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  • How IBM’s Strategic Imperatives Performed in Fiscal 4Q17
    Earnings Report

    How IBM’s Strategic Imperatives Performed in Fiscal 4Q17

    Earlier in the series, we discussed IBM’s (IBM) geographical revenues and the impact of currency fluctuations, especially the US dollar’s (UUP) impact on the company’s fiscal 4Q17 results.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Amazon’s International Segment Saw Improvement in 2Q15

    The year-over-year revenue growth trend for Amazon’s International segment was falling until last quarter.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Real Insights

    Gold Prices Have Been Flat despite the Weak Dollar

    Gold (IAU) (GLD) prices usually have a strong negative correlation with the US dollar (UUP). Gold, like other commodities, is denominated in the dollar.

    By VanEck
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    Earnings Report

    Can Cisco Beat Its Own Revenue Forecast in Fiscal 3Q15?

    Cisco is expected to announce its fiscal 3Q15 earnings on May 13. Cisco expects its year-over-year revenue growth to be 3%–5% in the quarter.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the US Economy Stalled in 1Q15

    The US economy stalled in 2014 for several reasons, including seasonality, weather, strength of the dollar, the West Coast port strike, and the oil price slump.

    By Jeffrey Rosenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Have We Seen a Short-Term Bottom for the Dollar?

    The US Dollar Index (UUP) managed to close in positive territory in the week ended February 8, 2018, after posting seven consecutive weekly losses.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did the US Federal Reserve Turn Hawkish at Its June Meeting?

    As expected, the Federal Reserve increased the interest rate by 25 basis points after its June meeting, which concluded on June 13.

    By Ricky Cove
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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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    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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    Earnings Report

    SaaS, PaaS Playing a Role in Oracle’s Growing Net Margins

    In the past ten quarters including fiscal 1Q17, Oracle’s revenues have missed analyst expectations nine times.

    By Anne Shields
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Strengthening US Dollar Has Affected Oil Prices

    Weak global demand and a strengthening dollar have affected oil prices.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Does the Rise in Eurozone GDP Indicate a Turning Point?

    According to a Eurostat report, Eurozone fourth quarter economic growth for 2016 expanded to 0.5% as compared to the 0.4% improvement in the previous quarter.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Weaker Euro Could Lead to Inflation in Europe

    A weaker euro could lead to inflation in Europe. The depreciation in the euro was initially due to the appreciation in the dollar.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Emerging Market Funds Kept Their Momentum

    In the current market scenario, the global markets (ACWI) (VTI) (VEU) are mainly driven by the monetary stimulus provided by the central banks.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Financials

    Once Again, Soros Makes Money off the UK’s Woes

    Four days before the UK (EWU) decided to leave the European Union (VGK), Soros warned the markets of a “Black Friday” and a crash in the pound.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Has Caused the Correction in Transportation Stocks?

    DJTI’s price-to-earnings ratio climbed from 15.7x at the start of 2013 to 20.2x at the end of 2014. This year, transportation stocks (IYT) have taken a hit, leading to multiple contractions.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Strong Dollar Is a Major Headwind for Export-Oriented Stocks

    A stronger dollar is a headwind for export-oriented stocks. The US economy is relatively robust.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will the Euro Continue Its Momentum?

    Markets will remain focused on the ECB policy meeting scheduled for Thursday this week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why An Improving Economy Is Good For The Dollar

    This article discusses the ways in which an improving economy is good for the dollar.

    By Amy Belew
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PC Market Not Expected to Stabilize before 2017

    In calendar 2Q15, PC shipments fell globally by 9.50%. This situation is likely to continue through 2016 and isn’t likely to stabilize before 2017.

    By Anne Shields
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Strong Dollar Is Dragging Down US Companies’ Revenues

    As earnings reports and analyst call transcripts show, many of the companies reporting sales misses cited the strong dollar as a contributing factor.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Fed Rate Liftoff: Not Much Is Likely to Change

    So now that the Fed rate liftoff has finally arrived, should you flee to market sidelines? If you can believe history, the answer is an emphatic no.

    By Rick Rieder
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Dollar and Oversupply Concerns Pressure Crude Oil Prices

    March WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil (ERX) (IEZ) (USO) (PXI) futures contracts fell 1.6% and settled at $52.17 per barrel on February 7, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Financials

    Must-know: Why the Fed drove up emerging market asset prices

    Many economists, like the Nobel Prize–winning Paul Krugman, believe that the Fed acted as a “white knight” in 2008, saving the global economy in the dire aftermath of the financial crisis.

    By Liam Odalis
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    Earnings Report

    Dollar Appreciation Impacts IBM’s Growth in 2Q15

    IBM pointed to the strengthening US dollar for the decline in its revenues, which fell by 13.5% in fiscal 2Q15. On a constant currency basis, revenue only declined by 1%.

    By Anne Shields
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Dollar at a 13-Year High: Crude Oil Market’s Turning Point?

    The US Dollar Index rose 0.4% to 101.4 on November 18, 2016—the highest level in the last 13 years. It also rose 4% in the last two weeks.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Groupon’s Marketing Strategy

    Groupon (GRPN) is pumping millions of dollars (UUP) into marketing and customer acquisition efforts as it seeks to conquer the North American daily deals market.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Gold Gains on US-Mexico Trade Deal—What’s the Upside?

    Gold prices (GLD) recorded their first weekly gain last week after six weeks of continued losses. What changed?

    By Anuradha Garg
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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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    British Pound on Downward Slope since Brexit Vote

    Since the British Brexit referendum on June 23, 2016, the British pound (FXB) has been nervous.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    Will US Crude Oil Futures Be Range Bound This Week?

    WTI crude oil (USO) futures hit $58.95 per barrel on November 24, 2017—the highest level in nearly three years.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will the US Dollar Index Strengthen before the FOMC Statement?

    Asian currencies traded lower against the dollar ahead of the FOMC statement. The US dollar-Japanese yen currency pair rose by 0.80% at 6:00 AM EST on July 27.

    By David Meyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside the US Dollar Index’s Mixed Response in 2017

    The US dollar (UUP) (UDN) seemed to show mixed response to the Fed’s rate hike on March 15, as prices have reflected a downtrend so far in 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    OPEC and the US Dollar Pressured Crude Oil Prices

    The US Dollar Index fell 0.2% to 101.5 on November 25, 2016. However, it hit 102 on November 24, 2016—the highest level in nearly 14 years.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Crude Oil Futures Rose for the Seventh Straight Day

    August US crude oil futures contracts rose 2.5% and closed at $46.04 per barrel on June 30. Brent crude oil futures rose and settled at $47.92 per barrel.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Are Crude Oil Prices on the Verge of Collapsing?

    Crude oil prices fell due to the API’s bearish crude oil inventory report. Prices have been trading between $50 per barrel and $54 per barrel since January.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Where Oil Prices Could Head

    USCF OPEC’s decision to cut 1.2 mbd has already had a significant price effect, and compliance has already started. Production dropped 3% in December. At the moment, all eyes are on whether OPEC members will comply, and whether returning supply from Libya and Nigeria may offset any cuts OPEC has announced. The bigger wildcard is the U.S. It […]

    By John Love
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    Miscellaneous

    Crude Oil Futures Near 7-Week High

    September US crude oil (RYE) (VDE) (BNO) futures contracts rose 3.3% to $47.8 per barrel on July 25, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Fund Managers

    What Does Jack Bogle Predict for US Real GDP?

    In 4Q16, US (SPY) (QQQ) (IVV) (VFINX) real GDP grew at an annual rate of 1.9% compared to a 3.5% rise in 3Q16.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What’s the Outlook for the US Dollar in 2018?

    Overall in 2017, the dollar index fell 9.8%.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Will Yellen’s Hawkishness Drive the US Dollar Higher?

    The US Dollar Index (UUP) closed at 95.79 with a rise of 0.39% last week. This rise was a welcome relief for the dollar.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why IMF Is Worried about the US’s Expanding Debt Profile

    The US had a budget deficit of $215 billion in February 2018, the largest in six years.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did Crude Oil Prices Hit a 3-Month Low?

    Crude oil (USO) (IXC) (XES) was trading near a 20-month high on March 7. US crude oil prices posted their biggest one-day decline in the last 13 months.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    How the Dollar Is Affecting Oil

    US crude oil (DBO) (USL) (OIIL) July futures rose 5% between May 16 and May 23, 2017.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Earnings Report

    Red Hat: 56th Consecutive Quarter of Revenue Growth

    Red Hat (RHT), a leading Linux software and open-source provider, was the latest in the technology space to announce its fiscal 4Q16 earnings.

    By Anne Shields
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the British Pound Rallied Sharply in the Week Ended March 23

    The FTSE 100 Index (UKX) fell ~3.4% for the week ended March 23, 2018, and closed at 6,921.94.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Federal Funds Rate: Why The US Dollar Could Appreciate Further

    The federal funds rate is a tool that the Fed uses to control the interest rate in the economy. The rate has been close to zero for over six years.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Euro Reaches 23-Month Peak: Could It Climb Higher?

    Euro rallies to a 23-month peak Last week, the euro (FXE) closed at 1.17, appreciating by 1.7% against the US dollar (UUP). The currency has appreciated by more than 10% against the US dollar this year, making it one of the strongest developed market currencies. Improving economic conditions and a stable political climate turned the […]

    By Ricky Cove
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    Earnings Report

    How Will Cliffs Natural Resources’ Costs Progress in 2017?

    In 4Q16, Cliffs’ cash costs of goods sold for APIO was $36.4 per ton, or 8% higher YoY.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will the Fed and US Dollar Impact Crude Oil Prices?

    The US dollar and crude oil (IEZ) (PXI) are usually inversely related. A rise in the US dollar makes crude oil more expensive for oil importers.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Euro Jumps to 5-Month High after French Exit Polls

    On Sunday, after the announcement of the French Presidential election exit polls, the euro jumped a near five-month high against the US dollar.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Energy & Utilities

    Is the US Crude Oil Bull Market Sustainable?

    Brent crude oil futures closed at $57.54 per barrel on September 29, 2017. Some OPEC officials think that $60 per barrel for crude oil isn’t sustainable.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Can the US Dollar Limit Oil’s Upside?

    US crude oil futures contracts for May delivery rose 5.5% between March 28, 2017, and April 4, 2017. The US Dollar Index rose 0.9% during that period.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Sharp Fall in Crude Oil Price Dictate the Currencies Markets

    Looking at the performance of the major commodity-driven currencies on July 25, the Nigerian naira was the biggest casualty.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did the Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Fall?

    The Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index is at ten in August 2017—compared to 17.5 in July 2017. It didn’t meet the market’s expectation of 15.0.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Currency warfare: A ‘beggar-thy-neighbor’ situation

    In a currency war, the “beggar-thy-neighbor” strategy is about increasing the demand for a nation’s exports at the expense of other countries’ export share.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Earnings Report

    Overview of 21st Century Fox’s Fiscal 2015 Earnings

    Recently, stocks of media companies such as 21st Century Fox (FOXA) were hammered. In fiscal 2015, the company had revenues of ~$29 billion, a 9% decrease from fiscal 2014.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Energy & Utilities

    Can the US Dollar Index Help WTI Crude Oil Prices?

    The US Dollar Index fell ~0.13% to 93.89, and July WTI oil futures rose ~1.2% on June 5.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    China Is Taking a Variety of Steps to Boost Its Economy

    To provide a boost to its slowing economy, China cut its benchmark one-year lending rate for the fifth time in 2015. The PBoC slashed it by 25 basis points to 4.4%, effective October 24, 2015.

    By Anne Shields
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    Miscellaneous

    Natural Gas Prices Are Impacted by the US Dollar

    Between May 3 and May 10, 2017, natural gas (GASX) (FCG) (GASL) June futures rose 2%. The US dollar (UUP) (UDN) (USDU) rose 0.5% during that period.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Fund Managers

    Stanley Druckenmiller Exited Position in EEM

    Stanley Druckenmiller also sold his position in the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM).

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    Crude Oil Futures Are near a 2-Month High

    WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil futures contracts for September delivery rose 1.8% to $48.75 per barrel on July 26, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Oil Bulls, Don’t Worry About the Rising US Dollar

    US crude oil futures contracts for June 2017 delivery fell 3.7% between May 2, and May 9, 2017, while the US Dollar Index rose 0.7%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Why Investors Should Take a Look at Gold in H2 2018

    Gold prices have gone through a rough patch recently with prices closing near their seven-month lows.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Can the Mexican Peso Weather the Trump Effect?

    The Mexican peso recently climbed in value after the Trump administration said that it would not exit NAFTA altogether.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Miscellaneous

    The Rising Dollar: Is It Affecting Natural Gas Prices?

    From November 9–16, 2016, natural gas December futures rose 2.8%. The US Dollar Index rose 1.8% during that period.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    How the US Dollar Could Be Crucial to Oil Investors

    US crude oil futures contracts for June delivery fell 6.2% between April 18, 2017, and April 25, 2017. Meanwhile, the US Dollar Index fell 0.7%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Global Demand and Nigeria Are Driving Crude Oil Futures

    WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil (XLE)(XOP)(USO) futures contracts for September delivery rose 0.5% to $48.82 per barrel on August 11, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Crude Oil Prices Rise: Is It Time for a Collapse?

    WTI crude oil prices have risen 9.4% since June 21, 2017. Brent and US crude oil prices are near a three-week high.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Dollar Index Has Been Falling since Start of 2017

    On a year-to-date basis, the dollar index has fallen nearly 9.5% as of August 2, 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    US Crude Oil Futures Are near 3-Week Low: What’s Next?

    US crude oil (XLE) (XOP) (IEZ) futures contracts for September delivery fell 0.1% to $47.55 per barrel on August 15, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Twitter Makes Changes after Its Disappointing 1Q15 Earnings

    Twitter’s management changes came after its disastrous 1Q15 earnings. Twitter missed its own revenue growth estimate for 1Q15 and even lowered its outlook.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Ruble Is on the Rise

    The recovery of oil prices in the latter half of 2016 has helped the Russian ruble to appreciate along with improved exports.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Miscellaneous

    US Crude Oil Didn’t Reach a New 3-Year High

    On April 13–20, 2018, US crude oil June futures rose 1.6% and settled at $68.4 per barrel on April 20. Last week, the US dollar rose 0.6%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Will the US Dollar and Inventories Impact Crude Oil Futures?

    March US crude oil (DBO) (UWT) futures contracts increased 1.8% to $65.61 per barrel on January 24, 2018.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    How the Dollar Could Impact Oil’s Recovery

    US crude oil (DBO) (USL) (OIIL) futures contracts for June 2017 delivery rose 3.7% between May 10 and May 17, 2017.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Did the US Dollar Impact Oil Prices Last Week?

    US crude oil (DBO) (USL) (OIIL) futures contracts for June 2017 delivery fell 3.8% between April 25, 2017, and May 2, 2017.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Earnings Report

    Teradata Struggles as Cloud Adoption Increases

    Teradata primarily generates revenues from data and analytics and marketing applications. Its core business is struggling, as data warehouses are increasingly moving toward the cloud.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Global PC Market Impacts Symantec’s Consumer Security Segment

    The softness in the PC market is rumored to continue in 2015. This will dampen any prospects of a revival in Symantec’s Consumer Security Software business.

    By Anne Shields
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    Miscellaneous

    US Dollar: Will It Impact Oil’s Upside?

    US crude oil (DBO) (USL) (OIIL) futures contracts for May delivery rose 4.6% between April 4, 2017, and April 11, 2017.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Could the Fed’s Decision Impact South African Miners?

    With the Federal Reserve’s rate hike decision in December 2016, the US dollar has strengthened, which could weaken the rand. In such a scenario, miners’ costs could fall.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Bank of England Raises Interest Rate to 0.50%

    The BOE (Bank of England) in its November meeting increased its benchmark interest rates from 0.25% to 0.50%.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Miscellaneous

    How Much the US Dollar Is Impacting Natural Gas Now

    Between April 26 and May 3, 2017, natural gas June futures fell 1.3%. The US dollar rose 0.2% during that period.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Consumer

    BAML Survey: Most Crowded Trade for Fifth Month in a Row

    There is a persistent concern over valuations of US equity markets, especially tech stocks, which include FAANG stocks.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Saudi Arabia and US Inventories Pressure Crude Oil Prices

    April WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil (XLE) (XOP) (PXI) futures contracts fell 1.4% and settled at $47.72 per barrel on March 14, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Why the Bottom for Gold Could Be Close

    The SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD) has fallen ~8.4% year-to-date and ~11.5% from its April peak.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why US Stocks Appear Unattractive

    US stocks appear unattractive despite the recent correction. A stronger dollar (UUP) and a slowing world has negatively affected large-cap earnings.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    Is the US Dollar’s Fall Helping Oil?

    US crude oil futures contracts for June delivery fell 1.7% between April 11, 2017, and April 18, 2017. The US Dollar Index fell 1.2% during that period.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Will the US Dollar Affect Crude Oil Prices in 2017?

    February 2017 WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil (PXI) (ERX) (USL) (ERY) futures contracts rose 0.1% and settled at $53 per barrel on December 23, 2016.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Earnings Report

    How Has IBM’s Cloud Business Performed in 2Q15?

    In its latest fiscal 2Q15 earnings release, IBM stated that its cloud-computing revenue rose 50% on a YoY basis. It generated $8.7 billion in the last 12 months.

    By Anne Shields
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    Materials

    Why Ray Dalio and John Paulson Are Still Betting on Gold

    As per the 13Fs filed for the first quarter, hedge funds still seem to have confidence in gold’s price outlook.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Miscellaneous

    Crude Oil and Product Inventories Impact Crude Oil Futures

    US crude oil futures have risen 6% from the ten-month low on June 21, 2017. Futures have also risen 2% in the last month.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Crude Oil Prices Have Fallen 16% in 8 Sessions

    January WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil futures contracts trading on NYMEX fell by 3.1% to $35.62 per barrel on Friday, December 11, 2015.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Bear Market: Worst Case Scenarios for 2016

    Goldman Sachs (GS) suggests crude oil prices could test $20 per barrel in a worst case scenario in 2016.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Inflationary woes in Brazil continue despite rise in Selic rate

    Investors should watch inflationary woes in Brazil. For the week ended March 15, the IPC-S consumer price index was at 1.49 against an expected 1.42.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Materials

    Why the strengthening US dollar caused gold prices to decrease

    A weaker dollar makes gold cheaper for other nations to purchase. It increases their demand for gold. Also, when the dollar starts to lose value, investors look for an investment to store value.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    FOMC Meeting Could Surprise Crude Oil Traders

    US crude oil (UCO) (USL) futures contracts for January delivery rose 0.7% and were trading at $58.4 per barrel at 1:02 AM EST on December 12, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Natural Gas: Is the US Dollar Crucial to Its Rise?

    Between April 19 and April 26, 2017, natural gas (GASX) (FCG) (GASL) June futures fell 0.2%. The US dollar (UUP) (UDN) (USDU) fell 0.7% during that period.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Net Exports: Why They Matter and What Drives Them

    A country’s net exports measure the value of total exports less the value of its total imports. It’s positive if exports are larger in value than imports.

    By David Ashworth
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