Cheaper Gas Poses Serious Risk to US Nuclear Power Generation

Exelon (EXC), the largest nuclear power generator in the US, has warned it could close its Three Mile Island nuclear plant in Pennsylvania if it doesn’t receive state aid.

Pre-Market Report: Mixed Global Markets, Strong Commodities

After falling from two-week high price levels on June 22, China’s Shanghai Composite Index started lower on June 23. It gained strength and closed positive.

George Soros: United Kingdom Is Reaching the ‘Tipping Point’

On June 20, 2017, billionaire investor George Soros warned that the United Kingdom is reaching the “tipping point” as Brexit negotiations continue.

Ericsson Seeks a Return to Profitability in Fiscal 2017

Despite a challenging macro environment, Ericsson (ERIC) stock has returned over 20% in 2017. Ericsson has been facing declining revenues during the last three quarters.


2013.05.10 - Nat Gas Inventories
Natural gas inventories increased slightly more than forecast, traded roughly flat on the day

Natural gas inventories increased slightly more than forecast in the week, and ultimately the commodity traded sidewise on the day.

Unemployment Forecast
Economists expect unemployment to fall only gradually

Bloomberg puts out a monthly survey of economic forecasts Bloomberg surveys 81 economists monthly and asks for their forecast for global GDP growth, U.S. GDP growth, U.S. unemployment, consumer spending,…

Foreclosure percent
Foreclosures decline in Q1

Foreclosure starts are a leading indicator of future housing supply and pricing Foreclosure activity is closely watched by investors, realtors and home builders alike because they provide a forecast of…

Mortgage Delinquencies Quarterly
90-day mortgage delinquencies tick up in Q1

90-day mortgage delinquencies tick up to 7.25% in the first quarter after reaching a post-bubble bottom of 7.1% in Q4 Mortgage delinquencies are falling as home prices rise and the…

Bloomberg Consumer Comfort
Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index falls in the week ending May 5

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index fell to -29.5 for the week ending May 5th The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index is a weekly sentiment index that covers three critical variables: the…

Initial Jobless Claims
Initial jobless claims fall

Initial jobless claims rose to an annualized rate of 323,000 for the week ended May 4th Initial jobless claims are one of the few labor market indicators that are released…

HSBC Brazil Services PMI 2013-05-16
Brazil Services PMI surprises to the upside, perhaps signaling a turning point

After a weak manufacturing PMI, the services PMI offers some hope The services PMI allows us to gauge another key part of the market that the manufacturing PMI misses. While the manufacturing…

Plains All American Pipeline had strong beat for 1Q13 earnings, positive for GEL and SXL

Plains All American Pipeline beat its 1Q13 EBITDA guidance by 20%, a strong performance which benefits names such as GEL and SXL.

India cuts rates again, will it work this time?

Despite persistently high inflation, the Reserve Bank of India cut rates by 25bps A central bank’s reference rate is a key monetary policy tool to boost growth and control inflation.…

Mortgage Delinquencies Transunion
Mortgage delinquencies drop to 4.56%

60-day mortgage delinquencies fall to 4.56%  Mortgage delinquencies are falling as home prices rise and the foreclosure pipeline is being cleared. Increasing home prices is driving lower delinquencies. This drop…

MBA Mortgage Apps
Mortgage applications increase 7% for the week ending May 3

Mortgage applications, as reported by the Mortgage Bankers Association, rose 7% for the week ending May 3rd in spite of a five basis point increase in mortgage rates Mortgage applications…

Expected Home Price Appreciation
Americans see further home price appreciation on the horizon

Americans believe the increase in housing prices is for real The National Housing Survey is a sentiment survey that provides investors insight into how consumers view the housing market. Home…

2013.05.08 - WTI-Bakken
WTI-Bakken spread continued to widen last week in a slight negative to Bakken producers

The spread between Bakken crude and WTI continued to widen slightly last week, however, still remains narrow enough to not cause concern.

2013.05.08 - Crude Inventories
Oil prices jump on bullish inventory figures benefiting XOM, other oil producers

A smaller than expected increase in crude oil inventories last week was a positive driver for oil prices, benefiting producers such as ExxonMobil and Chevron.

Midland-WTI ST
Midland traded over WTI this week in positive signal for Permian producers

Midland crude is currently trading at a slight premium to WTI crude, signaling sufficient takeaway capacity in the area and benefiting producers in the Permian region such as CXO.

MBA Purchase Index
Mortgage Bankers Association Purchase Index increases in the week ending May 3

The MBA Purchase Index is an important index to forecast housing activity The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) index of purchase activity measures application activity, not loans made. The Mortgage Bankers…

MBA Refinance Index
Mortgage Bankers Association Refi Index rises in the week ending May 3

The MBA Refinance Index is an important index to forecast mortgage activity and prepayments The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) index of refinance activity measures application activity, not loans made. The…

Dry Bulk Companies' EV to Sales Multiples 2013-05-06
Why Diana is more attractive than other shipping firms

A valuation ratio at a point in time does not say much about a company’s investment attractiveness; it is like getting a score for the number of times a batter…

Dry Bulk Capacity 2013-05-06
Falling shipping capacity growth takes a break, remains positive for 2013

In a highly commoditized industry like the shipping industry, capacity is an important metric that directly impacts companies’ top line, or revenue performance. When capacity grows faster than demand, competition…

Consumer Confidence Index 2013-05-08
Mexican consumer confidence inched higher in April, turnaround ahead?

The confidence index posted its first increase after the sharp drop in February The consumer confidence index is a valuable indicator for economies, such as Mexico, in which private consumption…


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