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 • 2020/08/03
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Investors are paying attention to the health of the US consumer to understand how the US economy is performing after the Coronavirus lockdown. Some of the...
 • 2020/07/27
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This week is a big one for big technology names in the S&P 500 index reporting 2Q20 earnings. First up is Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) and PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL)...
 • 2020/06/22
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The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) put a stop to the $500 million stock sale of Hertz (NYSE: HTZ) after indicating there were problems with the...
 • 2020/06/08
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In a Rose Garden speech on Friday, President Trump said famed investor Warren Buffett was wrong to sell airline stocks because they “went through the...
 • 2020/05/25
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Health-related issues have dominated news headlines in the first quarter of 2020, capturing investors’ attention and increasing interest in healthcare and...
 • 2020/05/18
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Other central banks, such as those in Europe and Japan, are doing it. President Trump tweets about it. The market is already pricing it in Fed Fund Futures....
 • 2020/05/18
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Last week the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its Oil Market Report for May, where they revised 2Q20 oil demand upward by 3.2 million barrels per...
 • 2020/05/04
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This week moves into peak 1Q earnings season with 110 large-cap S&P 500 companies (with a market value between $10 billion – $200 billion) reporting...
 • 2020/04/27
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This week it is big tech’s turn to report 1Q financial results. Google/Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) kicks things off on Tuesday, followed by Facebook (NASDAQ:...
 • 2020/04/21
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This week's 1Q earnings season moves into a higher gear with the release of results for 98 companies in the S&P 500 equity index. Analysts will...
 • 2020/04/13
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As a friend of mine recently said to me, “What a year this week has been.” Despite terrible news on the jobs front, US stocks had their best week in 45...
 • 2020/04/07
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As the Coronavirus crisis rolls on, US economists are quickly revising down their GDP growth expectations. For example, economists expect 1Q to contract 5%...
 • 2020/03/27
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Most investors remember the reputational beating credit rating agencies such as Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, and Fitch Ratings took over their inflated...
 • 2020/03/23
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In response to US equity markets falling by 30% from their highs, this week US President Trump announced a significant fiscal package to coincide with the...
 • 2020/03/09
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Last week was a bad one for crude oil as the black gold closed more than 9% lower on Friday alone after press reports confirmed that Russia refused to...
 • 2020/03/09
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Volatility is the name of the game in the markets lately. The S&P 500 index finished last week broadly unchanged but traded in a 235-point range as...
 • 2020/02/13
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One of the most versatile tools on the Finscreener.com site is the Bubble Chart. Bubble Chart is an X and Y axis graphing tool that allows users to plot...
 • 2020/02/10
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Investing can be intimidating at times, even for experienced investors. Luckily Finscreener.com is here to help make the security selection process more...
 • 2020/02/03
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This week is another full one for the oil and gas sector with BP (NYSE: BP) and ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) reporting 4Q19 results before the opening bell on...
 • 2020/01/27
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America’s largest oil companies report 4Q19 earnings this week. Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) report numbers...
 • 2020/01/20
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Earnings season moves into full gear this week, with 58 companies in the S&P 500 index reporting 4Q financial results. Out of those companies, four...
 • 2020/01/13
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This week the US banks will kick off fourth-quarter earnings season with JP Morgan (NYSE: JPM) and Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) announcing before the market open...
 • 2020/01/04
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Oil prices ended last week up more than 3% on Friday when news broke that the United States killed a top Iranian general in a drone strike at the airport in...
 • 2019/12/22
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Last week was a tough one in the history of The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA), with the company announcing in a press release that it will need to stop...
 • 2019/12/08
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Third-quarter earnings season rolls on this week with some heavy hitters in the US tech sector. Specific names lined up to report after the market close on...
 • 2019/11/30
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Crude Oil took a big hit last Friday, ending the day down 4.63% in holiday-thinned trading after Russia’s Energy Minister Novak seemed to indicate Russia...
 • 2019/11/26
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Earnings season rolls on this week with a mixed bag of earnings ratings from Finscreener.com. According to our data, no fewer than 12 large-cap S&P 500...
 • 2019/11/18
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Third-quarter earnings season rolls on this week with some heavy hitters in the US retail sector. Specific names lined up to report on November 19th are Home...
 • 2019/11/03
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The third-quarter earnings season in the US is in full force. FactSet report that 71% of the companies in the S&P 500 have reported financial results for...
 • 2019/10/07
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When the global economy seems to be facing an uphill battle, the US is set to impose an additional $7.5 billion worth of tariffs annually on a range of EU...
 • 2019/10/07
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Last week was particularly turbulent for US equity markets with the Dow Futures (CME GROUP: YM) down 890 points by Wednesday with the release of a weak...
 • 2019/10/02
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The credit rating agency Fitch Ratings took the credit market by surprise when it unexpectedly announced it was downgrading Saudi Arabia’s debt credit...
 • 2019/09/24
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In the latest round of increasing tensions in the Middle East, US President Trump last week announced the deployment of US defence forces to Saudi Arabia and...
 • 2019/09/16
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It seems a weekend is a long time in the oil market. Late last week the International Energy Agency (IEA) published their monthly oil market report where...
 • 2019/09/16
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Space-sharing firm WeWork was supposed to be the next Wall Street unicorn. A unicorn firm is a nickname given to start-up companies that become a quick...
 • 2019/09/13
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It seems there is a new story every day about the impending global economic slowdown and imminent US stock market correction. Last week US non-farm jobs grew...
 • 2019/08/20
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Market volatility has picked up in recent weeks and investors are starting to worry that a market correction could be around the corner. In July this year,...
 • 2019/08/20
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It has been a tough week in the US equity markets, with the Dow Jones Industrial Index falling as much as 800 points on Wednesday, but finishing the week...
 • 2019/08/12
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Walmart (NYSE: WMT) is due to report second-quarter financial results before the opening bell on August 15th. Analysts will be closely watching these results...
 • 2019/07/25
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Market participants are growing increasingly worried about the health of the global macroeconomy. The US/Chinese trade dispute runs hot and cold, with...
 • 2019/07/16
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The US stock market closed on a high last Friday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average over 27,000, and the S&P 500 Index over 3,000 after testimony...
 • 2019/07/08
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Investors are continuously looking for ways to improve performance in their stock portfolios. Professional investors call it alpha, the extra return you get...
 • 2019/07/08
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As second-quarter earnings season gets underway, several companies in the S&P500 will report results in July. We take a look at three potential losers...
 • 2019/07/01
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The market expects the US central bank (The Fed) to start cutting short-term borrowing costs this year. In previous economic cycles, Fed cuts tended to cause...
 • 2019/07/01
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Markets are likely to get a boost from the news over the weekend that the US and China agreed to restart trade talks at the G20 economic summit in Osaka...
 • 2019/06/24
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A low and falling interest rate environment can be very challenging for investors dependent on income from their portfolios to meet spending needs. The...
 • 2019/06/24
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This time last year, many Wall Street analysts and economists were expecting the central bank of the United States, also called the Federal Reserve Bank, or...
 • 2019/06/18
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Five stocks in the S&P 500 equity index hit their 52-week low price in June, and they are all in the retail sector. The share prices of Nordstrom Inc...
 • 2019/06/17
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The investment landscape can appear overwhelming, sometimes, with so many investment choices. One of the more difficult decisions for the modern investor is...
 • 2019/06/13
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Pessimism may be slowly creeping into the stock market. CNBC reported on Tuesday that two-thirds of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) responding to the most...
 • 2019/06/10
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Last week the oil market slipped into a bear market with prices down nearly 20% from their peak of $66.80 per barrel in April 2019. The quick pace of the...
 • 2019/06/10
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Gold prices hit their highest levels in 14 months on Friday as traders and investors aggressively increased expectations that the US Federal Reserve Bank may...