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).

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.

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.

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.


Repricings at issuance indicate a weaker rally in leveraged loans

November has had more loan deals flexed up than flexed down, potentially signalling a slowdown

Riskier issuances on the rise as leveraged loans rally

The share of cov-lite loan issuances has incresed in recent months, signaling a very strong loan market

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Leveraged loan market rally remains strong

Despite the short week, leveraged loan issuances and fund flows remained relatived strong.

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U.S. leveraged loan market rally plows through Thanksgiving

Leveraged loan issuance maintained a decent pace given the short week, with 13 deals pricing

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Increased second lien activity confirms leveraged loan market rally

Second lien loan issuance has accelerated throughout the year, confirming strength in the loan market

HY Market
Bond yields still flat after hitting bottom in August

Bond yields have remained at the all time lows reached in August

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Mexican industrial production strong, but may slow down

Industrial production in Mexico decreased slightly, though the confidence survey remained flat.

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Mexican August industrial production slows down

Mexican production showed a decrease, adding to other economic indicators pointing to a slow down

Tradeoff between explicit and implied fees based on turnover

A high turnover rate in an ETF can cause trading costs that erode away any lower management fee savings

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Vietnam’s manufacturing pauses downward trend

The PMI, or Purchasing Managers Index, is a leading indicator of the health of a country’s manufacturing sector. A number above 50 indicates an expansion and a number below 50…

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Mexican consumer confidence rebound sparks hope

The Mexican consumer confidence survey shows that the economy may be about to rebound

Colombia Credibility of Target
Colombia cheers Central Bank’s decision to keep chief until 2017

The Central Bank’s chairman is a key position that oversees a country’s macroeconomic stability. The world has seen the central role that current U.S. Federal Reserve’s chief, Ben Bernanke, has…

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Mexican leading economic indicators imply a sharp slowdown

Leading Mexican indicators are pointing towards a slowdown despite the positive increase in coincident indicators

Producer prices signal slowdown in Mexican economy

Producer prices in Mexico have decreased in recent months, possibly implying a slowdown

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Drop in Mexican prices signal reversal in growth trend

Mexican inflation decreased slightly in October after a steep series of monthly increases, possibly signifying a slight deceleration in growth

Brazilian Unemployment
Unemployment in Brazil holds steady at historical lows

Unemployment in Brazil has reached historically low levels and further improvement is unlikely

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Leading indicators show Mexican economy may slow down

Mexico’s leading economic indicators signal a potential slow down

Colombia Wage Rise
Lower wage increase expectations in Colombia, though still above inflation

Expectations of wage increases in Colombia have decreased, though levels are still above expected inflation

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High yield market continues strong issuance, though fund flows dwindle

High yield market rally maintains momentum, but fund flows remain weak

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Survey shows Peruvian economy may be slowing down

Country business confidence surveys are useful in gauging the overall entrepreneurial climate of a country. The country’s central bank and/or other trade or economic research organizations in the country usually…


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