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Could Moderation in US Markets Affect Halliburton in 4Q17?

In this series, we’ll analyze Halliburton’s drivers, balance sheet, free cash flow, and dividend yield.

Asian
Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Strong on December 8

The Shanghai Composite Index fell in the first four days this week and opened lower on December 8. It rose as the day progressed and ended the day higher.

Sector
US Markets Were Mixed on December 7

On December 7, nine out of the S&P 500’s 11 major sectors rose. Strength in the industrials and materials sectors supported the market.

WMT-Stock-1
Will Walmart Maintain Its Growth Momentum in Fiscal 2019?

Walmart is changing fast. It isn’t just a store operator anymore. It’s a key e-commerce player in the US and the world’s largest retailer (XRT).

RECENT RESEARCH

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.

2013.06.02 - US vs UK Nat Gas
The debate about natural gas exports and why you should care (part II)

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 vs UK Nat Gas
The debate about natural gas exports and why you should care (part I)

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.

Ginnie Mae TBA
Ginnie Mae TBA's continue to sell off

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…

2013.06.02 - NGL Prices
NGL prices dip again, leaving major wet gas producers, such as DVN, with worse realizations

NGL prices continued to decline last week, and have declined by roughly 10% since mid-March causing wet gas producers to realize less revenue.

2013.06.02 - Brent Crude ST
Brent crude took a leg down in response to OPEC supply message

Brent crude finished down on the week given OPEC’s decision to maintain output levels in the face of rising supplies from the US and Canada.

2013.06.02 - WTI ST 3
WTI crude oil prices down below $92/barrel on OPEC supply

WTI took a leg down last week along with most crude benchmarks as OPEC decided to keep its output target steady despite rising supplies from the US and Canada.

2013.06.02 - WTI-Brent Crude LT
Spread between WTI crude oil and Brent oil has closed in significantly since YE2012

The WTI-Brent spread remained relatively unchanged last week, but has closed in significantly since year-end 2012.

2013.06.02 - Nat Gas Rig Count
Rigs targeting natural gas remain sharply down since YE2012 despite price rally

Natural gas rig counts remained flat on the week, but are down sharply since the beginning of the year despite a significant price rally.

2013.06.02 - US Oil Rig Count
Higher oil rig counts signal bullish drilling environment

Rising rig counts through the year signal positive producer sentiment about the oil drilling environment.

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