

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Why Is Monsanto Still Limping? Get Ready for 4Q16 Earnings

Monsanto (MON) continues to limp days after its merger announcement with Bayer AG. The stock closed at $102 or 25% below Bayer’s offer price of $128 as of September 26’s closing.

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Central Banks’ Magic over the Markets: Will It End Soon?

There’s a question arising in investors’ minds. Are the central banks losing their credibility to spur growth in the economy?

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Yesterday’s Consumer Pops and Drops: THO, CAG, FL, NKE, GPRO

On September 26, the S&P 500 slightly outperformed the S&P Consumer Discretionary and the S&P Consumer Staples as a whole.

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Steel Industry Health Check: Import Fall Slows as Spreads Rise

In this series, we’ll provide a detailed analysis of August 2016’s steel imports. We’ll analyze what these figures mean for the US steel industry.

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Crude Tanker Industry Had a Strong Performance in Week 38

For the week ending September 23 (week 38), the BDTI rose to 661 from 561 at the beginning of the week. The index rose every day of the week.

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Fraud, Downgrades, Apologies Making for Sad Wells Fargo Story

Wells Fargo (WFC) will pay $185 million in fines for fraudulent accounts opened by employees to meet sales targets. Shares of Wells Fargo (WFC) have fallen ~9% since news of this scandal broke.

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Will Acquisitions and Cost Reductions Drive Nokia's Revenue?

Nokia (NOK) continues to expect a decline in its wireless infrastructure segment in 2016 coupled with a flattish networking market globally.

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Will CMS Energy Keep Luring Investors despite Its Lower Yield?

Utilities gain momentum Midsize utilities have outrun their large-cap peers in this year’s rally. Interestingly, they’ve also gained momentum in the last few trading sessions after correcting 10%–12%. The $12…

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