Costco Tops Fiscal 1Q18 Estimates

Costco Wholesale (COST) reported stronger-than-expected fiscal 1Q18 results, surpassing analysts’ expectations for both sales and EPS (earnings per share).

Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Weak on December 15

After a pullback on Thursday, the Shanghai Composite Index opened lower on December 15 and fell to five-week low price levels.

US Markets Had a Mixed Performance on December 14

The S&P 500 started this week on a stronger note. Despite a strong start, the market lost momentum as the week progressed and fell on Thursday.

Can Kohl’s Stock Pick Up Some Momentum?

Kohl’s (KSS) stock price has risen 1.8% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis as of December 12.


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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

Will Trade Help Colombian Economy to Bounce Back in 2017?

Colombian (GXG) exports stood at $2.8 billion in June 2017, a 0.8% increase year-over-year and an 18% decline on a month-over-month basis.

Ann Winblad: Why Technology Stocks Will Likely Maintain Momentum

The Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK), which tracks technology stocks, has posted gains of about 20% so far in 2017, as of August 8, 2017.

Do Manufacturing Indicators Suggest Softer Economic Environment?

In this series, we’ll take a look at the final manufacturing PMI for major developed economies such as the United States (QQQ) (IWM), France, Germany, Spain, the Eurozone, Japan, and the UK.

Emerging Markets Feel Impact of Trade Uncertainty in July 2017

In this series, we’ll look at the performance of global (ACWI) manufacturing indexes and manufacturing activity in emerging markets.

Intangible Assets Are Leading Source of Moats

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

How the S&P 500 Index's Major Sectors Performed in July

The S&P 500 Index (SPY) rose nearly 2% in July 2017. The index touched a record high of 2,484 on July 27.

Is the Indonesian Economy Experiencing a Slowdown?

Inflation in Indonesia (EEM) in July 2017 stayed in line with the market expectation of 3.9%.

South Korean Economy, Slower Rise in 2Q17: Will It Continue?

South Korean equities are soaring in 2017, with the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (or KOSPI), its benchmark index, reaching an all-time high of 2,451.5 in July 2017.

A Look at India's Economy at the Start of 3Q17

Sensex, India’s (EPI) benchmark index, closed above the 32,000 mark for the first time on July 13, 2017.

A Look at Mexico’s Improved Economic Growth Outlook in 2017

Economic activity in Mexico rose 3.1% year-over-year (or YoY) in May 2017, a rebound from its YoY fall of 0.57% in April 2017.

Weekly Indicators: Economic Sentiment, Consumer Confidence

Global investors should keep an eye on economic indicators to understand the condition of global economies and their economic health.

Will Russia Be Resilient amid Political Woes and Oil Dependence?

Improved industrial production and exports in Russia (RSX) have helped to lift the country’s economic activity in 2017.

Don’t Fear the Rally Just Because it’s a Rally

Asian nations (AAXJ) are experiencing a continuation of the economic recovery that has been going on for a couple of quarters now.

Can China’s Structural Shift Improve Its 2017 Economic Performance?

China’s economy surprised the markets when it rose 6.9% year-over-year (or YoY) in 2Q17. This rise was the economy’s biggest in the last six consecutive quarters.

What Last Week's Indicators Say about Health of Economy

Investors should track economic indicators to understand the health of the global economy (ACWI) (VTI).


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