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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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Are Commodities a Boon or a Bane for Brazil?

    Brazil (EWZ) is rich in commodities. It’s among the top producers and exporters of iron ore, crude petroleum, soybeans, sugar, and meat.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Earnings Report

    Why Investors Shouldn’t Fret over MT’s Negative Free Cash Flow

    In this article, we’ll look at ArcelorMittal’s 1Q17 cash flow and leverage positions. As of the end of 1Q17, ArcelorMittal had net debt of $12.1 billion.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Falling Commodity Prices Impact Brazil’s Trade Balance

    Commodity-rich Brazil happens to be one of the important emerging markets (EEM) of the world. However, declining commodity prices are impacting Brazil’s exports.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    US Steel Demand: The Latest Indicators

    Steel demand is a key driver of steel companies’ performances, and the construction sector accounts for almost 40% of US steel demand.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Cliffs Natural Resources: How US Steel Demand Is Progressing

    Since US steel demand is the major driver behind steel companies’ volumes and prices, it’s important to track the data for Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF).

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Brazil’s Inflation Continues to Soar While Growth Is Stagnant

    Brazil (EWZ) is in a state popularly known as “stagflation.” The economy is characterized by low growth, high unemployment levels, and a rising inflation rate.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Fund Managers

    George Soros Is Bearish on Brazil, Russia, and Asian Currencies

    George Soros sees Russia in a weak position. He believes that it has enough reserves to last a couple of years. It might see a lot of debt coming due in 2017.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Cannabis

    Tilray’s Q4 Earnings Force Analysts to Cut Its Target Price

    Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY) reported dismal results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 on Tuesday. The losses widened in the fourth quarter.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Cannabis

    What Do Analysts Recommend for Green Growth Brands?

    After Green Growth Brands reported its earnings, Eight Capital downgraded the stock from “buy” to “sell.” Currently, three analysts follow the company.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Cannabis

    Analyzing GW Pharmaceuticals’ Q4 Earnings and Outlook

    On Tuesday, GW Pharmaceuticals reported its fourth-quarter earnings after the market closed. For the quarter, the company reported revenue of $109.1 million.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Cannabis

    Green Growth Brands Reported Mixed Q2 Performance

    On Monday, Green Growth Brands reported its earnings results for the second quarter of fiscal 2020. The company reported revenues of $21.1 million.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Cannabis

    What to Expect from Green Growth Brands’ Q2 Earnings?

    Green Growth Brands will likely report its results for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 on February 24. Analysts expect the company’s revenue to rise sequentially.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Cannabis

    Green Growth Brands: Analysts’ Ratings and Target Price

    Analysts expect Green Growth to become profitable in fiscal 2021. In fiscal 2020, they expect the company to report a negative EBITDA of $80.2 million.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Cannabis

    Why Cannabis Stocks Are Falling Today

    Weakness in cannabis stocks continued today, the fourth day of decline. The US equity market fell today due to the growing tension between the US and Iran.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Cannabis

    Key Takeaways from MedMen’s First-Quarter Earnings

    Cannabis retailer MedMen (MMNFF)(MMEN) reported its first quarter of fiscal 2020 earnings results yesterday. Here’s what you need to know.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Cannabis

    Green Growth Brands: Q1 2020 Results Are Out

    For the first quarter of 2020 ending in September, Green Growth Brands reported revenues of $12.7 million—an increase of 77% sequentially.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Cannabis

    Green Growth Brands: Revenues Rose 29% in Q4

    On Wednesday, Green Growth reported its fourth-quarter earnings after the market closed. The company reported revenues of $7.2 million.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Basic Materials

    Kinross Gold’s Power Plant Acquisition in Brazil to Add Value

    Along with releasing its 2017 results, Kinross Gold (KGC) also announced an acquisition of two hydroelectric power plants in Brazil from a subsidiary of Gerdau (GGB).

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Basic Materials

    Oil Country Tubular Goods Imports Rise Steeply: Effect on Steel

    Looking at July imports data, HRC (hot rolled coil) imports fell ~27.0% year-over-year. However, imports rose on a monthly basis.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    US Steel Demand Indicators Offer Mixed Signals

    Steel demand is a key driver of steel companies’ performances, and the construction sector accounts for almost 40% of US steel demand.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Rising Commodity Prices Help Brazil Recover?

    Brazil (EWZ) is expected to see a reversal of the downward trend in its economic growth in 2017, mostly with the help of rising commodity prices and improvements in exports.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How China Could Affect the Steel Industry’s 4Q16 Outlook

    Because China is the world’s largest steel consumer, it’s important for investors in companies such as U.S. Steel, ArcelorMittal, POSCO, and Gerdau to keep track of the Chinese steel industry.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    What Do Leading Indicators Tell Us about US Steel Demand?

    The construction sector is the leading steel consumer in the US. It accounts for ~40% of the total steel demand.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    How Brazil and Mining Added Flavor to ArcelorMittal’s 2Q Performance

    In 2Q16, ArcelorMittal’s Mining segment generated an EBITDA of $163 million as compared to $98 million in the sequential quarter.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    How Do US Steel Demand Indicators Look in July?

    Housing starts in the US rose by 4.8% to a SAAR (seasonally adjusted annual rate) of 1.2 million units in June 2016.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why China Is Churning Out More Steel This Year

    China produced 70.5 million metric tons of steel products in May 2016, according to data released by China’s National Bureau of Statistics.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will the Brazilian Real Trade Lower in 2016?

    The Brazilian real weakened to record lows against the US dollar in 2015. Depressed debt ratings by credit rating agencies also weighed on the sentiment.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Portfolio Composition of SLANX through November 2015

    SLANX’s assets were invested across 50 holdings as of September 2015, and it was managing assets worth $213.7 million as of November’s end.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    No Early Respite for US Steel Producers as Prices Tank Globally

    Chinese steel prices have continued to slide in November. Chinese steel mills lost $35 per ton on average in 3Q15.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Chinese Steel Demand Indicators Have Faltered

    If you’re an investor in any of the steel companies (XME), you should explore how the Chinese (FXI) steel demand is playing out.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Deutsche Latin America Equity Fund Class A (SLANX): Portfolio Overview

    The Deutsche Latin America Equity Fund Class A seeks long-term growth by focusing on bottom-up research, growth-orientation, and regional theme analysis.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    ArcelorMittal Has Major Upcoming Debt Maturities

    ArcelorMittal has a steep debt repayment schedule for the next three years and could face refinancing risk if steel market conditions continue to worsen.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Nucor’s Potential Long-Term Performance Drivers

    Nucor is a market leader in the construction industry, particularly in rebar. In 2015, it will raise automotive shipments by 20%, a key long-term driver.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Brazilian Real Falls after Credit Rating Downgrade

    The Brazilian real underwent massive depreciation of 1.89% against the US dollar on September 10 after the country’s credit rating went from “investment-grade” to “junk” status the night before.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Brazilian Real Is Trading near 12-Year Lows

    The Brazilian real fell by 0.88% against the US dollar on August 28, 2015. GDP data for the second quarter confirmed a contraction in the economy.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Do US Steel Demand Indicators Still Matter?

    Strong steel demand indicators in the US market have helped steel companies’ shipments in 2Q15.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Strong Exports Help ArcelorMittal Tide Over a Slowdown in Brazil

    Brazil (EWZ) accounts for ~12% of ArcelorMittal’s (MT) revenues. ArcelorMittal also uses Brazil as an export hub.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    U.S. Steel Posts Positive Cash Flow in 2Q15 despite Loss

    Operating cash flow is generated by a company’s core operations. In the last two quarters, U.S. Steel has reined in its working capital and posted a positive operating cash flow.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    ArcelorMittal Reports Flat Profits in 2Q15: A Challenging Market

    ArcelorMittal’s 2Q15 steel shipments increased 3.4% year-over-year. However, its revenues declined more than 18% over this period.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Alcoa to Benefit as Architectural Billings Index Hits 8-Year High

    An increase in architectural billings means more buildings are expected to go up. Higher construction activity leads to higher demand for aluminum .products.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How the US Steel Industry Looks under the Current Scenario

    The steel industry’s fundamentals have been weak, led largely by massive global overcapacity and the deep capex cuts announced by energy companies.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Building Sales Increase for the First Time since 2013

    This is the first time since December 2013 that building sales have increased on an annual basis. In April, China’s building sales contracted to -3.1% YoY.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Global Steel Production Increased 0.6% in February

    A low capacity utilization rate increases competition between existing industry players. This pressures steel prices as producers try to increase sales.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Global Steel Indicators Decline As China Slumps

    Steel production in the United States has declined this year. Through March 7, 2015, steel production is down 3.4% over the same period in 2014.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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