CME Group Inc
A Look at the Financials Sector’s Dividend Yield: Part One
Financials and basic materials have dividend yields of 2.5% and 2.4%, respectively.
E*TRADE Financial: What Are Analysts Saying?
Of the 17 analysts that track E*TRADE (ETFC), six gave the stock “buy” ratings, two analysts recommended a “hold,” and nine analysts suggested a “strong buy.”
CME Posts Record 1Q18 Numbers: Volatility across Asset Classes
Today, CME Group reported that it benefitted from heightened volatility in 1Q18.
Analyzing Wall Street’s Views on E*TRADE Financial
E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) is covered by 16 analysts in March 2018, of which nine are suggesting a “strong buy” and two have given “hold” ratings.
What’s behind the Rise in E*TRADE’s Non-Interest Expenses?
E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) incurred total non-interest expenses amounting to $1.47 billion in 2017, which implies an increase of 17% YoY (year-over-year).
E*TRADE’s Views on the Fed Meeting and Expectations
As expected, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 0.25% in March, marking the first increase of 2018.
How Analysts View E*TRADE Financial in February 2018
E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) is covered by 16 analysts in February 2018. Of these analysts, nine suggested a “strong buy” and three gave “hold” ratings on ETFC.
How Analysts View Interactive Brokers after 4Q17 Results
Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) is covered by six analysts in January 2018. One of them has given it a “strong buy,” two are recommending a “strong sell,” and three are suggesting a “hold.”
Another Down Day for Bitcoin: What’s Next?
On Thursday, December 21, bitcoin (GBTC) (ARKW) was trading almost 6% lower than the previous day.
RenMac: Bitcoin Is No Better than Bearer Bonds
If bitcoin is to be more than a bandwagon, it has to have utility as a medium of exchange or store of value.
Analyzing the Dividend Yields of the Cyclical and Defensive Sectors
The S&P 500 (SPY) defensive sectors tend to offer an attractive yield to investors during low-interest environments or when the economy is slowing down.
XLF: How Did Its Subsectors Perform Last Week?
The Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) closed at $22.05 on April 8, falling 2.9% during the week.
TGVAX: What Hurt Its Performance Most in January 2016?
The Thornburg International Value Fund – Class A (TGVAX) has been in existence since May 1998.
CME Returned $1.6 Billion in 2015: What About Dividends?
CME Group (CME) has returned more than $5.6 billion to shareholders in the form of dividends since the variable dividend policy in 2012. In 2015, CME declared dividends of $1.6 billion.
Interest Rate Volumes Fell for CME: Will New Products Help?
CME Group (CME) purchased the Chicago Board of Trade in 2007 to expand its rates business. Since then, near-zero interest rates have led to lower returns for the company.
Were CME’s Energy Trades Helped by WTI?
CME Group (CME) reported a 13% rise in volumes of energy trades for 4Q15 to an average 2.0 million contracts per day compared to the prior year’s quarter.
Intercontinental Exchange Returned $991 Million to Shareholders
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) returned $991 million to shareholders in 2015. This was comprised of approximately $331 million in dividends and $660 million in share repurchases.
Intercontinental Exchange Expanded Transaction Revenue on Rates
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) reported a 4% decline in its transaction and clearing revenue. It totaled $811 million in 4Q15 compared to $844 million in 4Q14.
Intercontinental Exchange Beat 4Q15 Estimates
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) reported its 4Q15 earnings on February 4, 2016. It beat Wall Street analysts’ adjusted EPS estimates of $3.01 with posted EPS of $3.27.
CME Continues to Trade at a Premium on Interest Rates, Energy
CME stock has been historically valued at a premium compared to its peers. The company commands a premium, mainly due to higher volumes in interest rates, foreign exchange, and energy trades.
CME to Benefit from Rising Interest Rates, Strategic Alliances
CME’s profits were primarily driven by energy, interest rates, and foreign exchange products. It reported total revenues of $850 million in 3Q15, up by 12% compared to the prior year’s quarter.
IT the Biggest Sector for the Oppenheimer Main Street Fund
The Oppenheimer Main Street Fund (MSIGX) invests most of its funds in the common stocks of US companies, including Apple, Alphabet, Citigroup, and CME.
Gung-Ho US Employment Scene Catapults SPY on December 4
On December 4, SPY SPXL surged by 1.95% and 5.79%, respectively. The day was very important because it saw the release of the crucial US employment report.
XLF’s Diversified Financial Services Subgroup Rises 2.1%
Diversified financial stocks within the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) rose 2.1% on November 18, 2015.
A Sectoral Holding Analysis of DVY
Weak returns from the utilities and financial sectors, which represent 51% of DVY’s portfolio, have resulted in the fund’s poor performance in the market.
Why Has DVY’s Fund Inflow and Volume Decreased in 2015?
DVY saw a huge drop in its fund flow this year compared to FVD, which resulted in a fund outflow (or negative fund inflow) for DVY. It happens when the redemption of shares is higher than purchases.
How Has DVY Performed in the Market So Far in 2015?
DVY has performed poorly compared to the market. DVY and SPY resulted in a downward trend with an increase in volatility in the market.
The Thornburg International Value Fund – Class A (TGVAX)
The Thornburg International Value Fund – Class A requires a minimum initial investment of $5,000. Investors who wish to add to their accounts must do so in multiples of $100.
Intercontinental Exchange Expanded on Equities and Commodities
Intercontinental Exchange’s 3Q15 profit grew mainly due to growth across its segments and reduced operating expenses.
Wynn Emerged as a Top Gainer; Mining Stocks Made the Top 3
Though the energy sector of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF gained the most on Friday, October 2, 2015, the top gainer of the day was Wynn Resorts.
A Structural Analysis of DVY
The iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY) is a smart beta fund that seeks to generate regular income for its investors.
How Has DVY’s Portfolio Performed?
The top five holdings of the iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY) represent 13% of its total portfolio.
An Analysis of DVY’s Holdings
The iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY) currently holds 100 stocks in its portfolio.
A Comparative Analysis of DVY
The iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY) is majorly invested in the utilities, financials, and consumer staples sectors.
CME Group: Energy Volumes Rose on Q1 Global Oversupply, Volatility
CME Group (CME) reported a 20% rise in its energy volumes for 1Q15 compared to the first quarter of the previous year.
How CME Group’s Electronic Trading Focus Is Improving Performance
Approximately half of CME Group’s (CME) options business is traded electronically with about 40% traded on the flow and the remainder via privately negotiated transactions.
CME Group’s Foreign Exchange Trade: High Growth in March, April
CME (CME) reported foreign exchange volumes of 1.0 million in 1Q15, up from 0.8 million in 1Q14. Foreign exchange volumes contribute almost 7% of the company’s total volumes.
CME Group’s Interest Volumes Rose in 1Q15
CME (CME) reported interest rate volumes of 7.6 million in 1Q15, up from 6.7 million in 1Q14. Interest rate volumes contribute almost 50% of the company’s total volumes.
Intercontinental Exchange Rides on Highly Volatile Energy Markets
As of June 2015, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) stock has appreciated by about 4% over the past six months. It has appreciated 25% over the last year.
Volatility in the Global Derivatives Market Is Positive for ICE
In 1Q15, volatility and volumes fell in the broader market. Volumes fell by 7%, while open interest rose 4% from the beginning of the year.