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Peter Barnes

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  • Boston City
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Boston Properties among REITs: Kind of a Big Deal

    Boston Properties is a Boston-based REIT that completed its initial public offering in 1997 and is now the largest publicly traded office REIT in the US.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Financials

    Wells Fargo Isn’t Out of the Woods

    Wells Fargo discovered that employees in its wholesale unit altered information related to customers’ records without the company’s knowledge.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Financials Recover Next Week?

    Broader markets posted a sharp drop and the financial sector saw more losses. The S&P 500 financial index fell 5.80% and closed at 458.95.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AIMCO Reported Highest Funds from Operations in 2014

    AIMCO’s (AIV) funds from operations have increased consistently over the past five years, from $177 million in fiscal 2010 to $301.8 million in fiscal 2014. That’s the highest FFO in seven years.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What the Rise in Commercial Construction Spending Means to REITs

    The total private commercial construction spending increased year-over-year by 12.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $696 billion in July.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Earnings Report

    Will Simon Property Group Repeat Its Stellar 3Q15 Performance?

    Simon Property Group’s healthy revenue growth in 3Q15 was primarily driven by the rise in total sales per square foot and the base minimum rent.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Easing Bank Rules: Negative in the Long Term?

    Fitch Ratings says that easing the Dodd-Frank Act for smaller and custodial banks could be negative for some banks’ credit profiles in the long term.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Financials Overview for the Week of June 26–30, 2017

    Major banking stocks rose after the Fed approved huge payout plans. Wells Fargo (WFC) rose 2.7% and Citigroup (C) rose 2.8%.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Interest Rates Affect REIT Valuations

    The most common way of calculating the relative value of a REIT such as Simon Property Group (SPG) is the price-to-FFO (funds from operations) multiple.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads///C STRATEGY
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How UDR Plans to Increase Shareholder Returns

    UDR’s (UDR) principal business strategy is to maximize the economic returns of its apartment communities to provide higher shareholder returns and value.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Highwoods Properties’ Falling Funds from Operations Payout Ratio

    Highwoods Properties’ (HIW) FFO (funds from operations) increased to $2.90 per share in 2014, compared with $2.81 per share in 2013.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Housing Affordability Is a Growing Concern in the US

    With the rise in property prices, housing affordability has become a growing concern in many markets of the country. High housing prices force people to the suburbs and rural towns to find affordable housing.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    UDR Recorded the Highest Funds from Operations in 2014

    UDR’s funds from operations rose from $192.8 million in 2010 to $415.4 million in 2014—the highest FFO recorded by the company during the past decade.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Alexandria’s Geographic Coverage

    Alexandria’s geographic coverage spans markets such as Greater Boston, San Francisco, New York City, San Diego, Seattle, and Maryland.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads///C P FFO
    Company & Industry Overviews

    BioMed Realty Is Trading at a Discount Compared to Peers—For Now

    A close look at BioMed Realty’s TTM price-to-FFO ratio shows that the company is in line with its historical valuation. Its current ratio is ~16.3x.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// Returns
    Company & Industry Overviews

    US Banks Are Optimistic about the New Tax Plan

    Despite the $32.9-billion hit the top five banks took in their fourth-quarter earnings, US banks (XLF) are generally very positive about the new tax plan.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Are Lennar’s Higher Margins Unsustainable?

    Buyers are reluctant to pay higher prices, and builders have to offer incentives, which reduces margins. Lennar’s higher margins will not be sustainable.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Douglas Emmett’s Leverage: A Tale of Dependence, or of Improvement?

    At the end of fiscal 2014, Douglas Emmett’s consolidated debt was $3.4 billion, up by 6% over 2013. Since 2015, its total debt has seen moderate declines.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Funding BioMed Realty’s Acquisitions?

    At the end of 2014, BioMed Realty’s consolidated debt was $2.7 billion. Its total debt rose from $1.5 billion in 2010 to $3 billion as of September 2015.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Does D.R. Horton’s EBITDA Margin Say?

    D.R. Horton’s EBITDA margin was at 10.1% as on March 2015, much better compared to 2.3% for fiscal 2011.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// ETF
    Financials

    ETF Inflows Rebounded despite Rising Geopolitical Concerns

    The latest economic data and renewed geopolitical concerns failed to thwart ETF inflows last week.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// ETF Inflows
    Company & Industry Overviews

    ETF Inflows Moderated Last Week

    According to FactSet, $3.7 billion worth of inflows were added in the ETF last week, which takes the year-to-date total to $388.2 billion.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads///C ETF
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investing in Columbia Property Trust through ETFs

    CXP is a mid-sized stock on the NYSE, with a market capitalization of $3 billion. Consequently, it sees allocation in some REIT-specific ETFs.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Have REITs Evolved over the Years?

    After a slow start, the REIT industry expanded rapidly especially during the period from 1965 to 1975. Initially, mortgage REITs dominated the industry.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why you should invest in homebuilder ETFs like XHB and ITB

    ETFs present another investment avenue. Apart from pure homebuilder ETFs, there are many other ETFs that offer exposure to homebuilders.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    An Informative Glance at Macerich’s Top Tenants

    Macerich’s centers derived approximately 74% of their total rent for fiscal 2014 from mall stores and freestanding stores under 10,000 square feet.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Simon Property Group’s Key Business Segments

    Simon Property is the only REIT in the S&P 100 Index and has heavy asset concentration on the US east coast and in the central US.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Zoning Regulations Impact City Development

    Zoning is the way that governments supervise land development and the kinds of uses each individual property may be directed toward for the public interest.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why REITs Witnessed Free Fall in 2015

    Most REIT stocks have experienced a free fall in 2015 after stupendous growth during the past five years. The free fall came as investors avoided REITs due to concerns of higher interest rates.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Healthcare

    The IBB Biotechnology ETF: The Drugs You Need?

    The iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF (IBB) aims to track the investment results of the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index, which comprises NASDAQ-listed biotechnology and pharmaceuticals companies.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How to Invest in Equity Residential through ETFs

    ETFs allow investors to build a portfolio that meets specific asset allocation needs. Investors can obtain portfolio diversification across a number of asset classes.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investing in Lennar through Homebuilder ETFs

    Lennar sees allocation in major sector-specific homebuilder ETFs such as the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB). XHB has a 3.36% stake in Lennar.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    US Stocks Bolstered by Financials amid Tax Cut Hopes

    US stocks are rising due to hopes that the Trump Administration will complete a tax deal in the near future that will substantially benefit corporates.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// Market size
    Tech & Comm Services

    HACK: The World’s First Cybersecurity ETF

    The ETFMG Prime Cyber Security ETF (HACK) is an ETF (exchange-traded fund) that tracks the price and yield performance of the Prime Cyber Defense Index.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads///Chart  ETF
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How to Invest in General Growth Properties through ETFs

    General Growth Properties has a market cap of $22.1 billion, is part of S&P 500 index, and sees allocation in the major REIT-specific ETFs like ICF.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// etf
    Financials

    BBJP: Second-Fastest ETF to Cross $1 Billion in Assets

    BBJP was the star ETF last week. BBJP is the second-fastest ETF to reach the $1 billion mark after the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD).

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads///C ETF
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investing in American Campus Communities through ETFs

    ETFs are a convenient, easy way to diversify your portfolio. In this article, we’ll look at how sector-specific and sector-agnostic ETFs invest in American Campus Communities (ACC) stock.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads///Chart  Apartment REITs
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Residential Sector: What Investors Should Know

    The residential REIT sector mainly includes apartments and manufactured housing. It’s one of the largest segments in the REIT industry.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads///C ETF
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investing in Camden Property Trust through ETFs

    ETFs are a convenient way for investors to build a portfolio that meets specific asset allocation needs. Camden Property Trust (CPT) sees allocation in most of the REIT-specific ETFs.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads///Chart  ETF
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How to Invest in D.R. Horton through ETFs

    D.R. Horton sees allocation in major homebuilding sector-specific ETFs like the iShares Dow Jones US Home Construction Index Fund (ITB).

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// DWA Technical
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Dorsey Wright Indices: Taking Advantage of Technical Aspects

    With the Dorsey Wright indices, we mentioned the Dividend Achievers (VIG) (DVY) and now this is more of a fundamental factor based suite of products.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads///Chart  Shopping REITs
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Shopping Center REITs Are Sensitive to Economic Cycles

    Shopping center REITs mainly own and operate shopping centers that are smaller than retail malls. They’re mainly driven by higher consumer spending.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads///C MAP
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Essex Property Trust Concentrates Its Portfolio on the West Coast

    Essex Property Trust expects coastal California and Washington to lead the nation in job growth given vibrant technology and life science employment sectors.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads///C BIZ SEGMENTS
    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at American Campus Communities’ Business Segments

    American Campus Communities (ACC) has four segments: wholly-owned properties, on-campus participating properties, development services,
    and property management services.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// Citigroup
    Financials

    Large US Banks’ Earnings Topped Analysts’ Expectations

    JPMorgan Chase (JPM) reported an EPS (earnings per share) of $2.37 in 1Q18—compared to the consensus estimate of $2.28.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Homeowner Vacancy Rate Ticks Upward

    On an annual basis, the homeowner vacancy rate fell by 9.52% in the quarter ended December, down from 2.1% in the last quarter of 2013.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Miscellaneous

    What Fueled the Recent Market Rally?

    A sharp rise in the market (VOO) was driven by economic optimism fueled by a rebound in economic growth, improving corporate earnings, government reform initiatives, and higher liquidity.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads///A Earnings
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Banks’ Trading Revenue Fell Sharply in 3Q17

    So far, banks that reported their 3Q17 earnings showed mixed trends. JPMorgan Chase’s revenue and earnings comfortably beat consensus estimates.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads///C REV
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Assessing Macerich’s Robust Revenue Growth in Fiscal 2014

    Macerich reported a consolidated revenue of $1.1 billion in 2014—a figure up by 7.4% over 2013. In 2013, its revenue growth was a whopping 29.1% over 2012.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Earnings Report

    Why General Growth Properties’ Revenue Declined in 3Q15

    General Growth Properties tenant reimbursement, a major source of income for the company, experienced a drop of 7.3% in 3Q15 to $172.5 million over 3Q14.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads///C COST
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Breakdown of Essex Property Trust’s Cost Structure

    The sharp rise in Essex Property Trust’s costs in 2014 can be attributed to its acquisition of properties following the BRE Properties merger.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// AIG
    Company & Industry Overviews

    AIG Posted a Huge Loss in 4Q17

    AIG (AIG) reported a net loss of $6.66 billion in 4Q17—compared to a loss of $3 billion in 4Q16.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads///C BIZ SEG
    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are EdR’s Key Business Segments?

    EdR (EDR) classifies its business into three segments: collegiate housing leasing, development consulting services, and management services.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Miscellaneous

    How Geopolitical Factors Could Impact Stock Markets

    The S&P 500 Index plunged 4.6% during the first four trading days of February, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the NASDAQ Composite Index dipped 4.7% and 4.0%, respectively.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// MS
    Company & Industry Overviews

    US Banks’ 4Q17 Earnings Hit by New Tax Law

    Morgan Stanley (MS) reported an EPS of $0.84 in 4Q17. Its earnings exclude a one-time $990 million hit resulting from recent changes to the US tax code.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads///C OCCU
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Alexandria: Flying High with Higher Occupancy Levels

    Occupancy rate is the number of units that are rented out to residents by a company in proportion to the total number of units in the building or community.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Fintech Startups Grabbed a Larger Share of US Personal Loans

    The total spending on Visa’s (V) network rose 11% to $2.1 trillion in the second quarter—slightly better than analysts’ estimates of $2.09 trillion.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// BAC
    Financials

    Trading Revenues Boosted Banks’ Second-Quarter Earnings

    The top five US banks’ trading revenues rose 10% in the second quarter to over $20 billion—compared to $18.55 billion in the same period last year.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Financials

    Earnings Growth Drove Financials Last Week

    Even though broader markets remained flat last week, US financials rose due to strong earnings growth from leading banks.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// ETF
    Financials

    ETF Inflows Rose amid a Strong Rally in the Market

    The rise in US stocks to more than a five-month high prompted investors to put money into ETFs. US-listed ETFs added $8.5 billion last week.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// ETFs
    Financials

    ETF Inflows Are Gravitating towards Fixed Income

    According to FactSet data, US-listed ETFs had inflows worth $770 million last week. Now, the year-to-date inflows are $121 billion.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// ETF
    Financials

    Highest ETF Outflows in Three Months

    FactSet data showed that ETFs posted net outflows of $21.6 billion during the week, which pushed the year-to-date inflows down to $129.4 billion.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Financials

    Banks Might Benefit from the Improving Loan-to-Deposit Ratio

    The LDR ratio for the largest US banks—JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, and U.S. Bancorp—rose in the first quarter.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// ETFs
    Financials

    Russell-Indexed Funds Boost US Equity ETFs’ Inflows

    FactSet data showed that US-listed ETFs garnered inflows worth $7.5 billion during the week. Now, the year-to-date inflows are $142.5 billion.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Financials

    US Banks Might Boost Payouts after Clearing the Stress Test

    Big US banks (VFH) have cleared the Fed’s latest stress test. The test measures banks’ ability to withstand an economic crisis.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// ETF
    Financials

    Why Did ETF Flows Pause Last Week?

    After eight weeks of continuous inflows, ETF flows faltered last week despite positive momentum in the markets.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Financials

    Top US Banks Lost Market Share in the Mortgage Industry

    According to the Federal Reserve, consumer credit slowed to an annual growth rate of 2.9% or $9.3 billion in April—compared to 3.8% in March.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Financials

    Jefferies: US Banks’ Exposure to Italy Is Manageable

    According to Jefferies, JPMorgan Chase only had $6.7 billion of exposure to Italy at the end of 2017, while Bank of America had $5.4 billion.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// ETF
    Financials

    ETF Inflows Gained Traction Last Week

    According to FactSet, investors added $3.5 billion to US-listed ETFs last week. Now, the year-to-date inflows are $90.4 billion.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// MS Earnings
    Financials

    Big US Banks Continued to Report Robust Earnings

    Morgan Stanley reported an EPS of $1.45 in 1Q18—compared to expectations of $1.25. Morgan Stanley’s revenue was $11.1 billion.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// ETF
    Financials

    US Equity ETFs Continued to See Sharp Outflows

    The uncertainty created by the US-China trade war continues to impact ETF inflows. Investors withdrew $3 billion out of US-listed ETFs last week.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// Bank fees
    Financials

    US Investment Banks Earned Record Fees in 2017

    The five largest US investment banks garnered more than $15.2 billion in fees from debt capital market activities in 2017.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// Mortgage
    Financials

    Bank of America Fined for Fraudulent ‘Masking’ Scheme

    The New York Attorney General fined Bank of America due to a fraudulent “masking” scheme in the bank’s electronic trading division.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Financials

    Could an Interest Rate Hike Boost Financials This Week?

    US stocks ended lower last week amid political uncertainty. Strong industrial production data didn’t boost the markets.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// ETF
    Financials

    SPY Witnessed Huge Outflows

    The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) was responsible for all of the outflows from US equity. SPY experienced net redemptions of $12.7 billion.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Financials

    US Financials Rallied, Indexes Extended Gains

    US stock markets rallied last week after February’s jobs report was better than expected. Non-farm payrolls rose by 313,000 in February.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// ETF
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Gold ETF Is Making a Comeback

    The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) raked in $610.1 million. SMH also saw substantial inflows of $552.8 million.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// Global growth
    Miscellaneous

    Why Investors Should Monitor Geopolitical Risks

    Localized geopolitical risks like the tension in the Middle East are unlikely to cause substantial damage to the markets in the long run, though they could bolster oil prices in the short term.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Miscellaneous

    North Korea Could Be a Major Political Risk

    While North Korea and South Korea (EWY) have initiated talks recently, North Korea’s nuclear ambitions mean that tensions will always remain in the region despite temporary overtures of peace from both sides.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Miscellaneous

    Can Trade War Spook Stock Markets in 2018?

    The biggest political risk to markets could arise from a trade war that has been playing out ever since Donald Trump came to power.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// ETF
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Huge Dip in ETF Flows for the Week

    After registering the strongest inflows in January, ETFs witnessed huge outflows last week. The YTD inflows have fallen to $51.9 billion.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Investors Need Not Remain Complacent

    The International Monetary Fund expects the US economy to grow 2.7% in 2018 and 2.5% in 2019. The global economy is expected to expand 3.9% in both 2018 and 2019.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Miscellaneous

    How Monetary Tightening Could Affect the Stock Markets

    The ultra-loose monetary policies that have been in vogue for many years have helped jack up prices of all the asset classes.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// ETF
    Company & Industry Overviews

    SPY’s Assets Crossed $300 Billion

    SPY, the world’s largest ETF, continued to receive huge inflows. After adding $7.8 billion the previous week, it added another $6.2 billion last week.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// Returns
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Strong Earnings Propel Stocks into Unchartered Waters

    Last week, US stocks closed the week on a very strong note mainly driven by strong earnings growth. All 11 sectors in SPY reported positive earnings growth.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// ETF
    Company & Industry Overviews

    SPY Was the Big Winner Last Week

    SPY continued to be the big winner of the week with inflows of $7.8 billion. SPY’s total assets under management have reached $292 billion.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// ETF
    Company & Industry Overviews

    ETFs Start 2018 on a Very Strong Note

    ETFs started 2018 on a very promising note. According to FactSet, the total ETF inflows amounted to $5.32 billion for the first week of the year.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can Verizon’s Current Transformation Boost Its Stock in 2018?

    Over the past two years, Verizon has boosted its presence in online advertising, streaming videos, and adjacent wireless markets by acquiring a number of companies.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// ETF
    Company & Industry Overviews

    ETF Inflows Hit Record Highs in 2017

    With the addition of $475 billion, ETF inflows have broken all of the records in 2017. The previous record was $287.5 billion in 2016.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is IBM Ready to Take Off?

    International Business Machines (IBM), a leading enterprise solutions provider, has seen its revenue decline consistently for the past 22 quarters.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    2017 Dogs of the Dow Were Winners in 2016

    The Dow has risen 88.5% since December 2012. Except for Merck (MRK) and Verizon (VZ), the laggards delivered negative returns during that period.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// ETF
    Company & Industry Overviews

    SPY Was the Biggest Winner Last Week

    Last week, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) was the biggest winner with inflows worth $4.63 billion.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    US Financials: More Gains in the Coming Weeks?

    US financial stocks hold a lot of promise going into 2018 due to strong economic growth and the expected rise in interest rates.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// ETF
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Smart Beta ETFs Were the Real Stars Last Week

    Last week, the real stars were smart beta ETFs that saw strong inflows after many weeks. MTUM and USMV added $847.5 million and $829 million.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// ETF
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investors Up Exposure in US Equities amid Rising Markets

    According to Lipper data, US-based stock ETFs (exchange-traded funds) saw inflows worth $9.4 billion last week even as the markets (SPY) continued to see record highs.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// ETF
    Company & Industry Overviews

    ETF Inflows Are near $400 Billion

    ETFs saw another week of record inflows even though the markets fell slightly for the second consecutive week. ETFs added $5.4 billion last week.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    US Banks’ Divergent Approaches to Securities Trading

    Over the years, the largest US banks (XLF) have followed different approaches to their equity and FICC (fixed income, currencies and commodities) trading.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// ETF
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Equities Garnered a Huge Chunk of the Total ETF Inflows

    FactSet data show that $16.2 billion worth of inflows were added in the ETF last week, which takes the YTD (year-to-date) total to $384.3 billion.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    ETF Inflows Set a New Annual Record

    As the broader stock indexes continued to make new highs, ETFs also continued to witness record inflows.

    By Peter Barnes
  • uploads/// WFC
    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Just Happened to Investment Bank Rankings?

    During a press conference last week, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen criticized Wells Fargo (WFC) for its fake account scam.

    By Peter Barnes
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