Why Philip Morris International Inc. is Plunging Over 15%

Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM) is down over 15% as of 12:45 P.M. EST following the release of its Q1 2018 earnings results. Here’s a brief overview of what…

Why Align Technology Inc. is Down Over 8.5%

Align Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) is down over 8.5% as of 11:25 AM on Thursday.

No Bid Coming for Shire from Allergan (Reportedly)

CNBC saying no bid is likely.  Allergan is off its lows – only down $5 now and Shire is back to flat after being up as much as $15 (~10%)…

How the Syrian Unrest Could Affect Gold

Unrest in Syria played a role in precious metals rising on Friday, April 13.


2013.01.24 - Baker Hughes Rigs
Why natural gas supply hasn’t fallen off with rig counts

Natural gas rigs have continued to drop, however, to date there has not been a meaningful reduction in supply leaving prices near historic lows.

Brasil Unemployment 12 vs 11
Brazil's unemployment hits low, but in line with previous year

While Brazil achieved a historically low unemployment rate in December 2012, the value is in line with December 2011.

Brasil Unemployment by Industry
Brazilian large caps may be better option than small caps

December data showed greatest increases in unemployment came from sectors in which Brazilian small cap ETFs are concentrated

Brasil Unemployment by Metro
Brazil poised for growth as unemployment drops in trade hubs

Most of the drop in Brazilian unemployment occurred in regions focused on industrial production and international trade.

LCDX19 Jan 31
Leveraged loan market's tightening spreads are unsustainable

The leveraged loan market yields continue falling, making some financial professionals uneasy about how sustainable the rally may be. The leveraged loan market is composed of all term loans paying LIBOR…

Flows 1 01.31.2013
Equity fund flows continue higher but international flow still stronger than domestic

With equity markets continuing to trend higher across the globe to start the year, mutual fund flow continues to improve as investors allocate more money to stocks to potentially capture…

Issuance by purpose and refis2
High yield market issuance continues to be driven by refinancings

The vast majority of the issue volume this year has been composed of refinancings, creating a cycle self-fueling cycle

Mex IPM Dec 13 Subs
Mexican manufacturing survey hints at growth despite flat data

Decomposing the elements of the latest Mexican IPM survey shows that managers may be ready to return to growth mode

mex ipm jan
Latest Mexican manufacturing survey shows flat, yet high reading

The latest Mexican IPM survey showed a reading equal to the previous month, but value remains at year high

issue break gap
Gap between new issue and break prices keeps widening

Despite OIDs moving towards premium territory, the break prices keep increasing, widening the gap vs. the issue price

LL 128
Steady inflows maintain strong demand for leveraged loans

Leveraged loans closed another strong week. Continued strong fundamentals remain in place to support a strong market. The leveraged loan market is generally defined as all corporate term loans rated lower…

HY 128
Strong high yield demand closes a strong week for bonds

High yield mutual funds remained positive for the third week in a row. Strong fundamentals have allowed new issues to price at very low yields as fund flows maintain a…

AAPL FA 2 01.28.2013
Apple's declining growth leads to shareholder disappointment

While most companies would be ecstatic about a revenue base that has grown from $65 billion just 3 years ago in 2010, to a forecasted $165 billion for 2013, with…

New Product chart 1 01.28.2013
Plenty of room to grow for ETFs against mutual funds

Not since the introduction of the first S&P 500 index fund by Vanguard in 1976 has there been such a tectonic shift in the asset management industry driven by a…

Arabica Coffee Price Seasonality
Tighter supply may lift coffee prices in early 2013

For commodities that have relatively stable demand, supply factors become more important to observe. This is relevant to securities such as the iPath Dow Jones Coffee ETN (JO), which tracks…

Demographics 1 01.25.2013
Macro demographics just as important as new product introduction for the mobile industry

The mobile industry is global in nature with a handset user in Mumbai having the opportunity to use the same handset as someone in Moscow.

Claims 01.25.2013
Why jobless claims are worth tracking

While watching the morning spin of a national financial news show can result in an alphabet soup of what drives markets and the $16 trillion U.S. economy,

Infrastructure 2 01.24.2013
Mobile internet connections are the fastest growing medium

In today’s connected world, people are never too far from the vast resources of the internet but the ways and means of individuals connectivity

Morningstar 2 01.24.2013
Why Morningstar ratings matter

Morningstar is best known for helping investors decipher the past performance of mutual funds and which managers and their products are worth looking at.

SP-LSTA Jan 23
Leveraged loans maintain steady positive returns

The S&P/LSTA Index has posted steady positive returns since the start of 2013. Strong fund flows are fueling the rally.


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