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Drug Roundup: June 12, 2015

06/12/2015 There have been several noteworthy developments in the drug space recently, which will likely have a material impact on the companies in this sector and the markets they serve. Companies mentioned in this review include Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA), Mylan NV (MYL), Pfizer Inc. (PFE), Merck & Co. (MRK), and Amgen Inc. (AMGN).
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FinFETs Are In The Water

06/09/2015 FinFET technology has been around for several years, but is finally gearing up to enter the mainstream. Is this latest development real or simply another false start?
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How Outside Forces Are Affecting The Automobile Industry

06/05/2015 External forces are causing the automotive industry to go through a period of accelerated change. Though high levels of internal competition drove innovation in the past, new sources of competition have emerged and have increasingly influenced the development and design of vehicles.
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Auto Parts Roundup: June 4, 2015

06/04/2015 There have been several noteworthy developments in the auto parts industry of late. Companies mentioned in this article include TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (TRW), Johnson Controls (JCI), CBRE Group, Inc. (CBG), Brookfield Asset Management (BAM), Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp. (FDML), Drew Industries, Inc. (DW), and Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. (FSYS).
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Energy Roundup: May 28, 2015

05/28/2015 There have been several noteworthy developments in the energy markets of late. For our purposes, we will highlighting key news items in the coal, renewable, and oil & gas sectors. Companies mentioned in this report include Halliburton (HAL), ConocoPhillips (COP), Schlumberger (SHL), Baker Hughes (BHI),  Exxon (XOM), Williams Companies (WMB), Williams Partners (WPZ), Ensco plc (ESV), Rowan Companies PLC (RDC), Diamond Offshore (DO), Peabody Energy (BTU), Walter Energy (WLT), SunEdison (SUNE), and FirstSolar (FSLR), Yingli (YGE), Trina Solar (TSL).
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The Dogs Of The Dow Were Well Behaved In April

05/27/2015 The Dogs of the Dow were well behaved in April. Relative to the rest of the Industrial Average, the Dogs had their best month of the year, outperforming the non-Dogs by more than 300 basis points. In all, the Dogs increased 3.5% for April, while the other 20 stocks in the blue chip index inched ahead just 0.2%. General Electric (GE) was the top-performing pup, as its share price climbed 9.1% in April, while Caterpillar (CAT) stock nearly kept pace, advancing 8.6% in price. On the other side of the ledger, only two of the Dogs, McDonald’s (MCD) and Pfizer (PFE) saw their share prices decline, though the losses were quite modest, at 2.5% and 0.9%, respectively.
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Technology Round Up: May 21, 2015

05/21/2015 There have been many noteworthy developments in the technology space recently. Some of these will likely have a material impact on the companies in the sector and the markets they serve.
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Retail Roundup: May 14, 2015

05/14/2015 The retail environment took a step back in April, contrary to the belief of what many on Wall Street had been anticipating. Indeed, the Commerce Department’s latest report showed that spending was flat last month. Obviously, this earnings season (most retailers will report first-quarter earnings in late April or early May) should be quite telling.
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The Effects of Fed Monetary Policy

05/12/2015 In 2008, the economic landscape for countries around the world changed forever. Indeed, that was the year the global financial system came crashing down, bringing along every economy from the United States to Japan with it. It then led to what we now call the ‘Great Recession’, arguably one of the worst economic downturns in U.S. history.
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