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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Where David Tepper Placed His Bets in 2Q17

David Tepper is the founder of Appaloosa Management. His firm increased its position in the information technology sector (XLK) in 2Q17.

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Howard Marks on Market Movement, Risk, and FANG Stocks

In an interview with CNBC’s Halftime Report on August 10, Howard Marks shared his views on market valuation, risk in the market, and FANG stocks.

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US Banks' 2Q17 Growth: Rising Rates and Financial Reforms

Commercial bankers have had a solid run over the last 18 months, mostly due to rising rates and increased revenues. In this series, we’ll cover the US banking sector, focusing on major drivers and macro policies impacting banks.

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Consumer Financial Companies: A Comparative Analysis

Consumer financial companies such as American Express (AXP), Mastercard (MA), and Visa (V) beat analysts’ estimates for EPS (earnings per share) in 2Q17.

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Cooperman’s on the Market, Global Economy, and Key Holdings

When asked about the valuation of the market, Cooperman said that he thinks “the market is fully valued.”

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Financials Overview: Week of August 7–August 11, 2017

The top five US investment banks, including J.P. Morgan (JPM) and Goldman Sachs (GS), garnered total advisory and underwriting fees of $8 billion in 2Q17. This trend represented a 12% year-over-year increase.

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Reason and Political Risk in Markets

Whether making buy and sell decisions on individual securities or allocating to asset classes, we must tune out the noise and use reason to determine the right course to set.

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Global Markets Rebound as North Korea Concerns Calm Down

Asian markets rebounded on Monday as concerns about the geopolitical tensions between North Korea and the United States abated.

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Pre-Market Research: North Korea Tensions Weaken Global Markets

With an additional weakness in the markets due to tensions in North Korea, Japan’s Nikkei Index fell on Thursday to the lowest level in more than two months.

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Why Billionaire Jeffrey Gundlach Is Buying S&P 500 Puts

In an interview with CNBC’s Halftime Report on Tuesday, August 8, billionaire investor Jeffrey Gundlach shared his views.

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How Citigroup's Strategic Initiatives Are Panning Out

Citigroup saw a sequential fall in earnings per share in 2Q17 to $1.28, compared with $1.35 in 1Q17 and $1.24 in 1Q17.

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Financials Overview: Week of July 31–August 4, 2017

The OCC (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency) will start the process of amending the Volcker Rule this week.

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Wall Street Remains Mixed, Dow Hits Record Highs

On August 4, the S&P 500 started the day higher, traded in a range, and closed the day at the opening levels. The S&P 500 VIX Index rose 1.6% to 10.19.

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Analyzing Bill Ackman’s Recent Position and Largest Holdings

On Thursday, July 27, 2017, Automatic Data Processing (ADP) stock rose nearly 13.0% after reports suggested that Bill Ackman was investing in ADP stock.

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Mastercard Beats Analyst Estimates for 2Q17, Net Income Rose 20%

Mastercard (MA) posted net income of $1.2 billion in 2Q17, reflecting a substantial increase of 20% from its 2Q16 net income.

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Global Markets Were Mixed, Commodities Were Stronger Last Week

After gaining for five consecutive trading weeks, China’s Shanghai Composite Index started the week ending July 28 on a stronger note.

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Ghost from the Past: The Tale of Bears in the Bull Market

In a July 25, 2017, interview with CNBC, Richard Bernstein shared his views on the bull market, risks to the bull market, and how the 2016 presidential election drove the market rally.

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Financials Overview: Week of July 24–28, 2017

Banking stocks posted moderate gains this week as the Fed left interest rates unchanged. The S&P Financial Sector Index rose 0.5%.

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Mario Gabelli: Where Investors Should Look in Current Scenario

On a year-to-date basis, Amazon has returned nearly 36% as of July 21, 2017.

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Bill Gross: Central Banks’ Policies Could Lead to Next Recession

On Thursday, July 20, 2017, in an interview with CNBC, billionaire investor and bond guru Bill Gross shared his view on the policy decisions of central banks.

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