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    Earnings Report

    Analyzing the Prospects of Nike’s Geographic Segments

    Most of Nike’s (NKE) incremental revenue was recorded in its North America market, Nike’s largest geographical segment.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Personal Finance Guides

    Why DIA Is the Best Dow Jones ETF Among the Pack

    There are only a few ETFs that track the Dow 30. One of the ETFs in particular is the right choice. Why does the ETF stand out from the others?
    By Rachel Curry
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    Earnings Report

    Where NIKE And Under Armour Win In The Market Share Stakes

    Under Armour’s share of the apparel market rose from 14% to 16%, year-over-year, in the first nine months of 2014.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Decoding the Fall in Crude Tanker Rates

    Since the BDTI (Baltic Dirty Tanker Index) has fallen by 50% from the beginning of the year, crude tanker stock prices have also fallen.

    By Sue Goodridge
  • Financials

    What key PMI indicators mean for stocks and investors

    Last week, the Institute for Supply Management (or ISM) and Markit both released their reports on the Purchasing Managers Index (or PMI). The ISM’s report gave its strongest reading since February.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    How Nike’s 3Q18 Margins and Profitability Trended

    Nike (NKE) reported its first quarterly loss in over 20 years in fiscal 3Q18.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Which Fast Food Restaurants Do Analysts Favor?

    Jack in the Box (JACK) and Restaurant Brands International (QSR) are analysts’ favorites among the companies we’ve reviewed in this series.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Future Growth Driving the Divergence between Freeport and SCCO?

    Southern Copper (SCCO) is aggressively expanding its copper mining operations while Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) is selling its crown copper assets to repay some of its debt.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • Financials

    You should pay particular attention to this valuation metric

    I would pay particular attention to the Shiller P/E Ratio, which is a variation on the Cyclically Adjusted P/E or CAPE. This indicator is worth watching as it has historically correlated with long-term stock market returns.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Rising Stocks: Why It May Not Be Time for the Jitters

    Rising stocks have been buoyed by various factors, including the accommodative monetary policy of the Federal Reserve and robust US corporate earnings.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Nucor Looks to Contract Resets to Further Improve Performance

    Nucor (NUE) expects its 3Q16 performance to improve as compared to 2Q16. The key driver of Nucor’s 3Q16 performance would be the reset of contracts.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    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
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    Consumer

    Japan’s trade deficit with China: Worse for GM than the recall

    This article considers the impact of Japan’s trade dynamics on Japanese automakers like Toyota (TM) versus General Motors (GM) from a macroeconomic perspective.

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
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    What Analysts Recommend for Integrated Energy Stocks

    BP has the most “hold” ratings among the four stocks we’ve discussed in this series.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Lack of Rate Hike in September Leads US Stocks Down

    The US Federal Reserve met on September 16 and 17 in one of the most anticipated monetary policy meetings in recent memory.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Do Analysts Rate Rio Tinto?

    Citigroup (C) upgraded Rio Tinto’s (RIO) rating from “sell” to “neutral” on June 6, 2016. The broker also raised the target price for the stock from 20 pounds to 21 pounds.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Industrial Production Data Disappoint Investors

    Data indicated that industrial production edged down by 0.17% in May. So far, the industrial production index has declined in four out of five months this year.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Shell’s Upstream Portfolio: Is it Poised to Grow?

    Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) produced 3.8 MMboepd in 1Q17 from its worldwide operations, compared to 3.7 MMboepd in 1Q16.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why US Steel Companies Could Benefit from Lag Pricing in 4Q16

    Steel companies such as U.S. Steel (X), Nucor (NUE), and ArcelorMittal (MT) sell their products in the spot market or under contract sales.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Visa Expected to Post Healthy Margins in Fiscal 3Q16

    Visa (V) has maintained its operating margin above 60% over the past few years. The company’s major expenses include personnel, marketing, network and processing, and professional fees.

    By Robert Karr
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Could Lead to Further Upgrades for Cliffs Natural Resources?

    The average target price for CLF is $3.4 compared to its current market price of $4.9. The target price still implies a downside potential of 30%.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s the Forecast for Shell Stock for the Next 7 Days?

    Implied volatility in Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) has fallen 4.9% since July 3, 2017, to the current level of 12.8%.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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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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    Why the housing market impacts consumption and equity investors

    This article considers the importance of investment, including residential investment, in the support of U.S. consumption data and the implications for investors.

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
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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
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    China’s PMI and US Job Additions Push US Stocks Down

    US stocks didn’t have a great start last week. Reports emanating from China drove US markets down sharply, but they rebounded the next day when Microsoft (MSFT) helped them bounce back.

    By David Ashworth
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why COG Is the Second-Best-Performing Upstream Stock Year-to-Date

    In 9M17, Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) reported revenues of ~$1.4 billion, which is ~63.0% higher than its 9M16 revenues of ~$839.0 million.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Miscellaneous

    Economists Disagree with Trump’s Fiscal and Trade Deficit Views

    Donald Trump has been vociferous about cutting taxes. He intends to reduce the current seven tax brackets to three.

    By David Ashworth
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    Consumer

    Why China’s Slowdown Couldn’t Have Come at a Worse Time

    The global economy is closely watching China for fresh signs of a slowdown, which could threaten global growth.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    NASDAQ Soars with Equities, Treasuries Fall Last Week

    US equity markets gained in the week ended April 24, 2015. But the week was all about the NASDAQ, which gained 3.2%.

    By David Ashworth
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    Why US Steelmakers’ Party Might Not Last Long

    Due to trade cases, the US steel industry has turned into a virtual island largely immune to global steel prices—at least in the short term.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Are Navios Maritime Partners’ Distributions Sustainable?

    Navios Maritime Partners LP (NMM) is less sensitive to shipping cycles due to its long-term charters and staged expirations.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Election Over, Market Still Undecided

    We know the nation is politically divided, and now the market is showing us its split personality as well.

    By JP Gravitt
  • Financials

    Europe and China ready to jump-start their economies

    Unconventional stimulus measures from central banks usually end up injecting liquidity in global financial markets. They’re especially relevant to emerging market economies.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Why investor sentiment can show overvaluation in US markets

    While valuation is important, investors should also pay attention to sentiment. The goal is to gauge how – to steal a phrase – “irrationally exuberant” investors have become.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Kocherlakota wants the Fed to be free in its decision making

    Kocherlakota gave a presentation at the annual American Economic Association conference. He was firmly in favor of letting the Fed be free in its decision making.

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    How Did Phillips 66 Stock Perform after Its 1Q18 Earnings?

    On April 27, Phillips 66 opened at $110.8 per share—lower than the previous close of $112.5. Phillips 66 opened lower despite its 1Q18 earnings beat.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Facts on 3M’s 3Q17 Dividend

    On September 12, 3M will pay a dividend of ~$1.18 per share. Investors holding the stock on or before the record date of August 25, 2017, are eligible.

    By Peter Neil
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    Why Energy Could Spell Worry for Wall Street Bulls

    US crude oil (USO) (USL) April futures fell 6.3% between March 2, 2017, and March 9, 2017. The fall in XLE corresponded with weakness in crude oil prices.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Advance retail sales for December 2014 were disappointing

    Markets were disappointed by the weak retail sales report. Estimates for advance retail sales were $442.9 billion in December 2014.

    By David Ashworth
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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
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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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Has Caused the Correction in Transportation Stocks?

    DJTI’s price-to-earnings ratio climbed from 15.7x at the start of 2013 to 20.2x at the end of 2014. This year, transportation stocks (IYT) have taken a hit, leading to multiple contractions.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Crude Oil Futures Hit Multi-Month Highs but S&P 500 Falls

    November US crude oil (DBO)(DWT)(SCO) futures contracts rose 3% to $52.22 per barrel on September 25—the highest level since April 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Which Payment Processor Has the Highest Payouts and Repurchases?

    Payment processors are rewarding their shareholders with 1%–2% dividend yields, largely dependent on operating performance.

    By Robert Karr
  • Consumer

    Must-know: Is income inequality positive or negative for stocks?

    At the heart of the ongoing budget debate is the underlying notion that the less fortunate 60% of Americans should be entitled to a reasonable foundation of social services.

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
  • Financials

    Why corporate bonds reacted to the QE3 exit and GDP surprise

    Bond yields and prices move in opposite directions. Due to the increase in yields last week, returns on investment-grade bonds were negative.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Earnings Report

    A Look At TGP’s Contracts to Gauge its Future Outlook

    Teekay LNG Partners (TGP) has a total fleet of 87 vessels, out of which 27 vessels are newbuilds under construction. The active fleet of 60 vessels consists of 29 LNG carriers, 21 LPG carriers, and eight conventional tankers.

    By Sue Goodridge
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Market Rebound Causes Stretched Valuations

    A market rebound of more than 12% from the depths seen in October has left investor sentiment buoyant.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Technology & Communications

    With consumerism under pressure, will profits follow?

    This series looks at trends in personal consumption data as a component of U..S gross domestic product and considers the implications for both equity and fixed income investors.

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
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    Week 44: Weekly Crude Tanker Industry Update

    In week 44, many of the crude tanker stocks traded in the red. Only Frontline and Navios Maritime Midstream Partners traded in the green.

    By Sue Goodridge
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    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
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    Earnings Report

    What Makes Nucor Optimistic about Its Automotive Shipments?

    Nucor has been increasing its presence in the automotive sector over the last couple of years.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    Will US Crude Oil Prices Surpass $54?

    On January 28, US crude oil hit an intraday high of $53.64. Over the last six trading sessions, US crude oil prices have struggled to surpass the $54 level.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    XOM, CVX, RDS.A, BP: Integrated Energy Stocks Compared to SPY

    In this series, we’ll do a cross-sectional analysis of integrated energy stocks. We’ll examine their moving average crossovers, price forecasts, analyst ratings, and much more.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    July Jobs Report: Strong Numbers amid Trade Tension

    The Department of Labor released the July jobs report on Friday morning. Amid the trade tensions, the July jobs report brought relief.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Financials

    China’s wage inflation: Bad news for corporate profits and banks

    Wage inflation in Chinese manufacturing With an appreciating currency and growing economy, Chinese manufacturers have experienced wage inflation. The cost of Chinese labor is simply becoming more expensive, as the below graph indicates. Private sector wage growth in China was 14% in 2012, while GDP growth is slowing to around 7.5% per annum. Wages are […]

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
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    Energy & Utilities

    What Does the IEA Think about the Oil Market?

    On January 17, US crude oil March futures fell 0.5% and settled at $52.36 per barrel. In the trailing week, US crude oil prices fell 1%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    US Steel Mills Maintain Supply Discipline: Will It Help?

    According to data released by the American Iron and Steel Institute, US steel production fell 4.9% YoY (year-over-year) in the week ended September 24, 2016.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • Financials

    Must-know: Janet Yellen’s take on the Fed’s forward guidance

    Central bankers usually provide markets with indications about their economic projections. They also provide information about their future monetary policy stance. The Fed wants to reduce volatility (VXX) in markets by indicating its monetary policy stance. As a result, rate changes won’t surprise the markets as much.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Driving the Current Uptrend in US Steel Prices?

    Spot steel prices in the US (DIA), especially in the flat-rolled segment, have risen over the last month.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Healthcare

    Allogene Therapeutics Rose 27% on ALLO-501 Trial Data

    Allogene Therapeutics stock fell 4.8% on Wednesday and ended the day at $30.98. At this closing price, the company’s market cap is $3.9 billion.

    By Ambrish Shah
  • Financials

    Must-know: Dividends as a hedge against stock market bubbles

    Dividends pay returns even during market recovery. Major market indices like the S&P 500 (SPY), Dow Jones (DIA) and NASDAQ (QQQ) can be seen surging to record highs during a bubble.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Consumer

    Why consumer confidence in China has declined long-term

    This series explores the implications of China’s gradual transition to a more consumer-oriented economy.

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
  • Financials

    Must-know: Many investors fear stocks—is this good for markets?

    Currently, the S&P 500 is giving year-to-date (or YTD) returns of more than 8%. It posted gains for seven consecutive quarters. The S&P 500 Index (SPY) closed at a new high 34 times in 2014.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Teekay Tankers’ Earnings: How Do They Compare?

    In the first quarter, Teekay Tankers’ EBITDA fell to $80.9 million, from $83.9 million in the previous quarter.

    By Sue Goodridge
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    China’s Economic Data Might Drag Oil Prices

    On December 14, China reported the November industrial output growth at 5.4% on a year-over-year basis—the lowest growth since early 2016.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Materials

    Revisiting the Case: How Does Cleveland-Cliffs Look Now?

    Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) has witnessed a turnaround of sorts in the last four years.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Energy & Utilities

    Gener8 Maritime Partners: Fourth-Best Performer in 2018

    Gener8 Maritime Partners’ YTD returns were -10% as of April 5, 2018. Gener8 Maritime Partners is the fourth-best performer among its peers YTD.

    By Sue Goodridge
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    Personal Finance

    Retirement Investing: Yes, You Can Do It Yourself

    Investing for retirement has its own unique characteristics. Your priorities change, and so should your investing strategies.

    By David Moadel
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    Earnings Report

    How Does Coty’s Valuation Compare to Its Peers’?

    Coty is trading at a higher valuation relative to the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Coty is trading at a forward PE multiple of 30.3x.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Consumer

    Nasdaq Flirts with Down 10%…in October

    So this is painful. Very few were perfectly positioned into this selloff.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Energy & Utilities

    Will Trade Based on Buying Natural Gas and Selling Oil Unwind?

    On December 11, natural gas January futures fell 3% and settled at $4.41 per million British thermal units.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Earnings Report

    Euronav’s Cash Return Policies to Shareholders

    In September 2015, Euronav distributed an interim dividend of $0.62 per share. Euronav has stated that it is committed to distributing 80% of net income.

    By Sue Goodridge
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    Energy & Utilities

    EIA Inventory Data Might Concern Oil Bulls

    In the week ending January 4, US crude oil inventories were 8% higher than their five-year average—the same as the previous week.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Natural Gas Is near a Nine-Month High: What’s Next?

    On November 6, natural gas December futures fell 0.3% from a nine-month high and settled at $3.56 per MMBtu.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Personal Finance

    Stocks versus ETFs: Which Should Investors Choose?

    Every investor faces some tough choices. Should you turn to stocks, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), index funds, mutual funds, or bonds?

    By Aran Davies
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    Energy & Utilities

    Natural Gas Prices: What Could Happen on January 24?

    On January 24, at 5:39 AM EST, natural gas prices have risen 1.7% from the last closing level.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, BP: Which One Is Analysts’ Favorite?

    Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) has received the most “buy” ratings, most likely due to its strategy to cut capex, reduce costs, and divest non-competitive assets.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
  • Financials

    Why China’s trade is good for Apple’s sales in China

    China is becoming a relatively less expensive manufacturing base, although it’s also becoming a source of stronger revenues for companies like Apple.

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
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    Miscellaneous

    US Crude Oil Is 3.1% Away from a Bear Market

    On November 5, US crude oil December futures fell 0.1% and settled at $63.1 per barrel—the lowest closing level since April 6.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Will the Sharp Sell-Off in Europe and China Impact Oil Prices?

    On September 28–October 5, US crude oil November futures rose 1.5% and closed at $74.34 per barrel on October 5.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    The Big Push for Oil this Year

    Between September 14 and 21, US crude oil November futures rose 2.9% and closed at $70.78 per barrel. Let’s take a closer look.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Did Alcoa Just Bail Out Century Aluminum?

    Century Aluminum’s earnings have come under severe pressure because of the steep correction in aluminum prices. The company posted a gross loss in 3Q15.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Sell-Off in US Stocks as US Treasury Yields Soar

    On October 3, US bond yields (BND) soared due to a bond sell-off. The sell-off continued on October 4, though at a slower pace.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Was Energy Sector a Drag for Investors despite Rise in Oil?

    Between April 6 and April 13, 2017, the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) fell 1.9%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
  • Financials

    Overview: High-yield debt market borrowers set new 2014 records

    Despite a holiday-shortened week, issuance volumes for leveraged loans surged by almost 49%, week-over-week, to $21.3 billion.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Strong Economy and a Rate Cut: Can Trump Have It Both Ways?

    Today, President Donald Trump told reporters, “Our country’s doing unbelievably well economically.”

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Oil Traders: Goldman Sachs Expects a Slowdown

    On January 14, US crude oil February futures fell 2.1% and settled at $50.51 per barrel. The Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) fell 0.2%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    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
  • Financials

    Analysis: Why China’s export growth rates are slowing

    China’s export growth declines The below graph reflects an apparent decline in the rate at which Chinese exports and imports have been growing. The red line reflects the rate at which exports exceed imports (trade surplus). Though growth rates in trade declined in the wake of the year 2000’s dot com bubble and the 9/11 […]

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
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    Miscellaneous

    Could Crude Oil Prices Fall to $40 in April 2017?

    OECD commercial crude oil and other liquids inventory days of supply could rise in April, possibly pushing oil prices back near $40.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Will Falling Steel Production in Europe Affect ArcelorMittal?

    The EU saw the biggest decline in steel production in February as compared to other major steel-producing countries.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    Rising Inventories Spread Might Drag Oil Prices

    In the week ending on November 2, US crude oil inventories were 3% above their five-year average.

    By Rabindra Samanta
  • Financials

    Are we seeing the end of Japan’s 30-year investment collapse?

    This series explains why Japan’s investment decline happened and what might happen in the future under “Abenomics.”

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
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    Miscellaneous

    Could Oil Inventories Maintain Their Bullish Momentum?

    Inventory data According to the EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration), US crude oil inventories fell 7.2 MMbbls (million barrels) in the week ended July 21, 2017. The fall was twice the expected fall of 3.3 MMbbls. Bullish inventory data buoyed oil prices by 1.8% on the same day. Inventory spread A rise in surplus crude […]

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Why Most Analysts Are Calling Marathon Petroleum a ‘Buy’

    Marathon Petroleum (MPC) has been rated by 19 Wall Street analysts. Seventeen analysts (or 89%) have rated it as a “buy” so far in May 2017.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Consumer

    Analyzing Coty’s Valuation Multiple after Fiscal 2016 Results

    Coty (COTY) and L’Oréal (LRLCY) are trading at higher valuation multiples relative to the S&P 500 Index (IVV)(SPY)(VOO) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA).

    By Penny Morgan
  • Financials

    The Fed’s take on economic growth as the US dollar appreciates

    The Fed believes persistently low inflation and an appreciating dollar will impact gross domestic product (or GDP) growth in the coming quarters. A higher US dollar makes US goods less competitive in overseas markets.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Earnings Report

    Was Alcoa Smart to Sell Mt. Holly Smelter to Century Aluminum?

    In 2014, Alcoa (AA) sold its stake in the Mt. Holly smelter to Century Aluminum (CENX).

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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