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Wall Street Is Stable, Awaits FOMC Meeting Minutes

On May 23, ten out of 11 major sectors of the S&P 500 closed the day positive—the financials sector and health care sector supported the market’s strength.

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Riding High: Deere Had a Stellar Performance in 2Q17

Deere (DE) announced its fiscal 2Q17 earnings on May 19, 2017, before the market opened. Deere reported EPS of $2.49 and beat analysts’ estimate.

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Campbell Soup: Disappointment in Fiscal 3Q17, Stock Fell

Campbell Soup (CPB) reported lower-than-expected fiscal 3Q17 earnings on May 19, 2017. The adjusted EPS of $0.59 missed Wall Street analysts’ estimate.

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1Q17 Earnings Overview: Why Foot Locker Stock Plunged 17%

Foot Locker (FL) missed Wall Street revenue and earnings estimates. Earnings per share fell 2.2% YoY (year-over-year) to $1.36, falling short of the consensus by two cents.

RECENT RESEARCH

2013.03.28 - Ethane Price
Why ethane stopped trading like crude and started trading like nat gas (part III)

Ethane traditionally had tracked crude oil prices, but has recently sunk to price lows and has started to mirror movements in natural gas. Part III of III.

2013.03.28 - Ethane Price
Why ethane stopped trading like crude and started trading like nat gas (part II)

Ethane traditionally had tracked crude oil prices, but has recently sunk to price lows and has started to mirror movements in natural gas. Part II of III.

2013.03.28 - Ethane vs Crude 2
Why ethane stopped trading like crude and started trading like nat gas (part I)

Ethane traditionally had tracked crude oil prices, but has recently sunk to price lows and has started to mirror movements in natural gas. Part I of III.

2013.03.28 - US Jobless Claims
Jobless claims figures rose more than expectations; bearish signal for the economy

Last week, US initial jobless claims rose more than forecast in a bearish signal for the US economy and therefore oil demand.

2013.03.28 - Natural Gas Inventories
Bullish natural gas inventory figure caused intraday price pop

Natural gas inventories declined more than expected again this week, causing prices to rise midday. However, natural gas closed down on the day due to expectations of warmer weather to come.

World equity 03.28.2013
Foreign stock fund trends are breaking substantially higher

The Investment Company Institute (ICI) is reporting that for the week ending March 20th that World Stock funds, or mutual funds that manage non-U.S. or foreign equities, had another solid…

Total bond 03.28.2013
Taxable bond fund flows snap back… tax free bonds continue to see redemptions

The Investment Company Institute (ICI) has reported that taxable bond fund flows were much stronger in the third week of March than the second and that redemptions in tax-free municipals…

Domestic equity 03.28.2013
Domestic stock funds move substantially higher during the week

The latest survey results from the Investment Company Institute (ICI) around equity fund flows are out; for the week ending March 20th, domestic stock flows had their strongest period in…

Total mutual funds 03.28.2013
Mutual fund flow has its best week in over a month

The Investment Company Institute (ICI) has just produced the results of its weekly fund survey with total mutual funds including stock, bond, and hybrid funds producing the best weekly inflow…

Mexican Manufacturing Sector 2013-03-30
Mexican manufacturing sector sluggish, not enough boost from U.S.

With respect to December 2012, the employment manufacturing sector contracted marginally, though hours worked and wages paid expanded minimally. Manufacturing indices give a sense of the health of a sector,…

2013.03.26 - US Crude Inventories
Crude inventories dropped more than expected, prices rose on the day

Last week crude inventories dropped compared to analysts’ expectations of a build in inventories which resulted in a positive short-term catalyst for crude oil prices.

2013.03.27 - Natural Gas as Percentage of US Power Gen
Higher natural gas prices could cause nat gas to continue to lose market share to coal

Natural gas had gained market share against coal for US power generation for much of 2012, however, lost some of it back when prices increased relative to coal prices.

2013.03.27 - Five Year Real Interest Rate
Continued decline in real interest rates is positive for commodity prices

Real interest rates are at historic lows and have generally trended downward since YE2012, resulting in a positive catalyst for commodity prices.

2013.03.27 - US Crude Inventories
Crude inventories up more than expected, but prices still rose on refinery utilization data

Oil prices moved up on the day on increased refinery runs despite a larger than expected build in crude inventories.

2013.03.27 - China Export Growth YoY
Another strong China export number bullish for oil prices and stocks

China experienced strong export growth in February, which signals growth in the Chinese economy and therefore oil demand.

2013.03.27 - US Industrial Production
US industrial production exceeded expectations in bullish report for economy and oil

A bullish report from the Fed on US Industrial Production was a positive signal for the US economy and therefore oil prices.

2013.03.27 - Propane Prices
Slightly higher propane prices could mute demand and erode distributors’ margins

Propane prices rose last week which theoretically hurts propane distributors by reducing demand. However, this was likely nullified by colder weather last week that drove increased demand for propane by home heating customers and was probably the driver of the price increase.

2013.03.27 - BAML HY Bond Index Yields
Yield on high yield index continues compression, positive for HY energy names needing funds

Lower yields on high yield energy bonds this month were a positive catalyst for high yield names needing debt funding in the near future.

2013.03.27 - WTI-Midland Differential ST
Midland traded above WTI in mid-March, two crudes near par now benefitting Permian producers

Midland crude has closed the spread to WTI since the beginning of the year, and even briefly traded at a slight premium to WTI in mid-March. These price movements are beneficial to Permian-based producers.

Global M&A 03.27.2013
U.S. merger and acquisition activity carrying the load with a decline in Asia

U.S. mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity in February is picking up the slack from inactivity in Asia. European mergers were steady in February as they have been throughout 2013. Total…

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