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  • Why the NASDAQ’s 5,000 Level Is Not Like the Dot Com Bubble
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the NASDAQ’s 5,000 Level Is Not Like the Dot Com Bubble

    The NASDAQ hit the all-important 5,000 level on March 2, 2015, for the first time after the dot com bubble burst of 2000.

    By Heidi Richardson
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    Earnings Report

    Why Oracle’s Marketing Cloud is integral to its growth

    Oracle’s Marketing Cloud allows customers to run marketing campaigns and manage data related to those campaigns on web, social, mobile, and email.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could the Model Y Change Tesla’s Profit Game?

    This year, Tesla (TSLA) stock has fallen 21.3%, underperforming broader markets. Let’s look at how Tesla’s Model Y could turn things around.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Materials

    How to Counter China: Steel Could Show the Way

    China (FXI) exported 5.56 million metric tons of steel in December, a yearly fall of 1.9%.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Fund Managers

    Is the Worst Over in the Chinese Stock Market?

    The Chinese stock market rose by 150% 15 months before June 2015. Approximately 12 million Chinese citizens opened trading accounts in May 2015 alone.

    By Adam Rogers
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    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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    FDN Sees Huge Fund Inflows in Trailing 12-Month Period

    In the trailing 12-month period, net fund inflows were $2.3 billion. FDN’s fund flows in the trailing one week and trailing three months were -$105.7 million and $719.3 million, respectively.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Trump Thinks Fed’s ‘Ridiculously Timed’ Rate Hikes Hurt GDP

    Last Friday, President Donald Trump in a tweet called the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hikes a mistake.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Does Comcast Expect Programming Costs to Rise in Fiscal 2016?

    On March 8, 2016, the Wall Street Journal reported that Comcast and the YES Network were locked in a dispute regarding the carriage fee for the YES Network.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Earnings Report

    How Vertex’s Revenue and Earnings Surprised in 2Q16

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) reported its 2Q16 earnings on July 27, 2016. VRTX surpassed Wall Street analysts’ projections and reported revenue of $431.6 million.

    By Jillian Dabney
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    Earnings Report

    Where AMD Stands Today in the Tech Transition

    Calendar 2017 was a turnaround year for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) as it moved from losses to profits.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Earnings Report

    What margins, financials say about Nvidia’s growth prospects

    PC gaming and accelerated computing played strong roles in the expansion of margins for Nvidia.

    By Anne Shields
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    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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why The US Saw Positive Fund Flows In 2014

    The US saw positive fund flows in 2014 due to a relatively better economic position.

    By Amy Belew
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    Earnings Report

    SanDisk Announced 3Q15 Earnings October 21: Reaction Is Positive

    SanDisk (SNDK) announced its 3Q15 earnings on October 21, 2015. The market reaction was positive, which showed a marginal increase of 0.16% in after-hours trading.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Earnings Report

    How SMAC provides growth opportunities for Symantec

    SMAC has led to increased security concerns and more global spending on cyber security, which is expected to reach $71.1 billion in 2014.

    By Anne Shields
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    Consumer

    US Businesses Push Back against Trump’s Tariffs

    Farmers for Free Trade’s campaign was rolled out on September 12 with the slogan “Tariffs Hurt the Heartland.”

    By Anuradha Garg
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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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    Miscellaneous

    Microsoft Infiltrates the Mobile App Space: The Xamarin Acquisition

    On February 24, Microsoft announced that it will acquire Xamarin, a mobile app platform provider. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    If BlackBerry Adopts Android, Its Security Standards Could Suffer

    A comparative lack of security for Android shows that BlackBerry could do more harm than good to its image as a secure player by adopting Android as its operating system.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Consumer

    Is President Trump’s Friendliness with Markets Over?

    The trade war that President Trump unleashed with the Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs has taken a toll on market sentiments.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    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
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Microsoft Responds to Expected Surge in Enterprise Mobile Apps

    The launch of PowerApps holds importance, as the enterprise mobile apps market is expected to surge significantly.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Is Dish Network’s Wireless Spectrum Strategy ?

    Dish Network (DISH) has filed an application with the FCC to participate as a potential spectrum bidder.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Music-Label Deals Could Also Help Facebook’s Video Ambitions

    Facebook has been concentrating its efforts on video for a long time now. It has ambitions of becoming the number one player in the video ad market.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Dish Network: Recent Returns and Stock Trends

    On October 28, 2016, Dish Network’s (DISH) stock was trading at $57.38. The stock was trading 0.7% above its 20-day moving average of $57.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Financials

    Will We See a Recession within the Next 2 Years?

    In a recent interview, Jim Rogers said, “I’m on record as saying that we’re going to have a recession certainly within a year or two.”

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Earnings Report

    How Being Apple’s Only Foundry Partner Works in TXN’s Favor

    For fiscal 3Q16, Texas Instruments (TXN) expects to report earnings per share in the range of $0.81–$0.91. This EPS range is higher than the $0.73 reported in fiscal 2Q16 and is in line with the analyst estimate of $0.86.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Earnings Report

    NFLX’s International Membership Additions Exceeded Expectations

    On January 19, 2016, Netflix (NFLX) announced its 4Q15 results. Netflix recorded international streaming revenues of $566 million in 4Q15.

    By Shirley Pelts
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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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Stretched Utility Sector Valuation Means

    Utility sector valuation appears stretched. 2014 was a great year for utilities, which gained 26.62% ex-dividends and were the best-performing sector.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Restricted Access Continues to Impact Praluent Sales in 2016

    Praluent is one of the Regeneron’s key new additions in the cardiovascular segment. It’s a PCSK9 therapy approved for lowering LDL cholesterol in patients.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    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
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Closer Look at NetApp’s High Cash-to-Debt Ratio

    NetApp’s cash-to-debt ratio in 1Q16 was 3.33x—higher than the 1.36x industry median. Its operating income was -$26 million.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Facebook Was Aiming for with Its Stock Reclassification

    In this series, we’ll review updates in the US Internet space and discuss some of the current issues faced by companies in the industry.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Micron through Its Financial Stability

    The financial stability of a company is determined by understanding its debt level and its capability to meet long-term and short-term debt obligations.

    By Puja Tayal
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    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Media Networks Enter Amazon’s Streaming Partners Program

    Netflix is the most popular service, with 49% of OTT subscribers. Amazon ranks second to Netflix when it comes to subscribers for its streaming video (or OTT) service.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Oracle Continue to Outperform the S&P 500 Index?

    Earlier in this series, we discussed the factors that might impede Oracle’s (ORCL) dominance in the database space, which is also the company’s cash cow.

    By Anne Shields
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Can China Recover Like It Did in 2016?

    In some aspects, 2018 looked like 2015 for investors. Like in 2015, China’s (BABA) slowdown spooked investors in 2018.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    YouTube’s Live Video Streaming Service Takes on Amazon in May

    Amazon’s Twitch drives the highest US live video streaming volume with about 44% share. With live video streaming service at 60fps, YouTube aims to give competition to Twitch.

    By Puneet Sikka
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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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Market Rally: Will Trump Like Powell’s Comments Today?

    On November 28, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s speech “appeared to signal a nearer end to the U.S. central bank’s interest-rate hikes,” Reuters reported.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    Tough Sledding for AMD Stock since 2012

    Intel owns more than 99% of the server chip market. AMD is looking to make inroads in this market with the new x86 Zen architecture, which is expected to be competitive with Intel.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Miscellaneous

    Why China’s Uxin Has Surged 106% in 3 Days

    The largest Chinese used car e-commerce platform, Uxin (UXIN), continues to rally after its strategic partnership with Alibaba Group’s (BABA) Taobao last week.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    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
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    Materials

    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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Your Update on the FOMC July Meeting

    In its July meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee decided to maintain its target range for the federal funds rate at 1%–1.25%, in line with the market’s expectations.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Miscellaneous

    Surface Hub is Microsoft’s Priciest Hardware Offering

    Surface Hub features built-in advanced sensors, cameras, NFC, and microphones. Through the welcome screen, users can call or connect a personal device to display content on the screen.

    By Anne Shields
  • 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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Analysts’ Ratings for Dish Network

    On August 26, 2016, Dish Network’s (DISH) stock was trading at $48.84. The stock was trading 4.2% below its 20-day moving average of $51.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Apple Saved $533 Million and More

    In early June 2017, Apple (AAPL) escaped a $533.0 million fine after a federal appeals court ruled in its favor. The ruling ended in a patent dispute that had dragged on for nearly four years.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    Why HP Inc. Is Optimistic about Its Long-Term Growth

    HP Inc. has valued its total available market (or TAM) at $560.0 billion.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Sports Titles Helped Electronic Arts Exceed Analyst Expectations

    Sports titles led EA’s growth in 2Q16. In September 2015, EA launched FIFA 16 and NHL 16. According to the NPD Group, both games made the Top 10 Games list for September 2015.

    By Anne Shields
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    Consumer

    Can China Manage Growth without Fueling a Debt Crisis?

    While there is no denying that China (FXI) needs stimulus measures to kickstart its slowing economy, any propping up needs to be done in a way to avoid another debt-fueled crisis.

    By Anuradha Garg
  • Financials

    Overview: A key guide to investing in exchange-traded funds

    This series is our attempt to educate our readers about leveraged and inverse ETFs, their structure, and their suitability for retail investors.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Is Microsoft’s Strategy behind Windows 10?

    Before the rollout of the Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft announced a free upgrade from the existing Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 operating system.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Earnings Report

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise Stock Reacts to Earnings, CEO Departure

    The US-based (SPY) Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced its fiscal 4Q17 results on November 21 and reported revenue of $7.8 billion for the quarter, which ended in October 2017.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Oracle’s Services Segment Performance in Fiscal 1Q16

    Oracle’s Services segment is composed of consulting, customer support, and education services for its products and services.

    By Anne Shields
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    Miscellaneous

    How Analysts Have Rated DISH Network

    On March 13, 2017, Dish Network (DISH) stock was trading at $62.05, 0.08% above its 20-day moving average of $62, 1.7% above its 50-day moving average of $61.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Google’s Customer Match Product Benefits Advertisers

    Late in 2015, Google launched its Customer Match product, which allows advertisers to provide Google with a list of customer email addresses. Google matches these customers with signed-in customers on Google Search, YouTube, or Gmail.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Earnings Report

    What Factors Make Nvidia Appeal to Investors?

    In 1Q16, Nvidia’s gaming revenue stood at $587 million—an increase of 25% on a YoY basis. For 2Q16, Nvidia expects revenue of $1.01 billion.

    By Anne Shields
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    Miscellaneous

    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

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Is Marvell Looking to Fuel Its Growth Going Forward?

    Marvell is currently sampling a variety of products with customers worldwide. Its new product portfolio is expected to increase its revenue in fiscal 2017.

    By Puja Tayal
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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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    Earnings Report

    Investing in Nvidia? Key Points to Consider First

    According to Nvidia, PC gaming represents approximately 40% of the global gaming market—more than phones, consoles, tablets, or any other single gaming segment.

    By Anne Shields
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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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    Earnings Report

    Juniper Networks’ Services Revenues Rose in 2Q17

    Juniper Networks’ (JNPR) Services business segment generated revenues of $392 million in 2Q17, a rise of 9% year-over-year.

    By Adam Rogers
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    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
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The FCC’s New Set-Top Box Proposal: Why All the Controversy?

    In late January, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) put forward a proposal that would give a choice to pay-TV consumers.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will the New Apple TV Taste Success?

    Apple does not disclose unit sales for its Apple TV, which is a part of the company’s Other Products segment.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Google Could Put Self-Driving Cars on the Roads by Summer 2015

    With a fleet of almost 20 self-driving cars, Google now averages ~10,000 self-driving miles per week. Google claims that its cars have 75 years of US adult driving experience.

    By Anne Shields
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    Miscellaneous

    How Analysts Are Rating Dish Network after 4Q16 Earnings

    Of the 26 analysts covering Dish Network (DISH), 13 have given it a “buy” recommendation, and eight have given it a “hold.”

    By Shirley Pelts
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    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
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    Earnings Report

    Apple could report robust earnings in fiscal 1Q15

    Apple (AAPL) is expected to announce its fiscal 1Q15 earnings on January 27. We believe Apple will once again beat analysts’ consensus estimates.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Earnings Report

    Inside Celgene’s Revlimid: Strong Patient Demand in 4Q16

    After the approval of the drug as a therapy for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma, Celgene’s Revlimid has witnessed rapid growth in market share worldwide.

    By Margaret Patrick
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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
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    Earnings Report

    Micron Targets 3D NAND to Raise Its Visibility in the NAND Space

    Micron (MU) in its fiscal 3Q15 presentation stated that it plans to start volume production of 3D NAND by the end of 2015.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Google Starts Android Wear for Apple iPhones on August 31

    As of August 31, 2015, Android Wear for iOS is operational on LG’s Watch Urbane.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Consumer

    Why Investors Are Pleased with PayPal

    PayPal (PYPL) has done very well since splitting from its parent, eBay (EBAY), two years ago.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    How Apple Views Fiscal 1Q18

    In fiscal 1Q18, Apple expects revenues of $84.0 billion–$87.0 billion with a gross margin of 38.0%–38.5%.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Financials

    Why Investors Are Watching Apple Stock Closely Today

    On April 9, the shares of the US tech giant Apple (AAPL) were trading at their highest level in the last 21 weeks.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Have IBM’s 7-nm Chips Created Such Excitement?

    With the development of 7-nm chips, IBM has surpassed Intel, which is still working on 10-nm chips.

    By Anne Shields
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    Miscellaneous

    Backwardation: What It Could Mean for Crude Oil Prices

    When the crude oil futures forward curve to slopes downwards, the situation in the crude oil futures market is called “backwardation.”

    By Rabindra Samanta
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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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Are Analyst Recommendations for Qualcomm?

    Of the 35 analysts covering Qualcomm (QCOM), 18 have given it a “buy” recommendation, two a “sell” recommendation, and 15 a “hold” recommendation.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Earnings Report

    Facebook’s Q4 2014 earnings: Expect revenue growth and more

    Facebook (FB) is expected to announce its Q4 2014 earnings on January 28, 2015. In this series, we’ll analyze how the last quarter of 2014 could turn out.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Consumer

    Soros Fund Management’s Major Picks amid Trade War

    Soros Fund Management’s top five buys in the second quarter were Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ), Alphabet, eBay, Symantec, and Red Hat.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Consumer

    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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    Materials

    What Upside Does the Sale of Batu Hijau Provide to Newmont?

    On June 30, 2016, Newmont Mining (NEM) announced the much-awaited stake sale in its Batu Hijau copper-gold mine in Indonesia.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Miscellaneous

    Does Energy Contribute to Wall Street’s Gains?

    On December 16, 2016, at 2:19 AM EST, US crude oil (OIIL) was trading at $51.07 per barrel—an 0.8% fall compared to its closing price on December 9, 2016.

    By Rabindra Samanta
  • 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
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    Fund Managers

    Why the S&P 500 Net Profit Margin May Predict a US Recession

    Over a good four decades, the S&P 500’s net profit margin has fallen notably when the economy was on the verge of, or already into, a recession.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Why the Fed’s policy remains the key driver for US Treasuries

    On August 15, yields on ten-year notes (IEF) and 30-year bonds (TBT) both fell by ten basis points to 2.34% and 3.13%, respectively. This was also their lowest level in over a year.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Amazon Enters the Online Travel Market with Amazon Destinations

    The online travel market is consolidating. Expedia’s market share will rise to 75% with its acquisitions of Orbitz and Travelocity.

    By Puneet Sikka
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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside Facebook’s Top 3 Priorities

    Investment research firm Zenith estimates that worldwide spending on online video ads rose 23.0% to $27.2 billion in 2017.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Microsoft’s Purchase of Wunderlist Widens Its Mobile Presence

    Since December 2014, Microsoft has been aggressive with its acquisition strategy, acquiring Acompli, HockeyApp, Aorato, Equivio, and Sunrise.

    By Anne Shields
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