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Which International Mutual Funds Have Fared Better in 2016?

Navigating 2016 so far has been a challenge for international funds (ACWI) (VT), especially mutual funds, as they are bottom-up stock pickers.

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Flying High: How Did American Airlines Perform in July 2016?

American Airlines’ capacity grew by 2.3% YoY in July 2016—similar to the growth seen in most of 2016. Its capacity has grown by 2.7% year-to-date.

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Analyzing Goldman Sachs’s Stock Picks with Growing Dividends

On August 9, 2016, Goldman Sachs (GS) wrote in a note to its clients. It advised them to look for dividend growth stocks in the current investment scenario.

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Analyzing the Steel Industry’s Demand-Supply Equation in 2016

Demand-supply dynamics are a key driver of steel prices. Demand-supply dynamics can give us crucial insights into the outlook for commodity prices.

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Was HP Able to Capitalize on Improving PC Market in Fiscal 3Q16?

On August 24, 2016, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPQ) announced its fiscal 3Q16 results. It reported revenue of $11.9 billion—a 4% fall year-over-year and a 1% decline YoY on a constant currency basis.

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Yingli Solar's 2Q Results Show Issues Affecting Stock's Future

Yingli Solar (YGE) announced its 2Q16 earnings results before market hours on August 23, 2016. In this series, we’ll analyze the company’s 2Q16 results, compare the results with analyst expectations, and analyze any factors that caused deviation.

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How Did the Firmer Dollar Affect the Market on August 26?

Crude oil started Friday, August 26, on a weaker note. It traded with volatility throughout the day amid a stronger dollar and reports stating that missiles attacked Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities.

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WEC Energy Group: Why Analysts Are Optimistic

WEC Energy Group’s (WEC) stock hit alarming levels when it entered oversold territory last week.

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How Might Fed Fears Affect Gold's Movements?

Precious metals fell for yet another day on August 25, 2016, after seeing two straight days of falls. Gold touched a four-week low of $1,321 on the day.

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Near-Term Direction of Fertilizer Prices, Shipments in Focus

The 2Q16 performance of fertilizer companies wasn’t impressive. The current NPK market is in a state of excess capacity compared to demand.

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Taking a Trip around the Globe to Read Gold Reserves

According to data by the WGC, the total demand for gold in the first quarter of 2016 has been 1,285.3 tons—much higher than the 1,075.6 tons we saw in 1Q15.

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Yesterday’s Consumer Pops and Drops: ADM, GM, MO, and SAFM

On August 25, 2016, the S&P 500 slightly outperformed the S&P Consumer Staples and the S&P Consumer Discretionary.

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North America Freight Rail Traffic Off Track Week Ended August 20

On an overall basis, US total freight rail traffic in the week ended August 20, 2016, declined 6.4%.

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What Fundamental Drivers Are Shaping US Crude Oil Exports?

The US crude oil export ban was lifted in December 2015. Earlier, most US crude oil exports went to Canada, apart from some licensed exports.

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Fashion Giant PVH Corporation Puts On a Brilliant Show in 2Q16

Manhattan-based Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation (PVH) reported its 2Q16 results after the market closed on August 24, 2016.

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Lower Demand Not Cutting Southwest Airlines' Edge over Peers

In July 2016, Southwest Airlines’ (LUV) capacity grew by 2.3% YoY, which was slower than in any other month in 2016.

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Breaking the Code: Fundamental Drivers of the Natural Gas Market

Natural gas prices rose due to a lower rise in natural gas inventories and the hot summer. Higher prices are positive for natural gas producers’ earnings.

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Golar LNG's 2Q Earnings Results Are on the Way

Golar LNG’s 1Q16 was not so good—for the second straight quarter, its revenues and EBITDA dropped. Its stock price has fallen by 14%.

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Are Investors Becoming Bearish toward Precious Metals?

Precious metals saw yet another day of losses on Wednesday, August 24, after seeing only marginal gains on Tuesday. There seems to be a downward trend playing on precious metals due to the fear of a sooner-than-expected interest rate hike.

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Up 51% This Year, Spectra Energy's Run Still May Not Be Over

Spectra Energy (SE) has risen by 51% so far in 2016. In comparison, the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) has risen by 16%.

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AIG Sees Higher Interest Rates in 3Q Boosting Its Performance

American International Group (AIG) is expected to benefit from an interest rate hike in the upcoming quarter as economic indicators stabilize.

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Market Recap: Crude Is Weaker, Metals Are Stable Early on August 26

At 5:55 AM EST on August 26, the West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures contract for October delivery was trading at $47.17 per barrel—a drop of ~0.36%.

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Energy ETFs: Their Correlation to Crude Oil and Natural Gas

US crude oil October futures rose 1.5% on August 23, 2016, and XOP rose 1.7%, outperforming other energy ETFs.

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Integrated Energy Companies and Refiners' Implied Volatility

As of August 25, CVR Refining (CVRR) has the highest implied volatility among integrated energy companies and refiners. It’s implied volatility is 65%.

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