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Will We See a Government Shutdown this Time Around?

Are We Heading toward a Government Shutdown? After the Democratic victory in Alabama last month, Republican strength in the Senate has dropped to 51, and Republicans would need nine Democrats to back this debt ceiling legislation to avoid a shutdown. President Trump pulled off a last-minute deal in September to get temporary government funding that runs out on January 19.

Posted on 18 January 2018 | 1:45 pm

How Does Southern Company’s Dividend Profile Look?

These 5 S&P 500 Utilities Offer Highest Dividend Yields

Posted on 18 January 2018 | 1:05 pm

Your Guide to the US Debt Ceiling

Are We Heading toward a Government Shutdown? The debt ceiling is a limit set by US Congress on how much debt the US federal government can carry at any given time. The first known creation of debt ceiling dates to 1917, when the US Treasury Department was allowed to issue bonds to fund expenses during World War I. In 1974, through the Budget Control Act, the current budget process came into effect.

Posted on 18 January 2018 | 12:12 pm

Can Praxair Meet Analysts’ Adjusted Earnings Per Share Estimate?

As of January 15, 2018, analysts are expecting Praxair (PX) to report adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.48, an increase of 5.7% on a year-over-year basis. In 4Q16, Praxair reported adjusted EPS of $1.40. Praxair’s projected adjusted EPS could be primarily driven by expected higher revenue.

Posted on 18 January 2018 | 10:05 am

India’s Banking Renaissance

Key Takeaways India is undertaking dramatic economic reforms, from the introduction of a national value-add tax to the demonetization of certain rupee notes. We believe such efforts are improving investment opportunities in the country’s financial ...

Posted on 18 January 2018 | 7:34 am

MAG videos: Ideas selection

Insight’s Multi-Asset Strategy Group considers a range of factors when generating and deciding on investment ideas. In this video, David Hillier, Portfolio Manager on the team, explains how the team considers new investment opportunities. Multi-asset ...

Posted on 18 January 2018 | 7:11 am

OECD’s Crude Oil Inventories: Trump Card for Crude Oil Bulls?

Crude Oil: Is the Price Rally Unstoppable in 2018?

Posted on 18 January 2018 | 5:53 am

India’s Crude Oil Imports Hit a Record in 2017

Crude Oil: Is the Price Rally Unstoppable in 2018?

Posted on 18 January 2018 | 5:53 am

Trending: Bonds Under Pressure as Investors Move to Equities

Stock markets have received mixed signals of late, as bond yields rose across the board while stock prices continued their advance. Inverse bonds, which benefited from the move to equities, took first place in the trends’ list this week. Wheat ETFs were second as the agricultural commodity is forecasted to have hard times ahead. Regional banks were third, while transportation and financials closed out the list. Check out our previous trends edition at Trending: Cocoa Doomsayers Put Embattled Commodity in Spotlight.

Posted on 18 January 2018 | 5:00 am

How Are Utilities’ Dividend Yields and Valuations Trending?

How Utilities Stocks Performed Last Week

Posted on 18 January 2018 | 4:34 am

Why Volkswagen Reported Dismal US Sales Data in December 2017

December Auto Sales: How Did 2017 End for Automakers?

Posted on 18 January 2018 | 4:30 am

The case for convertibles in 2018

A new year has begun, and investors are hoping for a repeat of the strong returns enjoyed in 2017. But in one key area investors face a familiar dilemma, which they’ve endured for the last nine years: finding income in a still low yield environment ...

Posted on 18 January 2018 | 1:56 am

3 Clicks for Market-Crushing Gains (and Dividends) in 2018

I’m about to show you 3 funds to buy for the raging bull market we’ll see in 2018. You read that right. After a massive 22% gain in 2017, stocks still have room to run, no matter what the naysayers tell you. Before we get to these 3 funds—with ...

Posted on 18 January 2018 | 12:56 am

5 Maps And Charts That Predict Geopolitical Trends In 2018

BY JACOB SHAPIRO Almost a year ago to the day, we wrote an article titled "The Geopolitics of 2017 in Four Maps." As it turned out, that article was one of our most popular in 2017. We return this year with a similar concept in mind. Here are some of ...

Posted on 18 January 2018 | 12:56 am

Postcards from South Africa, China & Argentina

Why site visits are an essential complement to desk research in emerging markets. Digging through the small print in quarterly reports and bond documentation is obviously an important part of the emerging markets debt analyst’s day job. But sometimes ...

Posted on 18 January 2018 | 12:00 am

Volume in futures and options flat based on the low volatility in many markets - This will change in 2018

Global financial markets performed very well but you could not tell by looking at the volume of trading on futures exchanges around the world. The year-end numbers from the Futures Industry Association (FIA) show that futures trading volume was down ...

Posted on 17 January 2018 | 3:09 pm

Really Want To Understand Inflation?

Take It Personally It was a real electronic beauty. One of the finest CB radios on the market. Metal smooth around the edges. Simulated woodgrain; swirly, rich blends of chestnut brown and tan leather-hide. Shiny chrome knobs and a backlit power and ...

Posted on 17 January 2018 | 8:56 am

Investing in Marijuana Stocks? Be afraid. Be very, very afraid.

By Dan Ahrens, chief operating officer of AdvisorShares and portfolio manager of the AdvisorShares Vice ETF (Ticker: ACT) In recent weeks, there’s been a near-euphoria about the growth and expansion of legalized marijuana and investment opportunities ...

Posted on 17 January 2018 | 7:19 am

MAULDIN: 5 Economic Predictions for 2018

BY JOHN MAULDIN Only two weeks in and 2018 is already breaking records—mostly in a good way. But that leaves 50 potentially less enjoyable weeks to go. So rather than focus on promising current events, I think I’d better dip into my annual forecast ...

Posted on 17 January 2018 | 6:12 am

Many Investors Get Rich Out of Sheer Luck

BY JARED DILLIAN This is a story I have never told before and will never tell again. I actually got my start in investing in a stock-picking competition in middle school. I picked Wang Laboratories… Because… WANG Thirteen-year-old humor. Anyway, Wang ...

Posted on 17 January 2018 | 5:57 am