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The Saudi-Qatar Diplomatic Dispute, Six Months Later
Article By: George Friedman
Monday, December 11, 2017 4:55 PM EST
Six months ago, the Gulf Cooperation Council, helmed as always by its de facto leader Saudi Arabia, severed diplomatic ties with Qatar. This move was apparently meant to punish the country for its supposed support of terrorism.
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Appalachian Basin Produces More Natural Gas Than Any OPEC Country
Article By: Robert Rapier
Monday, December 11, 2017 12:36 PM EST
Appalachian Basin natural gas production has risen by 200% in the past five years. The region’s gas production now ranks ahead of all but two countries in the world.
In this article: UNG
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Rwanda: Africa’s First Cashless Economy?
Article By: Chris Skinner
Monday, December 11, 2017 5:29 AM EST
89% of Rwandans are included in access to financial services with only 11% excluded by the end of 2016, which is a big change in just four years from the 28% excluded in 2012.
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A December Hike And Yellen’s Last Hurrah: Full Week Ahead Preview
Article By: The Heisenberg Report
Sunday, December 10, 2017 5:33 PM EST
So the tax bill and Bitcoin will be front and center in the week ahead and there’s more than a little irony in that.
In this article: BITCOMP
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E Zenith Bank Continues To Perform Well
Article By: Louis Koen
Thursday, December 7, 2017 2:02 PM EST
Zenith Bank's stock price is up by more than 80% since the publication of the article and exceeded the targeted return of 35%, excluding the dividend, by a substantial margin.
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Oil Prices Moderate On Rising U.S. Oil Rigs
Article By: Samed Olukoya
Monday, December 4, 2017 10:24 AM EST
Global oil investors have started holding back on growing U.S. oil rigs, even as OPEC promise to extend production cuts through the end of 2018.
In this article: BNO, OIL
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South Africa ETFs In Focus On Rating Downgrade
Article By: Zacks Investment Research
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 4:49 AM EST
The South African economy has been experiencing low demand for exports and going through political turmoil that has weighed on its economy’s growth.
In this article: EZA, AFK
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Emerging Market Preview: Week Ahead, Sunday Nov. 26th
Article By: Marc Chandler
Sunday, November 26, 2017 6:03 PM EST
EM FX ended the holiday-shortened week on a soft note. While most were up on the entire week, notable laggards were TRY, CLP, and ZAR. All three currencies underperformed due to rising political risks, and we suspect that will continue.
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Chasing The Elusive Riyal In Qatar
Article By: The Heisenberg Report
Sunday, November 26, 2017 1:55 PM EST
Let’s talk about Qatar and more specifically about the riyal, which is of course pegged to the dollar at 3.64.
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DEM: This 4% Yielder Is A Top Dividend Growth Pick
Article By: David Dierking
Sunday, November 26, 2017 9:27 AM EST
In reality, the emerging markets group still looks relatively attractive despite this year’s run-up. Some pockets look very attractive, including large-cap dividend payers.
In this article: DEM, IEMG, DVEM
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Higher Oil Prices Slowing Saudi Reform?
Article By: ValueWalk
Friday, November 24, 2017 8:08 AM EST
In October, the IMF released a report projecting that by 2020 Saudi Arabia may get a budget boost of more than $90 billion from new taxes and the planned reform of fuel subsidies and prices.
In this article: OIL
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Hedgers Give Thanks
Article By: Phil Flynn
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8:03 AM EST
Oil supplies are getting tighter. The American Petroleum Institute reported a massive 6.35 million barrels drop in crude oil supply as well as a 1.796 million barrel drop in the Cushing Oklahoma delivery point.
In this article: OIL
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Nigerian Economy Consolidates Growth In Q3; Expands 1.4%
Article By: Samed Olukoya
Monday, November 20, 2017 9:09 AM EST
The economy grew by 1.4 percent in the third quarter, according to the National Bureau of Statistics report released on Monday. This was higher than the revised 0.72 percent recorded in the second quarter.
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Weekly Report: Geometry Of Global Financial Markets
Article By: Pattern To Profit
Sunday, November 19, 2017 8:00 PM EST
The Russell 2000 Index is starting to give bullish signals that may lead to a continuation higher. The next sign of strength would be provided on a rally above 1,495.04.
In this article: GE, WMT, BITCOMP
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Emerging Market Preview - The Week Ahead Nov. 20
Article By: Marc Chandler
Sunday, November 19, 2017 5:42 PM EST
EM FX ended the week firm, and capped off a good week overall. Until we get higher US rates, the dollar may remain under modest pressure. This would help EM maintain some traction, though we remain cautious.
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Emerging Markets: What Has Changed - Nov. 17
Article By: Marc Chandler
Saturday, November 18, 2017 5:58 PM EST
In the EM equity space as measured by MSCI, Korea (+4.2%), South Africa (+3.2%), and Thailand (+1.9%) have outperformed this week, while Egypt (-5.1%), Turkey (-1.9%), and Russia (-1.8%) have underperformed.
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