The EIA crude inventory report provides data on distillates and gasoline. Analysts expected an increase of 700,000 barrels in crude inventories last week.
It’s important to know the macroeconomic indicators that affect Indian stocks. The macroeconomic indicators will also impact your Indian ETF investment in 2015.
The slide in the unemployment rate is partly due to the workers getting discouraged, that is, getting out of the labor force.
Viking Global Investors started a new position in Avis Budget Group Inc. (CAR). The fund acquired a 5% stake in Avis with over 5.34 million shares.
2014 has been a phenomenal year for the US! As the sun sets on 2014, it’s time to look back and study the year in review.
Fairholme’s portfolio decreased by a whopping $2.1 billion over the last quarter, mainly due to disclosure limits for holdings in Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC).
Last week’s decrease resulted from a fall in both oil and natural gas rigs, which decreased by 17 and 12 in the week, respectively.
If you believe that the stock market could fall, you would buy low beta stocks such as Walmart Stores (WMT) and Pfizer (PFE) to defend yourself.
The ISM PMI looks at a number of business indices, including new orders, production, employment, supplier deliveries, inventory, prices, and backlogs.
The steel industry experienced a roller-coaster ride in 2014. The sector’s fortunes changed several times. However, most steel plays delivered negative returns for investors.
JANA’s share sale also comes a day after Civeo announced that the firm faces a gloomy 2015. The company cut its financial projections due to a steep decline in oil prices.
Activist investment firm Corvex Management recently disclosed a 7.1% stake in REIT American Realty Capital Properties.
EXLP is the largest contract compression provider, with 2.9 million operating horsepower. Of this, ~170,000 operating horsepower was part of its organic growth.
Historically, construction spending has led economies out of recessions. This didn’t happen in the most recent recession, however.
L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (LLL) does business in the aerospace and defense sectors. The company ranks among the world’s top ten defense contractors.
Three power companies had positive returns for the week ended January 2, 2015. Returns for Dynegy (DYN) and Calpine (CPN) stood out in a falling US market.
US power companies distribute a high percentage of their income to shareholders as dividends. Total returns are a better parameter to evaluate the sector’s performance.
Natural gas production is a key metric for investors. It helps determine thermal coal’s short-term outlook. Natural gas is produced throughout the year, but demand is highest during the winter.
How was banking in 2014? We’ll see why Wells Fargo was the best bank in terms of price performance in 2014.
Activist investor Carl Icahn owns a 7.77% stake in Manitowoc and will push it to break into two companies.