Kinder Morgan Rose 0.8% in the Week Ending December 15

So far, Kinder Morgan (KMI) stock has risen 4% in December 2017. It crossed above its 50-day moving average level last week.

Nike’s Fiscal 2Q18 Results Are Due: What to Expect

Nike (NKE) is slated to release its financial results for the second quarter of 2018 after the market closes on December 21, 2017. Wall Street has projected an 18% fall in the company’s EPS.

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

The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.05% and closed the day at 3,267.92 on Monday. The SPDR S&P China (GXC) fell 0.41% on December 15.

Key Takeaways from Deere's Dividend Yield Analysis

As of December 14, 2017, Deere’s (DE) current dividend yield was at 1.60%—the lowest in the past five years. Deere might consider increasing the dividends.


Global Manufacturing Reports: US, Europe, China, Japan, and More

The Markit Economics PMI (purchasing managers’ index) surveys are helpful when it comes to understanding business conditions in any economy.

Why to Expect More Volatility Ahead

Global stocks could be more volatile going forward due to slowing global growth. The IMF expects advanced economies to grow by 2.1% in 2015 compared to the estimate of 2.4% in April.

Highlights from Seagate Technology's Fiscal 4Q15 and 2015 Results

Seagate Technology announced its fiscal 4Q15 results on July 31. It reported earnings of $2.9 billion, a 11% YoY decline in comparison to revenues of $3.30 billion in 4Q14.

Macro Drivers from the UK, Australia, and Beyond on August 4

The Reserve Bank of Australia (the RBA) kept interest rates unchanged at 2% in its monetary policy review this week.

August 3's Must-Know Macro Drivers from around the World

The purchasing managers’ index or PMI is a statistical tool to measure the economic strength of various economies in terms of robustness in the manufacturing sector.

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Biotech ETFs: How Did They Perform in the Week Ended July 24?

The market was on a downward trend for the week ended July 24, 2015, and so were biotech ETFs. We’ll look at some healthcare and biotech ETFs and measure them against their benchmark index.

Why the Russian Ruble Has Hit New Highs in 2015

The Russian ruble hit a new 2015 high on July 13 of 56.375 against the US dollar and 62.74 against the euro.

Japanese Stocks Have Had a Decent Run in 2015
Is There Still Opportunity in Japanese Stocks?

Japanese stocks are nowhere close to the levels seen in the late 1980s. Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index peaked at ~40,000 in 1989, but since then it has been a painful ride for the Japanese.

Why Is Gold Resilient to Dollar Changes and Global Uncertainty?

After the renowned bearish sentiment for gold, we saw a little hope on July 31, 2015. Physical gold and silver sales accelerated.

Inflation, the Dollar, Commodity Prices: What Do They Indicate?

The S&P 500 (SPY)(IVV) was down 0.28% on August 3, as inflation in the United States still stands far from its 2% target. Consumer spending remained weak, growing at 0.2% in June over May.

Monetary Policy Is Working in the US and Europe, Failing in Brazil

The July reading of the Chicago PMI came out on Friday, July 31. The Chicago PMI summarizes current business activity.

Telecom, Semiconductor Stocks Fall in Week Ended July 24

Frontier Communications stock fell 11.67% in the week ended July 24. In this series, we’ll analyze the performance that week of the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) and its subsectors.of -11.67%.

What Investors Should Know about Quantitative Hedge Funds

As the name implies, quantitative hedge funds are hedge funds that use quantitative or statistical models to make investment decisions.

US GDP Expanded by 2.3% in 2Q15

The advanced estimate shows that GDP expanded by 2.3% in the second quarter of this year. In 1Q15, real GDP in the US increased by 0.6%.

Which Economic Indicators Should Investors Monitor?

Economic growth can be considered among the most crucial indicators that are released. It indicates the growth in economic output.

An Investor's Guide to Liquid Alternatives

Alternative ETFs have investment strategies similar to hedge funds. Their primary objective is to replicate the risk-adjusted return of hedge funds using hedge fund investment styles.

Do Falling Transportation Stocks Signal a US Sell-Off?

According to the Dow Theory, transportation stocks (IYT) are leading indicators for the broader markets. Some of the largest transportation stocks have been clobbered this year.

Why Brazil's Economy May Be in Real Danger

Worsening economic conditions in Brazil and Venezuela hit economic growth in Latin America in the first quarter of 2015.

US Industrial Sector Buoyed by Positive Indicators for July

Investors and players in the industrial sector are keenly interested in the US durable goods report. Industrial sector firms rose on Wall Street July 29.

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The Fed Remains Dovish as Earnings Keep Investors Upbeat

US stock markets ended higher on July 29 because all eyes were on the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting. It took place on July 28–29.


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