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Weekly Roundup: Steel Stocks Saw Their Fortunes Reverse

Last week was mixed for steel stocks—they followed different trajectories. With gains of 6.6%, AK Steel (AKS) was the biggest gainer.

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OPEC's Meeting and US Supplies Could Impact Crude Oil Prices

January WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil futures (UWT) (UCO) contracts rose 2.5% to $56.71 per barrel on November 17, 2017.

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Why Best Buy’s Fiscal 3Q18 Results Disappointed Investors

Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy (BBY) disappointed investors with lower-than-expected revenue in fiscal 3Q18 and its fiscal 4Q18 guidance.

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Mixed on November 20

On November 20, the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.28% and closed the day at 3,392.40. The SPDR S&P China (GXC) fell 0.16% on November 17.

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Copper Prices Recover Slightly on Mixed Macro Indicators

Recently, Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) hit a 52-week low, falling to $16 per share on intraday trading. Incidentally, copper prices also hit a six-year low around the same time.

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Inventory and Weather: Key Catalysts for Natural Gas Prices

Natural gas prices fell by 0.84% and settled at $2.84 per MMBtu on Tuesday, July 14. Natural gas prices fell due to the consensus of rising natural gas stocks.

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Midstream and Upstream MLP Gainers and Losers on July 14

MPLX LP (MPLX) was the top gainer among midstream MLPs at the end of trading on Tuesday, July 14. It rose 3.37% yesterday.

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How Long Will Oversupply Concerns Rule the Crude Oil Market?

NYMEX-traded WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil futures contracts for August delivery rose by 1.10% and settled at $53.04 per barrel on July 14, 2015.

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eBay's 2Q15 Earnings: What to Watch, What to Expect

Although the dollar has appreciated for most of 2015, it has fallen about 5% in the last quarter. Currency headwinds for eBay could be less intense as the dollar weakens slightly. eBay is expected to release its earnings on Thursday, July 16.

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What to Expect When Under Armour Releases Its 2Q15 Earnings

Under Armour clocked revenue growth of 25% in 1Q15, with sales coming in at $805 million. The number two sportswear company in the US has beaten estimates in its last 25 quarters.

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ACE Buys Chubb in an Insurance Megamerger

The $28 billion Chubb merger with ACE Limited should result in the second-largest property and casualty insurer in the US by market cap.

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Key Updates Before Domino's 2Q15 Earnings Announcement

Domino’s transformation started in 2010, when the company reformulated its pizza recipe to win back its customers. Five years later, the company continues to perform well above its peers.

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US Equities Remain Flat on Mixed Signals

US equities fell 0.01% in the week ended July 10. Markets remained flat amid the Greek referendum, the IMF’s cut in the forecast of global growth, the expansion of the US service sector, and a higher trade deficit.

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What's Impacting Coal? Iran? Natural Gas? Electricity?

Natural gas inventory has risen over the past few weeks since the injection season has started. If inventory is higher than expected, it indicates a higher-than-expected supply, which pressures natural gas prices. A fall in natural gas prices hurts coal producers.

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Financials Underperformed Last Week on Global Woes

REITs outperformed, surging 1.54% last week while banks underperformed and lost 0.84% in value.

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Analyzing XLF: A Key Subsector for Investors

Launched in December 1998, the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) is an ETF that’s comprised of roughly 90 securities with $18.1 billion in assets.

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Uncertainty Intensifies over Federal Reserve Policy Action

The FOMC meeting minutes give you an idea of what policymakers are thinking—not just about monetary policy, but also about the state of the economy.

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E-Commerce Updates from Google, Amazon, Alibaba, and More

Google is testing changes to its Product Listing Ads, comparing a product’s price with its average online price. Now, shoppers can start their e-commerce transactions on Google.

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How Long Will Consumption Boost Natural Gas Prices?

August natural gas futures rose for the third consecutive day. Natural gas prices rose by 3.24% and closed at $2.86 per MMBtu on July 13, 2015.

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Key Analysis: Why Have Chinese Stocks Fallen since June 2015?

Since June 2015, stock markets in China have seen a downward spiral. This was due to concerns over the longevity of the stimulus.

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US Rigs Rise for Third Time in a Row in Week Ending July 10

There were 863 active oil and gas rigs in the US in the week ending July 10, 2015, which is one more than in the previous week.

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OPEC and Iran Play a Crucial Role in Extending the Crude Oil Glut

August WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil futures contracts fell for the second day. Prices fell by 1.02% and closed at $52.20 per barrel on July 13, 2015.

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Midstream and Upstream MLP Gainers and Losers on Monday, July 13

MarkWest Energy Partners (MWE) was the top gainer among midstream MLPs at the end of trading on Monday, July 13. Yesterday, it rose 13.96%.

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Sprint Network Strategy and Promotions

Sprint’s recently launched All-In Wireless plan includes monthly phone lease payments and subscription charges for unlimited voice, data, and text services on the home network.

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