ESG Issue Series: Renewable Portfolio Standards
Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) are state-level regulation standards that specify the percentage of electricity to be generated from renewable resources (wind, solar or other) that utilities will sell. Although RPS differ widely by state, the regulations essentially obligate an electric utility to diversify energy sources and promote local energy development.
Weekly Market Recap: March 2, 2020
Economic Update: March 2, 2020
The second estimate of 4Q19 real GDP growth came in unrevised at 2.1% q/q saar, with positive contributions from consumption, government spending, home building and exports, which were partly offset by negative contributions from inventories and nonresidential fixed investment.
Virus Effect Spreads; Central Banks to The Rescue?
Weekly Corporate Highlights March 2 – March 6, 2020
Mon 3/2/2020: NVIDIA Corp. (NVDA): Presenting at Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference 2020; ConocoPhillips (COP): Pay date for Quarterly dividend of $0.420; Simon Property Group Inc. (SPG): Presenting at Raymond James & Associates 41st Annual Institutional Investors Conference 2020
UK Sparks: NMC Health Requests Standstill
NMC Health, the Abu Dhabi-based private hospitals group, says it has requested an “informal standstill” in relation to existing facilities from its lenders to achieve an “immediate stabilisation” of its financing. It says in a statement that the arrangement would involve its lenders not exercising any rights and remedies that may arise from any current or future defaults.
Closing Bell (Mar 2)
Soybean (ZS) Tries Reclaiming Key 900 Level
Breakfast Report: Mar. 2, 2020
Risk and Opportunity on the Horizon for US Small Cap Investors
While the 2020 picture looks promising for US small-cap equities, according to market experts at FTSE Russell and Cboe, a number of risks still lurk on the horizon for investors.
Getting Comfortable with ETF Liquidity
Many people put a lot of thought into the purchase of an asset—whether it’s a car, an investment vehicle or even a more mundane item—but might not think as much about what happens when they don’t want it anymore.
Market Overstates Coronavirus Impact on Energy Stocks
The S&P 500 Energy index has already lost more than 15% so far in 2020, following the coronavirus outbreak and the likely knock-on effect on crude demand growth. The market has overreacted, in our view, making energy stocks look cheap at current levels.
Here’s How Much J.C. Penney Has Shrunk as it Struggles to Survive
What Are Data Centres And Why Are They So Important?
With businesses increasingly dependent on the internet, data centres are a vital component of the global economy, opening up a number of investment opportunities. In today’s digital world, data centres are becoming an essential part of life.
Investors Are Piling Into Safe Havens on Coronavirus Fears
Where We Stand on Factors
Putting the Virus-led Volatility in Context
The Battle for Public vs Private Equities
UK Sparks: IAG Profits Plunge 35%
British Airways’ owner International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) saw pre-tax profits dive 35% from €3.49bn to €2.28bn in 2019 after exceptional charges of €672m from the settlement of a dispute over BA’s pension scheme. Operating profits fell by 5.7% to €3.29bn on revenues 5.1% higher at €25.5bn.
Closing Bell (Feb 28)
Arabica Coffee (KC) Trying to Complete Weekly Chart Quadruple Bottom
Virus Worry Is All That Matters
The Real Earnings Season Starts Now: Time to Read the Footnotes
Quarterly earnings season may be winding down, but the real earnings season – annual 10-K filing season – is ramping up.
COVID-19 Pandemic Fear Creates Speed Bumps for Stocks
What to Avoid in Emerging Markets
Last week we had the pleasure of speaking with Timothy Reynolds, Senior Portfolio Manager at Employees Retirement System (ERS) of Texas, on our “Behind the Markets” podcast.
SmileDirectClub Plunges as Wall Street Digests Earnings Miss
Shares of SmileDirectClub (SDC) are sliding on Wednesday after the teledentistry company reported worse than expected fourth quarter results.
Weighing Risk versus Reward
QQQ Is Looking A Lot Like It Did in Late 1999
Morning Express: Feb. 27, 2020
The cleansing continues; the S&P hit an exact 10% correction late last night. Although the velocity of this move may seem concerning in the context of an ordinary market; the move itself is anything but concerning to this point and the market is certainly not ordinary.