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The Best Of Durable Goods
Article By: Jeffrey P. Snider
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 6:12 PM EDT
May was a relatively good month for US manufacturing. Orders were up 7.3% year-over-year, the highest growth rate in nearly three years.
In this article: TNX
Indicator Review: It’s A Bull Market Until Proven Otherwise
Article By: David Moenning
Monday, June 26, 2017 11:53 AM EDT
The primary goal of this weekly exercise is to remove any subjective notions and ensure that we stay in line with what really is happening in the markets.
Why I'm Slashing My S&P 500 Exposure
Article By: Bram De Haas
Monday, June 26, 2017 10:22 AM EDT
Five reasons to start slashing S&P 500 exposure now while everyone else is still cheering and happy to pay high prices.
In this article: SPY, SPX
The Ultimate Guide To Investing In MLPs
Article By: SureDividend
Sunday, June 25, 2017 4:45 PM EDT
Master limited partnerships – or MLPs – are some of the most tax-efficient investment vehicles for investors looking to generate meaningful portfolio income. But these securities are some of the most misunderstood among the investment community.
In this article: EPD, ETE, ETP, SUN Also: ENB, JNJ, KMI, KO, PG
Q2 Earnings Season Preview
Article By: Sheraz Mian
Saturday, June 24, 2017 5:19 PM EDT
We have to wait another few weeks before the Q2 earnings season really takes the spotlight, but the reporting cycle has gotten underway, with results from 11 S&P 500 members already out.
In this article: WFC, NKE, MU, ORCL, GIS, JPM, DRI, FDX, C, ADBE
Exploring Routes To China After MSCI A-Shares Move
Article By: ValueWalk
Friday, June 23, 2017 4:17 AM EDT
MSCI has announced that China A-shares will be included in its emerging-market (EM) index next year. Now, global equity investors need to consider how to access the vast universe of stocks traded onshore in China.
The 7 Best Discount Retailers: Finding Value & Dividends Among Bargain Stocks
Article By: SureDividend
Thursday, June 22, 2017 11:01 AM EDT
Internet retail is indeed gaining market share from brick-and-mortar retailers, but plenty of retailers with a physical presence will survive the e-commerce onslaught.
In this article: TGT, AMZN, DG, WMT, PSMT, BIG, FRED Also: WFM, RAD, WBA
The Internet Has Not Killed, And Will Not Kill, Inflation
Article By: Michael Ashton
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 5:25 PM EDT
Inflation isn’t dead, and neither is this myth. It will come back again in a few years – I am sure of it.
In this article: AMZN, WFM
Is Demography Destiny For US GDP Growth?
Article By: James Picerno
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 8:44 AM EDT
Forecasting economic activity is generally a thankless task — unless you’re using demographics as a modeling foundation, which provides a surprisingly accurate means for looking ahead.
Winner & Losers From Amazon’s Proposed Purchase Of Whole Foods
Article By: David Trainer
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 10:22 AM EDT
While this acquisition could go either direction for Amazon, it’s clearly bad for every other company in the grocery business. From day one, Amazon has focused on dominating every market it enters, even if it has to sacrifice profitability.
In this article: AMZN, WFM, KR, TGT, WMT, SFM
Treasury Yields: The Long-Term Perspective
Article By: Jill Mislinski
Saturday, June 17, 2017 9:24 AM EDT
The yield on the 10-year note to date has dropped to 2.16% as of Friday's close.
In this article: TNX, SPX
Snap Fails To Generate Interest And Value
Article By: Sramana Mitra
Friday, June 16, 2017 10:37 AM EDT
For Snap, the move to the public market hasn’t been an easy one. Not only has it found it difficult to convince the investors of its potential, but it is struggling to keep competitors away and customers interested.
In this article: SNAP
From Silver Linings To Gray Skies
Article By: Charlie Bilello
Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:59 PM EDT
After the Fed hike and announcement of future plans for a balance sheet reduction, the S&P 500 finished down only 2 points. The Dow hit a new all-time high. The Volatility Index remained at one of its lowest levels in history (10.64).
In this article: VIX, QQQ, GBTC, SPLV, SPHB
Active Share: Does It Predict Fund Performance?
Article By: Alpha Architect
Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:11 PM EDT
Funds with the highest Active Share significantly outperform their benchmarks, both before and after expenses, and they exhibit strong performance persistence.
In this article: VEIPX, DFUVX
Growth Style Returns Dominating Value Style Returns
Article By: David Templeton
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 4:33 AM EDT
The value style tends to have a large weighting in financial and economically sensitive sectors and most investors know these types of sector positions experienced headwinds in the 2008/2009 economic downturn.
In this article: AAPL, SPY, GOOGL Also: AMZN, NFLX, FB
Labor Shortage Equals Low Wage Growth?
Article By: Kurt Kallaus
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1:40 AM EDT
When it comes to our labor market, it's a conundrum for most economists. We have near record low unemployment and record high job openings (6 million+). So why are we seeing below normal wage growth?
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