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Cisco's Fiscal 1Q18 Earnings Beat Analyst Estimates

The US-based (SPY) tech (QQQ) heavyweight Cisco (CSCO) announced its fiscal 1Q18 results on November 15 and reported revenue of $12.1 billion.

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Walmart Stock Soared 10.9% on Stellar 3Q Results

Walmart (WMT) stock rose 10.9% to $99.62 after the company reported better-than-expected fiscal 3Q18 results on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Several analysts raised their price targets on the stock.

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Home Depot Raised 2017 Guidance after Strong 3Q17 Earnings

Home Depot (HD) posted adjusted EPS of $1.87 on revenues of $25.0 billion. Compared to 3Q16, the company’s EPS rose 16.9%, while revenues rose 8.1%.

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Mixed on November 17

On November 17, the Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.48% and closed the day at 3,382.91. The SPDR S&P China (GXC) rose 1.8% on November 16.

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How an Increase in the Producer Price Index Affects the Economy

The October Producer Price Index rose 0.4% month-over-month, and it was unchanged compared to the September reading. On a year-over-year basis, the index has risen 2.8%.

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Weekly Update: What's Making Markets Nervous?

Multiple events in different parts of the world led to an increase in volatility in global indexes last week.

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IMF World Outlook: Short-Term Recovery, Long-Term Challenges

The International Monetary Fund or IMF publishes the “World Economic Outlook” or WEO report biannually, in April and September or October, and it publishes two updates in January and July.

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What November JOLTS Report Says about US Economy

The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (or JOLTS) report for September came out on November 7. Job openings remained unchanged at 6.1 million as of the last business day in September.

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Market Insight: Why Markets Could Remain Calm this Week

Global volatility trended lower, as there was a lack of any surprises from the three central banks that announced their monetary policy decisions last week.

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The Curious Case of the Bank of England's Interest Rates

The BOE (Bank of England) in its November meeting increased its benchmark interest rates from 0.25% to 0.50%.

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ADP: A Record 235,000 Jobs Were Added in October

US private sector employment increased by 235,000 jobs in October. Non-farm jobs have bounced back from a downward revised 110,000 jobs in September.

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Bank of Japan Will Continue with Negative Interest Rates

At its October policy meeting, the Bank of Japan left its ultra-loose monetary policy unchanged. The decision was made by an 8-1 majority vote.

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Balancing Income Portfolios: Taking Control of Bond Market Risk

Investors often ask us which of the two main bond market risks they should focus on—interest rate or credit. Our answer? Both—and the way they interact with each other.

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Update from the European Central Bank's October Policy Statement

In the ECB’s (European Central Bank) October policy meeting, its laid out its plans for the QE (quantitative easing) program.

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How Will Central Banks Affect Markets This Week?

In the week ending October 28, news related to developments surrounding tax reforms kept volatility at bay.

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What Caused Moat Indexes to Rebound in September?

The US Moat Index has been performing fairly well this year. As of September 30, 2017, it has outperformed, rising 20.5% over the S&P 500 Index’s (SPY) (SPX-INDEX) rise of 18.6% YTD.

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Why the Conference Board Leading Economic Index Fell in September

The main reason for the popularity of the Conference Board Leading Economic Index is its successful track record when predicting changes to the business cycle.

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Is China Showing a Structural Change?

China’s GDP grew at an annualized rate of 6.8% in 3Q17 and met the market expectation. The economy expanded at an annualized rate of 6.9% in the first two quarters of 2017.

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Will Markets Soar to New Highs This Week?

Stock market volatility remained low for another week as equity markets around the world soared to new highs in the week ending October 20.

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These Industries Increased Production in September

The Federal Reserve released its September industrial production report on October 17. The report indicated that key sectors in the US economy increased production in September.

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What Key September Indicators Tell Us about Emerging Markets

In this series, we’ll be taking a look at the September final services PMI reports and manufacturing PMI reports of major emerging economies, including India, China, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, and Russia.

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Do FOMC's September Meeting Minutes Imply a Speed Bump?

In this series, we’ll discuss the September FOMC meeting minutes in detail and decide how the meeting minutes have changed the outlook for markets.

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What the JOLTS Job Report Says about the US Economy

The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey is a forward indicator of economic activity. The US Fed takes this measure into consideration when making monetary policy decisions involving interest rates.

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How Harvey and Irma Affected the Job Market

As per the September ADP National Employment Report, the US private sector added 135,000 jobs during the month. The figure is a sharp decrease from 228,000 in August.

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