Markets Articles

  1. The Europe Behind the Headlines

    April was far from the cruelest month for investors. Most will have felt sentiment improve behind equities, high-yield bonds, ...
  2. High Yield Liquidity: High and Dry?

    Since the world’s investment banks were hit by a wave of new regulation following the 2007-09 financial crisis, the trading ...
  3. Lookin’ for Yield in All the Right Places

    Why is that in a world of low and in some cases negative interest rates, investors continue to struggle to find yield? Read ...
  4. The Challenge the Fed Faces (in 2 Powerful Charts)

    The Fed faces a big challenge as it seeks to raise interest rates this year: The central bank already missed the “window ...
  5. Alibaba Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (BABA)

    Review Alibaba's capital structure to determine the contribution of debt and equity financing. Identify trends and important ...
  6. Twitter Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (TWTR)

    Analyze Twitter's capital structure to understand the importance of equity and debt financing. Identify trends in financial ...
  7. Buffett's Moat: How Sustainable is Tesla's Competitive Advantage? (TSLA)

    Discover the factors of success for Tesla and how its first mover strategy has led to its success as a pioneer in the electronic ...
  8. 3 Things You Should Know About Factor Investing

    Learn about factor strategies in data and technology to give all investors access to time-tested investment ideas, once only ...
  9. The Good (and Bad) News About One Fixed Income Sector

    Find out how the recent rebound in commodity prices has been good news for high yield bonds, helping the sector (and credit ...
  10. Microsoft Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (MSFT)

    Analyze Microsoft's capital structure to determine the roles of debt and equity in its financing, and explore what these ...
  11. Global Technology: Exploring Revenue Trends and Fundamentals

    Analyze geographical revenue exposure data in the technology sector and determine which economic factors are driving revenue ...
  12. Moody's Downgrades 3 Gulf Countries' Credit

    Moody's downgraded the credit ratings of three Gulf countries over the weekend.
  13. Apple Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (AAPL)

    Learn about how Apple's common stock buyback strategy has impacted the company's capitalization profile and enterprise value ...
  14. Home Depot Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (HD)

    Analyze Home Depot's capital structure to assess trends in book value and corporate debt. Find out how its its capital structure ...
  15. (VXX) iPath S&P 500 VIX ST Futures ETN: Who Is Invested?

    Discover one of the largest volatility-based exchange-traded notes (ETNs), and learn which institutions hold the largest ...
  16. Is the Hedge Fund Industry Peaking?

    Learn if the hedge fund industry has crested, and explore the characteristics of the fund community that may have implications ...
  17. Book Value Per Share for Banks: Is It a Good Measure? (WFC, BAC)

    Find out why bank stocks usually trade below book value per share, and understand how trading activities increase banks' ...
  18. These Commodities ETFs are Rallying (GLD, IAU)

    The commodities rally has driven these ETFs higher. Will it last?
  19. Gold is Glittering in 2016: Here are 4 Reasons Why (GLD)

    Gold surged 17% in the first quarter of 2016, its biggest quarterly gain in three decades. Here are four reasons why gold ...
  20. Oil Production Up, Default Rates to Rise

    A round up of some of the week's most significant corporate events and news stories in Energy.
  21. AT&T Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (T)

    Analyze AT&T's capital structure to discover important trends in the company's financing. Find out how and why debt and equity ...
  22. Are Greek Bank Stocks Poised for a Major Rebound?

    Morgan Stanley predicts returns of up to 90% for Greek banking stocks. Here's why.
  23. Investing Opportunities to Consider Before the Second Half

    Markets today are characterized by low returns and lots of “me-too” trades, but it’s important to remember low return doesn’t ...
  24. The Surprising Force Behind Gold’s Rally

    Gold has shown resilience to dropping prices compared to other commodities, and has regained its status as a “safe haven” ...
  25. BP Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers

    Learn which corporate customers BP depends on the most and how many of them distribute and resell its oil and gas products ...
  26. Why Do Some Failed Mergers Result in Break-Up Fees?

    When mergers go bad, there's often a break-up fee involved of as high as 3-5% of the value of the proposed merger.
  27. 6 Cities Battling Uber

    Uber's aggressive strategy is to enter cities prior to regulation, immediately building loyal costumer and driver bases for ...
  28. Yahoo Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (YHOO)

    Find out which companies generate the largest percentage of their revenue from Yahoo, and why their supplier relationship ...
  29. Exxon Mobil Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (XOM)

    Learn more about Exxon Mobil's five key customers, including Total SA, one of the largest oil companies, to understand the ...
  30. Alibaba Stock: An Earnings Case Study (BABA)

    Explore an earnings case study on Alibaba Group, and learn about its 2015 earnings and what analysts expect for Alibaba in ...
  31. Politics May ‘Trump’ Fundamentals This Year

    As we approach the end of the first-quarter earnings season, the state of health of the corporate sector is that much clearer: ...
  32. Global Retail Trade: Exploring Revenue Trends & Fundamentals

    Explore data on global geographical retail sector revenue exposure, and identify factors driving retail consumption and trends ...
  33. Disney Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (DIS)

    Learn about Disney's capital structure and why the company can afford to be more aggressive with its current level of debt ...
  34. PIMCO Report: 3 Thoughts on Recession

    Find out what PIMCO's March 2016 Macro Perspectives report says about the likelihood of recession in 2016 and the years thereafter.
  35. Facebook Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (FB)

    Analyze Facebook's capital structure to identify trends and atypical characteristics. Find out why the company uses equity ...
  36. 4 Cases When Companies May Deserve a Higher P/E Ratio (AMZN, ZBH)

    Find out why the price-to-earnings ratio is high for some companies. Learn about the impact of growth rates, acquisition ...
  37. (AM) Who are Antero Midstream Partners' Main Competitors?

    Learn about Antero Midstream Partners, and discover the companies in the energy sector that are its main competitors. Obtain ...
  38. AMD Stock: Capital Structure Analysis

    Analyze AMD's debt and shareholder equity to understand the firm's capital structure. Learn about shareholder deficit and ...
  39. Analyzing Bengal Energy's Return on Equity (BNG.TO)

    Find out why Bengal’s return on equity (ROE) has been negative for the past five years and how to evaluate the stock for ...
  40. PIMCO Report: European Bank Outlook

    Find out how the European banking industry is faring under the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) and the investment ...
  41. FIEU vs. FIEE: Comparing Leveraged Europe ETNs

    Discover and compare two leveraged European exchange-traded notes. Learn about their purpose, strategy, characteristics and ...
  42. To Correctly Predict the Fed’s Policy Path, Watch This

    The Federal Reserve (Fed) left policy unchanged last week, continuing a “wait-and-see” approach appropriate for today’s global ...
  43. How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bond

    Though U.S. Treasuries are not as expensive as government bonds, U.S. bonds are offering a relatively paltry real return, ...
  44. Understanding the Mortgage Payment Structure

    We explain the calculation and payment process as well as the amortization schedule of home loans.
  45. Money Management: 4 Things to Consider Before Trading Riskier Securities

    Learn about factors that every investor should consider before purchasing any risky security. Find out why suitability, liquidity ...
  46. 3 Financial Companies Not Worth Your Money (AIG, MBIA)

    Discover why some companies, including MBI, AIG, and FNMA, are not worthy of your investment dollars due to continued legal ...
  47. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: Is It Better To Be a Stockholder or Bondholder? (BTU)

    Discover why energy companies are struggling to stay solvent, while examining the basics of Chapter 11 bankruptcy and its ...
  48. 3 Large-Cap Stocks That Are Still Far From Their Dot-Com Bubble (CSCO, INTC)

    Review three large-cap technology stocks that were among the biggest names in the sector in the dot-com era but are still ...
  49. GM Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers

    Take a brief look at a handful of General Motors customers, including dealership groups in Canada, Australia and the United ...
  50. Gilead Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (GILD)

    Analyze the capital structure of Gilead Sciences to understand the impacts of debt and equity financing. Identify trends ...
  51. PIMCO Report: 4 Views on the 2016 Market and Beyond

    Learn about PIMCO's outlook for capital markets in 2016, and find out which factors will dominate investment strategies in ...
  52. Lowe's Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (LOW)

    Examine Lowe's Companies' equity capitalization, debt capitalization and enterprise value to analyze trends in the retailer's ...
  53. Chevron Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (CVX)

    Learn the nuances of multiple metrics that measure a firm's equity and debt capitalization, while determining Chevron's own ...
  54. Under Armour Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (UA)

    Learn about the recent trends relating to Under Armour’s capitalization structure, including total equity value, debt considerations ...
  55. 5 High-Quality Oil Companies to Consider Right Now (XOM, EOG)

    Learn about five oil companies whose long-term prospects remain positive despite the precipitous decline in crude prices ...
  56. 10 Checking Accounts the Ultra Rich Use

    These accounts – created specifically for the wealthy – come with special extras such as personal bankers, waived fees and ...
  57. Petrobras Raises Cooking-Gas Price: Effects on Its Financials (PBR)

    Discover what happened when Petroleo Brasileiro SA raised the price of liquefied petroleum gas or cooking gas price in September ...
  58. UPS Stock: Capital Structure Analysis

    Analyze UPS' capital structure to determine the relative importance of debt and equity financing. Identify the factors influencing ...
  59. Nike Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (NKE)

    Analyze Nike's capital structure to understand how the business is being financed. Discover how much equity capital is used ...
  60. Google Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (GOOGL)

    Analyze Alphabet's capital structure to determine how it has changed over time and how it compares to similar companies.
  61. Chipotle Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (CMG)

    Learn about the impact the foodborne illness outbreak had on Chipotle, how Chipotle operates with no debt, and details behind ...
  62. Do Presidential Politics Impact Markets?

    If you're wondering whether Republican presidents are better for markets than Democrats, or if the outcome of the election ...
  63. Tempted by Fallen Angels

    As a swathe of the commodities sector is stripped of its investment-grade ratings a few gems will inevitably get caught in ...
  64. Soon, You Can Sue Your Bank Again

    Americans are going to regain the right to sue a bank or credit card company – but not in all cases. We explain what changes ...
  65. Amazon Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (AMZN)

    Analyze Amazon's capital structure to determine what roles equity and debt play in financing operations. How has Amazon's ...
  66. Gulf States Tap Bond Markets, $50 Oil a 'Trigger'

    A round up of some of the week's most significant corporate events and news stories in Energy.
  67. Chesapeake Energy Stock Risess on Q1 Beat (CHK)

    The oil and gas company reported better-than-expected first quarter results that offered hope that a turnaround might be ...
  68. Are Tech Unicorns an Endangered Species?

    Tech unicorns seem to be losing investors' confidence. Here’s why and what it means for the tech sector.
  69. These Technology ETFs are Taking a Beating (AAPL)

    Thanks to their exposure to Apple these tech ETFs have taken a hit.
  70. Ray Dalio Report: The Economic Machine and Where We Are Now

    See why hedge fund manager Ray Dalio thinks he's figured out business cycles and why the simplest answer might not always ...
  71. Tesla Stock Climbs Despite Wider Q1 Loss (TSLA)

    Tesla says it expects to produce about 20,000 vehicles in the second quarter, which would be a 30% rise from the first quarter.
  72. TD Asset Management Announces Changes to Money Market Lineup (TD)

    Learn how TD Asset Management plans to adjust its money fund lineup to address SEC regulatory changes that were adopted in ...
  73. Can Japanese Stocks Rise Again?

    This week’s chart shows how Japanese companies’ inflation expectations have been steadily declining in recent quarters, amid ...
  74. 5 Best States for Tech Jobs (SPSC, AMZN)

    Find out which states are outpacing California, Washington, New York and other traditional high-tech hubs in job growth for ...
  75. Did We Reach a Ceiling to Fuel Growth by Borrowing?

    Find out how years of low interest rates and high borrowing have left the world economy with anemic growth and unprecedented ...
  76. Venezuela Economics: 4 Reasons Why This Country May Go Under

    Find out the reasons behind Venezuela's economic woes and why many economists believe it is headed for collapse in the coming ...
  77. Matter of Debate: A Return to Small Cap Quality?

    To assess risks and opportunities in small caps, we tapped into the insights of two of Neuberger Berman’s small-cap equity ...
  78. Diversification Pays While Low Inflation Stays

    Find out why neither rising rates nor rising defaults would spell the end of opportunistic, diversified fixed income.
  79. Global Financials: Exploring Revenue Trends & Fundamentals

    Learn where the global financial industry stands on revenue fundamentals compared to other industries and explore industry ...
  80. Economics Report: Compare and Contrast India vs. Brazil (PBR)

    Find out why Brazil and India, two of the largest and most important emerging market economies, appear to be headed in very ...
  81. CVS Stock Rises on 20% Surge in Q1 Revenue (CVS)

    During the quarter, CVS company posted revenue of $43.22 billion, marking an 19% rise year-over-year, exceeding Wall Street ...
  82. 5 Best Countries to Retire to If You Love Winter

    Certain countries are better suited than others for retirees who welcome the change in temperature that winter brings. Here ...
  83. Global Junk Bond Defaults on the Rise

    Discover the reasons behind Moody's forecast for a record number of bankruptcies of global high-yield bonds for 2016 and ...
  84. Trends in Capital Flows: Global Equities

    Review trends in global equity mutual fund flows between 2013 and 2015, and discover what those trends say about broader ...
  85. 3 Economies Benefiting From Biofuels

    Learn about what the largest biofuel-producing countries are achieving and how these fuels are helping their economies through ...
  86. Ireland Economics: 3 Troubling Similarities to Greece

    Discover how recent political changes in Ireland could compromise years of balance sheet improvements and economic growth, ...
  87. Negative Interest Rates: Would Americans Spend More?

    Find out why the experimental negative interest rate policy from the Federal Reserve might not spur Americans to spend more ...
  88. Is Now the Time to Get a Gold IRA?

    Yes, you can invest in actual gold or other precious metals for your IRA. See the special rules for gold IRAs and what to ...
  89. Analyst Ratings Report: Breaking Down the S&P 500 Index (SWN, WFM)

    Learn about Wall Street analysts' 2015 forecasts for the S&P 500 Index, as well as the effects of individual components and ...
  90. Wanted: Monetary Policy Plan B

    Learn how central banks have been the only game in town for years now, driving asset prices higher with the help of interest ...
  91. GE Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers

    Learn about General Electric, and discover the companies that are its key suppliers. Obtain a brief description and analysis ...
  92. Tesla Stock: An Earnings Case Study (TSLA)

    Pay attention to whether Tesla’s quarterly vehicle deliveries continue to outweigh quarterly earnings and revenue from investors’ ...
  93. GE Stock: An Earnings Case Study

    Learn how General Electric Company has performed over the past eight quarters, and discover what trends analysts expect to ...
  94. IBM Stock: An Earnings Case Study

    Learn the main drivers behind IBM's earnings model and why analysts predict a decline in 2016 followed by a strong recovery ...
  95. Facebook Stock: An Earnings Case Study (FB)

    Explore an earnings case study on Facebook, and learn about its earnings, advertising revenue and total revenue growth rates ...
  96. 3 Japanese Inflation and Policy Implications from PIMCO's Tadashi Kakuchi

    Learn three critical implications for policy and inflation of Japan's introduction of negative interest rates, based on comments ...
  97. UPS Stock: An Earnings Case Study

    Check out the analysis of earnings for United Parcel Service, including historical earnings, past analyst estimates and future ...
  98. Disney Stock: An Earnings Case Study (DIS)

    Explore an earnings case study of The Walt Disney Company, and learn about its earnings and revenue in 2014 and 2015 and ...
  99. IBM Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers

    Find out which companies spend large percentages of their revenues to buy IBM products and services and what makes their ...
  100. (AES) Who Are AES Corporation's Main Competitors?

    Learn about AES Corporation and which companies are its main competitors in the utilities sector. Receive a brief summary ...
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