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.

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.

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.

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.


Dry bulk capacity marches north in January 2013

In the shipping industry, excess capacity has a significant impact on the price of transporting goods. When capacity grows more than demand, prices generally fall as shipping companies try to…

HY Vol Feb 1
Record high yield issuance in January may be too much

The high yield market finish with record issuance in January 2013, though how much is too much? Abundant investor liquidity has continued to attract more issuers to the market. Issuers…

LL Flows Feb 1
Loan inflows continue fueling new loans, but prices will be capped

Leveraged loans inflows continued to be very strong for the 33rd consecutive week. The additional funds continue to add to the abundant liquidity in the sector. With the stock market…

LL Vol Feb 1
Loan issuance remains strong, but prices capped given repricings

January 2013 loan issuance was among the top months on record. Volume was fueled by repricings that are putting downward pressure on loan yields. Due to the repricings, loan prices are higher than…

HSBC's Vietnam PMI 2013-03-11
Vietnam’s manufacturing finally stabilizes but stagnates

As mentioned previously 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…

Vietnam's Decreasing Orders and Buffers 2013-03-10
Vietnamese manufacturing ratios tell a different story than PMI

Purchasing Managers Index, or PMI, is more suited as an operations measure than as a financial measure for returns. This is because PMI is a weighted average of the following…

2013.01.24 - Baker Hughes Rigs
Why natural gas supply hasn’t fallen off with rig counts

Natural gas rigs have continued to drop, however, to date there has not been a meaningful reduction in supply leaving prices near historic lows.

Brasil Unemployment 12 vs 11
Brazil's unemployment hits low, but in line with previous year

While Brazil achieved a historically low unemployment rate in December 2012, the value is in line with December 2011.

Brasil Unemployment by Industry
Brazilian large caps may be better option than small caps

December data showed greatest increases in unemployment came from sectors in which Brazilian small cap ETFs are concentrated

Brasil Unemployment by Metro
Brazil poised for growth as unemployment drops in trade hubs

Most of the drop in Brazilian unemployment occurred in regions focused on industrial production and international trade.

LCDX19 Jan 31
Leveraged loan market's tightening spreads are unsustainable

The leveraged loan market yields continue falling, making some financial professionals uneasy about how sustainable the rally may be. The leveraged loan market is composed of all term loans paying LIBOR…

Flows 1 01.31.2013
Equity fund flows continue higher but international flow still stronger than domestic

With equity markets continuing to trend higher across the globe to start the year, mutual fund flow continues to improve as investors allocate more money to stocks to potentially capture…

Issuance by purpose and refis2
High yield market issuance continues to be driven by refinancings

The vast majority of the issue volume this year has been composed of refinancings, creating a cycle self-fueling cycle

Mex IPM Dec 13 Subs
Mexican manufacturing survey hints at growth despite flat data

Decomposing the elements of the latest Mexican IPM survey shows that managers may be ready to return to growth mode

mex ipm jan
Latest Mexican manufacturing survey shows flat, yet high reading

The latest Mexican IPM survey showed a reading equal to the previous month, but value remains at year high

issue break gap
Gap between new issue and break prices keeps widening

Despite OIDs moving towards premium territory, the break prices keep increasing, widening the gap vs. the issue price

LL 128
Steady inflows maintain strong demand for leveraged loans

Leveraged loans closed another strong week. Continued strong fundamentals remain in place to support a strong market. The leveraged loan market is generally defined as all corporate term loans rated lower…

HY 128
Strong high yield demand closes a strong week for bonds

High yield mutual funds remained positive for the third week in a row. Strong fundamentals have allowed new issues to price at very low yields as fund flows maintain a…

AAPL FA 2 01.28.2013
Apple's declining growth leads to shareholder disappointment

While most companies would be ecstatic about a revenue base that has grown from $65 billion just 3 years ago in 2010, to a forecasted $165 billion for 2013, with…

New Product chart 1 01.28.2013
Plenty of room to grow for ETFs against mutual funds

Not since the introduction of the first S&P 500 index fund by Vanguard in 1976 has there been such a tectonic shift in the asset management industry driven by a…


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