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The Fed Minutes Spooked the Bond Markets and Sent the U.S. 10-year Treasury Yield Back to Retest the Key Technical Support Level

Thu Aug 20, 2015

The yield of the 10-year U.S. Treasury has tumbled 5.0% since yesterday, to close at 2.09% on Thursday, after the ...

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Reported Strong Sales of Narcolepsy Drug Xyrem (sodium oxybate) but Foreign Currency Loss Weighs on Revenues

Wed Aug 19, 2015

In the second-quarter ended June 2015, Jazz Pharmaceuticals [NASDAQ:JAZZ] reported revenues of $333.75 million, up ...

Gold Prices Could Continue Rising as Hedge Funds Increase Long-Positions on Gold and U.S. 10-year Treasury Note Contracts

Tue Aug 18, 2015

The rally in gold prices since August 7, after the disappointing July U.S. non-farm payrolls report, could be attributed to ...

Excess Chip Inventories Could Spell Trouble for the SOX

Mon Aug 17, 2015

The PHLX Semiconductor Sector index (SOX), a modified capitalization-weighted index composed of semiconductor companies, slid 0.6% to close at 631.04 on Friday ...

The British Pound Could Gain Strength on the Back of Mixed U.S. Economic Data

Fri Aug 14, 2015

The GBP/USD inched up 0.2% on Friday to close at 1.5642 dollars per-British pound after the Federal Reserve said that July U.S. industrial production increased 1.3% year-over ...

Allergan Shares Rise as Sales Dramatically Increase in Dermatology and Aesthetics

Wed Aug 12, 2015

Wall Street is more bullish on Allergan PLC [NYSE:AGN] as the company is on a M&A shopping spree and is selling its slow growth and low margin business. Over the past two ...

The SET Rattled After the People’s Bank of China Devalued the Yuan

Tue Aug 11, 2015

The SET tanked 0.83% to close at 1,408.32 on Tuesday after the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) devalued the yuan by 1.9% against the U.S. dollar. The PBoC now pegs the ...

Regeneron Shares Surged to Record High After Raising Eylea (aflibercept) Sales Forecast

Mon Aug 10, 2015

Shares of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals [NASDAQ:REGN] surged 9.32% to a record high of $605.93 per share on August 4 after the company announced a blowout earnings report ...

S&P 500 Safe Haven Sectors Continue to Outperform as Markets Are Pricing in Negative Impacts of the Fed Rate Hike on U.S. ...

Fri Aug 7, 2015

The S&P 500 closed at 2,077.57 on Friday, down 1.25% for the week, as the U.S. economic data have been mixed ...

The USD/JPY Failed to Break Out the 125 Level After Weak U.S. July Non-Farm Payrolls

Fri Aug 7, 2015

The USD/JPY spiked to an intraday high of 125.01 yen per dollar on Friday, immediately after the U.S. Department of Labor released the non-farm payrolls report saying that ...

U.S. Dollar Index Failed to Break Out After Weaker-Than-Expected July Jobs Report

Fri Aug 7, 2015

The U.S. dollar index (DXY) immediately ran up 0.43% to an intraday high of 98.33 on Friday, right after the U.S. Department of Labor released the non-farm payrolls report ...

The SET Downtrend Accelerates as Foreign Investors Continue Exiting the Thai Equity Markets

Fri Aug 7, 2015

The SET drifted lower along the trendline support to close at 1,428.79 on Friday, down 0.79% for the week. Foreign Investors continued their selling as the net sells have ...

Shire’s Defensive Acquisition Bid for Baxalta Dampens Speculations of the Company as a Takeover Target

Thu Aug 6, 2015

Shares of Shire PLC-ADR [NASDAQ:SHPG] fell 5.4% to close at $253.60 a share on Tuesday, after the company ...

WTI Crude Oil Price Closed Under U.S. $45 a Barrel Ahead of the Non-farm Payrolls Report

Thu Aug 6, 2015

The spot WTI crude oil price, traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, settled at U.S. $44.84 a barrel on Thursday, ahead of the release of the July non-farm ...

AOT Saw Robust Passenger Traffic at their Airports While Investors Seem to Be a Little More Cautious

Tue Aug 4, 2015

According to the Nation, Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited [SET:AOT] reported total passenger pass-throughs of 25.9 million at its six airports between April and June 2015 ...

 
 

U.S. 10-year Treasury Yield Sinks Below Key Technical Support Level Ahead of Nonfarm Payrolls Report

Tue Aug 4, 2015

Since the Federal Reserve committee removed the word "patient" from its March 18 statement, the 10-year U.S. ...

Gilead Reports Strong Hepatitis C Drug Sales but may Need to Look Elsewhere for Growth

Fri Jul 31, 2015

Gilead Sciences [NASDAQ:GILD] just announced its blowout second-quarter ended June 2015 revenues of $8.24 billion, compared to $6.54 billion in 2014. Net income for the ...

S&P 500 Safe Haven and Defensive Sectors Surge as the Market Looks Beyond a Fed Rate Hike

Fri Jul 31, 2015

The S&P 500 plunged 0.78% on Monday and then bounced off the 200-day SMA to close at 2,067.64, following the Shanghai composite index’s 8.48% meltdown after reports said that ...

SET has an Oversold Bounce Within a Bearish Trend, What’s Next?

Fri Jul 31, 2015

The SET bounced off the 1,412 level when it opened for trading on Friday, as the relative strength index (RSI) and the Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD) pointed to the ...

AbbVie Shares Slipped on Concerns About Humira (adalimumab) Sales

Thu Jul 30, 2015

In the second quarter 2015, AbbVie [NYSE:ABBV] reported worldwide sales of $5.48 billion, up 11.1% year-over-year. On an operational basis, sales increased 19.4%, excluding ...

A Possible Trend Reversal for the SET but There are Major Headwinds on Friday

Thu Jul 30, 2015

Technically, the SET should bounce off the 1,412 level when it opens for trading on Friday, as the relative strength index (RSI) and the Moving Average Convergence/Divergence ...

Apple Shares Fall on Concerns Over Near-Term Outlook, Particularly from China

Wed Jul 29, 2015

Apple [NASDAQ:AAPL] shares tumbled 4.23% to close at $125.22 a share on July 22 after the company reported revenues and earnings that beat Wall Street’s ...

Biogen Shares Turn Binary After Releasing Mixed Interim Phase 1b Alzheimer’s Drug BIIB037 Results and a Lowered Earnings Outlook

Tue Jul 28, 2015

Shares of Biogen [NASDAQ:BIIB] plunged 4.34% to close at $391.74 per share on July 22 after the company released ...

China’s Neophyte Investors Have to Learn about a New Phase in their Stock Market: the House of Pain

Tue Jul 28, 2015

The Shanghai composite index pulled back another 1.68% on Tuesday to close at 3,663.00, after Monday’s major meltdown of 8.48%. There were reports that brokerages, who ...

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