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.

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.

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.

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.


Analyzing Wall Street's Performance on July 21

The S&P 500 started the week ending July 21 on a stable note by trading at all-time high price levels on Monday.

Equal Weight: A Simple Alternative

For better or worse, the “Smart Beta” name has become a widely used characterization for a growing class of index-like strategies that are designed to provide investors with systematic access to a variety of exposures and sources of returns in equity markets.

Understanding David Einhorn's Long and Short Bets

Billionaire hedge fund manager David Einhorn is well known for his investment strategy, having advised long and short bets during different market scenarios.

Financial Sector Overview: Financials and ETF Growth

Despite and a rocky 3-month period, starting in late February/early March, the financial sector has really taken a positive outlook over the past ~month and some signs point to a continuation of this recent success.

Are Your Plan Sponsor Clients Millennial-Ready?

Over the past few decades, defined contribution (DC) plans have gradually adjusted their plan designs and investment lineups to accommodate a participant base heavily made up of baby boomers. However,…

A Look at Goldman Sachs’s Current Strategy and Stock Picks

Goldman Sachs (GS) said that a “buy and hold” strategy won’t do well in the present investment scenario.

Financials Overview: Week of July 10–14, 2017

Although banks’ earnings were better than expected, banking stocks fell due to weak trading revenue and disappointing forecasts.

Ray Dalio to Investors: ‘Keep Dancing but Closer to the Exit’

On July 6, Ray Dalio—chairman and CEO of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s biggest hedge fund by assets—shared his views on central banks’ shifting strategies.

Monster Dividend Growers

This series will discuss how these stocks have been able to achieve continuous dividend growth.

These Berkshire Businesses Mattered Most in 2Q17

Berkshire Hathaway is expected to post EPS of $2,806 in 2Q17, which would reflect marginal growth on a year-over-year basis and strong growth sequentially.

What's David Zervos's View on US Economic Growth?

The S&P 500 Index (SPY) saw a marginal rise of 0.09% on Monday, July 10, 2017.

What's ahead for American Express in 2Q17?

For American Express, Wall Street analysts are expecting to see EPS (earnings per share) of $1.43 for 2Q17.

Financials Overview: Week of July 3–7, 2017

Last week, financials got a boost after major banks cleared the latest round of the Fed’s stress tests. Financial stocks rose 1.5% last week.

What Are the Top 10 Dividend-Growing Stocks in Tech?

AT&T (T) has recorded year-over-year revenue growth in the past seven years, a feat unmatched by its peers. AT&T has the lowest debt-to-equity ratio among its peers.

Marc Faber's Take on Asset Bubbles and Portfolio Allocation

In a recent interview with CNBC, Marc Faber discussed his views on global equity markets,
global bond markets, central banks’ decisions, and asset allocation in the present scenario.

Morgan Stanley’s James Gorman on Global Economy and Banks

In a CNBC interview, James Gorman, CEO of Morgan Stanley, spoke on the global market, risks to market movement, the bank stress test outcome, and global bond yield.

Financials Overview for the Week of June 26–30, 2017

Major banking stocks rose after the Fed approved huge payout plans. Wells Fargo (WFC) rose 2.7% and Citigroup (C) rose 2.8%.

Barclays Is Optimistic about These 5 Stocks for Rest of 2017

Barclays’s (BCS) top five stock picks for the rest of the year are PDC Energy (PDCE), Goldcorp (GG), Lululemon Athletica (LULU), United Continental Holdings (UAL), and Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ).

The Defined Contribution Market Meets Its Match

As a follow-up to our 2016 report on the evolving U.S. retirement market, we continue to take a closer look at the opportunities and challenges facing professionals in the defined contribution (DC) marketplace.

Why BlackRock Is So Optimistic about US Stocks

In a recent CNBC interview, BlackRock’s Kate Moore said she prefers momentum stocks and believes policy reformation will impact earnings growth.


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