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    Real Insights

    Where Does Hope Lie in the Fixed Income Market?

    A few key themes have emerged in 2018 which are divergent in some ways and could be an indication of what’s to come over the next 12 to 18 months.

    By VanEck
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    Miscellaneous

    How the Equity Markets Tracked Gold and Silver This Week

    The miners that experienced the greatest losses during the past five trading days were IamGold (IAG), Silver Wheaton (SLW), Goldcorp (GG), and Primero Mining (PPP). These miners fell 7.5%, 6.0%, 6.2%, and 57.5%, respectively.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    How Precious Metals Performed on July 17

    On Monday, July 17, gold futures for August expiration closed at $1,233.7 an ounce after having touched the day’s high of $1,235.4 per ounce.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    Wall Street’s Forecasts for WFT after Its 2Q16 Earnings

    In this article, we’ll look at Wall Street analysts’ forecasts for Weatherford International’s (WFT) shares following its 2Q16 earnings release.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Is Demand-Pull and Cost-Push Inflation?

    Both Russia (RSX) and Brazil (EWZ) are experiencing cost-push inflation. Both economies are highly dependent on commodities.

    By Heather McArdle
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How the Brexit Vote Affected the Markets

    Investors are worried about the ultimate consequences of a Brexit and whether volatility will stay high. In this series, we’ll see how you can protect your capital without compromising on returns.

    By BlackRock
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    Earnings Report

    What Does Wall Street See for WFT before Its 2Q16 Earnings?

    Approximately 67% of Wall Street analysts tracking Weatherford International rate it as a “buy” or equivalent.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    Has WFT’s Correlation with Crude Oil Fallen since 1Q16?

    In this article, we’ll analyze the correlation between Weatherford International’s (WFT) stock price and West Texas Intermediate (or WTI) crude oil’s price.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    What Do Analysts Expect from WFT’s 2Q16 Earnings?

    In 2Q16, analysts expect adjusted earnings per share (or EPS) of -$0.29 for Weatherford International (WFT).

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Have Headline Payroll Figures Fallen in the Fed’s Pecking Order?

    Headline payroll figures seem to have faded somewhat in significance, at least when it comes to foreshadowing action by the Fed.

    By Rick Rieder
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Has Devaluation of the Yuan Impacted Global Currencies?

    The Chinese yuan devaluation has been the major driver of the massive volatility in the foreign exchange markets over the last two weeks.

    By David Meyer
  • Financials

    Recommendation: Look to select areas of emerging market debt

    Select areas of the EM debt sector hold good potential, as many of these countries exhibit low leverage levels and are currently funded through year-end.

    By Rick Rieder
  • Financials

    Recommendation: Do your homework and choose your bonds wisely

    There are still very few bargains out there for people buying bonds, and some areas of the bond market are more vulnerable to rising rates than others.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    Recommendation: Look outside the US for stock bargains

    U.S. stocks are no longer cheap, and that has stocks outside U.S. borders looking even more reasonable. Specifically, I see opportunities in Japan.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    Why there might be a downside to a strong US economy

    Of course, a strengthening U.S. economy may have a downside. If the Federal Reserve (or Fed) increases interest rates too soon or by too much, markets could be rattled.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Financials

    Overview: 3 things to know about currency hedging

    Your total return depends on both equity and currency returns, which are sensitive to economic, political, and market events, and fluctuate over time.

    By BlackRock
  • Financials

    Long-term implications of a disconnect between news and strong equity markets

    In the short term, recent market action isn’t as irrational as it might appear. First, there’s no clear link between these events and near-term economic or earnings growth.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    Strength in Japanese firms may improve the market outlook

    While the U.S. corporate sector has experienced little or even negative earnings growth in recent fiscal years, Japanese firms have posted solid earnings growth.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
  • Financials

    Japan: Time to give the land of falling stocks another look?

    So far, 2014 has been the year of the falling stocks in Japan. But according to Russ, Japan still stands out as one of the few potential bargains in the developed world.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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