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SuperValu Cruises past Analyst Expectations, Still Sinks

SuperValu (SVU) reported adjusted EPS of $0.46, beating the consensus by $0.10. Total sales from continuing operations stood at $3.8 billion—35% higher YoY.

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Kinder Morgan’s 3Q17 Results Met Analysts' Expectations

Kinder Morgan reported its 3Q17 results on October 18, 2017. It reported an adjusted EPS of $0.15, which was in-line with analysts’ consensus estimates.

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Stable on October 20

On October 20, the Shanghai Composite Index closed at 3,378.65 after rising 0.25%. The SPDR S&P China ETF (GXC) fell 1.7% on October 19, 2017.

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Highs and Lows: Wall Street's Performance on October 19

After rising for five consecutive trading weeks, the S&P 500 started this week on a stronger note. It rose in the first three trading days of the week.

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All You Need to Know about Events of the Previous Week

An eventful week came to an end on Friday, June 9, 2017, with no major meltdowns in the markets. The UK elections were the only surprise.

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Super Thursday Updates: Comey, the ECB, and the UK

The UK’s hung parliament result on June 8 was the only real surprise that markets witnessed on what was being referred to as “Super Thursday.”

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Will Super Thursday Change the Course of the Financial Markets?

The global markets are gripping for the key events set to unfold on Thursday, June 8, the so-called Super Thursday. First, the UK elections remain too close to call.

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Are the Market's Fundamental Assessments Shifting?

Markets in the US scaled higher peaks in the holiday-shortened week (ended June 2), despite the disappointing economic data on the US economy.

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Green Bonds Meeting Growing ESG Demand

GILLIAN KEMMERER: Welcome to Asset TV. I’m Gillian Kemmerer. Today VanEck is ringing the closing bell here at the New York Stock Exchange in celebration of the debut of the…

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Green Bonds Meet Growing ESG Demand

The World Bank has projected an annual investment by cities of $100.0 billion through 2050 to prevent the harmful impact of climate change.

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Why Did Global Moats Perform Stronger in April?

The U.S.-oriented Morningstar® Wide Moat Focus IndexSM (MWMFTR, or “U.S. Moat Index”) posted strong returns in April and outpaced the S&P 500® Index (1.97% vs. 1.03%). The U.S. Moat Index…

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Why Did Global Moats Have a Stronger Performance in April?

Morningstar helps investors choose companies with economic moats. “Economic moats” refers to companies’ ability to obtain an advantage over competitors.

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Asia: An Overlooked Opportunity

Asian economies’ rapid urbanization is notable. A shift is expected to unfold in the next few decades, which should boost development and business growth.

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The Fed's May Meeting Renews Market Uncertainty

Market participants were caught by surprise when they read that the Federal Open Market Committee’s members were concerned about slowing growth in the US economy during 1Q17.

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Why Is China Excluded from Global Bond Indexes?

China’s onshore bond market (EMB), consisting of locally denominated and issued bonds, is larger than the offshore bond market.

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Are FOMC Members Preparing to Disappoint the Markets?

The FOMC’s May meeting minutes were released on Wednesday. Now, markets (SPY) doubt if the Fed will hike interest rates in the June meeting.

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Should Investors Consider Selling in May?

The US stock market as depicted by the S&P 500 Index (SPY) (SPXL) (IVV) closed 2016 with gains of 11%.

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Fallen Angels: When Higher Credit Quality Matters

VanEck Fallen angel high yield bonds were up 4.8% year to date through April 30, outperforming the broader high yield bond market which rose 3.9%.1 (This follows 2016’s strong performance which…

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France's Election: Why the First Round Was Good for Markets

The first round of France’s presidential election was conducted on April 23, 2017. There was a sense of anxiety among market participants.

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The Return of Market Uncertainty: Your April Risk Guide

Risk aversion is on the rise again as investors begin to question President Trump’s trade policies and as we’ve begun to see changes in asset allocations.

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Why the Market Is Obsessed with Interest Rates

The increase in interest rates has a ripple effect on the economy and the stock market (SPXL).

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Trump-Induced Sector Valuations Offer Opportunities

Despite the stellar run that financials (FAS) have had since the US elections in November 2016, financials are trading at very reasonable levels.

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Sector Scorecard for 1Q17: Industrials Are on the Rise

Buoyed by the improving economy, US corporate earnings jumped 7.9% YoY (year-over-year) in 4Q16, according to data from Thomson Reuters.

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2017 Outlook

In response to accusations of flip-flopping, John Maynard Keynes purportedly quipped, “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” With 2017 in full swing, the…

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