Why did Twitter's stock fall more than 10% after its earnings release?

A couple weeks back, we had warned Twitter’s (TWTR) investors that any disappointment in monthly active users growth would result in a steep decline in Twitter’s stock value.

Halliburton (HAL) is a Texas-based energy, oil, and gas equipment and service provider. On the day of its latest earnings, Halliburton’s (HAL) stock price went up 0.6% from the previous day, to $52.92.

Sector ETF Analysis

Energy & Power

Must-know: Surging US oil production dampens oil prices' hope
crude inventories

The U.S Energy Information Administration (or EIA) reports weekly figures on crude oil inventories every Wednesday. Crude oil inventory levels change based on demand and supply trends.


Must-know: Key US airline industry indicators in September 2014
Part 1_Share price_Sept

Stock prices of major U.S. airlines fell in September. This led to a 9% decrease in the NYSE ARCA Airline Index—from 88.57 to 80.64 during the month.

Tech, Media & Telecom

Why Apple overcame currency headwinds to produce strong earnings
Apple revenues 1Q15

Apple (AAPL) reported its fiscal 4Q14 earnings. The earnings were better-than-expected on all fronts. Its revenues were $42.1 billion—ahead of Apple’s own mid-point expectations of $38.5 billion.

Real Estate

Standard Pacific's 3Q 2014 earnings and homebuilder outlook

Standard Pacific generally acquires undeveloped land zoned for residential use. It typically buys and holds land for cash, although it uses options as well. For large projects, it will undertake joint ventures with third parties.

Basic Materials

Key indicators for iron ore updated: No respite in sight
Iron ore price fall

Of all the world economies, China consumes the most iron ore and is responsible for about 60% of seaborne iron ore imports.

Consumer & Retail

Must-know: McDonald's 3Q14 earnings released September 22
MCD Diluted Earnings Per Share 2014-10-22

In the third quarter earnings, McDonald’s reported a diluted EPS of $1.09. It declined by 28%—compared to an EPS of $1.52 in the same quarter last year.


An investor’s guide to unconstrained bond funds
Part 1

Investor interest in these funds is strong. Unconstrained bond funds offer options for managing fixed income risks, without being shackled by index constraints.

Macro ETF Analysis

Global Equity ETFs

What India can offer your long-term investment portfolio
India etfs

India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and has emerged as a key destination for foreign investors in recent years. Invest India is India’s official agency dedicated to investment promotion and facilitation.

Fixed Income ETFs

Why high yield debt ETFs are seeing positive returns
Part 1

Major U.S. stock indices like the S&P 500 Index and the NASDAQ-100 posted some very large gains in the week ending October 24.

U.S. Equity ETFs

As the market rebounds, 2 opportunities present themselves

What a difference a week makes. After a significant sell-off the week before, stocks staged a strong rebound last week. Now, with a seeming shift in sentiment, where do we see value in the market as we look ahead?

Commodity ETFs

Must-know: Why gold prices could still be under pressure
Performance of GLD

Gold prices are down 12%—from the peak of $1,385 per ounce. The peak was reached in March. Currently, it’s trading at $1,230 per ounce.

Income ETF Analysis

Real Estate Investment Trusts

A changing industry: General Growth Properties Q3 2014 earnings
GGP dividend

We’ll address General Growth Properties’ view of the landscape regarding online retailers. The company is surprisingly sanguine about this source of competition.

Master Limited Partnerships

The deal described: Targa Resources to acquire Atlas
attractive basin positions

The combined company will create a midstream enterprise with more than 22,500 miles of crude oil and natural gas pipelines across the U.S. The $7.7 billion deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015.