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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Canadian National’s Intermodal Traffic Fell More than Rival CP’s

    In the week ended May 7, 2016, Canadian National Railway’s (CNI) overall intermodal traffic fell by 6%.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///GWR UK European Carloads
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analyzing GWR’s European Carloads in February 2017

    Genesee & Wyoming’s (GWR) European carloads remained unchanged YoY (year-over-year) in February 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CP Intermodal
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Canadian Pacific: Domestic Intermodal Growth Matters

    In the week ended April 1, 2017, Canadian Pacific reported a 6.3% rise in overall intermodal traffic.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CP Intermodal
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Canadian Pacific’s Intermodal Traffic Trended

    Canadian Pacific’s (CP) intermodal volumes have been rising for the past few weeks.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///GWR Europe
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did GWR’s European Carloads Rise in December?

    GWR’s European carloads rose 20.3% YoY in December 2016. In the same period of 2015, GWR hauled ~72,000 railcars, as compared to ~86,000 in December 2016.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CP Intermodal
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Comparing Canadian Pacific’s Intermodal Volumes

    Canadian Pacific’s intermodal volumes Although Canadian Pacific’s (CP) intermodal volumes have been marching forward for the past few weeks, in the week ended January 28, 2017, CP reported a fall of 7.5% in overall intermodal traffic. Intermodal data indicates that the fall was due to a drop in its international intermodal business, where volumes fell […]

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CP Intermodal
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Led to the Decline in Canadian Pacific’s Intermodal Volumes?

    Canadian Pacific’s intermodal volumes Although Canadian Pacific’s (CP) intermodal volumes have been marching forward for the past few quarters, for the week ended January 14, 2017, CP reported a fall of 4.5% in overall intermodal traffic. The intermodal data indicates that the fall was led by a drop in its international intermodal business, where volumes […]

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///NSC Intermodal
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Norfolk Southern’s Intermodal: Containers Up and Trailers Down

    Norfolk Southern’s (NSC) total intermodal traffic for the week ended May 7, 2016, fell by 3.4% to nearly 75,000 containers and trailers.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///GWR UK Europe
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Genesee and Wyoming’s European Carloads Slumped in October

    The decrease in the UK and European carloads in October was primarily due to the fall in coal and coke, mineral and stone, and intermodal carloads.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CP Intermodal
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Canadian Pacific: Domestic Intermodal Lifts Its Volumes

    Canadian Pacific (CP) has witnessed a steady rise in intermodal volumes for the past few weeks. In the week ended March 25, 2017, its intermodal traffic rose 13.7%.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///part  stld
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Most Analysts Have Rated Steel Dynamics as a ‘Buy’

    Steel Dynamics has one of the most diversified end-market exposures compared to other steel companies.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • uploads///GWR UK Operations
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Genesee & Wyoming’s European Carloads Rose in November

    Genesee & Wyoming’s (GWR) European carloads rose marginally 0.60% in November 2016. In the same period last year, GWR hauled 99,000 railcars.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///GWR Australian
    Industrials

    Why Did Genesee & Wyoming’s Australian Carloads Fall in July?

    Genesee & Wyoming’s Australian carloads declined by 13.7% in July 2016, hauling more than 15,000 railcars, as compared to over 17,000 one year previously.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CP Intermodal
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Canadian Pacific versus Canadian National: A Key Intermodal Comparison

    Canadian Pacific’s (CP) intermodal volumes have been on roll for the past few weeks. It reported a 3.6% YoY rise for the week ended February 4.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///GWR UK Europe
    Miscellaneous

    Reviewing GWR’s European Carloads in April 2017

    Genesee & Wyoming’s (GWR) European carloads fell 9.1% YoY (year-over-year) in April 2017. GWR’s other-than-coal carloads fell 8.2% on a YoY basis in April 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///GWR UK
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Inside GWR’s European Carload Rise in January

    Genesee & Wyoming’s (GWR) European carloads rose 11.2% YoY in January 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    A Look at Alcoa’s Technical Indicators before Its 3Q16 Release

    Alcoa’s technical indicators To make market entry and exit decisions, traders and investors analyze technical indicators. Resistance and support levels are among the most commonly used technical indicators. Resistance level Support levels typically act as a floor for stock prices. As a stock approaches its support levels, more buyers emerge while selling pressure generally subsides. […]

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • uploads///CP Intermodal
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Led to the Fall in Canadian Pacific’s Intermodal Volumes?

    Canadian Pacific’s intermodal volumes Although Canadian Pacific’s (CP) intermodal volumes have been marching forward for the past few quarters, for the week ended January 21, 2017, CP reported a fall of 2.5% in overall intermodal traffic. Intermodal data indicates that the fall was due to a drop in its international intermodal business, where volumes fell […]

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///Resetting
    Financials

    How daily re-balancing affects returns on leveraged ETFs

    Leveraged ETFs seek to provide a certain multiple (generally 2x or 3x) of daily returns on the underlying index. The daily movements in the underlying index and subsequent changes in ETF exposure may mean the ETF manager needs to rebalance the portfolio daily.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
  • Financials

    Why 1 + 1 doesn’t equal 2 when it comes to leveraged ETFs like SSO

    The reality seems to be different due to the phenomenon of compounding at play. Let’s look at the following three cases to understand how compounding works in leveraged ETFs.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
  • Financials

    4 must-know drawbacks to investing in leveraged ETFs like SSO

    Leveraged ETFs are inherently riskier than traditional ETFs, as they use borrowings and complex derivatives to generate a return in multiples of an benchmark index.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
  • uploads///SPYandSSO
    Tech & Comm Services

    How daily compounding works in case of inverse and leveraged ETFs?

    If SPY rises 5% each on two consecutive days, SSO will rise 10% each day due to the 2x leverage achieved using derivative products and external borrowings. While the compounding works even for SPY, it’s magnified in SSO due to the 2x multiplier effect.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
  • Financials

    Inverse and leveraged ETFs and financial institutions like Citibank

    While traditional ETFs seek to mirror the performance of an underlying index, leveraged ETFs seek to deliver multiples of the daily returns of the benchmark index that they track. For example, the ProShares Ultra S&P500 (SSO) seeks to achieve twice the daily returns of the S&P 500, before fees and expenses.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
  • uploads///GWR European Carloads
    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing Genesee & Wyoming’s European Carloads in March 2017

    Genesee & Wyoming’s (GWR) European carloads rose to 9.0% YoY (year-over-year) in March 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///part  EPS
    Earnings Report

    U.S. Steel Bulls Left Heartbroken After 3Q16 Earnings Miss

    U.S. Steel Corporation (X) released its 3Q16 financial results on November 1 after the market closed, and it held its earnings conference call on November 2.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • uploads///part  coking coal
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing the Bullish Argument for U.S. Steel

    The bulls and bears have their own sets of arguments about U.S. Steel. U.S. Steel (X) and AK Steel (AKS) mainly use iron ore as a raw material.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • uploads///part
    Miscellaneous

    Why Both Bulls and Bears Are Betting on Alcoa

    Long-term investors are betting on value creation after Alcoa’s split.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • uploads///UPS Supply Chain
    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Deep Dive into UPS’s Supply Chain and Freight Segment

    United Parcel Service’s (UPS) Supply Chain and Freight segment includes forwarding and logistics services, UPS Freight, truckload freight brokerage, and financial services through UPS Capital.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///NKE
    Fund Managers

    Caxton Associates increases its NIKE holdings by a whopping 550%

    NIKE’s revenues increased 15% to $7.4 billion. Revenues increased 18% on a currency-neutral basis.

    By Stuart McKenzie
  • Tech & Comm Services

    4 must-know drawbacks to investing in leveraged ETFs

    Leveraged ETFs make extensive use of financial derivatives to amplify returns. Derivatives are inherently riskier than direct investment due to the leverage they offer. In addition to the counterparty risk that all ETFs face, leveraged funds are prone to derivative counterparty risks.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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