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Hershey: Why 3Q17 Could Be a Challenging Quarter

Hershey (HSY) is set to report its 3Q17 results next week. Analysts expect the company’s upcoming quarter to remain muted on the sales and earnings front.

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Why Didn't Domino’s 3Q17 Earnings Impress Investors?

On October 12, Domino’s posted 3Q17 adjusted EPS of $1.27 on revenues of $643.6 million—a 32.3% year-over-year rise in EPS and a 13.6% rise in revenues.

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What Impacted Chesapeake Energy Stock Last Week?

In the week ending October 13, 2017, Chesapeake Energy stock fell 7.6%—the second consecutive weekly decline.

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Stable on October 17

After rising last week, China’s Shanghai Composite Index fell on Monday and started this week on a weaker note. The index opened lower on October 17.

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Can Exports Keep Singapore Afloat in 2017?

Economic growth in Singapore has slowed down over the years due to the global financial crisis of 2008. But global recovery since 4Q16 appears to be helping.

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Weekly Indicators: Service PMIs, Inflation, and Retail Sales

Global investors should monitor economic indicators to understand conditions in the global economy. Indicators shed light on a country’s economic health.

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Why Are Latin American Equities Falling in 2Q17?

In May 2017, Latin American (ILF) equities declined amid the political chaos within some of its member nations. In this series, we’ll look at the economic performance of several Latin American countries.

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Your Economy Now: The May Manufacturing PMI and Jobs Report

PMIs are important because they shed light on a country’s economic health and help investors identify short-term economic trends and market sentiment.

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How China’s Structural Shift Is Impacting Its Growth in 2017

Exports from China stood at $191.0 billion in May 2017, a moderate increase of about 8.7% as compared to the corresponding period last year.

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Has Global Manufacturing Activity Been Subdued in May 2017?

The global manufacturing sector seems to be slowing down, reflected in the May 2017 manufacturing PMI’s three-month low. Global economic activity had experienced an uptrend since 4Q16.

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ETF Bubble or the Promise of More Growth?

Since 1993, ETFs have experienced exponential growth and provided easy access for investors to most asset classes and different investing strategies.

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How's the Economy in Russia? A Look at GDP, Inflation, and Oil

The Russian economy (ERUS) is back to positive growth after two years of recession, mainly due to sanctions and lower oil prices.

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How Economic Sentiment and GDP Growth Are Trending

In this series, we’ll take a look at the ZEW Economic Sentiment Index for Germany (EWG) and the Eurozone (EZU) (VGK) (N100-INDEX) for May 2017.

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South Korean Stock Market Surges despite Geopolitical Tensions

South Korea’s (EWY) stock market soared to a new high recently, posting large gains across the Asia-Pacific region (VPL)(EPP). In this series, we’ll discuss what we can expect from South Korea for the rest of the year.

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Is Mexican Economy Showing Resilience amid Trade Uncertainty?

The Mexican economy expanded 0.6% in 1Q17, beating market expectations. Exports and private spending have continued to support growth in Mexico this year.

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Does the US Healthcare System Need an Overhaul?

The US economy is dealing with rising healthcare costs. The national healthcare expenditure grew 5.8% to $3.2 trillion in 2015 or $9,990 per person.

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Are US Markets Being Driven by Fundamentals in 2017?

A week of political unrest in the United States (SPY) (QQQ) led to losses across indexes, but they regained by May 19, 2017.

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Is India's Stock Market Surging amid Economic Reforms in 2017?

India’s equity markets are soaring so far in 2017, pushing valuations above their long-term averages. India’s economy is scoring well due to high GDP growth and government reforms.

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Weekly Indicators: Global Manufacturing and Services PMIs

Economic indicators are important because they shed light on a country’s economic health and help us identify economic trends and changes in market sentiment.

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Is China Losing Momentum in 2Q17?

China’s (FXI) economic activity slowed down more than expected in April 2017 due to fading factory demand. Markets expected a gradual slowdown.

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Latin America's Surging Equities: A Whirlwind Tour

As the global economy continues to grow at a moderate pace amid geopolitical uncertainties, Latin America has experienced a phenomenal start in 2017,

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Tech Sector Overview for the Week Ended May 5

The tech sector has been the best-performing sector year-to-date. The sector has returned 15.1% YTD through May 11, 2017, compared to the S&P 500’s YTD returns of 5.8%.

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Are Investors Still Betting on Trump’s Policy Reforms?

The NASDAQ Index in 2017 so far has risen nearly 12% as of May 9, outperforming the other major US indexes.

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Interpreting April's Emerging Market Manufacturing PMIs

Global economic growth has appeared to be on the rise since 3Q16, but more recently, we’ve seen a mixed performance from emerging markets.

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