CSX’s 3Q17 Earnings Shine: Higher Freight Rates, Stock Up 2.6%

The eastern US rail freight carrier CSX (CSX) announced its 3Q17 earnings on October 17. The quarter marks the end of two full quarters under the leadership of Hunter Harrison.

What Weighed down J.B. Hunt's 3Q17 Results?

For 3Q17, J.B. Hunt (JBHT) reported EPS (earnings per share) of $0.91, which was 5.4% lower than the analysts’ estimate of $0.96.

Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Strong on October 18

On October 18, the Shanghai Composite Index closed at 3,381.79 after rising 0.29%. The SPDR S&P China ETF (GXC) fell 0.9% on October 17, 2017.

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.


What's the Impact of Puerto Rico's Filing for Bankruptcy in 2017?

The board overseeing Puerto Rico (PZT) (HYMB) filed for bankruptcy protection in a much-anticipated move in 2017.

Greece: Another Default on Its Debt or an EU Exit?

Greece and its international creditors recently reached a deal for a bailout in 2017. It will pay off international loans rather than aid economic recovery.

Can Crude Recovery Get Russia Back on Track?

The recovery of oil prices in the second half of 2016 has helped the Russian economy recover from negative growth in 4Q16.

What Key Global Indicators Are Saying about the Economy

In this series, we’ll take a look at the performances of the US Consumer Confidence Index in April and the US GDP in 1Q17.

The S&P 500 Index Saw Slight Improvement in April: What's Next?

The S&P 500 Index (SPY) (QQQ) showed marginal improvement in April 2017 as compared to March 2017.

Are Mexico's Economic Woes Finally Fading?

Mexico recorded a modest trade deficit in March 2017, as compared to its trade surplus in the previous month.

Argentina’s Economic Recovery: Advancement in Emerging Markets?

The economic situation in Argentina was in disarray with high inflation, fiscal deficit, and a host of other issues. Then a new president was elected in December 2015.

How BlackRock’s Larry Fink Sees Global Growth and Geopolitics

In an April 21, 2017, interview on Wall Street Week, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink shared his views on US economic growth, tax reform, and job creation.

Will Religiously-Charged Elections in Indonesia Impact Market Momentum?

The recent gubernatorial elections in Jakarta, Indonesia, provided surprising results that appear to fall in line with international populist trends.

What Could France’s Presidential Election Mean for Investors?

The second and final round of the French election will be held on May 7, 2017, among the two remaining candidates. The first round met market expectations.

Brazil’s Economy Is Gaining Momentum in 2017: Here's Why

Economic activity in Brazil (EWZ) has been slow as it tries to emerge from its deep recession in 2016. But consumer and business confidence is improving.

Weekly Indicators: Economic Sentiment and Investor Confidence

Global investors should monitor economic indicators to identify short-term economic trends and changes in market sentiments.

Referendum Riddle: Is Erdoğan's Turkey Plagued with Problems?

The stock market in Turkey rose slightly as the people of Turkey voted for new President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan by a margin of 2.7% on April 16, 2017.

Have Markets Lost Momentum in 2Q17?

US stocks have posted low or negative returns this April, though markets had been surging at the start of 2017 on positive macroeconomic data.

Are Multifactor Advances Helping China’s Performance in 2017?

The Chinese economy is expected to grow 6.5% in 2017 as it undertakes fiscal stimulus measures and monetary policy changes. China is currently struggling to improve the pace of its economic growth.

Will Emerging Markets Emerge Again from the Gloom in 2017?

Emerging markets are becoming increasing important in the global economy, as they account for about 75% of global output and consumption.

Weekly Indicators: March's Global Manufacturing and Services PMIs

In this series, we’ll take a look at the global final manufacturing PMIs and services PMIs for March 2017. These indicators help us understand the business condition of an economy.

How Corporate Tax Reforms Could Affect the US Economy

According to Steve Forbes, big and bold tax cuts could boost investment sentiment for 2018.

Does US Healthcare Need Surgery, or Just Therapy?

The US healthcare system is unique in the developed world as it lacks a uniform system and, according to Emanuel, had been largely inefficient before Obamacare.

Why Markets in India Are Surging in 2017

Consumer confidence levels in India rose to 136 in 4Q16 as compared 133 in 3Q16, according to Nielsen’s global consumer confidence index report.


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