Noble Energy's 3Q17: The Impact of Lower Production

Noble Energy’s revenue estimates for 3Q17 stand at $935.2 million, compared with its revenues of $910 million in 3Q17 and $1.06 billion in 2Q17.

Are US and OPEC Supplies Helping Crude Oil Bulls?

Crude oil prices are at a three-week high due to geopolitical tensions in Iraq and major producers’ ongoing production cuts.

How Indian Demand Could Influence Gold Prices

India and China remain the top two consumers of gold (IAU) and silver (SLV).

How Did Wall Street Perform on October 18?

The S&P 500 started this week on a stronger note following the fifth consecutive weekly gain. It continued to move higher on Wednesday.


Once Again, It’s Too Quiet Out There

The CBOE Volatility Index (or VIX), a measure of market turbulence, tumbled 12% during the week ended September 3, 2016. It was the biggest fall in two months.

Can Brazil Win a Gold Medal from Investors?

Brazil’s performance in the 2016 Rio Olympics and worldwide speculation about a Fed rate hike might have a role to play in the country’s stock market performance in fiscal 2016.

Two Bond Stories from Two Sides of the English Channel

In the first week of August 2016, the BOE (Bank of England) cut its key interest rate to a record low of 0.25% from 0.5%, the first cut in seven years.

All-Time Highs: Time to Build an Ark?

US stocks bumped up against all-time highs again this year. After hitting a new intraday high of 2,178 on August 1, the S&P 500 was unable to hold onto the…

Market Focus: The Rebound in Emerging Markets

Emerging markets (VWO) have been on a tear this year! The past few years saw the asset class languish under fears of an economic downturn in China (YINN)(FXI), a US rate hike by the Federal Reserve, current account deficits, and currency volatility.

Hone In on Income, Not Financials

Preferred securities (PFXF) are some of the most popular investments around. They appeal to investors seeking higher yields in a world of falling and even negative interest rates.

How to Play Latin America as Its Emerging Markets Recover

It’s been a good year for emerging markets so far. Performance and growth have been aided by the stability of the US dollar, the commodity price recovery, and lower rates in developed markets.

Why Investors Are Warming Up to Emerging Markets

Emerging markets (IEMG) (AAXJ) are expected to grow at a healthy pace of 4% in 2016 and see even higher growth in 2017.

Modi Attempts to Transform India

Global investors’ perception of India has dramatically transformed in the last two years.

The Giant Awakens: What's Driving Growth in India?

Not long ago, India was one of the Fragile Five: an unfortunate club of troubled emerging markets (FEO) (VWO) that were the worst hit by the 2013 taper tantrum.

Will Weak Commodity Prices Pressure Emerging Markets?

Latin American markets were trading lower on August 22. They took cues from a fall in commodity and crude prices globally.

SPDRs Rose Due to Higher Oil Prices and Macro Indicator Releases

US unemployment claims for the week ending August 13 fell by 4,000, according to data published by the U.S. Department of Labor on August 18.

Emerging Markets: A Place to Look for Income Now

Emerging market debt (EMB) has attracted investor’s attention as a higher-yielding alternative in a world where yields are quickly falling below zero.

ETF Flows: Why It Pays to Stay Friends with Global Market Trends

YTD (year-to-date) asset inflows into emerging market equity ETFs have been remarkably broad.

Are Emerging Markets Bouncing Back?

The MSCI Emerging Markets Index, which tracks the performance of the emerging markets, fell nearly 66% between April 2014 and May 2016.

Analyzing Volatile Currency Markets and Emerging Currencies

Major Asian currency pairs were trading on a negative bias against the US dollar on August 12, 2016. The US dollar broadly rose against the other currencies.

Exploring New Zealand's Monetary Policy and Bitcoin's Rise

For RBNZ (Reserve Bank of New Zealand) Governor Graeme Wheeler, coming out with a cut was a no-brainer to markets. Markets expected a rate cut.

Should Investors Care that Stocks Are Expensive?

With US stocks reaching all-time highs, the market is looking expensive compared to other markets. Nevertheless, it refuses to underperform.

What's the Prerequisite for Stocks to Rise More?

Emerging markets have been outperformers so far in 2016, with stocks returning 12%. Of that, 10% can be attributed to multiple expansion.

Analyzing Contrasting Employment Reports from the US and Canada

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics published the NFP (non-farm payroll) for July at a stable 255,000. This was well above the market’s forecast of 180,000.


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