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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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What October's Services PMI Signals for Developed Markets

In this series, we’ll examine the final services PMI for the US, the UK, Japan, France, Germany, Spain, and the Eurozone for October 2017. We’ll also look at the US consumer confidence level.

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What October Manufacturing Tells Us about Developed Markets

These economic indicators are important for global investors because they reflect the condition of the global economy.

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Keeping an Eye on the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF

The iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV) seeks to track the investment results of the market cap–weighted S&P 500 index (SPY)(SPX-Index). This ETF has been topping the charts lately. Let’s find out why.

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Will the S&P 500 Index Continue Its Rally in November?

The S&P 500 Index (SPY) had a strong performance in October 2017, touching a record high of 2,582.98 on October 27.

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What Do Key Economic Indicators Say about Global Economy?

In this series, we’ll analyze the performance of the Eurozone Consumer Confidence Index and the ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in October 2017.

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Some Sectors Have Gotten Downright Spooky

As we move into the season of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, many sectors in the market have given investors more treats than tricks this year.

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Moats with Efficient Scale Boast Few Competitors

“How Moats Translate into Sustainable Competitive Advantages” is a five-part moat investing education series that explores the primary sources of economic moats.

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What September’s Services PMI Signals for Developed Markets

In this series, we’ll take a look at the final services PMI for the world’s major developed nations and regions, including the United States, Germany, the Eurozone, Japan, and the UK for September 2017.

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What September's Manufacturing Signals for Developed Markets

The key global indicators released last week included the following: US (QQQ)(SPY) final manufacturing PMI UK final manufacturing PMI France (EWQ) final manufacturing PMI Germany (EWG) final manufacturing PMI Eurozone…

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How the S&P 500 Has Fared in September

The S&P 500 Index (SPY) has had a strong performance in September 2017. As of September 26, 2017, the index had risen nearly 1.2% on a month-to-date basis.

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How Key Global Indicators Were Trending in August

In this series, we’ll take a look at the final service PMIs for the US, the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Europe, and Japan for August 2017.

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Spotlight on ETFs: The iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF

The iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF (IBB) aims to track the investment results of the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index, which comprises NASDAQ-listed biotechnology and pharmaceuticals companies.

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Spotlight on ETFs: The VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF

The VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) is an ETF that aims to replicate the price and yield performance (before fund fees and expenses) of the MVIS US Listed Semiconductor 25 Index.

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What Key August Indicators Said about Global Economy

In this series, we’ll take a look at the final manufacturing PMI for the US, the UK, Japan, Germany, France, and Europe for August 2017.

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What Last Week's Key Indicators Say about Global Economy

In this series, we’ll take a look at the flash manufacturing PMI for the US, Germany, France, and the Eurozone for August 2017.

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NASDAQ-100: Impressive Quarterly Gains Continue

The Nasdaq-100 index has had a stellar year, rising 20.0% year-to-date as of August 25, 2017. In the process, it has been creating new all-time highs.

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Weekly Indicators: Economic Sentiment, Inflation, and Retail Sales

Indicators are important for investors and market participants—they show a picture of a country’s economic health.

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Free Lunch? Get 90 bps Yield Pickup with Emerging Markets High Yield

Compared to U.S. high yield bonds, emerging markets high yield bonds offered a 90 bps yield pickup as of June 30, 2017.1 The extra yield came with a lower duration (3.75…

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Reading the July Services PMIs of Major Developed Nations

In this series, we’ll analyze the services PMIs for major developed nations including the US, France, Germany, Spain, the Eurozone, Japan, and the UK.

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Can Global Trade Boost Malaysia’s Economic Growth?

Malaysia’s trade surplus jumped to 9.9 billion Malaysian ringgit (MYR) (about $2.3 billion as of August 11, 2017) in June 2017—an 80% rise YoY.

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