BHP reports mixed production results and maintains its guidance

Overall, BHP reported mixed 2Q15 results. It recorded a 9% production increase during the December 2014 half-year.

In the 3Q14 conference call, AT&T mentioned that it expects consolidated revenue to grow in the range of 3–4% YoY in 2014.

Sector ETF Analysis

Energy and Power

Wall Street has decent expectations for Halliburton after 4Q14 earnings

An overview of Halliburton shows the company’s stock price went up 1.8% on January 20, the day of its latest earnings, to $40.69 from the previous day.


Southwest Airlines soars with strong 4Q14, 42 profitable years

Southwest has enjoyed a record-breaking 42 consecutive years of profitable operations. Many major airlines went through bankruptcy during the same period.

Tech, Media, and Telecom

The Apple of your eye: Outlook good for Apple earnings report

Apple (AAPL) is expected to announce its fiscal 1Q15 earnings on January 27. We believe Apple will once again beat analysts’ consensus estimates.

Consumer and Retail

Are Investors Lovin' It? McDonald's 4Q14 Earnings

McDonald’s fourth quarter earnings were released on January 23, 2015. It reported an adjusted earnings per share, or EPS, of $1.13. The EPS declined by 19%.

Real Estate

Review of D.R. Horton's first quarter 2015 earnings
DHI Revenues

Beating Wall Street expectations, D.R. Horton reported 1Q15 revenues of $2.3 billion—a 35% year-over-year increase and a sequential decrease of about 7%.

Basic Materials

Key indicators that investors in iron ore should watch

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


An investor's guide to JPMorgan Chase's 4Q results

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.


LifePoint Hospitals: A critical investment profile

With 67 hospitals, acquisitions continue to strengthen its position in rural markets, especially where LifePoint Hospitals is the sole healthcare provider.

Macro ETF Analysis

Fixed Income ETFs

Why the Eurozone stimulus drove US Treasuries

During the week, the primary mover for Treasury yields was the European Central Bank’s, or ECB, stimulus decision. The purchase will begin in March 2015.

US Equity ETFs

Market Realist Chronicles: Bill Gross

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

Commodity ETFs

Crude oil, SPY, and gold ETF must-knows ahead of the FOMC

Crude oil prices increased by ~2%. The commodity was trading at $46.7 per barrels on January 27, 2015, due to the depreciating US dollar.

Income ETF Analysis

Master Limited Partnerships

Should you buy pipeline player Phillips 66 Partners?
PSXP prg structure

Phillips 66 Partners (PSXP) is a master limited partnership formed by Phillips 66 (PSX). PSXP operations are integral to PSX refineries.