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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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Brazilian Real Falls Sharply on Credit Rating Downgrade

The Brazilian real underwent massive depreciation of 1.89% against the US dollar on September 10 after the country’s credit rating went from “investment-grade” to “junk” status the night before.

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Brazil Downgraded to Junk, EWZ Falls by 1.45%

Brazil, Latin America’s largest economy and one of the emerging markets of the BRICS countries, was downgraded by Standard & Poor’s to junk status on September 9, 2015.

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Cybersecurity Stocks Remain Down for the September 2 Week

Application software is the worst performing sector. It generated a return of -4.75%. Within the sector, Gemalto (GTO) generated returns of -13.65%.

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XLV's Best and Worst Performers in the Last Week of August

The Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLV) rose by 2.68% between August 25 and August 31, as 49 of its 55 stocks had positive returns.

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SPY and EWU Rebound as the Fed's Crucial September 2015 Meeting Looms

The SPY rose 0.54% on September 10. US investors, despite the Fed’s upcoming rate hike decision, were calm. All SPDR sectors except utilities rose.

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Markets Get Short Relief, SPY and EWU Rise

After considerable variation in late August, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) experienced fewer fluctuations on Thursday, September 3.

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A Bright Day for US and UK Markets after Labor Day Weekend

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) rebounded on September 8 and rose by 2.51% after a trailing five-day return of -0.12%.

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Key Foreign Exchange Drivers in Canada, the UK, China, and Australia

The National Australia Bank business confidence index for August fell three points, echoing the depressed global outlook as commodity and crude prices have been falling.

Correlations Between Commodities and Global Currencies

Any variation in copper demand or supply directly affects the value of the Chilean peso against the US dollar.

August Manufacturing PMIs Affect Global Currency Trades

China, the manufacturing hub of the world, has been recording sluggish growth. China’s August PMI numbers were at 47.3, below the crucial level of 50.

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US Labor Conditions Improve, Global Uncertainty Shakes Consumers

According to the latest “Employment Situation Summary” report, the healthcare and social assistance, and financial activities sectors increased their job gains in August.

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Teradata and IBM Drag Down IT Consulting Subsector in 2015

On August 6, 2015, Teradata declared its 2Q15 results and reported revenues of $623 million, missing analysts’ estimates of $651 million. Diluted EPS fell from $0.72 in 2Q14 to $0.53 in 2Q15.

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After a Red Day, US and UK Markets Rebounded on September 2

Windstream Holdings (WIN) was the top gainer of the day among the 502 stocks in SPY. It returned 7.96% on September 2.

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Energy Stocks Still Favored, SPY and EWU Dip on August 31

Energy stocks continued their upward movement for the fourth straight day, and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF fell by 0.81% on August 31.

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Global Central Bank Policies for Week Ended September 4

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics published its data on nonfarm payrolls and unemployment claims on September 4. The dollar spiked to 96.57 at the time the data were released.

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SPY and EWU Hobbled by Fed's Rate-Hike Indecision Following September 4 US Employment Report

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ employment report released on September 4, 2015, received mixed responses. Investors seemed skeptical. SPY fell by 1.51%

Volatility Spiked Due to Evidence of Further Slowdown in China
Is a Recession Coming?

Russ Koesterich explains why fears of an imminent US recession may be overblown.

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SPY Rose by 3.84% and EWU Rose by 1.2% on August 26

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) rose by 3.84% on Wednesday, August 26. 487 out of the 502 stocks in SPY posted upward movement.

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Global Manufacturing Reports: US, Europe, China, and Japan

The Markit Economics PMI Report serves as a business activity scorecard for an economy. It provides insight into the private-sector economy by tracking variables across key sectors.

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CyberArk’s 2Q15 Results and Forecasts Are In

CyberArk offers information security in financial services, energy, retail, and healthcare segments. Its 2Q15 revenues increased 70% YoY, to $36.4 million.

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