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What Drove Whiting Petroleum Stock Lower Last Week

Whiting Petroleum (WLL) stock fell ~11% in the week ended November 17. The stock seems to have seen extended losses from the week before, when it finalized a one-for-four reverse stock split.

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India's Gold Imports Have Fallen: What's Going On?

For India, gold imports have fallen 16% in value to ~$2.9 billion in October 2017 compared to $3.5 billion in the corresponding month last year.

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Foot Locker Is Back: Tops 3Q17 Expectations

Foot Locker (FL) reported its 3Q17 results on November 17, 2017. The results relate to the three-month period ending on October 28, 2017.

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Marathon Oil Continued to Fall: What Can Investors Expect?

For the week ending November 17, 2017, Marathon Oil’s (MRO) stock price fell 3.34% or from $15.62 to $15.05.

RECENT RESEARCH

MBA Mortgage Apps
Mortgage Applications continue to decline

Mortgage applications, as reported by the Mortgage Bankers Association, fell 11.5% for the week ending May 31th as mortgage rates spiked Mortgage applications are primarily interest-rate driven. Applications typically increase…

CoreLogic Home Price Index 1 year
Home Price Appreciation accelerated in April

The CoreLogic index of real estate prices increased 12.1% year-over-year in April, confirming the view that the real estate market bottomed in early 2012. The CoreLogic Home Price Index The…

Pending Home Sales
Pending Home Sales increase in April

Pending home sales is a forward indicator of residential real estate sales The pending home sales index is put out by the National Association of Realtors and tracks the number…

Personal Income
Personal income was flat in April

Personal income is part of the Income and Outlays Report put out by the Bureau of Economic Analysis Personal income is the income received by persons from all sources. This…

ISM PMI
Institute for Supply Management Purchasing Manager's Index disappoints

The Institute for Supply Management Index assesses the state of manufacturing in the United States. The Institute of Supply Management Purchasing Manager’s Index is similar to the other regional PMI…

10 year less Fed Funds
How much steeper can the yield curve get?

The shape of the yield curve matters almost as much as the absolute level of interest rates to financial companies As a general rule, financial companies (banks, REITs) borrow short…

Construction Spending
Construction spending ticks up in April

Construction spending is a major driver of job growth in the U.S. economy The Construction Put in Place Survey is released monthly by the Census Bureau that measures the total…

US High Yield Bond Fund Flows 2013-06-04
High yield bond flows take a U-turn

May closed as the most volatile month so far this year for high yield bond flows. Fund flows are key to understand investor sentiment since they show whether investors are…

US Leveraged Loan Flows 2013-06-04
Leveraged loan fund flows smaller but resilient

Leveraged loan flows remain resilient despite massive outflows in the high yield space. Weekly fund flows gauge where investors are putting their money to work, which means it is one…

US High Yield Bond Market Issuance 2013-06-04
High yield issuance closes May with a nose-dive!

After three relatively strong weeks, issuance fell to the lowest weekly value of the year. Issuance is important as a gauge of the market for two reasons: corporations prefer issuing…

2013.06.02 - CDD
Hotter than normal weather, but nat gas dipped on expectations of future mildness and inventories

Natural gas closed down despite hotter than normal weather last week as inventories were up more than forecast and traders anticipated milder weather.

2013.06.02 - WTI Cushing-Midland
Spread between WTI Midland and Cushing remains tight, positive for W TX names such as CXO and PXD

The spread between Midland and Cushing WTI crudes was unchanged last week. From a longer term perspective, Midland crude had traded significantly below Cushing crude at times, and the spread narrowing and reduction in volatility has been positive for Permian-based producers.

2013.06.02 - HY Index
More weakness in high yield market negative sign for companies that need debt funding

The high yield market took another hit last week, which is negative for non-investment grade energy companies,

Mortgage Rates
Mortgage rates jump over 4%

The recent bond-market sell off bumps up mortgage rates again Mortgage rates are the lifeblood of the housing market, which is why the Fed began conducting quantitative easing (or QE)…

Fannie Mae TBA
Fannie Mae TBA's sell off in sympathy with other bond markets

Mortgage backed securities are the starting point for all mortgage market pricing, and are the investment of choice for mortgage REITs When the Federal Reserve talks about buying mortgage backed…

US Leveraged Loan Market Volumes 2013-06-04
Leveraged loan market seeing tepid conditions

Despite sustained inflows, issuance was half of the amount the previous week, reflecting softer market conditions. Issuance volume is important since strong new loan issuances trigger a repricing of existing…

2013.05.27 - NG vs CHK vs KWK
The debate about natural gas exports and why you should care (part VI)

Currently, one of the most active debates in energy is whether the US should increase exports of natural gas. Market Realist breaks down the arguments for and against nat gas exports and why you should care.

2013.06.02 - Nat Gas Power Gen
The debate about natural gas exports and why you should care (part V)

Currently, one of the most active debates in energy is whether the US should increase exports of natural gas. Market Realist breaks down the arguments for and against nat gas exports and why you should care.

2013.06.02 - US Nat Gas Exports
The debate about natural gas exports and why you should care (part IV)

Currently, one of the most active debates in energy is whether the US should increase exports of natural gas. Market Realist breaks down the arguments for and against nat gas exports and why you should care.

2013.06.02 - DOE Apps
The debate about natural gas exports and why you should care (part III)

Currently, one of the most active debates in energy is whether the US should increase exports of natural gas. Market Realist breaks down the arguments for and against nat gas exports and why you should care.

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