Beyond Meat Expands Presence In Canada With Beyond Beef
Plant-based meat alternative food maker Beyond Meat Inc BYND announced Wednesday its Beyond Beef product will be available to Canadian consumers. Canadian consumers have been enjoying Beyond Meat’s plant-based burgers and sausages since May.
Morgan Stanley – one of the world’s biggest investment banks – isn’t saving anyone from tears this holiday season: it just announced plans to make this Christmas the last one for 1,500 employees globally. The job cuts – which will mostly impact the technology, operations, and trading divisions – are part of a year-end efficiency push from the bank.
The Stock Markets’ Record Expansion: When Does the Music Stop?
Global X 2020 Outlook
Purely from a returns perspective, 2019 appeared to be a banner year. The S&P 500 and other major equity indexes posted double-digit gains and hit new all-time highs in 2019. Investors feasted on easy money from accommodative central banks. U.S. equities set the pace, despite some high-profile wobbles. Developed markets were close behind.
A Compelling Case for Emerging Markets Debt
Waiting for Some Important Directions
Market participants still don’t know for sure if the tariffs on the final tranche of imported Chinese goods will go into effect December 15 and they are also waiting to hear (even though they have a good idea already) what Fed Chair Powell has to say at today’s press conference to shed light on what the FOMC is thinking about the economic outlook and the policy rate path.
Treading Carefully: Risk and Opportunity in CLOs and Bank Loans
Enlink’s Growth Plans Need Better Justification
Grain Express: Dec. 11, 2019
Yesterday’s USDA report lived up to the expectations, a total snoozer. The USDA left US carryout unchanged at 1.910 billion bushels. The only noticeable change came in an increase in world carryout, 295.5mt to 300.5mt, this came on the back of a 6.7 mb increase of Chinese corn production.
UK Sparks: Stagecoach Results Reflect Reduction in Business Scale
Public transport company Stagecoach has issued its interim results, reporting a decline in revenues to £800m from £1,010m in the previous year and adjusted earnings per share at 10.0p versus 12.9p. The company highlights the results reflect a reduction in scale of the group over the last eighteen months. That said, statutory earnings per share stood at 9.8 pence versus a loss of 5.5 pence in the last year. Stagecoach confirmed its full year expectations for earnings per share and maintained an interim dividend at 3.8 pence per share.
Closing Bell (Dec 11)
MRP Poll Muddies The Waters As Tory Lead Shrinks
Natural Gas (NG) Trying to Reclaim November Low Ahead of Storage
Introduction to Charts
Five Questions: The Man Who Solved the Market with Gregory Zuckerman
How was a mathematician with no formal stock market training able to produce those kinds of returns? That is the subject of the new book The Man Who Solved the Market by Gregory Zuckerman. We are very fortunate that Greg has agreed to join us this week for our Five Questions interview.
Featured Stock in November’s Dividend Growth Model Portfolio
Who Won Black Friday and Cyber Monday?
China Stimulus Working
Asia was a sea of red outside of Korea and Mainland China as investors wait for developments on US-China trade talks in light of the coming December 15th tariff hike, ECB and Fed guidance, and a slew of economic data. US-China trade talks appear to be headed in the right direction as both Jared Kushner and Sonny Perdue, Agriculture Secretary, had positive comments on Monday.
McDonald’s New CEO Is About to Face His First Big Test. How to Use Stock Options to Bet He’ll Pass.
Morning Express: Dec. 10, 2019
Major U.S benchmarks have pulled back as much as 1% amid a healthy consolidation in front of a gauntlet of events. U.S and China trade relations are the underlying catalyst but there are a number of themes from Wednesday’s Fed meeting to economic data and drama in Washington that have kept Friday’s post Nonfarm rally in check.
Stocks with Consistent Momentum in Recent Years
Multiple methods exist to gauge momentum in a stock, which entails both short term and long term positive returns. For the past three months the STI has generated a 1.5% total return, bringing its three year return to 20%.
Warmer Weekend Weather Changes Torpedo Natural Gas Prices
Stocks Are Pointing To A Lower Opening on December 10, Filling The Gap
Stocks this morning are falling in the US with S&P 500 futures pointing to a 10 point drop. Certainly, nothing to worry about, and substantially filling the gap from Friday’s sharp move higher. Exactly as I expected to happen when I noted it yesterday in my midday commentary and last night’s write-up.