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Mega-Deals Dominate Even as the U.S. M&A Market Remains in a Slump
Despite the overall contraction in the U.S. M&A market, through April 2018 we have still recorded the highest number of... Read More
Bryan Adams
on May 8, 2018
No Change in S&P 500 EPS Estimate for Q2 During Month of April
During the month of April, upward and downward revisions to company-level earnings estimates by industry analysts resulted in... Read More
John Butters
on May 7, 2018
S&P 500 Earnings Season Update: May 4, 2018
To date, 81% of the companies in the S&P 500 have reported actual results for Q1 2018. In terms of earnings, more companies are... Read More
John Butters
on May 4, 2018
Is BlackBerry Poised for a Resurgence?
Once the biggest smartphone producer in the world, in 2016 the company announced that it would no longer produce its own... Read More
Carmine DiCesare
on May 3, 2018
How to Find Relative Value in Inflation-Linked Bonds
Inflation-linked bonds and inflation swaps are the most popular instruments to protect against inflation. While linkers are... Read More
Uwe Hengst, CFA
on May 2, 2018
Are S&P 500 Companies Discussing “Tariffs” on Q1 Earnings Calls?
Given the recent focus on tariffs by the Trump administration, have companies in the S&P 500 commented on “tariffs” during... Read More
John Butters
on Apr 30, 2018
S&P 500 Earnings Season Update: April 27, 2018
As of today, all eleven sectors of the S&P 500 are reporting year-over-year earnings growth. Read More
John Butters
on Apr 27, 2018
What’s Next for Volatility and Risk Parity?
Using a multi-asset class risk model, we can see that a simple 60/40 split of S&P 500/US Aggregate actually gives a 98/2 risk... Read More
Jack Hayes
on Apr 26, 2018
Regulation Best Interest and Related Proposals: Critical Investor Protection or Industry Headache?
Reg BI would impose a new “best interest” standard on broker-dealers when making investment recommendations to retail customers. Read More
Nels Ylitalo
on Apr 25, 2018
Trading Systems Must Incorporate New Configurations to Meet the Best Execution Requirements of MiFID II
Best execution is focused on achieving the optimum outcome on a consistent basis, and not simply on attaining the best price. Read More
Damian M. Bierman
on Apr 24, 2018
S&P 500 Reporting Record-High Net Profit Margin for Q1 2018
During this earnings season, a number of companies in the S&P 500 have discussed wage increases and other rising costs during... Read More
John Butters
on Apr 23, 2018
S&P 500 Earnings Season Update: April 20, 2018
As of today, all 11 sectors are reporting or are expected to report both earnings and revenue growth for the second straight... Read More
John Butters
on Apr 20, 2018

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