Why Philip Morris’s Q3 Earnings Didn't Meet Analyst Estimates

Philip Morris International (PM) announced its 3Q17 earnings on October 19. The company posted adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.27 on revenues of $7.47 billion.

Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Start the Week on a Stable Note

On October 23, the Shanghai Composite Index closed at 3,380.70 after rising 0.06%. The SPDR S&P China ETF (GXC) rose 0.68% on October 20, 2017.

Procter & Gamble Didn't Impress Investors in 1Q18

Procter & Gamble reported mixed fiscal 1Q18 results. It topped analysts’ EPS estimate. However, sales remained shy of analysts’ consensus estimate.

PPG Industries Stock Rose, Posted Strong Earnings in 3Q17

PPG Industries announced its 3Q17 earnings on October 19 before the markets opened. It reported revenue of $3.77 billion—an increase of 3.0% on a YoY basis.


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…

What's In Store For Equities In 2017

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…

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.

Jan Hatzius: 2017 Should Balance Pro-Growth and Protectionism

In a February 3 interview, Jan Hatzius, the chief economist at Goldman Sachs, noted that President Trump’s pro-growth policy decisions should outweigh any impact from protectionism in 2017.

Is It Time to Be Opportunistic in Emerging Market Bonds?

Trump’s unexpected presidential victory caused short-term uncertainty about markets and policies. His win reinforced a reflationary theme in global markets.

E-Commerce in Emerging Markets: The Biggest Growth Opportunity

Achieving higher returns amid the rising market volatility, record-low interest rates, and global uncertainties is a huge challenge for investors.

Why Is EDL Capital Bullish on Russia?

With Trump’s perceived warmth toward Russian President Vladimir Putin, the possibility of Russian economic sanctions being removed has emerged.

How Emerging Market Bond Credit Ratings Affect Returns

In recent years, emerging market (EMLC) (HYEM) ratings have improved considerably due to the strengthening macroeconomic framework as well as years of reforms.

Is Emerging Market Debt Teeming with Yield Opportunities?

Emerging market (or EM) bonds (PCY) offer diversified exposure with higher yields compared to their developed market equivalents (IHY).

Emerging Market Bonds Continue to Rally

Emerging market (or EM) debt (EMLC)(HYEM) has, over the last several years, struggled as an asset class.

VanEck Launches Two New Intermediate-Term Municipal Bond Funds

In September 2016, VanEck introduced two new ETFs that provide exposure to intermediate-term municipal bonds.

Finding Investment Opportunities in Gloom-and-Doom Economy

In its October World Economic Outlook report, the IMF estimated that the global economy will likely continue to slow down, reaching growth of 3.1% in 2016.

China: A $12 Trillion Economy You Shouldn't Ignore

While China may not be posting the double-digit growth numbers of a decade ago, we believe the country continues to offer interesting investment opportunities.

The Story behind the RBI's October Rate Cut

The October 2016 meeting of the RBI (Reserve Bank of India), which concluded on October 4, was an important one. It was the first monetary policy announcement that came via…

Think Smarter: Nasdaq's Smart Beta Investment Strategy

Nasdaq Interview with Eric Shamilov and Dave Gedeon, Head of Research and Product Development, Nasdaq Global Information Services.

Bonds Have Been the Real Winners: Will It Last?

The December 2015 rate hike was the first since the 2008 global meltdown. Now the Fed is hinting at the first rate hike of the year to come in December 2016.

Politics Aside, Generic Drugs Are Key to the Drug Price Debate

The rising costs of prescription drugs attracted attention to generic drugs. It helped reduce medicine costs. Generic drugs are equivalent to branded drugs.

Haruhiko Kuroda Explains Japan's New Monetary Policy Framework

Haruhiko Kuroda gave a new theme to Japan’s monetary policy in a September 21, 2016, meeting, focusing on yield curve and monetary accommodation.

Hard Currency Emerging Market Bonds Shone in August

In the wake of disappointing economic indicators over the past month, the Federal Reserve kept the interest rate unchanged in its policy meeting this week.

The Different Colors of Asian Bonds

As the intensifying search for yield goes international, Matt examines and shares his thoughts on the different Asian bond markets.


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