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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.