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Auto Retailers Accelerate as Brick-and-Mortar Stores Tumble
Motor vehicles and parts dealers have dominated recent retail sales reports. Physical retailers have struggled.
Sara Potter
on Jan 18, 2017
Questions Linger on Department of Labor's Fiduciary Rule
The fiduciary rule's staggered release, jurisdictional ambiguity, and a changing political scene leave plenty of questions...
Fran Reed
on Jan 17, 2017
S&P 500 Could Report Earnings Growth of 6% for Q4'16
With average upside surprises growth could reach as high as 6%.
John Butters
on Jan 13, 2017
2017 off to Slow Start For M&A
The first week of January 2017 was the second worst start to the year for global M&A activity in the last 20 years.
Bryan Adams
on Jan 12, 2017
The Transparency Ultimatum
Steve Young, guest blogger and UK managing partner at investment management consultancy Citisoft, reflects on a recent...
Steve Young
on Jan 12, 2017
Three Factors Driving the Acceleration of Clean Energy Investment
While the specter of climate change is an obvious impetus for acceleration in renewable energy investment, there are other...
Rico Fabello
on Jan 11, 2017
A Closer Look at the Department of Labor's Fiduciary Rule
The new DOL fiduciary rule extends ERISA’s “higher standard” over workplace retirement plans to cover all retirement...
Fran Reed
on Jan 10, 2017
The Long and Short of India's Demonetization
While India may face short-term pain, the move is likely to create long-term benefits.
Sara Potter
on Jan 9, 2017
2016 Was the Year of ETF Investors Acting Rationally
The most sensible move of 2016? The continued deterioration of irrationally constructed funds.
Elisabeth Kashner
on Jan 8, 2017
Below Average Cuts to EPS Estimates for S&P 500 Companies During Q4
As the bottom-up EPS estimate declined during the quarter, the value of the S&P 500 increased.
John Butters
on Jan 6, 2017
S&P 500 2017 Preview: Index, Sector, and Company Forecasts
Industry analysts have made a number of projections for the S&P 500 in 2017. We review them and how past predictions have fared.
John Butters
on Jan 5, 2017
Analysts Project 10% Price Hike for S&P 500 in 2017
Of the 11,414 ratings on S&P 500 companies at the end of Q4, 49% were Buy ratings, 45% were Hold, and 6% were Sell.
John Butters
on Jan 4, 2017

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