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Costco Tops Fiscal 1Q18 Estimates

Costco Wholesale (COST) reported stronger-than-expected fiscal 1Q18 results, surpassing analysts’ expectations for both sales and EPS (earnings per share).

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Weak on December 15

After a pullback on Thursday, the Shanghai Composite Index opened lower on December 15 and fell to five-week low price levels.

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US Markets Had a Mixed Performance on December 14

The S&P 500 started this week on a stronger note. Despite a strong start, the market lost momentum as the week progressed and fell on Thursday.

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Can Kohl’s Stock Pick Up Some Momentum?

Kohl’s (KSS) stock price has risen 1.8% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis as of December 12.

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Chevron's 4Q 2014 earnings should come with a likely capex cut

Chevron will release its 4Q 2014 earnings on January 30. Revenues for the third quarter were $54.7 billion, missing Wall Street analysts’ estimate of $58 billion.

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Assessing Horseman Capital’s 4Q14 key positions

Horseman Capital covers various equity strategies, and most of its equity portfolio consists of companies with market capital of $5 billion and above.

Greek banks fall 44% this week…and other highly relevant market events!

For all of you who have been hard at work during the day and shoveling snow this week, we are starting a new initiative at Market Realist with a daily market recap.

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Nowhere To Hide? Consider “Semi-Safe” Havens

As growth in Europe nosedived, the European Central Bank resorted to monetary aid.

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Beyond austerity: What change in Greece means for the Eurozone

The Syriza party win ends over four decades of alternating rule by the New Democracy party and the Pasok party.

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Wall Street has decent expectations for Halliburton after 4Q14 earnings

About 78% of Wall Street analysts tracking Halliburton (HAL) rate it a buy, while 22% rate it a hold. None of the analysts recommends a sell.

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Wall Street has decent expectations for Halliburton after 4Q14 earnings

An overview of Halliburton shows the company’s stock price went up 1.8% on January 20, the day of its latest earnings, to $40.69 from the previous day.

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Looking For Profits? Try Mega Caps

Mega caps outperformed small caps in 2014. Choose mega and large caps over small caps.

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Highlights of Luxor Capital Group's 3Q14 holdings

This article discusses some of Luxor Capital Group’s holdings for the third quarter of 2014.

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Crude oil, SPY, and gold ETF must-knows ahead of the FOMC

Crude oil prices increased by ~2%. The commodity was trading at $46.7 per barrels on January 27, 2015, due to the depreciating US dollar.

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Are Investors Lovin' It? McDonald's 4Q14 Earnings

McDonald’s fourth quarter earnings were released on January 23, 2015. It reported an adjusted earnings per share, or EPS, of $1.13. The EPS declined by 19%.

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As US oil rig count nosedives, natural gas production trends up

In the last year, the total US rig count has dropped by 144. Oil rigs decreased by 99, or 7%. Natural gas rigs decreased by 40, or ~11%.

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Market Realist Chronicles: Will European banks start lending?

It will be telling to see if European banks start lending as March 2015 approaches. Or will they prefer to hold safer, higher-yielding foreign securities?

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Crude oil, SPY, and gold ETFs react to Greece's Syriza party win

WTI crude oil started trading higher in the later hours after Greece’s Syriza anti-austerity party won elections. Then, WTI oil closed at $45.15 per barrel.

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Review of D.R. Horton's first quarter 2015 earnings

Beating Wall Street expectations, D.R. Horton reported 1Q15 revenues of $2.3 billion—a 35% year-over-year increase and a sequential decrease of about 7%.

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Swimming With Black Swans: The Volatile Decade Ahead

Market volatility increased recently in most global markets (QWLD). It increased due to fears of a further slowdown in Europe (EZU) and China (FXI).

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An Investor's Must-Know Guide to VF Corporation

Falling cotton and energy prices should provide opportunities for margin expansion for VFC and other apparel makers in the space.

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Navios Maritime Midstream Partners: Company overview and IPO

Since its listing on November 14, 2014, until January 16, 2015, Navios Maritime Midstream Partners recorded a 4.2% increase in its share price.

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Starbucks Brews A Strong Cup Of Quarterly Results

Starbucks reported revenues of $4.8 billion, a 13% increase over $4.2 billion reported in the same quarter last year.

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Brinker International May Report Higher Revenues

Brinker International (EAT) is expected to release its second quarter 2015 earnings on January 28. Year-to-January 16, the stock increased 3.5%.

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