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.

Cisco's Fiscal 1Q18 Earnings Beat Analyst Estimates

The US-based (SPY) tech (QQQ) heavyweight Cisco (CSCO) announced its fiscal 1Q18 results on November 15 and reported revenue of $12.1 billion.

Walmart Stock Soared 10.9% on Stellar 3Q Results

Walmart (WMT) stock rose 10.9% to $99.62 after the company reported better-than-expected fiscal 3Q18 results on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Several analysts raised their price targets on the stock.

Home Depot Raised 2017 Guidance after Strong 3Q17 Earnings

Home Depot (HD) posted adjusted EPS of $1.87 on revenues of $25.0 billion. Compared to 3Q16, the company’s EPS rose 16.9%, while revenues rose 8.1%.


Week of June 26: Macro Factors Weigh Down Energy Sector

The SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP) was the best performer in the energy sector in terms of year-to-date returns in the week ending June 26.

Oversupply Factors Could Lead to a Fall in Natural Gas Prices

Natural gas futures contracts for August delivery fell by 1.1% on Wednesday. Natural gas prices fell for the third day and settled at $2.69 per MMBtu on July 8.

Junk Bond and Leveraged Loan Issuance Falls, Week Ending July 2

The non-farm payrolls report for June showed that the US economy added 223,000 jobs. This helped equities reduce losses. Wage growth remained tepid.

Analyzing the Crude Oil Market: Prices Continue to Fall

NYMEX-traded WTI crude oil futures fell by 1.29% on July 8. Crude oil prices fell due to an unexpected rise in crude oil stocks in the oversupplied market.

Upstream MLPs Fall as Crude Supplies Continue to Rise

Enable Midstream (ENBL) was the worst performer among midstream MLPs at the end of trading on Wednesday, July 8. It fell 4.92% in a single trading session.

The Ups and Downs of Sprint's 1H15 Performance in Select Markets

According to Sprint, enhancements across spectrum bands contributed positively to the improvement of its network in metro markets in 1H15.

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The June Jobs Report is Decidedly "Meh"

Private payrolls increased by 223,000 in June, while government jobs growth was flat and manufacturing employment barely increased.

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July 2 Week: Crude Oil Takes Beating and Refined Products Are Down

WTI crude oil prices closed 4.5% lower in the week ended July 2 at $56.93 per barrel. Brent fell by ~1.8% to $62.07 per barrel.

Procter & Gamble: Your Guide to the Largest Consumer Staples Firm

The Procter & Gamble Company, or P&G, is the largest household and personal products company in the world. It was established in 1837 by William Procter and James Gamble.

Is Now a Good Time to Invest in Dividend Stocks?

If you had to sum up investing in the US markets after the Great Recession in a few words, you would probably say something like “the quest for yield.”

Key Trends Could Affect Oracle and Qualcomm's Performance in XLK

Oracle is looking to expand its presence in the cloud computing business as well as the SaaS (software-as-a-service) and PaaS (platform-as-a-service) segments.

Steel Industry Midyear Update: Key Investor Takeaways

The steel industry’s fundamentals have been weak, led largely by massive global overcapacity and the deep capex cuts announced by energy companies.

The Tech Sector: How's It Affecting XLK Performance?

In the last five days, amid the recent onset of turmoil, the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK), representing large-cap US technology companies, has been outperforming the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY).

Energy ETFs in July 2 Week: UNG Is Up and USO Is Biggest Loser

In the July 2 week, XLE’s top five holdings fell in the range of 0.85% to 3%, which was quite subdued compared to the losses USO saw during the week.

Supply and Demand Imbalance: Natural Gas Prices Continue to Fall

August natural gas futures contracts trading in NYMEX fell for second day by 1.45% on Tuesday. Natural gas prices closed at $2.71 per MMBtu on July 7, 2015.

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China Stock Market Crash: Could India Be the Next China?

As investors withdraw funds from China, where are they parking their funds? Will the China stock market crash benefit anyone?

Midstream MLPs Rally ahead of the US Crude Oil Inventory Report

Targa Resources Partners was the best performer among midstream MLPs at the end of trading on Tuesday, July 7. It rose 5.54% in a single trading session.

Will Crude Oil Prices Enter into the Bear Market?

August WTI crude oil futures contracts fell slightly by 0.2% and closed at $52.53 per barrel on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Prices fell for the third day.

Best and Worst Performers in XTN for the 5-Day Period Ending July 2

Transportation ETFs lagged the S&P 500 after outperforming the market for three consecutive years from 2012 to 2015.

AIG Stock Rises on Core Business Growth and Risk Reduction in 1H15

As of June 2015, AIG’s stock has appreciated by about 12% over the past six months and by 11% over the last year.


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