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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Structural Hurdles Could Thwart US Economic Progress

    The American economy is facing major structural issues that have the potential to thwart economic progress. The most important hurdle facing the US economy is an aging population.

    By Rick Rieder
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    Earnings Report

    Why TJX Companies Might Post Tepid Earnings Growth in 2Q16

    TJX Companies (TJX) will announce its results for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 on August 18. The second quarter ended on August 1, 2015.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Labor Market Slack Impacts Prices and Wages

    If the unemployment gap is declining and the participation gap is rising, it could be due to an increase in labor market slack.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Earnings Report

    Will PepsiCo’s Margins Continue to Improve in 2Q15?

    PepsiCo’s margins have improved in a volatile macro environment helped by tight cost controls and higher net pricing.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Mergers and Marketing Efforts Pressure MasterCard’s Margins

    MasterCard’s rebates and incentives rose by 18% to $1.0 billion in 1Q16—higher than expected, mainly due to the timing of some deals and acquisitions.

    By Robert Karr
  • Real Estate

    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
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why smaller oil and gas firms are foraying into high yield debt

    High yield debt markets saw $6 billion worth of new supply issued across 12 transactions in the week ending October 24.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Fund Managers

    ValueAct Capital Ups Its Stake in Allison Transmission Holding

    Allison Transmission Holding and its subsidiaries design and manufacture commercial and defense fully automatic transmissions.

    By Diana Key
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Much Has Colgate-Palmolive Increased Its Dividend?

    Colgate-Palmolive (CL) has a market capitalization of $60.9 billion. CL rose by 0.37% to close at $68.23 per share as of March 10, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Amgen Continues to Control Operating Expenses in 3Q15

    In 3Q15, Amgen recorded total operating expenses of ~$3.4 billion. This fall in expenses enabled the company to report a net profit margin of ~36.4%.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Fund Managers

    JANA sells stake in Equinix

    JANA Partners sold a significant stake in Equinix (EQIX) during the fourth quarter. The position accounted for 3.38% of the fund’s third-quarter portfolio.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Consumer Sentiment Is down in March after 11-Year High

    The Consumer Sentiment Index for March 2015 declined to 93 from 95.4 in the month of February due to slightly higher gas prices and bad weather.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Miscellaneous

    Are Activist Investors Eyeing Time Warner?

    On January 7, 2016, the New York Post reported that activist shareholder Corvex Management could be building up its stake in Time Warner.

    By Shirley Pelts
  • Energy & Utilities

    Part 6: Mid Cap Growth MLP, Mark West Energy Partners—overbought?

    MLP’s—have retail investors gone too far? The below graph of Mark West Energy Partners, MWE, reflects exceptional growth against the S&P 400 mid cap index as well as the Morningstar mid cap growth index. This mid cap Master limited Partnership, MLP, has certainly ridden the MLP bull market. Despite the challenges faced by Chesapeake Energy, […]

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
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    Earnings Report

    Nordstrom Raises Its Outlook Following Strong 2Q15 Results

    Nordstrom (JWN) raised its outlook for fiscal 2015, which ends January 30, 2016, backed by strong sales growth in the first half of 2015.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    What Analysts Are Recommending for Marriott

    Of the 29 analysts tracking Marriott International (MAR), 17.0% (five analysts) have a “strong buy” recommendation for the stock.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Fund Managers

    Maverick Capital Decreases Position in Allison Transmission

    Allison Transmission and its subsidiaries design and manufacture commercial and defense fully automatic transmissions. In 4Q14, net sales grew 11% to $544 million.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Netflix Explored New Content Genres in 2015

    Netflix has stayed away from sports programming but has not ruled it out entirely. However, Netflix does not consider it to be as attractive an opportunity as news programming.

    By Shirley Pelts
  • Basic Materials

    Part 3–Starwood Hotels & Resorts—a mid cap growth stock that is fully booked

    Strong Momentum in HOT The below graph reflects the strong performance of Starwood Hotels and resorts, HOT, which was particularly strong until the 2008 crisis, and is once gain handsomely outperforming the Morningstar mid cap growth total return index. While just a bit below the S&P 400 index over the years, Starwood Hotels has been […]

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
  • Energy & Utilities

    Part 4: Mid Caps—why value rallies and growth weakens post Fed taper announcement

    Value for the long haul The below graph reflects the recent outperformance of mid cap value shares relative to mid cap growth shares since the 2008 crisis, with a more pronounced 10% outperformance since 2013. The prior article in this series demonstrates that mid cap value dominates mid cap growth in the long run, though […]

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
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    Earnings Report

    Coca-Cola’s Productivity Program to Improve 2015 Margins

    Coca-Cola’s productivity program aims for annualized savings of $3 billion by 2019. The company will reinvest these savings in incremental media spending.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Biogen Pursuing Investigational Candidates in Alzheimer’s Disease

    Biogen (BIIB) has entered into a licensing agreement with Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) for exclusive global rights for the development and commercialization of BMS-986168.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Skechers’ China Sales Rise: What’s the Growth Outlook?

    China has been an important element in Skechers’ success in international markets. Sales from China rose to $220 million in 2015 from $86 million in 2014.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Emerging Market Debt Still Looks Attractive

    Investors have tended to pull money from U.S. equity funds in the month before election day in the past four presidential elections, EPFR Global data show.

    By Richard Turnill
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Mead Johnson Plans to Focus on R&D to Support Innovations

    Mead Johnson follows a strategy of investments in innovation, having expanded its liquids portfolio and rolled out its key specialty formulas across Asia.

    By Diana Key
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Ready-to-Drink Coffee Is Gaining Popularity with US Consumers

    Coffee lovers in the United States are boosting ready-to-drink coffee volumes.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Microsoft Is Moving Away from Its Windows-Centric Strategy

    Though Microsoft Windows continues to be the most popular desktop operating system, the falling popularity of desktops has added to its woes.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    TJX Companies: Pricing Strategy Benefits US Sales in 2Q16

    In the first six months of fiscal 2016, HomeGoods accounted for 12.2% of the consolidated net sales of TJX Companies. That’s up from 11.2% in the comparable period of the previous year.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Opportunities and Challenges for Coach

    Coach expects to realize $160 million in annual savings due to its restructuring initiatives from fiscal 2016 onward. It also expects to maintain its annual dividend of $1.35 per share.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is It Time to Fix America’s Ailing Infrastructure?

    The consistent decline in public spending over the last 20 years has led to weak and inefficient infrastructure in the US. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the average age of highways and streets is 28.4 years.

    By Jean Boivin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How PepsiCo Plans to Boost Beverage Sales in 2015

    PepsiCo expects its recently launched flavors to boost beverage sales, which accounted for 47.0% of the company’s total revenue in 2014.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Greenspan’s lament: Consumption is no substitute for investment

    Why it’s becoming increasingly difficult to expect sustainable prosperity from additional consumption in the U.S. economy.

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    State of the Jewelry Industry in 2015: Growth and Challenges

    Trends shaping the jewelry industry include Increasing demand for branded jewelry and an increased focus on e-commerce sales.

    By Diana Key
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Spirits Imports in 1Q15: Double-Digit Growth in Key Categories

    Distilled spirits imports increased by 17.8% to $1.5 billion in the first quarter of 2015, based on data provided by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Conference Board Indicates Upbeat Consumer Confidence in March

    In March, the Consumer Confidence Index surged to 101.3. In February, it dropped to 98.8 from 103.8 in January. The CSI fell to 93.0 from 95.4 in February.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
  • Financials

    Is rising business inventory growth a bull market indicator?

    This article considers the implications of growing business inventories in the context of an improving investment environment and the outlook for investors.

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Coca-Cola Benefits from Its Refranchising Efforts

    By refranchising its bottling operations to independent bottlers, Coca-Cola can take advantage of these bottlers’ local expertise—including local consumer preferences, demand, and marketing programs.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Opdivo Is a Key Growth Driver for Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2016

    On November 10, 2016, the FDA approved Opdivo as a treatment option for patients suffering with recurring or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (or SCCHN).

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    BioMarin’s Disappointing 3Q16 Earnings

    BioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN) reported its 3Q16 earnings on October 27, 2016. Revenues were $279.9 million, which was lower than Wall Street analysts’ projections.

    By Jillian Dabney
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Key Categories of the Spirits Market

    Whiskey is the largest category of the US spirits market with a 33% share of gross revenues. Vodka, cordials, and rum hold 25%, 11%, and 10%, respectively.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Alcoholic Beverages: A Key Category of the Beverage Industry

    According to the Beverage Marketing Corporation, alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine, and distilled spirits, account for 20% of the US beverage market.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Tiffany’s Largest Segment: The Americas

    Tiffany & Co.’s Americas segment includes sales from company-operated retail stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil.

    By Diana Key
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Home Depot: Strong Growth Outlook for 2016

    Based on Home Depot’s 2016 outlook, full-year revenues would range between $86.1 and $87.1 billion, up from $83.2 billion last year.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Miscellaneous

    Why TJX is Trading at a Higher Valuation than Off-Price Peers?

    As of March 24, 2016, TJX Companies was trading at a 12-month forward PE ratio of 22.3x—higher than other off-price retailers in its peer group.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did Beauty Companies’ Revenues Shape Up in 4Q15?

    Beauty companies’ revenues for 4Q15 conveyed mixed signals to investors. Although Procter & Gamble and Avon started the earnings season on a disappointing note with lower sales, Estée Lauder and Coty beat consensus Wall Street estimates.

    By Penny Morgan
  • Financials

    Why the private investment recovery supports the bull market

    This series examines the current U.S. macroeconomic data pertaining to domestic investment and considers the implications for both equity and fixed income investors.

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Signet Jeweler’s Market Positioning in the Retail Jewelry Industry

    Total retail jewelry sales in the US grew at a CAGR of 4.4%, reaching $74.7 billion in 2014. Fine jewelry sales grew at a CAGR of 5%, reaching ~$69 billion.

    By Diana Key
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How BD-Bard Acquisition Will Strengthen International Presence

    C.R. Bard (BCR) has grown significantly outside the United States in recent years, driven by its international channel expansion strategy.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Basic Materials

    What to Do with Your US Large-Cap Mutual Funds Now?

    Even amid uncertainty in markets, it’s wise to stay with your US large-cap mutual funds. If it hasn’t been doing well, study its past before deciding.

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    Will Nordstrom’s Rack Stores Continue to Be a Key Growth Driver?

    In 2Q15, Nordstrom Rack store sales increased by 12.9% to $857 million from the comparable quarter of the previous year.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Fund Managers

    Lone Pine Capital Sold Its Stake in The Gap

    In February 2015, The Gap declared its 4Q14 results and reported net sales of $4.71 billion, compared with $4.58 billion for 4Q13, an increase of 3%.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Earnings Report

    Currency Headwinds Might Pull PepsiCo’s 4Q15 Earnings Down

    PepsiCo (PEP) is expected to announce its fourth quarter results on February 11, 2016. The consensus Wall Street analysts’ adjusted EPS estimate for 4Q15 ended December 26, 2015, is $1.06.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Tablets Help Verizon Manage Churn and Increase Usage

    Tablets should have contributed to managing Verizon’s churn. In 4Q14, Verizon had the best postpaid churn among the four largest US wireless carriers.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Miscellaneous

    Netflix’s Increasing Focus on Kids’ Programming

    Children watching a cartoon on Netflix are also likely to want to buy a licensed toy ot other product related to the cartoon.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Fund Managers

    Pandora Media Is a New Position for Eminence Capital

    Eminence Capital initiated a position in Pandora Media (P) during the fourth quarter. Pandora shares accounted for 2.22% of the fund’s 4Q14 portfolio.

    By Diana Key
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Signet Jewelers’ Core Strength: Exclusive Merchandise Offerings

    Signet Jewelers has taken on several merchandise initiatives in 2015. It expects its “Ever Us” offering to become a new trend in the jewelry industry.

    By Diana Key
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    Earnings Report

    How Might 1Q16 Results Affect Chipotle’s PE Multiple?

    In this article, we’ll use the PE (price-to-earnings) ratio due to its high visibility in Chipotle’s (CMG) earnings.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Did Erinn Murphy Say about GoPro?

    GoPro cameras started selling on discount and flash sale websites. For fiscal 3Q15, GoPro ended up with a huge inventory on its balance sheet.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Earnings Report

    Will Yum! Brands’ 1Q16 Results Drive Up Its PE Multiple?

    There are various multiples available to evaluate a stock. We’re choosing the PE (price-to-earning) ratio due to the high visibility of Yum! Brands’ (YUM) earnings.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    Celgene’s Operating Expenses in 3Q15

    In 3Q15, Celgene’s gross profit margin improved due to a favorable product mix composed mainly of Revlimid, Pomalyst, and Otezla.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    Verizon’s Edge Take Rate Should Increase in 2015

    Edge’s take rate—customers choosing the plan—increased significantly from 1Q14 to 4Q14. Verizon expects it to expand to the range of 34%–35% in 2015.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Fund Managers

    Appaloosa Management lowers stake in Google

    Google provides Internet-related services and products. These include advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software.

    By Diana Key
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Adena Friedman: Corporate Tax Reforms to Improve Economic Activity

    Currently, the passage of tax reform is playing a significant role in Trump’s agenda in 2017 after some of the setbacks in their reforms.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Earnings Report

    Humira Continues to Be a Strong Growth Driver for AbbVie in 1Q16

    AbbVie (ABBV) has projected that Humira’s sales in 2016 will be higher than those reported by the drug in 2015 by around 15%–20% in the US.

    By Margaret Patrick
  • Financials

    The taper could affect momentum stocks like Keurig Green Mountain

    This article considers the risks associated with investing in high momentum stocks in the current environment of declining Fed bond purchases.

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
  • Financials

    The fed tapers: Will small caps weaken relative to large caps?

    Determining which index, with its specific risk factors, is the most appropriate for an investor depends upon the investor’s appetite for risk.

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
  • Financials

    Will the S&P 500 outperform the Russell 2000 under rising rates?

    Should interest rates begin rising as a result of a progressive Fed taper, post-2008 investment returns based on index-specific allocation could see major changes.

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
  • Financials

    Why growth beat value by 20% post-2008 but may not continue to

    Despite the recent outperformance of growth stocks in the post-2008 economic recovery, in the long run, and over several business cycles, academic studies tend to show that value stocks outperform growth stocks.

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
  • Financials

    Why large cap growth stocks may hold up better with rising rates

    This article illustrates the extent to which growth stocks can, and have, drastically outpaced value stocks for short periods of time.

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
  • Financials

    Must-know: Momentum trading the Fed taper and your portfolio

    This article considers the role momentum has in investing versus simply day trading, and the implications for equity investors.

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
  • Financials

    Tactics or strategy: Momentum trading the taper and your portfolio

    This article considers role momentum has in investing versus simply day trading and the implications for equity investors.

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Lowe’s Store Productivity Is Growing Faster than Home Depot’s

    One of the ways retailers can track their store performance is via productivity measures like sales and profitability per retail square foot.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    Under Armour Partners with IBM and SAP to Widen Connected Fitness Potential

    Under Armour’s revenues from its Connected Fitness initiative came in at $53 million in 2015, which was up from $19 million in 2014.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Financials

    Bill Gross: Credit Is the Oil That Lubes the System

    Currently, we’re in a highly levered system, especially the developed world. A levered economy depends on continued credit creation for stability and growth.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    Is the Financialization of Education Leading to a US Bubble?

    The financialization of education, especially in the United States (IWF) (IWD), has led to an important and emergent risk to the country’s economic future.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    The $1.3 Trillion Student Debt Bubble

    The rise in the balance of student debt has been driven by an increase in the number of borrowers and a rise in the average debt by each student.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    Millennials or Baby Boomers: Who’s Affected Most by Student Debt?

    The Baby Boomer generation has also been increasingly contributing to the student debt crisis.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Student Debt May Not Affect the US Economy Like Sub-Prime

    According to the White House Council of Economic Advisers, “Student debt is less likely to make a recession more severe or slow an expansion in the way that mortgage debt may have.”

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    Why Clinton and Trump Believe Their Plans Could Create Jobs

    At the third presidential debate on October 19, 2016, Chris Wallace asked the two presidential candidates why they believe their plans could create jobs and growth.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can Target Make the Most of Its Opportunities?

    Target’s flexible and smaller format stores could prove a cost-effective and capital-efficient way for it to reach customers in new markets.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Financials

    Clinton or Trump: Who Would Add More to Debt Burden in 10 Years?

    According to the CRFB, Hillary Clinton’s plan would increase public debt in the United States (IVV) (VOO) by about $200 billion over the next ten years

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    Bill Gross Says We Shouldn’t Expect a ‘New Trump Bull Market’

    In his investment outlook for November 2016, Bill Gross advises investors to be prepared for lower stock earnings and PE (price-to-earnings) ratios in the future.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Skechers Sells Its Products to Its Customers

    In 2015, Skechers became the second-largest footwear company in the United States, trailing global market leader Nike (NKE).

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Is Foot Locker Investing for Future Growth?

    Over the last five years, Foot Locker’s (FL) capex (capital expenditures) has risen as the company has focused on growth (IWF) initiatives.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Why the biggest risk to equity portfolios is the equity market

    The Federal Reserve Bank could end its bond buying program by the end of this year, so it’s important for investors to know how this development could impact their portfolio.

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
  • Consumer

    Crisis management: Investing in a low-growth economy

    The Obama Administration has been facing an uphill battle against long-term deteriorating data, though recent signs of economic growth are starting to change the picture.

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Tesla Stock Has Fared in Q1 So Far

    As of February 19, Tesla has fallen 8.2% quarter-to-date against the 10.9% gain in the S&P 500 benchmark.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Tesla’s Q4 Deliveries and Production Data: What to Expect

    Tesla (TSLA) has been one of the handful of positive-return-yielding stocks in the fourth quarter so far.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Elon Musk Lists Rival Electric Vehicles on Twitter—NIO, GM, Ford

    Before Tesla, many automakers launched limited-production electric models only to discontinue them soon after.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Align Technology: Analyst Ratings and Recommendations

    Of the 12 investment research firms following ALGN stock, ten of them have given the stock “buy” or “strong buy” recommendations.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Mavyret May Prove a Strong Growth Driver for AbbVie Going Forward

    In 3Q17, AbbVie (ABBV) reported global sales of nearly $276 million for its hepatitis C (or HCV) portfolio, which reflected a 27.7% operational fall.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Stryker’s Inorganic Growth Strategy Continues to Boost Growth

    Stryker’s acquisition-driven growth strategy Stryker (SYK) has been growing at a fast pace through inorganic growth. It has undertaken a number of strategic acquisitions recently. In 3Q17, acquisitions contributed approximately 0.6% of the company’s YoY (year-over-year) sales growth, and in the first three quarters of 2017, Stryker acquisitions contributed ~3.2% of the company’s sales growth […]

    By Sarah Collins
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    Real Insights

    Can Smart Beta Go Wrong?

    The smart beta approach aims to benefit from market inefficiencies to deliver higher risk-adjusted returns and improve diversification.

    By VanEck
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Emerging Markets Continue to be the Key Growth Driver for BD

    Overview BD (BDX) has significantly diversified operations around the world. It has a diverse base in emerging markets such as Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and certain Asia-Pacific countries. The company is focused on expanding its operations in these high-growth markets and is undertaking strategic initiatives in this regard. It is mainly focused […]

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Will Help Eli Lilly Build a Stronger Migraine Portfolio?

    In September, Eli Lilly presented the results of its phase-3 Spartan trial, in which Lasmiditan demonstrated significant progress in the treatment of migraines.

    By Daniel Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Kevzara May Emerge as a Prominent Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug in 2017

    Regeneron and Sanofi have submitted an application seeking regulatory approval for Kevzara in Japan.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Latest Product Launch Expands BD’s Genomics Portfolio

    Becton Dickinson accelerated its strategy to establish itself as the leader in single cell genomics with its recent launch of BD Rhapsody, a single cell analysis platform.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analysts Positive on Edwards Lifesciences: Most Recommend ‘Buy’

    Edwards Lifesciences (EW) had tremendous growth in the first half of 2017. The stock has been recovering from the lows in late 2016 and has recently been on a bullish trend.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Intuitive Surgical Plans to Expand in Europe and Asia

    Although Intuitive Surgical leads the surgical robotics market, there are competitive threats from other major players in the market.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Edwards Lifesciences: Focused on Inspiris Resilia and Konect

    To extend the durability of the Inspiris Resilia surgical aortic valve, Edwards Lifesciences (EW) has incorporated a new tissue platform, Resilia tissue.

    By Margaret Patrick
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