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Analyzing General Electric's 4Q17 Dividend

On December 9, 2017, General Electric, an industrial conglomerate, declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share on its outstanding common stock.

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Mixed on December 13

On December 13, the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.68% and closed the day at 3,303.04. The SPDR S&P China (GXC) fell 1.3% on December 12.

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SCANA’s Nuclear Mess Continues to Push the Stock Down

The stock for SCANA (SCG), which is based in Cayce, South Carolina, is continuing to fall over its nuclear power plant issues. The stock fell more than 6% on December 11, 2017.

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How US Tax Reforms Could Impact the Healthcare Industry

The tax reform bills passed by the US House and Senate reduce the corporate tax rate from 35.0% to 20.0%. According to Credit Suisse, healthcare companies pay corporate taxes as high as 30.2%.

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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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How Much Did the 2GB DRAM Spot Price Fall Last Week?

The spot price of 2GB (gigabyte) DDR3 (double data rate 3) DRAM fell 1.7% from $1.05 on February 19, 2016, to $1.03 on February 26, 2016.

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Key Findings from FDIC Report: How Were Banks' 4Q15 Earnings?

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s quarterly report on the health of the US banking industry said that 4Q15 bank earnings rose 11.9% year-over-year.

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Banks Saw Highest Gains of 2016: Is Bearish Sentiment Over?

Financial stocks and bank ETFs have been the worst performers this year, and the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) is down nearly 5.8% year-to-date.

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Why Financial ETFs from around the World Have Seen Big Outflows

On February 19, the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) closed at $20.98. This is 10% and 6% below its 100-day and 50-day moving averages, respectively.

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Base Metals' Weekly Overview: Gains in the First Week of February

With the exception of aluminum and nickel, all base metals gained in the week ended February 6, 2016. On the London Metals Exchange, copper rose for the third consecutive trading week.

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How Strong Is Copper's Current Rally?

Copper started 2016 with a negative tone. It reached a multiyear low price level by mid-January. It’s an extension of the downfall it experienced in 2015.

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How Copper Resisted the Base Metal Rise

All base metals except copper rose on the LME (London Metal Exchange) on February 8. Copper fell 0.42% and closed the day at $4,610.5 per metric ton.

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How the Times Are A-Changin' for the US Coal Mining Industry

Coal took center stage as a major source of energy during the Industrial Revolution, as it provided a cheap source of energy to power steam engines and factory furnaces.

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Good News! Base Metals and Base Metal Miners Continue to Rise

Base metals continued to rise. They traded at higher price levels. On February 4, 2016, all of the base metals rose in the LME (London Metal Exchange).

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Zinc, Lead Escape the Continued Base Metal Fall

All base metals except zinc and lead fell on the London Metal Exchange on February 2, 2016. Aluminum had the biggest fall of all base metals on the day.

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Base Metals: Winners and Losers on February 1

Base metals showed mixed performance on February 1. On Monday, copper, nickel, and tin fell on the London Metal Exchange, while other metals gained.

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Weekly Overview: All Base Metals except Nickel Rose

In the week ended January 30, 2016, with the exception of nickel, the base metals moved to higher price levels. Base metal miners Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Alcoa, and Freeport-McMoRan gained 3.7%, 2%, 6.11%, and 16.75%, respectively, in the last week.

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Base Metals Continue to Climb as of January 29

On January 29, 2016, base metals on the LME gained. Base metal miners Freeport-McMoRan, Alcoa, and BHP Billiton gained by 4%, 4.1%, and 0.55%, respectively.

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Offshore Drilling Unveiled: Your Quintessential Investor's Primer

Oil is one of the most important and most frequently traded commodities, and offshore drilling is an integral part of the oil industry.

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Except for Lead, Most Base Metals Fell to Lower Price Levels

Base metals broke the rising streak and fell on January 28, 2016. All of the base metals, except for lead, fell to lower price levels.

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Reaching New Highs: Copper, Aluminum, Zinc, and Tin Rise

Base metals continued to rise. They traded at higher price levels. On January 27, except for nickel, all of the base metals gained in the London Metal Exchange.

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Metal Just Got Heavy: Rocking the January 26 Base Metal Surge

On January 26, 2016, base metals trading on the LME (London Metal Exchange) surged to high price levels. Zinc was the biggest gainer.

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Financials Roundup: Stock Markets Gained, Financials Lagged

The fourth quarter earnings season for banks kicked off on January 14, 2016. All major banks have reported better-than-expected earnings.

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All Base Metals Fell on January 25, Except Zinc

On January 25, 2016, all base metals except zinc in the LME (London Metal Exchange) declined. Nickel was the biggest loser with a decline of 1.7%. Zinc rose 0.33%.

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