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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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Crude Oil Prices Could End 2017 on a High Note

US crude (UWT) (SCO) oil futures contracts for January delivery rose 1.1% to $57.99 per barrel on December 11, 2017.

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Energy Recap for the Week Ending December 8

On December 1–8, 2017, US crude oil (USO) (USL) January futures fell 1.7%. On December 8, 2017, US crude oil January futures settled at $57.36 per barrel.

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Will Blackstone Improve Operating Performance in 2H16?

The Blackstone Group (BX) is expected to post earnings per share (or EPS) of $0.65 in 3Q16 and $2.08 for 2016.

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How Janus Suggests Investors Prepare for Rising Inflation

In this series, we’ll look at the Janus Asset Allocation team’s views on inflation, policy measures, and asset allocation (ITOT) (NEAR), given its assertion that inflation pressures are building.

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Is Apollo Investment on the Verge of a Rebound in 2016?

Apollo Investment (AINV) is expected to post earnings per share of $0.18 for fiscal 2Q17, which ends on September 30, 2016, and $0.71 for the fiscal year. AINV is a closed-ended investment company that provides debt and equity financing solutions to US middle-market companies.

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How to Play Your Europe-Focused Mutual Fund

Mario Draghi already had a tough job as the chief of the ECB (European Central Bank), and the results of the Brexit vote have made it even more difficult.

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What's Been Happening with US Large-Cap Funds so Far in 2016?

US equities were not overly impacted by the UK’s Brexit vote, but banks and financials like Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase dived while the dollar rose.

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Why Investing in Asian Mutual Funds sans Japan Makes Sense

Given the diversity it can provide due to its composition, Asia makes a compelling investment destination for investors who are looking for growth.

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What Are Janus Capital's Expectations and Strategies for 2H16?

Janus Capital’s average AUM (assets under management) stood at $180.2 billion in 1Q16.

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Why Turmoil in Europe Means You Should Look at Asia-Pacific Funds

With Brexit having forced a change in the political and economic landscapes, it may be time to turn your attention towards Asia-Pacific funds.

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Asset Managers' and Financials' Woes Increase Post-Brexit

Global equities fell steeply on June 24, 2016, after the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union in a referendum with a 52% vote to leave.

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Why Closed-End Fund Managers Are Targeting Originations in 2016

Any further increase in interest rates by the Fed by December is expected to boost the yields and operating performances of closed-end funds in 2016.

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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.

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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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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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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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