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Market Punished S&P 500 Companies Reporting Negative EPS Surprises in Q1

May 17, 2019

To date, more than 90% of the companies in the S&P 500 have reported earnings for the first quarter. Of these companies, 76% have...

By John Butters  |  Companies and Earnings

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April 24, 2019

The Economics of Coal

Due to the availability of cheap alternative fuels, coal's dominance in U.S. electricity production is waning. But coal producers...

By Sara B. Potter, CFA  |  Market and Economics

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April 10, 2019

U.S. IPO Market: Lyft and Levi Strauss Were the Only Bright Spots in a Weak First Quarter

There were just 34 IPOs in the first quarter, the worst quarterly performance since Q1 2017. Lyft had the biggest market debut...

By Sara B. Potter, CFA  |  Market and Economics

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March 27, 2019

What Does a Slowdown in Chinese Demand Mean for Australia?

China is Australia's largest trading partner, accounting for nearly 30% of total trade in 2018.

By Alex Skotnicki  |  Market and Economics

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March 12, 2019

Lower Growth Forecasts for the Eurozone In the Face of Weak Domestic and External Factors

As the final results from Q4 2018 have come in for the eurozone,both the OECD and ECB have been forced to drastically cut their...

By Sara B. Potter, CFA  |  Market and Economics

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February 26, 2019

South Africa’s Economy Snaps Out of Recession, But Is It Out of the Woods?

While South Africa's new president has rekindled hopes of an economic renaissance, but the country still faces serious challenges.

By Raksha Gosai  |  Market and Economics

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February 12, 2019

The Sharing Economy: Will Airbnb Be a Major Disruptor?

In the world of hospitality, major hotels chains have faced pressure to join the “sharing economy."

By John P. Klingler  |  Market and Economics

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