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DFA Eyes US$425m Dean Foods Deal While Milk Prices Surge
The traditional U.S. dairy industry continues to face dim prospects, amid dwindling demand for fresh whole milk as consumers increasingly opt for plant-based alternatives.
Central Bank Balance Sheets – Here And Abroad
The most recent report from the Federal Reserve, released last Thursday after the markets closed, continues to show a broad sideways move despite a slight uptick last week.
U.S. Sanitation Stocks Clean Up As Coronavirus Health Concerns Spike
Several companies that have joined the fight to stave-off the recently unleashed novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have seen a recent spike in their stock prices, amid rising demand for their products and services.
U.S. Corporate Bonds (Jan 27-31): Going Green Gains Steam
Investment-grade corporate bond sales are set to slow in the week ahead, amid monetary policy decisions from the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC), as well as from the Bank of England.
Market Implications Of The Impeachment Process
Steve Sosnick, Interactive Brokers’ chief strategist, discusses the market implications of the impeachment process.
ESG: Forest & Paper Products Benefit From Forestry Preservation
Recent efforts to combat global climate change appear to have risen, with some political and corporate leadership committed to reforestation, while going against the grain of certain earlier environmental claims.
U.S. Corporate Bonds (Jan 20-24): Visa Could Charge Ahead With Debt Sale After Earnings
Market participants expect another healthy round of investment-grade corporate bond issuance in the week ahead, while a positive risk-taking sentiment continues to stoke stellar demand for the yield offered in the primary market.
A Blast From The Past From The Fed
One can attribute the equity market’s performance to myriad factors, but I believe that the supercharged rally of the past few months is a direct result of the Fed’s effort to stabilize the repo market.
Week Ahead (Jan 13-17): Australia’s Bushfires Could Be Catalyst For RBA Rate Cut
Investors focused on the Australian economy in the week ahead are set to receive updates on new home sales and consumer confidence, as bushfires continue to ravage much of the nation.
Not Milk? The U.S. Dairy Industry In Crisis
Dairy firms Borden and Dean Foods each recently filed for bankruptcy, as consumers’ dietary habits have been generally shifting away from cow’s milk and towards plant-based products.
UK Retailers Face Daunting Challenges As Brexit Unfolds In 2020
Uncertainties over how the UK’s retail sector will adjust to the unfolding of Brexit in 2020 are likely to increase in complexity, as well as spur dramatic shifts in corporate strategies.
Melt-Up: What Is It?
Discussing why the term has been used frequently in recent trade commentary.
The Week Ahead (Dec 23-27): Belgian Pharma Sector Set To Support Weak Exports
Market participants are set to receive a small batch of updates on Belgian industrial production and inflation, as the holidays near and the year winds to a close.
U.S. Muni Market: Interest-Rates And Governance – Top Risks Of 2020
Investors of municipal bonds have seen a mammoth rise in taxable new issuance in 2019, amid still ultra-low U.S. interest rates – a trend that is uncertain to continue in the new year.
Boeing Investors Brace For Impact Of 737 MAX Suspension
The aerospace firm’s decision comes amid ongoing safety and regulatory concerns about the 737 MAX jetliner, which had been the focus of two fatal crashes earlier in 2019.
Asia-Pacific Week Ahead (Dec 16-20): Darker Growth Outlook Descends On Land Down Under
Market participants will receive an update on Australia’s labor market in the week ahead, amid signs of slower-than-expected growth.
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