SCANA’s Nuclear Mess Continues to Push the Stock Down

The stock for SCANA (SCG), which is based in Cayce, South Carolina, is continuing to fall over its nuclear power plant issues. The stock fell more than 6% on December 11, 2017.

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How US Tax Reforms Could Impact the Healthcare Industry

The tax reform bills passed by the US House and Senate reduce the corporate tax rate from 35.0% to 20.0%. According to Credit Suisse, healthcare companies pay corporate taxes as high as 30.2%.

Crude Oil Prices Could End 2017 on a High Note

US crude (UWT) (SCO) oil futures contracts for January delivery rose 1.1% to $57.99 per barrel on December 11, 2017.

Energy Recap for the Week Ending December 8

On December 1–8, 2017, US crude oil (USO) (USL) January futures fell 1.7%. On December 8, 2017, US crude oil January futures settled at $57.36 per barrel.


IBB and XBI Underperform Benchmark Indexes for August 10-17, 2015

The iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF (IBB) and the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI) provide investors with an opportunity to hold a basket of stocks from different subindustries from the biotech sector.

Microchip Technology Disappoints on 1Q16 Earnings

On August 3, Microchip announced its 1Q16 earnings, reporting revenues of $534 million. This is a 0.94% increase year-over-year, compared to revenues of $528.9 million in 1Q15.

SPY Up 0.01% on August 28, 0.73% Return for the Trailing 5 Days

Diamond Offshore Drilling, an oil and gas drilling company, reported a 5.47% gain on August 28. The company’s trailing five-day return was 12.61%.

Denbury Resources Inc (DNR)
China’s Manufacturing Contraction Means Trouble: SPY, EWU Fall

Tuesday, September 1, saw the US stock market go into the red over the release of a new manufacturing report from Beijing.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc (FCX)
The US Market Ended in the Green on August 27

Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), Denbury Resources (DNR), and Consol Energy (CNX) were among the top-performing stocks in SPY on August 27.

Windstream Holdings Inc (WIN)
Windstream, Randgold Resources Rise; SPY, EWU on Downward Trend

August 20 was not a good day for the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), which fell 2.09%. Of its 502 constituent stocks, only 23 recorded positive returns, with Windstream (WIN) at the top.

Global Forex Indicators on August 31: The Euro, Won, and Rupee

The euro fought its way to end in positive territory against the US dollar on August 31, 2015, as inflation levels didn’t fall as anticipated in the month of August.

How Did Key Subsectors of the SPDR S&P Biotechnology ETF Perform?

Intrexon (XON) plummeted by 14.4% after it announced its 2Q15 results. As per the company’s press release, XON’s total revenue was $44.9 million.

US Industrial Sector Fell in August and Inflation Rose in Italy

The August reading of the Chicago PMI (purchasing managers’ index) came out on Monday, August 31. The Chicago PMI summarizes current business activity.

How Have Your BRICS Investments Fared in 2015 So Far?

Standing for Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South America, BRICS represents the economic powerhouses of the future. In this series, we will analyze how 2015 has treated investments focused on these geographies.

Application Software Subsector Stocks Outperform SKYY in 2015

In April 2015, it was announced that Informatica agreed to be bought by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Permira Advisors for $5.3 billion.

What Does Japan's GDP Growth Mean for Japan-Focused Mutual Funds?

A “three-arrow” economic program, Abenomics combines monetary easing, fiscal expansion, and structural reform. In this series, we will look at how economic releases have impacted Japan-focused mutual funds.

Highlights of T-Mobile’s 2Q15 Earnings

On July 30, T-Mobile announced its 2Q15 results, reporting revenue growth of 14% YoY. Its operating revenue was significantly impacted by a $747 million gain on the disposal of spectrum licenses in 2Q14.

XBI Remains Flat Due to a Weak Market

The global markets remained flat as of August 17. The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI) underperformed the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY). XBI returned -0.54%.

Analyzing Global FX Indicators on August 28, 2015

The annual Jackson Hole Symposium attracts a high-profile audience including finance ministers, central bankers, and academics from around the world.

Key FX Indicators from around the World: August 25, 2015

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index for August came out at 101.5. It was a much higher level than the previous month’s reading of 91.

US GDP Expanded by 3.7% in 2Q15

The benchmark-tracking SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust gained 2.47% on August 27, as the US Bureau of Economic Analysis came out with its second estimate for the 2Q15 gross domestic product.

US Consumer Confidence Up, Global Growth Concerns Investors

The United States Census Bureau released the new home sales figures on August 25. New home sales increased by 26,000 in July, falling short of consensus estimates of 516,000.

Best Buy Co Inc (BBY)
Best Buy Hits New High on August 25, SPY Falls 1.2%

The market was still in turmoil on Tuesday, August 25, after a short rise in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY). SPY was down by 1.2% for the day.

July 2015 Minutes Show an Uncertain Fed

The FOMC, the select group of policymakers who decide the direction of monetary policy in the US, seemed uncertain about the timing of a federal funds rate hike if the July 2015 minutes are an indication.


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