Can Kohl’s Stock Pick Up Some Momentum?

Kohl’s (KSS) stock price has risen 1.8% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis as of December 12.

Honeywell Stock Gains on Fiscal 2018 Guidance

On December 13, 2017, Honeywell International (HON) provided its earnings guidance for 2018. Its guidance indicates an EPS of $7.55–$7.80 for fiscal 2018.

Target Ups Its Delivery Game amid Increased Competition

Target (TGT) recently announced the acquisition of Shipt, one of the leading online platforms that provides same-day delivery.

Analyzing General Electric's 4Q17 Dividend

On December 9, 2017, General Electric, an industrial conglomerate, declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share on its outstanding common stock.


Will Religiously-Charged Elections in Indonesia Impact Market Momentum?

The recent gubernatorial elections in Jakarta, Indonesia, provided surprising results that appear to fall in line with international populist trends.

What Could France’s Presidential Election Mean for Investors?

The second and final round of the French election will be held on May 7, 2017, among the two remaining candidates. The first round met market expectations.

Brazil’s Economy Is Gaining Momentum in 2017: Here's Why

Economic activity in Brazil (EWZ) has been slow as it tries to emerge from its deep recession in 2016. But consumer and business confidence is improving.

Weekly Indicators: Economic Sentiment and Investor Confidence

Global investors should monitor economic indicators to identify short-term economic trends and changes in market sentiments.

Referendum Riddle: Is Erdoğan's Turkey Plagued with Problems?

The stock market in Turkey rose slightly as the people of Turkey voted for new President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan by a margin of 2.7% on April 16, 2017.

Have Markets Lost Momentum in 2Q17?

US stocks have posted low or negative returns this April, though markets had been surging at the start of 2017 on positive macroeconomic data.

Are Multifactor Advances Helping China’s Performance in 2017?

The Chinese economy is expected to grow 6.5% in 2017 as it undertakes fiscal stimulus measures and monetary policy changes. China is currently struggling to improve the pace of its economic growth.

Will Emerging Markets Emerge Again from the Gloom in 2017?

Emerging markets are becoming increasing important in the global economy, as they account for about 75% of global output and consumption.

Weekly Indicators: March's Global Manufacturing and Services PMIs

In this series, we’ll take a look at the global final manufacturing PMIs and services PMIs for March 2017. These indicators help us understand the business condition of an economy.

How Corporate Tax Reforms Could Affect the US Economy

According to Steve Forbes, big and bold tax cuts could boost investment sentiment for 2018.

Does US Healthcare Need Surgery, or Just Therapy?

The US healthcare system is unique in the developed world as it lacks a uniform system and, according to Emanuel, had been largely inefficient before Obamacare.

Why Markets in India Are Surging in 2017

Consumer confidence levels in India rose to 136 in 4Q16 as compared 133 in 3Q16, according to Nielsen’s global consumer confidence index report.

High Yield: Equity-Like Returns…with Half the Risk?

In this series, we’ll discuss the many advantages of high yield bonds, their correlation with other asset classes, the rise of global high yield markets, and why high yield bonds should command a place in a portfolio.

Eurozone Market Recovery Looks Like This (More or Less)

Global recovery and resilient domestic demand are expected to support Eurozone (EZU) (FEZ) recovery in 2017.

Investor Update: What Key Indicators Are Saying about Economy

In this series, we’ll take a look at the final US GDP growth rate for 4Q16. We’ll also look at US consumer confidence and US consumer sentiment for March 2017.

How the Tech Sector Could Drive the Market's Performance in 2017

The technology sector’s growth has mostly been driven by consumers from others sectors, as they depend on technology to facilitate their smooth functioning.

Will the S&P 500 Index Rally in April 2017?

The S&P 500 Index (SPY) (QQQ) showed a weaker performance in March 2017 with returns of nearly -1.4%.

The Bond Market Is Showing a Mixed Response in 2017

The recent fallout surrounding healthcare reform efforts in the United States is raising doubts in the minds of investors.

Why You Should Stay Cautious in a Low Interest Rate Environment

In a recent interview on March 16, 2017, on CNBC’s Closing Bell, billionaire investor Howard Marks shared his views about investment expectations in a low interest rate environment.

Global Outperformance and US M&A Persist

The U.S.-oriented Morningstar® Wide Moat Focus IndexSM (MWMFTR, or “U.S. Moat Index”) continued its strong start to the year by outperforming the S&P 500® Index (5.15% vs. 3.97%) in February.…


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