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New York Trading Session Heads Up Friday, June 23, 2017

New York opening news digest Premarket: 7 things to know before the bell Here’s what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.   Oil Slide Woes For Saudi Prince—Energy Journal The New Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Needs Oil to Shake Off Its Lows   Wealth Adviser Briefing: Advising One-Income Families, Active’s China Bet WSJ Wealth Adviser highlights some of the top news and analysis for wealth advisers and their clients, with pieces today on how financial advisers should work with one-income couples and…

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London Trading Session Heads Up Friday, June 23, 2017

London opening news digest City: More Questions Than Answers One Year After Brexit, Forbes’s Parting Shot Good morning from the WSJ City desks in London. Be the first with high-value stories. Download WSJ City for on your mobile and let us keep you in   Asian Stock Markets Mixed, Narrow As Battered Oil Prices Steady Asian markets endured a lackluster end to the week’s trading. Some composure for oil prices meant very modest gains for the Nikkei and the ASX   Technical Analysis: Japanese Yen Looks Well Placed vs. USD, GBP The Japanese Yen has…

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Frankfurt Trading Session Heads Up Friday, June 23, 2017

Frankfurt opening news digest Modi’s India The World’s 4th Fastest Growing Economy Prime Minister Modi’s currency experimentation has not stopped India’s vibrant economy, which is the world’s 4th fastest growing economy in the world thus far in 2017.   Tech Targets: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY, AUD/USD, NZD/USD – UOB EUR/USD: Neutral (since 29 May 17, 1.1180): Increasing risk of a break below 1.1105/10.EUR traded quietly yesterday and we continue to hold the view that the downside risk is greater. However, as highlighted several times in recent updates, 1.1105/10 is a rather…

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Tokyo Trading Session Heads Up Thursday, June 22, 2017

Tokyo opening news digest Biotech Resurgence Has Bite But No FAANGs Move over FAANGs, when comparing the performance of the 10 Select Sector SPDR ETFs, healthcare is currently leading in the last 1-week, 6-week and 12-week performance periods. However, it appears the leadership within the healthcare sector is changing. Here’s the short list with analysis.   Oracle Riding The Cloud Wave As Future Revenues And Margins Look Strong Oracle released its Q4 and fiscal 2017 earnings on June 21, and managed to beat its own earnings guidance and analyst estimates…

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Sydney Trading Session Heads Up Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sydney opening news digest John Oliver sued by coal CEO over cause of mine disaster and a squirrel Coal CEO Robert Murray sued HBO host John Oliver on Thursday, claiming he executed a “character assassination” designed to hurt his company.   EpiPen maker’s $98 million payout is just way too much, shareholders say EpiPen maker Mylan just got a rare scolding from shareholders fuming over a $98 million pay package for its former CEO.   Hasbro has a ‘Monopoly’ with toy buyers (and investors) It’s a tale of two toy…

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New York Trading Session Heads Up Thursday, June 22, 2017

New York opening news digest Bank dividends are near all-time highs Trump has slammed Dodd-Frank as a “disaster” that has prevented banks from lending. But that’s hard to square with this fact: Banks were healthy enough to pay out a near-record $102.8 billion of dividends last year.   Premarket: 7 things to know before the bell Here’s what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.   Wealth Adviser Briefing: Advising Small Business Owners WSJ Wealth Adviser highlights some of the top news and analysis…

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London Trading Session Heads Up Thursday, June 22, 2017

London opening news digest City: U.K. Entertains Fantasies on Brexit, Diageo in $700m Tequila Deal Good morning from the WSJ City desks in London. WSJ City is the app that delivers fast, smart news on mobile for London. Download for iPhone   Asian Stock Markets Close Mixed As Oil Prices’ Struggle Goes On Asian equity endured varying fortunes with the focus very much on crude prices. They carried on falling despite news overnight that US inventories had slipped   IPO Watch: Altice Seeks Much Bigger Debut Cable company Altice USA Inc. increased Wednesday the number of shares it will…

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Frankfurt Trading Session Heads Up Thursday, June 22, 2017

Frankfurt opening news digest As China Gets A Lift, Companies In Vietnam Get A Grim Reality Check Vietnam just missed a chance for inclusion on a New York-based stock index that would make funds pour money into the Southeast Asian country’s listed companies.   What Does The Bear Market In Oil Tell Us About Stocks? Oil prices officially re-entered a bear market (defined by a decline of -20% below a recent high) as global demand remains tepid and supply remains stubbornly high. Economics 101 tells us that commodity prices are…

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Tokyo Trading Session Heads Up Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tokyo opening news digest With Oil Plummeting, The Stock Market Is The Biggest Loser Crude oil prices are the “tell” for the global markets. After sliding into a bear market, nobody seems to be squealing–yet.   Mexico Casually One-Ups U.S. By Legalizing Medicinal Marijuana This week, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto informed the world that his country is taking its relationship with cannabis to the next level.   Oracle’s Profits Jump 15% As Big Companies Migrate To The Cloud Meanwhile, Oracle’s legacy software licensing business is still in a slow…

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Sydney Trading Session Heads Up Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sydney opening news digest George Clooney is selling his tequila brand for up to $1 billion The ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ star built a unicorn. Go figure.   McDonald’s is hotter than an order of fries Shares of McDonald’s have surged to a new all-time high as the restaurant chain’s comeback continues. The stock is up more than 25% this year. Investors love the new menu items and the increased focus on technology.   Still no magic at Disney despite box office hits Disney has been a market dud even though the…

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