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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.

RECENT Hedge Funds RESEARCH

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Where Are Prominent Hedge Funds Placing Their Bets?

Billionaire investor George Soros, who said in April 2016 that gold was the only asset that could outperform in the current market environment, is now getting out of gold.

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George Soros: Where Should Investors Look amid Uncertainty?

George Soros has a bearish outlook for global markets. He believes that the rally in recent years was an artificial rally boosted by persistently low interest rates.

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Is the Asset Management Industry Consolidating? Fink Weighs In

Laurence D. Fink of BlackRock expects consolidation in the hedge fund industry. In this series, we’ll explore Fink’s reasoning and look at the industry’s performance.

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Why Hedge Funds Outperformed Commodity Trading Advisors in April

In April 2016, hedge funds outperformed the CTA index. Worldwide, central banks’ dovish policy stances helped the funds to provide such returns.

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Rubenstein on Macroeconomics, US Presidential Election, and Oil

David Rubenstein spoke at the SALT Conference 2016 about the global macroeconomic scenario. After the conference, he talked about the US presidential election and a rebound for crude oil.

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Warren Buffett Raises His Stake in Apple as Carl Icahn Exits

Apple’s (AAPL) stock price rose 3.7% on May 16, 2016, after Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) stated that it has taken a new stake in the company.

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Stanley Druckenmiller: Why the Bull Market Is Exhausting Itself

Stanley Druckenmiller, chair and CEO of the Duquesne Family Office and billionaire investor, discussed his views about the current investment environment at the Sohn Investment Conference in New York.

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Is John Paulson Still Bullish on Gold?

Billionaire hedge-fund manager John Paulson is one of the best-known gold bulls in the markets. The last time Paulson cut his gold holdings was in July.

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Assessing 2Q15 Institutional Investor Activity in American Airlines

This series covers institutional investors’ activity in airline stocks in 2Q15, focusing on American Airlines Group. The majority of asset managers were net bearish on airlines.

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2Q15 Institutional Investor Activity in Southwest Airlines

2Q15 institutional investor filings show the vast majorty of asset managers weren’t bearish on airlines such as Southwest Airlines (LUV). Publicly traded US airline stocks have collectively lost 7.43% to date.

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Assessing 2Q15 Hedge Fund Activity for Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines saw additions to or new positions in the portfolios of 360 institutional investors in 2Q15 against position decreases or liquidations from 418 asset management companies.

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Analyzing 2Q15 Hedge Fund Activity in Star Bulk Carriers

Most dry bulk operators have experienced share price declines in the double-digit range. Star Bulk and DryShips have lost almost 60% in value this year.

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2Q15 Hedge Fund Activity in Norfolk Southern

In this series, we’ll see how institutional investors have played railroads with a specific focus on Norfolk Southern (NSC). In 2Q15, institutional investors turned bearish on railroads.

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A Key Analysis of 2Q15 Institutional Investor Activity in the Transportation Sector

Thus far in 2015, no particular transportation subindustry has been able to post gains. Shipping stocks have trailed those of peers, falling 11.35% in the last month.

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Energy Sector Recap for the Week Ended August 28

Energy ETFs such as the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) and the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP) posted weekly gains last week.

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Oil Tankers: Institutional Investor Activity and YTD Performance

Oil tankers have outperformed shipping peers, generating in excess of 50% year-to-date on a total return, or price return plus cash returns, basis.

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Energy Sector Performance Last Week: Recaps from Chevron and More

There was a fall of more than 25% in the net long position held in WTI crude oil for the week ended July 21, 2015.

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Energy Sector Performance Recap for the Week Ended July 31

The storage and transportation subsector within XLE rose by 0.66% during the week. Spectra Energy (SE) and Kinder Morgan (KMI) were the best and worst performers, respectively, in this subsector.

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Dissecting the Recent Correction in Transportation ETFs

ETFs tracking the performance of the transportation sector in the US, namely the iShares Transportation Average ETF (IYT) and the SPDR Transportation ETF (XTN), rose over the last week.

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Key Trends in the Energy Sector for Week Ended July 24

According to Bloomberg, there was a 34% fall in small-cap shares over the past three months. The stocks saw a 24% fall since June 26, a series of losses over four straight weeks.

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