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Why Did Kinder Morgan Continue to Fall Last Week?

Kinder Morgan fell 2.7% in the week ending August 18, 2017. The stock fell 5.6% in the week ending August 11, 2017. Kinder Morgan has fallen 10.4% YTD.

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What to Expect from Ulta Beauty’s 2Q17 Results

Ulta Beauty (ULTA) is scheduled to announce its 2Q17 results after the close of financial markets on August 24.

Sector
Pre-Market Report: S&P 500, NASDAQ, and Dow Are Weaker

The S&P 500 started the week ending August 18 on a stronger note. It lost upward momentum as the week progressed. It fell to a five-week low on August 17.

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What Did the Market Suggest about Weatherford on August 18?

In the past year, Weatherford International (WFT) stock fell 32% until August 18, 2017. OIH generated -26% returns during this period.

RECENT RESEARCH

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A key insight into UBS’s ETN products

MLPs (master limited partnerships) represent one component of the energy sector that has performed relatively well amid tanking oil prices.

Omegapositions
Key positions traded by Leon Cooperman's Omega Advisors in 3Q14

Omega Advisors is a New York-based investment advisory firm founded in 1991 by Leon G. Cooperman. In this series, we’ll discuss the main positions traded by the firm in the third quarter of 2014.

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How EIA estimates, oil price, and production are related

The EIA marginally increased its US crude oil production estimate for 2014 to 8.74 MMBbl/d, or 0.03 MMBbl/d higher than its forecast in November.

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Economic Implications Of Oil's Drop

The drop in oil prices is affecting the global equity markets (QWLD). The S&P 500 (SPY) also declined by 3.5%, the worst weekly decline in two years.

Positions
Assessing Point72 Asset Management’s 3Q14 positions

Point72 Asset Management’s portfolio decreased slightly to $13.2 billion in the third quarter—compared to $15.6 billion in the second quarter. The third quarter ended in September.

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Highlights of Maverick Capital's 3Q14 positions

Maverick Capital initiated some new positions and sold some existing positions in 3Q14. The value of its US long portfolio decreased slightly from $6.96 billion in 2Q14 to $6.83 billion in 3Q14.

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US Steel: Industry Indicators Investors Should Track

In this series, we’ll discuss the key steel industry indicators that investors in steel players should watch.

Mortgage Rates
A review of mortgage applications for the week of December 8

Mortgage rates spent most of the summer stuck around 4.25% and only recently acknowledged the strong bond market rally. The pattern of lagging the bond market seems to be continuing.

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Analyzing The December 2014 FOMC Statement And Forecasts

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve ended its September FOMC meeting. It changed its language regarding interest rate normalization going forward.

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An Improving Economy, But Lower Rates. Why The Disconnect?

Improving economic numbers confirm a strengthening economy. The GDP growth rate increased in the last two quarters. GDP grew by 4.6% in 2Q14. It grew by 3.9% in 3Q14.

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Can an award-winning movie explain falling commodity prices?

There’s mistrust in the global commodity markets. From crude oil to met coal and iron ore, producers haven’t cut production. They’re waiting for others to do it first.

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How strategic acquisitions are helping EMC expand in cloud space

Along with its announcement of 3Q14 earnings, EMC also announced the acquisition of Cisco’s stake in VCE.

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Strong activity in Treasuries in the week ended December 12

The demand for long-term Treasuries has gone up, while personal consumption expenditures—a measure of inflation—have stayed below policymakers’ 2% target.

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Market sentiment positive with Frontline's 3Q14 results

Frontline Ltd. (FRO) is engaged mainly in the ownership or operation of oil tankers used to transport crude oil. It’s owned by Norwegian shipping magnate John Fredriksen.

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Highlights of Elliott Management's third quarter 13F

The total value of Elliott Management’s US long portfolio increased to $8.79 billion in 3Q14 from $7.15 billion in 2Q14.

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The New Fixed Income World

Negative real rates boosted the economy. The real interest rate is the nominal interest rate minus the inflation rate. Currently, real interest rates are in the negative territory.

Gainers
Unregulated power companies feel the sting of sliding prices

Entergy Corporation (ETR) was the biggest gainer of the week ending December 12, 2014. It gained 2.2% during the week.

Capacity Utilization
Key Industrial Data For November

Capacity utilization is a good top-down macroeconomic indicator. It helps forecast the labor market, final demand, consumption, and inflation. Capacity utilization was 80.1% in November.

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Key takeaways from EMC's 3Q14 earnings

On October 22, EMC announced its 3Q14 earnings. The company missed profit estimates, but was able to marginally beat revenue expectations.

Retail Sales
November 2014: Key Confidence And Retail Sales Data

At the end of the day, consumers don’t start spending after recessions because they want to. They do it because they have to.

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