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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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The Truth Behind Three Common Indexing Questions

Indexing has become an undeniable force in the investment world…and indexing’s rise didn’t happen by accident.

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Leon Cooperman Is Optimistic about These Sectors

In the last one year, crude oil (USO) (UCO) prices have risen nearly 20%. Leon Cooperman predicts crude oil will reach $60 per barrel in the near future.

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Leon Cooperman: 'The Market's Not Cheap, but It's Not Expensive'

The S&P 500 Index is trading at a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 17.8x, which is higher than the historical average of 15x.

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Wells Fargo: Strict Lending, Lower Trading, and Litigation

Wells Fargo (WFC) has fallen behind its commercial banking peers due to subdued credit offtake, a year marred with controversies, and lower non-interest income.

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TD Ameritrade's Fiscal 4Q17 Results: What You Should Know

TD Ameritrade Holding (AMTD) reported its fiscal 4Q17 and fiscal 2017 results on October 24, 2017. Its net revenues were $983 million in fiscal 4Q17 compared to $829 million in fiscal 4Q16.

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How Visa Performed in Fiscal 4Q17 and Fiscal 2017

Visa (V) announced its fiscal 2017 results and its fiscal 4Q17 earnings report on October 25. The consumer financial giant reported strong numbers in fiscal 4Q17.

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Financials Overview: Week of October 23–27, 2017

The stock markets continued to reach new highs driven by gains in financial and technology stocks.

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Why Dan Loeb Is Bullish on the US Stock Market

In an interview with CNBC, Dan Loeb, the chief executive officer of Third Point, shared his views on the bull market (SPY) (QQQ), the S&P 500 Index, and his various stock picks.

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American Express's 3Q17 Performance: What You Should Know

American Express (AXP) posted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.50 for 3Q17, which beat Wall Street’s estimate of $1.48. The company also beat analysts’ estimate for revenue.

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Berkshire Hathaway's 3Q17 Preview: Key Potential Drivers

Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) is expected to see a dent in its profitability for 3Q17, largely due to insurance losses caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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Financials Overview: Week of October 16–20, 2017

US stocks are rising due to hopes that the Trump Administration will complete a tax deal in the near future that will substantially benefit corporates.

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Are You Paying $106,000 for Coffee?

What’s harder than getting your clients who are reluctant to save to have the discipline to regularly contribute to their investment portfolio?

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Credit Suisse’s Top Stock Picks for the Current Environment

On October 6, Credit Suisse (CS) shared a research report that named several of its top stock picks. The firm discussed Constellium, Mohawk Industries, Kraft Heinz, BlackRock, and JPMorgan Chase.

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Charles Schwab's 3Q17 Results Are Worth a Look

Charles Schwab (SCHW) reported EPS (earnings per share) of $0.42 in 3Q17, thus beating Wall Street analysts’ estimate of $0.41.

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Is Larry Fink Confident about a Big Market Correction?

Larry Fink, the chairman and CEO of BlackRock (BLK), recently shared his views on the global market (ACWI)(VTI), political uncertainty, the volatility index, and a potential setback in the market (SPY)(QQQ).

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What Investors Need to Know about Chubb’s 1H17 Performance

Chubb Limited (CB) reported net investment income of ~$1.5 billion in 1H17 compared to ~$1.4 billion in 1H16, reflecting a 9.6% increase. CB generated an 11% return on equity on a trailing-12-month basis.

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How 3Q17 Turned Out for Bank of America

In this series, we’ll examine Bank of America’s performance across divisions, expected growth, strategic investments, valuation, dividends, yields, and analyst ratings.

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AIG in 3Q17: What We Can Expect

American International Group (AIG) is expected to announce its earnings for 3Q17 on November 2, 2017. Wall Street analysts have provided a high estimate of $0.90 for AIG’s 3Q17 EPS.

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Financials Overview: Week of October 9–13, 2017

So far, banks that reported their 3Q17 earnings showed mixed trends. JPMorgan Chase’s revenue and earnings comfortably beat consensus estimates.

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Why 'Either/Or' Is the Wrong Approach to Active vs. Passive

Active versus passive. Active or passive. The active-passive debate. Whatever the exact words, the theme dominates portfolio construction conversations.

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