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SuperValu Cruises past Analyst Expectations, Still Sinks

SuperValu (SVU) reported adjusted EPS of $0.46, beating the consensus by $0.10. Total sales from continuing operations stood at $3.8 billion—35% higher YoY.

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Kinder Morgan’s 3Q17 Results Met Analysts' Expectations

Kinder Morgan reported its 3Q17 results on October 18, 2017. It reported an adjusted EPS of $0.15, which was in-line with analysts’ consensus estimates.

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Stable on October 20

On October 20, the Shanghai Composite Index closed at 3,378.65 after rising 0.25%. The SPDR S&P China ETF (GXC) fell 1.7% on October 19, 2017.

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Highs and Lows: Wall Street's Performance on October 19

After rising for five consecutive trading weeks, the S&P 500 started this week on a stronger note. It rose in the first three trading days of the week.

RECENT Active Management RESEARCH

No Rate Hike in June 2016
The Path to Normal Interest Rates Just Got Longer

At its June 14–15, 2016, meeting, the FOMC decided to maintain the interest rate at 0.25%–0.5%. This marked the fourth consecutive meeting of no change since the rate hike in December 2015.

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KKR Expected to See Marginal Improvement and High Valuations

KKR & Co. (KKR) is expected to post EPS of $0.39 in the June quarter—compared to $0.88 in the same quarter last year and losses in the previous quarter.

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What the World Bank's 25th Global Economic Forecast Could Mean

In its 25th annual Global Economic Prospects report, the World Bank did not have many good things to say about the global economy in 2016.

The Bull Run in Equities
Richard Bernstein Explains an Earnings-Driven Bull Market

An assessment of a bull market isn’t complete without looking at the companies’ PE ratios. Generally, the ratio rises during a bull market.

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George Soros: Where Should Investors Look amid Uncertainty?

George Soros has a bearish outlook for global markets. He believes that the rally in recent years was an artificial rally boosted by persistently low interest rates.

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Berkshire Hathaway: Manufacturing and Insurance to Boost Earnings

Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRK-B) stock has fallen by 0.5% over the past month but has risen by 1% over the past year.

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Is the Asset Management Industry Consolidating? Fink Weighs In

Laurence D. Fink of BlackRock expects consolidation in the hedge fund industry. In this series, we’ll explore Fink’s reasoning and look at the industry’s performance.

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Why Carlyle Group Could Rebound in 2016

Carlyle Group (CG) is expected to post earnings per share of $0.40 in 2Q16. The company reported 1Q16 EPS of $0.18, beating the Wall Street analyst estimate of $0.13.

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Why the Reserve Bank of India Didn't Cut the Repo Rate in June

The RBI (Reserve Bank of India) left its benchmark interest rate, the repo rate, unchanged in its policy meeting on June 7, 2016.

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Why Origination Is Key for Prospect Capital's Fiscal 2016 Growth

Prospect Capital’s (PSEC) stock has risen by 5% over the past three months on its stable operating performance.

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Bill Gross: What's His Take on 'Carry' in Financial Markets?

In his latest monthly investment outlook for June 2016, bond market veteran Bill Gross talked about “carry” in financial markets.

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How BlackRock Plans to Achieve Strong Growth in 2016

BlackRock has become the world’s largest asset manager in just two decades. The company is managing $4.7 trillion in assets.

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Is There Hope for China's Stagnant Manufacturing Sector?

The Shanghai Stock Exchange (or SSE) Composite Index rose from May 25 to June 1, 2016, and closed at 2,913.51 on June 1.

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High-Yield Issuance Skyrocketed Last Week on Market Conditions

The three US stock indexes that we review in this weekly series rose from May 24–31, 2016, amid mixed economic data.

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High-Grade Bond Market Is Getting Ready for the Probable Rate Hike

Investment-grade bond yields fell slightly for the week ending May 27 after Fed Chair Janet Yellen stated that a rate hike would be appropriate in the coming months.

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Treasury Yields Rose after Yellen’s Hawkish Rate Hike Comments

Sam Zell, a real estate tycoon, said in an interview wth CNBC on May 24, 2016, that “the Federal Reserve should have raised interest rates two years ago.”

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Which Large-Cap Mutual Funds Have Done Well Year-to-Date in 2016?

The Fed’s hawkish tone and repeated references to June as a possible candidate for a rate hike were unexpected by market participants.

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Investing Compass: How to Navigate China's Choppy Waters

The SSE Composite Index was almost flat for the week ending May 27. It ended at 2,821.05 on May 22. Investors were cautious about a probable rate hike in the US.

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Why Hedge Funds Outperformed Commodity Trading Advisors in April

In April 2016, hedge funds outperformed the CTA index. Worldwide, central banks’ dovish policy stances helped the funds to provide such returns.

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High Yield Market Improves Further on Favorable Market Conditions

Upbeat new home sales data boosted investors’ sentiments about US economic recovery, causing US equity indexes to rise from May 17 to May 24, 2016.

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