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Analyzing Deere's Quarterly Dividend before Its Record Date

Deere’s board has declared the regular quarterly dividend that will be paid on its outstanding shares. Deere will be paying a dividend of $0.60 per share.

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Pre-Market Report: Mixed Global Markets, Decreased Risk Appetite

On September 19, 2017, the Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.18% and ended at 3,356.84. The SPDR S&P China ETF (GXC) rose 1.1% and closed at 104.38.

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Is the Bank of England Joining the Hawkish Club?

At its September meeting, the Bank of England left the benchmark interest rates unchanged at 0.25%.

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Marathon Oil Stock Rose Due to Strong Energy Commodities

For the week ending September 15, 2017, Marathon Oil’s (MRO) stock price rose more than 6% from $11.31 to $12.00.

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Massive silver sell-off in bullion market

A heavy sell-off from precious metals traders and jewelers due to sluggish demand led the massive decline of silver last week in the bullion market.

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Chesapeake Energy's 4Q2014 earnings reflect market volatility

Chesapeake Energy reported its 4Q2014 earnings on February 25, 2015. Adjusted net income was $34 million or $0.11 per share, down from $0.27 per share.

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Dollar rises and crude oil declines

On March 6, weekly US commercial crude oil inventories increased by 10.3 MMbbls from the previous week—more than the estimates.

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Gold prices hit 2015 lows—so what's next?

Gold prices are in a deep downward trend since August 2011, down almost 41%. An improving US economy and a stronger dollar led to a decline in gold prices.

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Natural gas prices: What can you expect this week?

Natural gas prices are in a long-term downward trend, driven by estimates of a huge supply outweighing demand from mid-November 2014.

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Investors Are Searching For Yield In Australia

US markets remained relatively quiet last week as yields fell. However, bonds saw a sharp fall in yields as their prices rose.

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Are lower rates helping mortgage originators?

The rally in bonds has been an unexpected gift to cap off what was otherwise a dismal year in mortgage banking.

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Freeport-McMoRan: Investment profile of a leading copper miner

Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) is a leading natural resources company. It’s among the top copper producers and holds the position of largest molybdenum producer.

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Janet Yellen's views on the economy and the Fed's monetary policy

The chair of the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) presents the Humphrey-Hawkins testimony to Congress twice a year, in February and July.

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Glenview Capital's increased stake in Cadence Design Systems

Glenview Capital increased its position in Cadence Design Systems by 3.25 million shares, bringing its position to 17.7 million shares in the company.

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Crude oil prices: How low is low going to get?

WTI crude oil prices closed at $50.76 on March 5, 2015, after testing the lows of February 10 and 20.

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Natural gas prices push upward but for how long?

A bull-bear battle in February 2015 has caused natural gas prices to rise and fall repeatedly. The bull isn’t out of fight yet.

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Gold investor watch: Where are prices heading?

April gold futures contract trading on COMEX (the commodities exchange division of the New York Mercantile Exchange) closed at $1,196.2 per ounce on March 5. Lows were tested on March 3…

Mortgage Delinquencies
Black Knight's December Mortgage Monitor: Why Is It So Important?

In December, 90-day mortgage delinquencies were at 5.64%, which seems low compared to the peak of 10%. But the level before the housing bubble was 4% to 5%.

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Must-know: Factors influencing Macau casinos

Macau’s restriction on using China UnionPay debit cards at casinos to curb illegal money flow could be a factor in February’s drop in gambling revenues.

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KKR: A global investment company with expanding assets and strong performance

KKR is currently managing more than $98 billion for its various clients spread around the globe.

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Lessons Learned From The Bond Market Surprises in 2014

US Treasury yields have stayed low due to soft global growth. Yields have been driven down since the financial crisis due to the Fed’s bond buying program.

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The Freescale–NXP merger: An arbitrageur's take on the deal

The key to the Freescale–NXP merger is the timing. The companies are guiding to a 2H15 close, likely in the fourth quarter.

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Highlights of Renaissance Technologies' 4Q14 positions

Renaissance Technologies’ portfolio increased to $41.42 billion in the fourth quarter, compared to $36.52 billion in the third quarter.

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Debunking The Myth Of An Oil-Driven Market Sell-off

Lower crude oil prices could hurt the growth of oil-rich economies. Russia’s fortunes are heavily linked to oil prices. A slump in oil prices is negative for Russia’s economy.

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