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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Your September FOMC Meeting Update: Hawks All Over?

The FOMC (US Federal Open Market Committee) meeting that concluded on September 20 left many market participants surprised.

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Investments Worth Putting on Your Back-to-School Shopping List

Summer months have a tendency to be unfavorable for the stock market. Empirical evidence has shown that average returns for the S&P 500 are negative during summer months.

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Will the US Fed Surprise Markets at Its September Meeting?

In this series, we’ll examine the improvements in the US economy since the last Fed meeting and discuss whether these developments could warrant accelerated tightening from the Fed.

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What Drives Green Bond Returns?

Green bonds are used by organizations worldwide to fund environmentally sustainable projects such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, and clean water.

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Here's What You Need to Know about Markets This Week

After a 20% surge in volatility in the week of September 4, volatility in the global markets dropped as markets opened on September 11.

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What You Need to Know about JOLTS

The “Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey” (or JOLTS) is a monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Is the European Central Bank Preparing for an Exit?

In its September 7 policy meeting, the ECB (European Central Bank) left its policy measures unchanged, leaving interest rates at 0%.

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What Key August Indicators Said about Emerging Markets

In this series, we’ll take a look at the manufacturing activity and service activity of major emerging economies (EEM) (VWO) in August 2017.

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Week Ahead: Can the Markets Recover from the Hurricanes?

Volatility in the global markets continued to stick to its recent trend of rising on bad news and drifting back to normal levels in a few sessions for the week ended September 8, 2017.

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Spotlight on ETF's - The ETFMG Prime Cyber Security ETF

The ETFMG Prime Cyber Security ETF (HACK) is an ETF (exchange-traded fund) that tracks the price and yield performance of the Prime Cyber Defense Index.

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What You Need to Know about the Conference Board's August Report

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (or LEI) is one of three composite business cycle indicators released by the Conference Board. In this series, we’ll analyze each component of the LEI and its implications for different sectors.

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Washington or Wyoming: What Will Drive Markets This Week?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOD) lost 0.84% last week to close at 21,674.

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Why July FOMC Minutes Reduced the Odds of a Rate Hike in 2017

At the last FOMC meeting on July 26, 2017, interest rates remained unchanged. The minutes of that meeting came three weeks later on August 16, 2017.

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Will Recent Economic Data Change the Fed's Plans?

The US inflation report, which was released on August 11, indicated that inflation has risen 1.7% YoY. Slowing inflation has been a concern for the Fed.

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Do Financial Markets Have Another Tense Week Ahead?

Equity markets around the world turned volatile last week as tensions between the US and North Korea escalated.

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Will the Markets Go on Vacation This Week?

Volatility trended lower during the week ended August 4, 2017, as global markets remained close to recent highs. Apple (AAPL) beat market expectations, which helped the indexes remain close to their peaks.

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Update: The International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook

In this series, we’ll analyze the IMF’s (International Monetary Fund) World Economic Outlook update, and discuss why the IMF has changed its projections.

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What This Conference Board Index Tells Us about the US Economy

In this series, we’ll explore the latest data from the Leading Economic Index, one of three composite business cycle indicators released by The Conference Board.

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What the Bank of Japan's Policy Silence Means for the Yen

According to the statement it released at the end of its two-day meeting on July 20, 2017, the Bank of Japan has left its monetary policy unchanged.

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How Markets Reacted to Central Banks' Mixed Messages Last Week

The CBOE Volatility Index (VXX), which is a measure of market volatility, remained subdued last week.

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