Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Stronger on December 11

On December 11, the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.98% and closed the day at 3,322.24. The SPDR S&P China (GXC) rose 1.9% on December 8.

Could Moderation in US Markets Affect Halliburton in 4Q17?

In this series, we’ll analyze Halliburton’s drivers, balance sheet, free cash flow, and dividend yield.

Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Strong on December 8

The Shanghai Composite Index fell in the first four days this week and opened lower on December 8. It rose as the day progressed and ended the day higher.

US Markets Were Mixed on December 7

On December 7, nine out of the S&P 500’s 11 major sectors rose. Strength in the industrials and materials sectors supported the market.


Time to Rethink the Role of Emerging Market Bonds

Since the US presidential election, emerging markets have bounced back as though the election never happened.

Inside the Permian Pie: Why E&P Players Are Snatching up Slices

The Permian Basin, which spans parts of West Texas and New Mexico, is considered one of the most prolific regions for oil and gas production in the US.

Agricultural Fertilizer Industry: Your Comprehensive Overview

In this series, we’ll be taking a close look at the agricultural fertilizer industry and why it serves one of the most important functions in the agricultural sector.

The Oilfield Equipment and Services Industry: A Primer

The oilfield equipment and services industry refers to all products and services associated with the oil and gas exploration and production process, or the upstream energy industry.

An Investor's Guide to the Refining Industry: All You Need to Know

This series will provide you a complete overview of the refining industry as well as a quick snapshot of downstream sector stocks in the US.

Once Again, It’s Too Quiet Out There

The CBOE Volatility Index (or VIX), a measure of market turbulence, tumbled 12% during the week ended September 3, 2016. It was the biggest fall in two months.

The Case for Sticking with High Yield

The global hunt for returns has turned US junk bonds into an attractive investment option.

Why Did the Fed and Brexit Drive the Financial Sector Last Week?

This week, investors in banking stocks are watching for the results of the Fed’s 2016 stress test. Favorable results might bring some optimism to the sector.

An Investor’s Guide to the US Video Gaming Industry

Starting with a modest computer game developed in the 1940s, the video gaming industry has exploded as graphics and technology continue to advance. This series will look at the various trends and highlights that impact the gaming sector.

FDIC Report: How Were US Banks' Earnings in 1Q16?

The FDIC released its quarterly report on the health of the US banking industry on June 1. It suggested that 1Q16 bank earnings fell 2% year-over-year.

A Brief History of Mobile Device Market Competition

The global economy has experienced slower growth since the global recession, and mobile devices have shown simultaneous signs of market saturation.

Introducing the Hardware and Communications Equipment Industry

Firms in the US hardware and communications equipment sector design and sell a broad range of products, provide services, and deliver integrated solutions.

An Investor's Guide to the Japanese Pharmaceutical Market

Some of the challenges the pharmaceutical industry faces include R&D failures, changes in regulatory procedures, litigation, patent expiries, and foreign currency movements.

How Did Beauty Companies' Revenues Shape Up in 4Q15?
Mirror, Mirror: How Did Beauty Companies' 4Q15 Results Look?

Beauty companies’ revenues for 4Q15 conveyed mixed signals to investors. Although Procter & Gamble and Avon started the earnings season on a disappointing note with lower sales, Estée Lauder and Coty beat consensus Wall Street estimates.

What CPG Companies' Rough 4Q15 Could Mean for 1Q16

While P&G and Clorox reported disappointing earnings with lower sales, Clorox and Kimberly-Clark missed analyst expectations for revenue in 4Q15.

HES, APA, DVN, and MRO: How Do Top Upstream Players Stack Up?

This series will compare Hess (HES), Apache (APA), Devon Energy (DVN), and Marathon Oil (MRO). We will focus on how these companies have grown their revenues, production, and earnings since last year.

The Power Play: What's ahead for Utilities in 2016?

Utilities’ earnings in 4Q15 were mostly influenced by daunting weather, falling customer demand, and commodity prices.

Pick Your Poison: An Investor's Guide to Specialty Chemicals

The specialty chemicals industry caters to diverse sectors through innovative products that are tailored to the specific requirements of end markets.

Are Financial ETF Fund Flows Indicating Bullish Sentiments?

The Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) attracts the most attention among US financial ETFs. 87% of the fund is composed of large-cap stocks.

SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) Closing Price
Financials Roundup: Is the Bearish Sentiment Over?

Investors look at events in the US financial sector (XLF) to determine the trajectory of economic growth. Major events this week include four earnings releases and several conferences.


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