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  • uploads///Moving Average Analysis of the SP  Index
    Fund Managers

    What S&P 500 Index Moving Averages Could Indicate

    The S&P 500 Index is trading 1.2% above its 20-day moving average and 6% above its 100-day moving average.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Industry wise Return of FEZ on November
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Reading Auto Manufacturing’s Outperformance on November 23

    The auto manufacturing industry provided a highest weighted return, at 0.085%, as well as the highest individual return, at 4.2%, on November 23.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Fed
    Fund Managers

    Ray Dalio Says Interest Rate Hikes Could Lead to Bear Market

    Dalio is worried about the long-term economic outlook, and he believes that the strengthening macroeconomic data, specifically wage growth and inflation, could encourage the Fed to continue its aggressive monetary policy.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Global Markets Showing Gradual Improvement
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    These Key Economic Indicators Were Released Last Week

    In this series, we’ll take a look at the global final manufacturing PMIs and services PMIs for March 2017. These indicators help us understand the business condition of an economy.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    What Does the UK Really Have to Gain from Exiting the EU?

    The EU’s light immigration laws allow young talent to work across the EU, but with more immigrants entering the UK, local citizens have less access to jobs.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Will Alphabet Provide a Strong Return in the Near Future
    Fund Managers

    What’s Leon Cooperman’s Largest Position?

    Alphabet reported its 3Q17 earnings on October 26, 2017. The company posted EPS (earnings per share) of $9.57, which beat analysts’ estimates of $8.33.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///CSOD
    Fund Managers

    Goldman Sachs on Cornerstone OnDemand: Estimated Potential Upside of 20%

    Goldman Sachs (GS) believes that Cornerstone OnDemand could provide a cash return of 37% on cash investments in R&D by 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Germany Ifo Business Climate Index in February
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany’s Business Climate Is Improving

    The Ifo Business Climate Index for Germany improved in February 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///UK Manufacturing PMI in April
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    UK’s Manufacturing PMI at 3-Year High: Is Brexit Fear Overdone?

    The United Kingdom Manufacturing PMI hit a three-year high in April 2017. It stood at 57.3 compared to 54.2 in March.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Chinas Industrial Production in May
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Industrial Production Rises: Is Investor Confidence Back?

    On a year-over-year basis, China’s industrial production increased to 6.0% in May 2016. That’s the same pace as April.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Weakening Dollar Index Signaling the End of Earnings Recession
    Fund Managers

    How Will the Fed Affect the Earnings Recovery Environment?

    The dollar index (UUP) rallied about 22% between October 2014 to July 2016.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads/// Year Break Even Inflation Rate Movement with Commodity Prices
    Fund Managers

    Where Will Commodities Head during Trump’s Term?

    Donald Trump’s policies are aimed at strengthening job markets in the United States (VFINX) (IVV).

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Technology Sector on March
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Facebook Stock Is Dragging the Tech Sector Down

    The Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) fell ~2.6% on March 22, 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Corporate Tax Rate of Various Countries
    Fund Managers

    Why Larry Fink Thinks Markets Could See Some Setbacks

    In a recent interview with CNBC, Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock (BLK), shared his views on market movement, the US economy, and the dangerous impact of the lower interest rates.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///US Manufacturing PMI in September
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    September Manufacturing Report: Are US Business Conditions Better?

    The US September manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) report indicated an improvement in US (QQQ) (IWM) business conditions.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Investment Strategy
    Fund Managers

    Why Is Buffett Betting Big on Index Funds?

    Buffett said in his recent interview with CNBC that the passive investment strategy or indexing strategy should work well in any market situation.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///US ADP Employment Change in September
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Key ADP Highlights: 135,000 Jobs in September

    The ADP National Employment Report for September 2017 showed some weaker improvement in private sector employment to 135,000 in September compared to the market’s expectation of 125,000.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Did Markets Respond to April Jobs Data?

    Non-farm payrolls in April showed a marginal improvement compared to March.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Volatility Is Affecting Market Movement

    The CBOE Volatility Index rose 0.6% in March 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Corporate Tax Rate of Various Countries
    Financials

    Bernstein: Tax Reform Is Bullish for the Equity Market

    Tax reform On December 2, 2017, the Senate passed Donald Trump’s tax reform bill, and on December 20, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the bill. Afterwards, the S&P 500 (SPX-INDEX) (SPY) rose to a record high. Richard Bernstein on tax reform In an interview with CNBC, prominent investor Richard Bernstein stated that tax reform could be very helpful for […]

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Bank of America Rallied Strongly Since the US Election
    Fund Managers

    What Goldman Sachs Thinks about Bank of America

    Bank of America (BAC) is currently trading at $25.26. Its 52-week high is $25.80 and 52-week low is $12.05.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Energy Sector in February
    Energy & Utilities

    What Put Pressure on the Energy Sector in February 2018?

    The US energy sector was badly affected by the recent market sell-off in February 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Eurozone GDP Growth Improved in Q
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Does the Rise in Eurozone GDP Indicate a Turning Point?

    According to a Eurostat report, Eurozone fourth quarter economic growth for 2016 expanded to 0.5% as compared to the 0.4% improvement in the previous quarter.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Fund Managers

    Why George Soros Compares Facebook and Google to Casinos

    Billionaire investor George Soros recently shared his views on social media companies Facebook and Google.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in March
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Germany’s ZEW Economic Sentiment Index Is Improving

    Germany’s ZEW economic sentiment index (EWG) was at 12.8 March 2017. In comparison, it stood at 10.4 in February.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Energy sector
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Is Apache Struggling with Its 100-Day Moving Average?

    Apache was trading 11.8% below its 100-day moving average. Since November 27, 2015, the stock has struggled to cross its 100-day moving average.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///USO ETF
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Growing Conflict in the Middle East Pushes Crude Oil to New Lows

    Growing conflict in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the major oil-producing countries of OPEC, has become a threat for crude oil prices.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Year to date Performance of FANG Stocks
    Fund Managers

    Why Marc Faber Thinks These Stocks Are Vulnerable

    Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google returned nearly 388%, 345%, 1,157%, and 217%, respectively, in the last five years.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///As Dollar Index Fell Money Flows To Emerging Markets
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Emerging Market Funds Kept Their Momentum

    In the current market scenario, the global markets (ACWI) (VTI) (VEU) are mainly driven by the monetary stimulus provided by the central banks.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///US Crude Oil Inventories Rose
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Crude Oil Inventories Rose: What It Could Mean for Oil Prices

    According to the EIA’s (Energy Information Administration) report on February 15, 2017, US crude oil inventories rose 9.5 MMbbls (million barrels) in the week ended February 10, 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Indexes Fell Sharply—Is a Trade War with China in the Offing?

    On March 22, 2018, President Trump announced the imposition of retaliatory tariffs on up to $60 billion on China’s imports.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///XLU
    Energy & Utilities

    Utility Sector: Will Investors Continue Their Defensive Positions?

    The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), which tracks the performance of the utility sector, rose 2.7% in November 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    February’s Inflation and Retail Sales: Impact on the Economy

    Key important US indicators released last week are US inflation and US retail sales.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Global Markets Moving in a Positive Direction
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    These Key Economic Indicators Were Released Last Week

    In this series, we’ll take a look at the final US 2Q16 GDP reading, Japan’s retail sales for August, US consumer confidence in September, and US weekly crude oil inventories.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Corporate Tax Rate of Various Countries
    Financials

    Why Buffett Believes US Businesses Aren’t Really Hurting from the US Corporate Tax

    The US economy has been improving gradually, but some businesses in the US have suffered a lot over the years.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///France Manufacturing PMI in November
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will France’s Manufacturing PMI Speed Up Economic Growth?

    According to data provided by Markit Economics, the final Markit France Manufacturing PMI was 51.7 in November 2016 compared to 51.8 in October.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Market rally
    Fund Managers

    Miller: Bond Bear Market to ‘Propel Stocks Significantly Higher’

    Legendary value investor Bill Miller has an optimistic view on the equity market.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Bulls May Be Betting on the Technology Sector

    The technology sector performed strongly in May, helping the S&P 500.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Major US Indexes Making New Highs
    Fund Managers

    Why J.P. Morgan Believes the Market Rally Could Pause

    Various US indexes such as the S&P 500 Index (SPY), the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA), and the NASDAQ Composite have performed well since the US election.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Industry wise Performance Of the FEZ
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Positive Manufacturing Reports Drive the FEZ Up

    The SPDR Euro Stoxx 50 ETF (FEZ) is a US exchange-traded ETF that tracks the performance of the 50 largest companies across the Eurozone.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///US Treasury Yield Curve
    Fund Managers

    Gundlach on Higher Yield: Watching the Copper-to-Gold Ratio

    Billionaire investor and bond guru Jeffrey Gundlach also shared his view on bond yields in an interview with CNBC.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Marc Faber Increased His Position in China

    Marc Faber said in the interview that he is becoming more positive about emerging markets and particularly China, in which he has increased his position.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Indias Growth Story Supported By Its Earnings
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why India Looks Like an Attractive Emerging Market

    Timothy Moe, chief equity strategist for the Asia-Pacific region at Goldman Sachs (GS), believes that the long-term prospects for India are the best among the emerging markets.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Germany’s ZEW Economic Sentiment Index Fell in June 2017

    Germany’s ZEW Economic Sentiment Index (EWG) fell to 18.6 in June 2017, compared to 20.6 in May.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Major US Indexes in April
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the S&P 500 Index Rose Marginally in April 2017

    The S&P 500 Index (SPY) (QQQ) showed marginal improvement in April 2017 as compared to March 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///British Pounds Performance During Various Events
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    British Pound on Downward Slope since Brexit Vote

    Since the British Brexit referendum on June 23, 2016, the British pound (FXB) has been nervous.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Apples XLK
    Fund Managers

    Why Jim Chanos Thinks Apple Is an Ultimate Value Stock

    Jim Chanos said that he is long on Apple (AAPL) because he thinks Apple is a value stock and trading at a cheaper valuation.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Bond versus Equity Which Outperformed When
    Fund Managers

    Equities or Bonds: Which Will Outperform during Trump Presidency?

    On November 9, 2016, the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) fell 4.2% following Donald Trump’s win.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///US Consumer Sentiment Index in October
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Consumer Sentiment at 13-Year High: How Will It Impact Market?

    The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index has risen to 100.7 so far in October 2017 compared to 95.1 in September.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///EWJ Outperformed Other ETFs Since November
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Overall Snapshot of the Market on November 25

    On November 25, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF closed on a flat note ahead of the holiday. It closed at $209.3. The Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF fell by 0.81% on the day.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///How Volatility Is Impacting the Market Movement
    Fund Managers

    Is Jeffrey Gundlach Long on the CBOE Volatility Index?

    In the previous part of this series, we saw that Jeffrey Gundlach bought the put option of the S&P 500 index (SPY) and he expects that the index could fall 3% by the end of 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Earnings Growth of the SP  Index is Improving Gradually
    Fund Managers

    Why Billionaire Jeffrey Gundlach Is Buying S&P 500 Puts

    In an interview with CNBC’s Halftime Report on Tuesday, August 8, billionaire investor Jeffrey Gundlach shared his views.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///US GDP Growth Rate
    Fund Managers

    What Does Jack Bogle Predict for US Real GDP?

    In 4Q16, US (SPY) (QQQ) (IVV) (VFINX) real GDP grew at an annual rate of 1.9% compared to a 3.5% rise in 3Q16.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Dollar Index
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What’s the Outlook for the US Dollar in 2018?

    Overall in 2017, the dollar index fell 9.8%.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Year to date Performance of NXP Semiconductors
    Financials

    Paul Singer Increased His Holdings in NXP Semiconductor in 3Q17  

    Paul Singer, the CEO of Elliott Management, increased his holdings in NXP Semiconductor (NXPI) in 3Q17, according to a recent 13F filing report.

    By Sarah Sands
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    France’s Manufacturing Rose in June: Macron Magic?

    According to data provided by Markit Economics, the final Markit France manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 54.8 in June 2017, compared to 53.8 in May 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Performance of Valeant Pharmaceuticals
    Fund Managers

    How Valeant Position Affected Pershing Square Capital Management

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals is currently trading at $23.05. Its 52-week high is $23.47 and 52-week low is $8.31.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Major US Indexes after One Month of Trump Rally
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will S&P 500 Rally Continue?

    Major US indexes showed positive movement after the announcement of US election results, and this rally has continued throughout the last month.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///UK GDP Growth in Q
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will UK’s 2Q17 Growth Strengthen Investor Sentiment?

    The UK’s 2Q17 economic growth surprised the market with a rise of 0.3% as compared to a 0.2% rise in the first quarter of 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Industry wise Return of FEZ
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Geopolitical Issues Are Affecting the Market: FEZ Falls 1.0%

    The SPDR EURO STOXX 50 ETF (FEZ), which tracks the performances of European equities, fell 1.0% on November 13 and closed at $35.19.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Economic Indicators Investors Should Watch Next Week

    Manufacturing reports are indicative of manufacturing activity, employment in the manufacturing sector, export orders, and production output.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Yum China
    Fund Managers

    Why Druckenmiller Is Optimistic about Chinese Consumer Stocks

    Druckenmiller’s firm bought 710,200 shares of Alibaba (BABA) in 2Q17. The holding accounted for nearly 5.4% of the firm’s portfolio in 2Q17.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Moving Average Analysis Of the FEZ On November th
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    FEZ’s Holdings: 65% Were above the 100-Day Moving Average

    On November 4, 65% of the SPDR Euro Stoxx 50 ETF’s (FEZ) portfolio holdings closed above the 100-day moving average—compared to 62% on November 3.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Can European Indexes Rally in the Current Global Turmoil?

    In the current global scenario, the possibility of further devaluation of the Chinese yuan is a major concern for global equity markets. The Chinese PMI data released on January 31, 2016, indicated a slowdown in the Chinese economy.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Euro is Touching Five Months High Against US Dollar After the Exit Polls Data
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Euro Jumps to 5-Month High after French Exit Polls

    On Sunday, after the announcement of the French Presidential election exit polls, the euro jumped a near five-month high against the US dollar.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Fund Managers

    Larry Fink Says Lower Rates Hampered Savings around the World

    Various central banks in developed nations (EFA) have lowered their key interest rates close to the zero level to revive their economies.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Performance of Barclay Event Driven Index at Different Scenario
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How the Event Driven Index Provided Returns in a Flat Market

    The Barclay Event Driven Index outperformed other indexes in April 2016, providing a return of 2.3%. Year-to-date, the index had returned 2.6% as of April 30.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in August
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did the Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Fall?

    The Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index is at ten in August 2017—compared to 17.5 in July 2017. It didn’t meet the market’s expectation of 15.0.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Shorting Small Cap Stocks Could be Costlier Compared to Large Cap
    Fund Managers

    Will George Soros’s Position in IWM Provide a Strong Return?

    According to the recent 13F filings, Soros Fund Management has increased its position in the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) by 36% in 1Q17 compared to the previous quarter.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Fund Managers

    Inside Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital’s Top Holdings

    Billionaire hedge fund manager David Einhorn is well known for his investment strategy, having advised long and short bets during different market scenarios.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Economic Indicators Investors Should Watch This Week

    If major Eurozone economic indicators improve in the coming months, we could expect those economies to regain some strength.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in March
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Germany’s Economic Sentiment Index Has Fallen

    According to the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), the German ZEW economic sentiment index has fallen to 5.1 in March 2018 from 17.8 in February 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Eurozone Consumer Confidence in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Improved Eurozone Consumer Confidence Boosts Investor Confidence

    According to a report provided by the European Commission, the Eurozone consumer confidence index stood at -1.3 in June, compared to -3.3 in May 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///EEM ETF
    Fund Managers

    Stanley Druckenmiller Exited Position in EEM

    Stanley Druckenmiller also sold his position in the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM).

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is the Eurozone’s Economic Stress Level Increasing?

    In this series, we’ll examine the Eurozone’s economic condition and its accompanying indexes.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Service Sector is the Backbone of the UKs GDP
    Miscellaneous

    Which Sectors in the UK Will the ‘Brexit’ Decision Affect Most?

    The financial sector has contributed heavily to the UK economy. Financial institutions like HSBC and Barclays will face challenges doing business in the EU.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in March
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Index Has Fallen

    According to the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), the Eurozone ZEW economic sentiment index is at 13.4, compared with 29.3 in February 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Valeant
    Fund Managers

    Jim Chanos on Valeant Pharmaceuticals: Is More Pain Ahead?

    Valeant is currently trading at $23.86. On a year-to-date basis, the stock returned -77%.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Materials and Energy Sectors Gain, US Dollar Weakens

    On March 16, the Fed reigned in its projected policy rate for 2016. That same day, XLB gained by 0.84%, and XLE saw a gain of more than 1.7%.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Japan Services PMI in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Japan Services PMI Improved in June 2017

    The Japan Services PMI (EWJ) (DXJ) stood at 53.3 in June 2017 compared to 53.0 in May 2017. It met the market expectation of 53.2.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Dollar Index Has Been Falling Since Start of
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Dollar Index Has Been Falling since Start of 2017

    On a year-to-date basis, the dollar index has fallen nearly 9.5% as of August 2, 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in October
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How the Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Index Looked in October

    According to a report by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), the Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Index fell to 26.7 so far in October compared to 31.7 in September.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///How Volatility Is Impacting the Market Movement
    Fund Managers

    How Bill Ackman Is Taking Shelter from a Potential Market Drop

    Bill Ackman, an activist investor and the CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, shared his views on how geopolitical risk could affect market movement (SPY) in a CNBC report.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Fund Managers

    Gross on Rising US Credit Level: Lehman Brothers, Anyone?

    The rising credit level is a warning sign for the economy, and Gross believes this situation may trigger a crisis like the 2008 global debt crisis.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Materials

    Why Stanley Druckenmiller Dissolved His Position in Barrick Gold

    Druckenmiller has sold the firm’s position in Barrick Gold, which shows that he might have a strong outlook on the equity market.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Yandex
    Financials

    What Goldman Sachs Recommends for Yandex

    Goldman Sachs (GS) believes Yandex (YNDX) will show a strong performance in the near future.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Fund Managers

    Jeffrey Gundlach Advises Investors to Invest in Mortgages

    During a gradual rate hike scenario, Gundlach believes investment in mortgages is the best strategy.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Will Facebook Provide a Strong Return in
    Fund Managers

    Goldman Sachs on Facebook: Annual Sales Growth to Improve 32%

    Goldman Sachs estimated that Facebook’s annual sales growth could improve by 32% from 2016 to 2019.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in July
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Has Been Worsening Gradually

    The iShares MSCI Germany ETF (EWG), which tracks the performance of the German economy, fell 5.2% in June.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///US Non Farm Payrolls in May
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the US Non-Farm Payroll in May Has Many Concerned

    The US May jobs report indicated weak improvement in the US labor market.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Performance of Societe Generale
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Société Générale Fell 5.8% and Became FEZ’s Biggest Loser

    On Friday, January 15, 2016, Société Générale stock fell 5.8%, putting it at the bottom of the SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF (FEZ).

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Performance of the Financial Sector in September
    Financials

    Will the Financial Sector Continue Its Rally Next Month?

    The financial sector has had a strong performance so far in September 2017. The Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF), which tracks the performance of the financial sector, rose nearly 4.4% on a month-to-date basis.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Performance of Short term Duration Bond ETFs
    Fund Managers

    Bill Gross Says These Instruments Have Investment Opportunities

    Gross has suggested some short-term duration investment products since he believes economic growth may not reach the level of investor expectation.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Bridgewater Associates
    Fund Managers

    Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates Increased Its Holdings in EWZ

    Ray Dalio increased his firm’s holdings in the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (EWZ) in 2Q16.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///US Treasury Yields
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analyzing How US Treasury Performed in 2017

    The iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT), which tracks the performance of the US long-term Treasury bond, rose 8.9% in 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Earnings Growth of the SP  Index is Improving Gradually
    Fund Managers

    Jurrien Timmer’s Take on What Will Drive Markets the Most in 2017

    When asked in a recent interview his thoughts about the short-term and medium-term investment story, Jurrien Timmer said that the main issue for the market other than geopolitical risks is its valuation.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///US  Year Treasury Yield Movement
    Fund Managers

    Why Gundlach Believes the Bond Market Is Set Up for a Rally

    Prominent bond investor Jeffrey Gundlach discussed the bond market’s performance and his expectations for the bond market in a recent interview.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Amazon is Outperforming the SP  Index
    Consumer

    Why David Einhorn Is Betting against Amazon

    On a YTD (year-to-date) basis, Amazon has returned nearly 40% as of November 3, 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///crude oil
    Fund Managers

    Leon Cooperman: Crude Oil Could Reach $70 per Barrel Soon

    Leon Cooperman said, “I think the supply-demand outlook is favorable, and we would not be surprised to see oil reaching $70 a barrel.”

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Tesla
    Consumer

    What GS Thinks about How Tesla’s Sales Growth Drives Earnings

    Goldman Sachs estimated that Tesla Motors’ (TSLA) 2017 sales would rise 24%.

    By Sarah Sands
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