Weekly ETF Channel Newsletter

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Weekly ETF Newsletter
The ETF Week in Review
The Global Gold and Precious Metals Portfolio ETF (PSAU) outperformed other ETFs this week, up about 2.8%. Components of that ETF showing particular strength this week include shares of New Gold (NGD), up about 3.3% and shares of Newmont Mining (NEM), up about 2.4% on the week.And underperforming other ETFs this week is the Junior Miners ETF (JUNR), off about 11.8% this week. Among components of that ETF with the weakest showing for the week were shares of Molycorp (MCP), lower by about 9.3%, and shares of Arch Coal (ACI), lower by about 6.8% on the week.

Other ETF standouts this week include the S&P SmallCap Materials Portfolio (PSCM), outperforming this week with a 1.7% gain. And the Solar Energy ETF (KWT) was an underperformer, falling about 7.4% this week.

 

This Week’s Top 20 ETFs
Ranked By Weighted Average Broker Rating of Underlying ComponentsEach week, ETF Channel forms this rank by first looking at the analyst opinions from the major brokerage houses (which are tallied and averaged) for each individual component of each ETF. Then, for each ETF, those average broker ratings are considered as a weighted average according to the weighting of each of the ETF’s components — this gives the average broker rating for the entire ETF based upon its holdings. The ETF coverage universe is then ranked to give us the weekly top five ETFs by weighted average broker rating of underlying components. These rankings are meant as a tool for investors to generate ideas for further research.

Rank ETF Stars (out of 4)
#1 PGJ – Golden Dragon China 3.31 
#2 OIH – Oil Services 3.31 
#3 IEZ – iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil Equipment & Services 3.30 
#4 PXLG – amental Pure Large Growth 3.29 
#5 JKE – iShares Morningstar Large Growth 3.29 
#6 IBB – iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology 3.27 
#7 BIB – Proshares Ultra Nasdaq Biotechnology 3.27 
#8 TQQQ – Proshares UltraPro QQQ 3.26 
#9 QLD – Proshares Ultra QQQ 3.26 
#10 BJK – Gaming 3.26 
#11 BBH – Biotech 3.25 
#12 IEO – iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production 3.23 
#13 MGK – Vanguard Mega Cap 300 Growth 3.22 
#14 IXN – iShares S&P Global Technology Sector 3.21 
#15 IYE – iShares Dow Jones U.S. Energy Sector 3.20 
#16 IWY – iShares Russell Top 200 Growth 3.20 
#17 VUG – Vanguard Growth 3.19 
#18 DIG – Proshares Ultra Oil & Gas 3.19 
#19 ROM – Proshares Ultra Technology 3.19 
#20 IYW – iShares Dow Jones U.S. Technology Sector 3.19 
List of all ranked ETFs »

ETF Channel’s proprietary calculations are based on underlying ETF holdings and Zacks ABR data; powered by Xignite. Not all ETFs are ranked, nor are all underlying holdings. Rankings are for informational purposes only and do not constitute investment advice. Full disclaimer

 

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Top Yielding ETFs
Rank ETF ETF Category Net Assets Recent Yield* 
#1 KBW High Dividend Yield Financial Portfolio (KBWD) Income 168.78M 8.60%  
#2 Guggenheim Enhanced Core Bond ETF (GIY) Debt – Leveraged 5.26M 7.64%  
#3 CEF Income Composite Portfolio (PCEF) Value 386.69M 7.59%  
#4 Guggenheim S&P Global Dividend Opportunities Index ETF (LVL) Income 49.78M 7.48%  
#5 SuperDividend ETF (SDIV) Income 189.77M 7.44%  
#6 SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) Corporate Debt 12.64B 6.75%  
#7 SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF (RWX) Real Estate 3.46B 6.69%  
#8 iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond Fund (HYG) Corporate Debt 15.98B 6.62%  
#9 Financial Preferred Portfolio (PGF) Income 1.72B 6.57%  
#10 SPDR Wells Fargo Preferred Stock ETF (PSK) Income 324.54M 6.48%  
#11 First Trust STOXX European Select Dividend Index Fund (FDD) Europe 18.22M 6.46%  
#12 Preferred Portfolio (PGX) Income 2.14B 6.41%  
#13 SPDR S&P International Dividend ETF (DWX) Global 1.12B 6.29%  
#14 iShares S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index Fund (PFF) Income 10.69B 5.75%  
#15 First Trust Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index Fund (FGD) Income 230.71M 5.60%  
#16 KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT Portfolio (KBWY) Real Estate 29.21M 5.59%  
#17 Guggenheim ABC High Dividend ETF (ABCS) Income 9.39M 5.59%  
#18 SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Dividend ETF (EDIV) Emerging Markets 344.58M 5.53%  
#19 Guggenheim Multi-Asset Income ETF (CVY) Global 792.10M 5.38%  
#20 CEF Municipal Income ETF (XMPT) Municipal Bonds 15.81M 5.36%  

Top Yielding SPDRs ETFs
Rank ETF ETF Category Net Assets Recent Yield* 
#1 SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) Corporate Debt 12.64B 6.75%  
#2 SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF (RWX) Real Estate 3.46B 6.69%  
#3 SPDR Wells Fargo Preferred Stock ETF (PSK) Income 324.54M 6.48%  
#4 SPDR S&P International Dividend ETF (DWX) Global 1.12B 6.29%  
#5 SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Dividend ETF (EDIV) Emerging Markets 344.58M 5.53%  
#6 SPDR S&P International Telecommunications Sector ETF (IST) Technology 25.31M 5.07%  
#7 SPDR Nuveen S&P High Yield Municipal Bond ETF (HYMB) Municipal Bonds 193.38M 4.84%  
#8 SPDR Barclays Long Term Corporate Bond ETF (LWC) Blended Debt 128.92M 4.50%  
#9 SPDR Nuveen Barclays Build America Bond ETF (BABS) Municipal Bonds 105.17M 4.25%  
#10 SPDR S&P International Utilities Sector ETF (IPU) Utilities 27.40M 4.22%  
#11 Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU) Utilities 5.56B 4.11%  
#12 SPDR Dow Jones Global Real Estate ETF (RWO) Real Estate 662.01M 4.01%  
#13 SPDR S&P Capital Markets ETF (KCE) Financial 20.35M 3.84%  
#14 SPDR EURO STOXX 50ETF (FEZ) Europe 1.28B 3.70%  
#15 SPDR STOXXEurope 50 ETF (FEU) Europe 44.82M 3.64%  
#16 SPDR S&P Energy Sector ETF (IPW) Energy 11.12M 3.49%  
#17 SPDR Barclays Issuer Scored Corporate Bond ETF (CBND) Corporate Debt 29.46M 3.39%  
#18 SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY) Income 9.35B 3.28%  
#19 SPDR Barclays Convertible Securities ETF (CWB) Corporate Debt 909.84M 3.24%  
#20 SPDR FTSE/Macquarie Global Infrastructure 100 ETF (GII) Utilities 59.63M 3.24%  

 

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Top Yielding iShares ETFs
Rank ETF ETF Category Net Assets Recent Yield* 
#1 iShares FTSE NAREIT Mortgage Plus Capped Index Fund (REM) Real Estate 860.46M 11.91%  
#2 iShares MSCI Spain Index Fund (EWP) Europe 244.98M 9.69%  
#3 iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond Fund (HYG) Corporate Debt 15.98B 6.62%  
#4 iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Financials Sector Index Fund (EMFN) Emerging Markets 3.97M 6.11%  
#5 iShares MSCI New Zealand Investable Market Index Fund (ENZL) Southeast Asia – New Zealand 153.71M 5.84%  
#6 iShares S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index Fund (PFF) Income 10.69B 5.75%  
#7 iShares S&P Global Clean Energy Index Fund (ICLN) Energy – Alternative 27.08M 5.70%  
#8 iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Telecommunication Services Sector Index Fund (AXTE) Technology 2.60M 5.58%  
#9 iShares MSCI Belgium Capped Investable Market Index Fund (EWK) Europe 57.35M 5.20%  
#10 iShares Dow Jones International Select Dividend Index Fund (IDV) Income 1.43B 5.15%  
#11 iShares S&P Global Telecommunications Sector Index Fund (IXP) Technology 476.98M 4.96%  
#12 iShares MSCI Poland Investable Market Index Fund (EPOL) Europe 184.05M 4.72%  
#13 iShares FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Europe Index Fund (IFEU) Europe 13.89M 4.65%  
#14 iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Eastern Europe Index Fund (ESR) Europe 17.12M 4.50%  
#15 iShares MSCI Australia Index Fund (EWA) Southeast Asia – Australia 2.35B 4.45%  
#16 iShares S&P Global Utilities Sector Index Fund (JXI) Utilities 235.65M 4.42%  
#17 iShares 10+ Year Credit Bond Fund (CLY) Corporate Debt 447.66M 4.35%  
#18 iShares S&P Global Infrastructure Index Fund (IGF) Utilities 356.38M 4.28%  
#19 iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Utilities Sector Index Fund (AXUT) Utilities 6.30M 4.22%  
#20 iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Fund (EMB) Emerging Markets 6.88B 4.22%  

Top Yielding PowerShares ETFs
Rank ETF ETF Category Net Assets Recent Yield* 
#1 KBW High Dividend Yield Financial Portfolio (KBWD) Income 168.78M 8.60%  
#2 CEF Income Composite Portfolio (PCEF) Value 386.69M 7.59%  
#3 Financial Preferred Portfolio (PGF) Income 1.72B 6.57%  
#4 Preferred Portfolio (PGX) Income 2.14B 6.41%  
#5 KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT Portfolio (KBWY) Real Estate 29.21M 5.59%  
#6 Senior Loan Portfolio (BKLN) Blended Debt 1.47B 4.71%  
#7 PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend Portfolio (SPHD) Income 27.99M 4.71%  
#8 High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Portfolio (PEY) Income 275.30M 4.26%  
#9 Build America Bond Portfolio (BAB) Municipal Bonds 1.12B 4.15%  
#10 Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Portfolio (PCY) Emerging Markets 3.02B 3.92%  
#11 Fundamental High Yield Corporate Bond Portfolio (PHB) Corporate Debt 844.89M 3.51%  
#12 S&P International Developed High Quality Portfolio (IDHQ) Global 18.86M 3.49%  
#13 S&P SmallCap Utilities Portfolio (PSCU) Utilities 28.26M 3.43%  
#14 BLDRS Europe Select ADR Index Fund (ADRU) Europe 13.46M 3.43%  
#15 S&P International Developed Low Volatility Portfolio (IDLV) Global 22.28M 3.36%  
#16 BLDRS Developed Markets 100 ADR Index Fund (ADRD) Global 46.16M 3.20%  
#17 Chinese Yuan Dim Sum Bond Portfolio (DSUM) Corporate Debt 35.65M 3.15%  
#18 S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV) Value 3.08B 3.10%  
#19 FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex-U.S. Portfolio (PXF) Global 299.61M 3.06%  
#20 FTSE RAFI Asia Pacific ex-Japan Portfolio (PAF) Asia 64.11M 2.98%  

 

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Top Yielding WisdomTree ETFs
Rank ETF ETF Category Net Assets Recent Yield* 
#1 WisdomTree Australia Dividend Fund (AUSE) Income 68.19M 5.00%  
#2 WisdomTree DEFA Equity Income Fund (DTH) Value 184.24M 4.66%  
#3 WisdomTree Middle East Dividend Fund (GULF) Middle East 11.87M 4.63%  
#4 International SmallCap Value ETFs (DLS) Global 481.31M 4.31%  
#5 WisdomTree International Dividend ex-Financials Fund (DOO) Global 349.37M 4.28%  
#6 WisdomTree Global Equity Income Fund (DEW) Global 98.73M 4.25%  
#7 WisdomTree Equity Income Fund (DHS) Value 535.32M 4.11%  
#8 WisdomTree Emerging Markets Equity Income Fund (DEM) Emerging Markets 4.78B 4.01%  
#9 WisdomTree Dividend ex-Financials Fund (DTN) Income 1.06B 3.97%  
#10 WisdomTree Europe SmallCap Dividend Fund (DFE) Europe 33.94M 3.96%  
#11 WisdomTree SmallCap Dividend Fund (DES) Income 398.11M 3.95%  
#12 WisdomTree DEFA Fund (DWM) Value 419.43M 3.80%  
#13 WisdomTree International LargeCap Dividend Fund (DOL) Global 199.90M 3.80%  
#14 WisdomTree Emerging Markets Local Debt Fund (ELD) Blended Debt 1.48B 3.77%  
#15 WisdomTree International MidCap Dividend Fund (DIM) Global 104.79M 3.66%  
#16 WisdomTree Global ex-US Real Estate Fund (DRW) Real Estate 107.90M 3.54%  
#17 Asia Pacific ex-Japan ETF (AXJL) Asia 87.88M 3.35%  
#18 Emerging Markets SmallCap ETF (DGS) Emerging Markets 1.18B 3.25%  
#19 WisdomTree MidCap Dividend Fund (DON) Income 387.72M 3.23%  
#20 WisdomTree Global Natural Resources Fund (GNAT) Commodities 27.71M 3.18%  

Top Yielding Vanguard ETFs
Rank ETF ETF Category Net Assets Recent Yield* 
#1 Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCLT) Corporate Debt 230.25M 4.31%  
#2 Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) Utilities 1.39B 4.05%  
#3 Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF (BLV) Blended Debt 810.73M 3.61%  
#4 Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF (VOX) Technology 551.49M 3.36%  
#5 Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM) Income 5.51B 3.32%  
#6 Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (EDV) Government Debt 164.54M 3.06%  
#7 Vanguard Mega Cap 300 Value ETF (MGV) Value 531.95M 2.90%  
#8 Vanguard Value ETF (VTV) Value 6.96B 2.83%  
#9 Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCIT) Corporate Debt 512.18M 2.56%  
#10 Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC) Consumer 1.19B 2.52%  
#11 Vanguard Long-Term Government Bond ETF (VGLT) Government Debt 83.61M 2.52%  
#12 Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF (VBR) Value 2.23B 2.46%  
#13 Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF (VOE) Value 1.13B 2.42%  
#14 Vanguard Financials ETF (VFH) Financial 899.72M 2.32%  
#15 Vanguard Mega Cap 300 ETF (MGC) Growth 695.47M 2.25%  
#16 Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG) Income 14.20B 2.25%  
#17 Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO) North America 6.53B 2.23%  
#18 Vanguard Large-Cap ETF (VV) Growth 6.01B 2.12%  
#19 Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) Growth 23.89B 2.09%  
#20 Vanguard Materials ETF (VAW) Industrial 807.67M 2.06%  


*(updated 17 minutes ago) Yield calculations vary and may not be reliable nor comparable; yield may be expressed as SEC 30-day yield, annualized yield based on most recent distribution, trailing twelve month yield, or reported yield. Not all ETFs are ranked; data may be incorrect or out of date. Rankings are for informational purposes only and do not constitute investment advice. Full disclaimer

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Weekly Dividend Channel Newsletter

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Weekly Dividend Newsletter
Weekly DividendRank Toplists
Each week at Dividend Channel, we screen through our coverage universe of dividend paying stocks, and we look at a variety of data — dividend yield, book value, quarterly earnings — and compare it to the stock’s trading data to come up with certain calculations about profitability and about the stock’s valuation (whether we think it looks ”cheap” or ”expensive”).History has shown that the bulk of the stock market’s returns are delivered by dividends, and so we pay special attention to dividend history. And of course, only consistently profitable companies can afford to keep paying dividends, so profitability is of critical importance. Dividend investors should be most interested in researching the strongest most profitable companies, that also happen to be trading at an attractive valuation — maybe there is a company-specific reason causing the stock to be ”cheap” or maybe the entire sector is taking a hit, but whatever the reason, we think there is great value in ranking our coverage universe weekly using our proprietary DividendRank formula, and sharing those lists with our subscribers, neatly divided into 17 sectors/categories.

These are the stocks our DividendRank system has identified as the top most ”interesting” … this is meant purely as a research tool to generate ideas that merit further research.

 

Business Services & Equipment

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 INTX Q 0.80 8.26% 
#2 PAYX Q 2.64 8.48% 
#3 VSEC Q 0.32 1.37% 
#4 CODI Q 1.44 10.11% 
#5 IRM Q 1.08 3.49% 
#6 WU Q 0.50 3.73% 
#7 GK Q 0.78 2.32% 
#8 MGRC Q 0.94 3.30% 
#9 VVI Q 0.40 1.49% 
#10 SPRO Q 0.05 3.76% 
#11 HSII Q 0.52 3.40% 
#12 KELYA Q 0.20 1.28% 
#13 ROL Q 0.32 1.45% 
#14 HCSG Q 0.66 2.89% 
#15 NSP Q 0.68 2.12% 

 

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Construction

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 MDC Q 1.00 2.81% 
#2 ELRC Q 0.80 5.45% 
#3 CAT Q 2.08 2.38% 
#4 AYR Q 0.66 5.31% 
#5 DE Q 1.84 2.13% 
#6 BZT Q 1.88 6.57% 
#7 TTC Q 0.56 1.34% 
#8 MLR Q 0.52 3.42% 
#9 URS Q 0.80 2.05% 
#10 TRN Q 0.44 1.24% 
#11 FLR Q 0.64 1.11% 
#12 GVA Q 0.52 1.56% 
#13 PRIM Q 0.12 0.81% 
#14 TWIN Q 0.36 2.11% 
#15 ALG Q 0.24 0.75% 

Consumer Goods

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 RNDY Q 0.48 11.06% 
#2 JAKK Q 0.40 3.19% 
#3 RIMG Q 0.68 10.12% 
#4 IMKTA Q 0.66 3.87% 
#5 NC Q 1.00 1.68% 
#6 SWY Q 0.70 3.91% 
#7 BWL.A Q 0.66 5.29% 
#8 ODC Q 1.44 5.39% 
#9 BBY Q 0.68 5.93% 
#10 HAS Q 1.44 4.07% 
#11 OMX Q 0.08 0.86% 
#12 UVV Q 2.00 4.01% 
#13 EDUC Q 0.48 12.31% 
#14 BGS Q 1.16 4.06% 
#15 FUN Q 1.60 4.96% 

Consumer Services

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 STON Q 2.36 10.89% 
#2 CLCT Q 1.30 12.66% 
#3 HRB Q 0.80 4.37% 
#4 NAUH Q 0.16 4.45% 
#5 STRA Q 4.00 6.95% 
#6 HI Q 0.78 3.52% 
#7 STEI Q 0.16 2.15% 
#8 LINC Q 0.28 4.80% 
#9 DV S 0.34 1.48% 
#10 UTI Q 0.40 4.07% 
#11 BID Q 0.80 2.44% 
#12 MNRO Q 0.40 1.21% 
#13 TUC Q 0.24 2.02% 
#14 RGS Q 0.24 1.44% 
#15 MATW Q 0.40 1.25% 

Energy

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 ECT Q 2.50 15.98% 
#2 XTEX Q 1.32 9.61% 
#3 BBEP Q 1.86 10.29% 
#4 PWE Q 1.08 9.59% 
#5 NAT Q 1.20 14.24% 
#6 SFL Q 1.56 9.80% 
#7 NDRO M 1.67 10.26% 
#8 EROC Q 0.88 10.35% 
#9 QRE Q 1.95 12.16% 
#10 SDT Q 2.73 16.54% 
#11 VNR M 2.43 9.32% 
#12 CMLP Q 2.04 9.63% 
#13 MMLP Q 3.08 9.98% 
#14 NS Q 4.38 9.96% 
#15 SDRL Q 3.40 9.32% 

 

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Financial

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 AI Q 3.50 16.77% 
#2 TICC Q 1.16 11.51% 
#3 PRE Q 2.48 3.12% 
#4 KFN Q 0.84 7.89% 
#5 PNNT Q 1.12 10.40% 
#6 OXLC Q 2.20 14.29% 
#7 BANC Q 0.48 3.94% 
#8 KCAP Q 1.12 12.13% 
#9 AFG Q 1.00 2.53% 
#10 NBTF Q 1.20 6.83% 
#11 TCRD Q 1.32 8.91% 
#12 GAIN M 0.60 8.55% 
#13 MCC Q 1.44 10.01% 
#14 RIVR Q 0.84 4.99% 
#15 NGPC Q 0.64 8.87% 

Healthcare

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 BDMS Q 0.88 5.21% 
#2 VIVO Q 0.76 3.83% 
#3 PFE Q 0.96 3.81% 
#4 PMD Q 0.60 5.41% 
#5 NHC Q 1.20 2.55% 
#6 BMY Q 1.40 4.33% 
#7 SPAN Q 0.50 2.84% 
#8 AVCA Q 0.22 4.33% 
#9 BAX Q 1.80 2.72% 
#10 JNJ Q 2.44 3.48% 
#11 AMGN Q 1.88 2.17% 
#12 MDT Q 1.04 2.53% 
#13 CAH Q 1.10 2.65% 
#14 NRCI Q 1.04 1.94% 
#15 MRK Q 1.72 4.17% 

Industrial

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 FF Q 0.44 3.79% 
#2 RTN Q 2.00 3.49% 
#3 CVR Q 0.60 3.00% 
#4 BOX Q 1.20 6.37% 
#5 WSO Q 2.48 3.33% 
#6 GD Q 2.04 2.96% 
#7 LMT Q 4.60 5.00% 
#8 ITW Q 1.52 2.50% 
#9 MPR Q 0.29 3.14% 
#10 SCX Q 0.40 4.00% 
#11 IPHS Q 1.40 3.02% 
#12 TROX Q 1.00 5.32% 
#13 EML Q 0.40 2.52% 
#14 LLL Q 2.00 2.60% 
#15 BA Q 1.94 2.56% 

Manufacturing

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 SUP Q 0.64 3.28% 
#2 SGC Q 0.54 4.80% 
#3 CRWS Q 0.32 6.47% 
#4 TCCO Q 0.40 8.72% 
#5 JCS Q 0.64 6.14% 
#6 DFZ Q 0.36 2.63% 
#7 MGA Q 1.10 2.23% 
#8 BSET Q 0.20 1.67% 
#9 STRT Q 0.40 1.65% 
#10 LEG Q 1.16 4.35% 
#11 ALV Q 2.00 3.04% 
#12 CMTL Q 1.10 4.36% 
#13 WRLS Q 0.48 5.00% 
#14 GNTX Q 0.52 2.80% 
#15 VFC Q 3.48 2.36% 

 

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One of America’s true renaissance men (he’s a millionaire wine maker, a published author, and a medical doctor) explains how this secret income stream works on his unique website here.

 

Materials

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 DSWL Q 0.20 8.07% 
#2 TNH Q 16.48 7.70% 
#3 DOW Q 1.28 3.95% 
#4 TUP Q 1.44 2.32% 
#5 POPE Q 1.80 3.25% 
#6 SON Q 1.20 4.03% 
#7 SQM S 1.90 3.31% 
#8 UFS Q 1.80 2.13% 
#9 UAN Q 1.98 7.96% 
#10 IP Q 1.20 3.03% 
#11 ONP Q 0.05 2.86% 
#12 PKG Q 1.00 2.62% 
#13 RNF Q 3.40 9.03% 
#14 SMG Q 1.30 2.97% 
#15 MOS Q 1.00 1.79% 

Media

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 EBF Q 1.40 9.19% 
#2 QUAD Q 1.00 5.15% 
#3 AHC Q 0.24 5.11% 
#4 HHS Q 0.34 5.82% 
#5 CRRC Q 0.84 7.75% 
#6 BLC Q 0.32 4.25% 
#7 GCI Q 0.80 4.41% 
#8 MDP Q 1.53 4.62% 
#9 RRD Q 1.04 11.76% 
#10 TRI Q 1.28 4.46% 
#11 JW.A Q 0.96 2.51% 
#12 OMC Q 1.20 2.44% 
#13 TWC Q 2.24 2.34% 
#14 VCI Q 1.24 4.85% 
#15 SALM Q 0.14 2.69% 

Metals & Mining

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 RNO Q 1.78 13.03% 
#2 FRD Q 0.52 5.24% 
#3 CLF Q 2.50 6.94% 
#4 ARLP Q 4.34 7.47% 
#5 NSU S 0.10 2.39% 
#6 AUY Q 0.26 1.51% 
#7 AHGP Q 2.88 6.05% 
#8 WOR Q 0.52 2.07% 
#9 GORO M 0.72 4.63% 
#10 NPK A 1.00 1.46% 
#11 NEM Q 1.40 3.11% 
#12 SCHN Q 0.75 2.46% 
#13 CMP Q 1.98 2.61% 
#14 IAG S 0.25 2.24% 
#15 FCX Q 1.25 3.69% 

Real Estate

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 MITT Q 3.20 13.69% 
#2 NLY Q 1.80 12.65% 
#3 CYS Q 1.60 13.42% 
#4 DX Q 1.16 11.90% 
#5 MFA Q 0.80 9.80% 
#6 AMTG Q 2.80 12.78% 
#7 MTGE Q 3.60 15.13% 
#8 CXS Q 1.28 10.25% 
#9 NCT Q 0.88 10.31% 
#10 ARR M 0.96 14.62% 
#11 CLNY Q 1.40 7.16% 
#12 ARI Q 1.60 9.53% 
#13 OLP Q 1.40 6.93% 
#14 CMO Q 1.20 10.11% 
#15 AGNC Q 5.00 16.95% 

 

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Technology

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 BRKS Q 0.32 3.94% 
#2 GA A 0.30 5.64% 
#3 XRTX Q 0.30 3.46% 
#4 MEI Q 0.28 2.89% 
#5 STM Q 0.40 5.67% 
#6 HPQI Q 0.53 3.70% 
#7 AMSWA Q 0.40 5.10% 
#8 STX Q 1.52 5.00% 
#9 ESP Q 1.00 4.12% 
#10 OCC Q 0.08 2.14% 
#11 CA Q 1.00 4.53% 
#12 INTC Q 0.90 4.36% 
#13 TESS Q 0.72 3.33% 
#14 MSFT Q 0.92 3.43% 
#15 TSM A 0.40 2.36% 

Transportation

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 DCIX Q 1.20 20.51% 
#2 NMM Q 1.77 14.50% 
#3 SB Q 0.20 6.03% 
#4 TAL Q 2.48 6.91% 
#5 TGH Q 1.76 5.67% 
#6 FLY Q 0.88 7.28% 
#7 STB M 0.56 8.91% 
#8 SSW Q 1.00 6.14% 
#9 VLCCF Q 0.70 13.44% 
#10 NM Q 0.24 7.08% 
#11 MIC Q 2.75 6.15% 
#12 LSTR Q 2.00 3.86% 
#13 CSX Q 0.56 2.85% 
#14 NSC Q 2.00 3.25% 
#15 R Q 1.24 2.50% 

Travel & Entertainment

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 AERL S 0.24 8.01% 
#2 EPAX Q 0.24 5.34% 
#3 MCS Q 0.68 5.64% 
#4 DRI Q 2.00 4.50% 
#5 CBRL Q 2.00 3.16% 
#6 RCL Q 0.48 1.43% 
#7 CUK Q 1.00 2.59% 
#8 MCD Q 3.08 3.48% 
#9 WYNN Q 2.00 1.80% 
#10 ARKR Q 1.00 6.02% 
#11 CCL Q 1.00 2.73% 
#12 EAT Q 0.80 2.62% 
#13 HOT A 1.25 2.21% 
#14 WYN Q 0.92 1.75% 
#15 VIAB Q 1.10 2.09% 

 

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Utilities

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 AEE Q 1.60 5.22% 
#2 NVE Q 0.68 3.74% 
#3 APL Q 2.28 7.27% 
#4 WVT Q 1.08 10.59% 
#5 GXP Q 0.87 4.32% 
#6 PNW Q 2.18 4.25% 
#7 WR Q 1.32 4.63% 
#8 XEL Q 1.08 4.07% 
#9 IDA Q 1.52 3.52% 
#10 EE Q 1.00 3.17% 
#11 T Q 1.80 5.33% 
#12 UNS Q 1.72 4.03% 
#13 CNSL Q 1.55 9.93% 
#14 APU Q 3.20 8.48% 
#15 WEC Q 1.36 3.69% 


*(updated Thursday, December 27, 1:59 AM) Yield calculations vary and may not be reliable nor comparable. Not all publicly traded securities are ranked; data may be incorrect or out of date. Rankings are for informational purposes only and do not constitute investment advice. Full disclaimer

Weekly Energy Stock Channel Newsletter

Energy Stock Channel
Weekly Energy Stock Newsletter
Weekly DividendRank Energy Toplists & Energy ETF Movers

Energy Prices

Looking at energy prices this week, oil moved higher, with WTI Crude currently at $91.16/barrel, up $1.65 (+1.8%) compared to $89.51 on 12/20, and Brent Crude currently at $110.74/barrel, up $1.61 (+1.5%) from $109.13 on 12/20. And turning to Natural Gas, the current spot price of $3.47/MMBtu, has Natural Gas up $0.01 from $3.46 on 12/20, a week over week gain of +0.3%.

Energy ETF Movers

The iShares MSCI ACWI ex-US Utilities Sector Index Fund ETF (AXUT) outperformed other Energy ETFs this week, off about 1.1%. Components of that ETF showing particular strength this week include shares of Centrais Electtricas Brasileiras (EBR.B), up about 8.9% and shares of Korea Electric Power (KEP), up about 3.6% on the week.

And underperforming other Energy ETFs this week is the Solar Energy ETF (KWT), off about 7.4% this week. Among components of that ETF with the weakest showing for the week were shares of MEMC Electric Materials (WFR), lower by about 9.2%, and shares of First Solar (FSLR), lower by about 8.1% on the week.

Other ETF standouts this week include the iShares S&P Global Infrastructure Index Fund (IGF), lower by about 1.4% but still outperforming other ETFs for the week. And the Uranium+Nuclear Energy ETF (NLR) was an underperformer, falling about 6.3% this week.

 

DividendRank Energy Toplists

At sister site Dividend Channel, we screen through our coverage universe of dividend paying stocks each week, and we look at a variety of data — dividend yield, book value, quarterly earnings — and compare it to the stock’s trading data to come up with certain calculations about profitability and about the stock’s valuation (whether we think it looks ”cheap” or ”expensive”).

History has shown that the bulk of the stock market’s returns are delivered by dividends, and so we pay special attention to dividend history. And of course, only consistently profitable companies can afford to keep paying dividends, so profitability is of critical importance. Dividend investors should be most interested in researching the strongest most profitable companies, that also happen to be trading at an attractive valuation — maybe there is a company-specific reason causing the stock to be ”cheap” or maybe the entire sector is taking a hit, but whatever the reason, we think there is great value in ranking the Energy Stock Channel coverage universe weekly using our proprietary DividendRank formula, and sharing the list of the week’s top ranked energy stocks with our subscribers.

These are the energy stocks our DividendRank system has identified as the top most ”interesting” in the Energy, and Utilities categories … this is meant purely as a research tool to generate ideas that merit further research.

Energy

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 ECT Q 2.50 15.98% 
#2 XTEX Q 1.32 9.61% 
#3 BBEP Q 1.86 10.29% 
#4 PWE Q 1.08 9.59% 
#5 NAT Q 1.20 14.24% 
#6 SFL Q 1.56 9.80% 
#7 NDRO M 1.67 10.26% 
#8 EROC Q 0.88 10.35% 
#9 QRE Q 1.95 12.16% 
#10 SDT Q 2.73 16.54% 
#11 VNR M 2.43 9.32% 
#12 CMLP Q 2.04 9.63% 
#13 MMLP Q 3.08 9.98% 
#14 NS Q 4.38 9.96% 
#15 SDRL Q 3.40 9.32% 

 

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Utilities

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 AEE Q 1.60 5.22% 
#2 NVE Q 0.68 3.74% 
#3 APL Q 2.28 7.27% 
#4 WVT Q 1.08 10.59% 
#5 GXP Q 0.87 4.32% 
#6 PNW Q 2.18 4.25% 
#7 WR Q 1.32 4.63% 
#8 XEL Q 1.08 4.07% 
#9 IDA Q 1.52 3.52% 
#10 EE Q 1.00 3.17% 
#11 T Q 1.80 5.33% 
#12 UNS Q 1.72 4.03% 
#13 CNSL Q 1.55 9.93% 
#14 APU Q 3.20 8.48% 
#15 WEC Q 1.36 3.69% 


*(updated Thursday, December 27, 1:59 AM) Yield calculations vary and may not be reliable nor comparable. Not all publicly traded securities are ranked; data may be incorrect or out of date. Rankings are for informational purposes only and do not constitute investment advice. Full disclaimer

Weekly Metals Channel Newsletter

Metals Channel
Weekly Metals Newsletter
Weekly DividendRank Metals Toplists & Metals ETF Movers

Metals Prices

Looking at metals prices this week, gold moved higher, with spot prices currently at $1658.33/ounce, up $19.56 (+1.2%) compared to $1638.77 on 12/20. Silver is currently trading at $30.00/ounce, up $0.31 (+1.0%) from $29.69 on 12/20. And turning to copper, the current spot price of $3.59/pound, has copper up $0.04 from $3.55 on 12/20, a week over week gain of +1.1%.

Metals ETF Movers

The Global Gold and Precious Metals Portfolio ETF (PSAU) outperformed other Metals ETFs this week, up about 1.4%. Components of that ETF showing particular strength this week include shares of New Gold (NGD), up about 3.3% and shares of Newmont Mining (NEM), up about 2.4% on the week.

And underperforming other Metals ETFs this week is the Copper Miners ETF (COPX), down about 5.2% this week. Among components of that ETF with the weakest showing for the week were shares of Northern Dynasty Minerals (NAK), lower by about 7.5%, and shares of Taseko Mines (TGB), lower by about 4.3% on the week.

Other ETF standouts this week include the Gold Miners ETF (GDX), outperforming this week with a 0.7% gain. And the Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) was an underperformer, falling about 4.5% this week.

 

DividendRank Metals Toplist

At sister site Dividend Channel, we screen through our coverage universe of dividend paying stocks each week, and we look at a variety of data — dividend yield, book value, quarterly earnings — and compare it to the stock’s trading data to come up with certain calculations about profitability and about the stock’s valuation (whether we think it looks ”cheap” or ”expensive”).

History has shown that the bulk of the stock market’s returns are delivered by dividends, and so we pay special attention to dividend history. And of course, only consistently profitable companies can afford to keep paying dividends, so profitability is of critical importance. Dividend investors should be most interested in researching the strongest most profitable companies, that also happen to be trading at an attractive valuation — maybe there is a company-specific reason causing the stock to be ”cheap” or maybe the entire sector is taking a hit, but whatever the reason, we think there is great value in ranking the Metals Channel coverage universe weekly using our proprietary DividendRank formula, and sharing the list of the week’s top ranked metals stocks with our subscribers.

These are the metals stocks our DividendRank system has identified as the top most ”interesting” in the Metals and Mining category … this is meant purely as a research tool to generate ideas that merit further research.

 

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Metals & Mining

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 RNO Q 1.78 13.03% 
#2 FRD Q 0.52 5.24% 
#3 CLF Q 2.50 6.94% 
#4 ARLP Q 4.34 7.47% 
#5 NSU S 0.10 2.39% 
#6 AUY Q 0.26 1.51% 
#7 AHGP Q 2.88 6.05% 
#8 WOR Q 0.52 2.07% 
#9 GORO M 0.72 4.63% 
#10 NPK A 1.00 1.46% 
#11 NEM Q 1.40 3.11% 
#12 SCHN Q 0.75 2.46% 
#13 CMP Q 1.98 2.61% 
#14 IAG S 0.25 2.24% 
#15 FCX Q 1.25 3.69% 


*(updated Thursday, December 27, 1:59 AM) Yield calculations vary and may not be reliable nor comparable. Not all publicly traded securities are ranked; data may be incorrect or out of date. Rankings are for informational purposes only and do not constitute investment advice. Full disclaimer

Key Market Reports and Commentary for Friday 28/12/2012

F R I D A Y   M O R N I N G   E X T R E M E   M A R K E T S
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KEY EVENTS TO WATCH FOR:
Friday, December 28, 2012
8:30 AM ET. U.S. Weekly Export Sales

Corn, In Metric Tons (previous 120.2K)

Soybeans, In Metric Tons (previous 629.9K)

Wheat, In Metric Tons (previous 671.1K)

9:45 AM ET. Dec ISM-Chicago Business Survey – Chicago PMI

Employment Index (previous 55.2)

New Orders Index (previous 45.3)

Prices Paid Index (previous 70.1)

Purchasing Managers Index (Adjusted) (expected 51; previous 50.4)

Supplier Deliveries Index (previous 57.3)

10:00 AM ET. Nov Pending Home Sales Index Current (previous 104.8)

MoM Pct Change (Current Period) (expected +1.2%; previous +5.2%)

YoY Pct Change (Current Period) (previous +13.2%)

10:30 AM ET. EIA Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

Total Working Gas in Storage (previous 3724B)

Total Working Gas in Storage (Net Change) (previous -82B)

11:00 AM ET. EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report

Crude Oil Stocks (previous 371.65M)

Crude Oil Stocks (Net Change) (expected -1.8M; previous -0.96M)

Gasoline Stocks (previous 219.32M)

Gasoline Stocks (Net Change) (expected +0.2M; previous +2.21M)

Distillate Stocks (previous 116.97M)

Distillate Stocks (Net Change) (expected -0.9M; previous -1.09M)

Refinery Usage (previous 91.4%; previous 91.5%)

Total Products Supplied (previous 19.96M)

Total Products Supplied (Net Change) (previous +1.13M)

Monday, December 31, 2012
10:30 AM ET. Dec Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey

Business Activity Index (previous -2.8)

Manufacturing Production Index (previous 1.7)

1:00 PM ET. Dec Agricultural Prices

Farm Prices, M/M

1:00 PM ET. Dec Dow Jones Economic Sentiment Indicator

DJ Economic Sentiment Indicator (previous 47)

N/A              U.S. due to reach borrowing limit barring government action

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The March NASDAQ 100 was lower overnight as it extends the decline off
December’s high. Stochastics are bearish signaling that sideways to lower
prices are possible near-term. If March extends the aforementioned decline, the
reaction low crossing at crossing at 2574.00 is the next downside target.
Closes above the 10-day moving average crossing at 2654.20 would temper the
near-term bearish outlook. If March renews the rally off November’s low, the
75% retracement level of the September-November decline crossing at 2761.06 is
the next upside target. First resistance is the 10-day moving average crossing
at 2654.20. Second resistance is the 62% retracement level of the
September-November decline crossing at 2715.55. First support is the reaction
low crossing at 2574.00. Second support is November’s low at 2502.00.

The March S&P 500 index was lower overnight as it extends this week’s
decline. Stochastics and the RSI remain bearish signaling that sideways to
lower prices are possible near-term. If March extends the decline off
December’s high, last Thursday’s low crossing at 1391.70 is the next downside
target. Closes above the 10-day moving average crossing at 1422.67 would temper
the near-term bearish outlook. First resistance is the 10-day moving average
crossing at 1422.67. Second resistance is December’s high crossing at 1445.80.
First support is last Thursday’s low crossing at 1391.70. Second support is the
reaction low crossing at 1379.00.

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March T-bonds were higher overnight as it extends the rally off December’s
low. Stochastics and the RSI are bullish signaling that sideways to higher
prices are possible near-term. Closes above the 20-day moving average crossing
at 148-14 are needed to confirm that a short-term low has been posted. If March
renews this month’s decline, the 75% retracement level of the
September-November rally crossing at 145-09 is the next downside target. First
resistance is the 20-day moving average crossing at 148-14. Second resistance
is December’s high crossing at 150-28. First support is the 75% retracement
level of the September-November rally crossing at 145-09. Second support is the
87% retracement level of the September-November rally crossing at 144-09.

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February crude oil was slightly higher overnight as it extends this week’s
breakout above trading range resistance crossing at 90.90. Stochastics and the
RSI are bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible
near-term. If February extends the rally off December’s low, the reaction high
crossing at 94.42 is the next upside target. Closes below the 20-day moving
average crossing at 88.48 would confirm that a short-term top has been posted.
First resistance is the overnight high crossing at 91.49. Second resistance is
the reaction high crossing at 94.42. First support is the 20-day moving average
crossing at 88.48. Second support is November’s low crossing at 85.16.

February heating oil was lower overnight as it consolidates some of this
week’s rally. Stochastics and the RSI remain bullish signaling that sideways to
higher prices are possible near-term. If February extends the rally off
December’s low, December’s high crossing at 310.26 is the next upside target.
Closes below the 20-day moving average crossing at 299.46 would temper the
near-term friendly outlook. First resistance is December’s high crossing at
310.26. Second resistance is October’s high crossing at 317.98. First support
is the 50% retracement level of the June-September rally crossing at 289.15.
Second support is the 62% retracement level of the June-September rally
crossing at 281.23.

February unleaded gas was lower due to profit taking overnight as it
consolidates some of the rally off November’s low. Stochastics and the RSI
remain neutral to bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible
near-term. If February extends the rally off November’s low, September’s high
crossing at 286.60 is the next upside target. Closes below the 20-day moving
average crossing at 268.76 would confirm that a short-term top has been posted.
First resistance is Thursday’s high crossing at 281.23. Second resistance is
September’s high crossing at 286.60. First support is the 20-day moving average
crossing at 268.76. Second support is December’s low crossing at 259.59.

February Henry natural gas was lower overnight and poised to test the 75%
retracement level of the April-October rally crossing at 3.337. Stochastics and
the RSI are diverging but turning neutral to bearish hinting that additional
weakness is possible near-term. If February renews the decline off November’s
high, the 87% retracement level of the April-October rally crossing at 3.2111
is the next downside target. Closes above the 20-day moving average crossing at
3.481 are needed to confirm that a short-term top has been posted. First
resistance is the 20-day moving average crossing at 3.481. Second resistance is
the reaction high crossing at 3.765. First support is the 75% retracement level
of the April-October rally crossing at 3.337. Second support is the 87%
retracement level of the April-October rally crossing at 3.211.

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The March Dollar was higher overnight and trading above the 20-day moving
average crossing at 79.89. Stochastics and the RSI are bullish hinting that a
short-term low might be in or is near. Closes above the 20-day moving average
crossing at 79.89 are needed to confirm that a short-term low has been posted.
If March renews the decline off November’s high, September’s low crossing at
78.94 is the next downside target. First resistance is the 20-day moving
average crossing at 79.89. Second resistance is the reaction high crossing at
81.05. First support is last Wednesday’s low crossing at 79.01. Second support
is September’s low crossing at 78.94.

The March Euro was lower due to profit taking overnight. Stochastics and the
RSI are overbought, diverging but are neutral to bullish signaling that
sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. If March renews the rally off
November’s low, weekly resistance crossing at 133.91 is the next upside target.
Closes below the 20-day moving average crossing at 131.25 are needed to confirm
that a short-term top has been posted. First resistance is last Wednesday’s
high crossing at 133.21. Second resistance is weekly resistance crossing at
133.91. First support is the 10-day moving average crossing at 132.14. Second
support is the 20-day moving average crossing at 131.25.

The March British Pound was higher due to short covering overnight as it
consolidates some of the decline off December’s high. Stochastics and the RSI
remain bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term.
If March extends the decline off December’s high, the reaction low crossing at
1.5998 is the next downside target. Closes above the 10-day moving average
crossing at 1.6177 would confirm that a short-term low has been posted. First
resistance is December’s high crossing at 1.6304. Second resistance is weekly
resistance crossing at 1.6353. First support is the reaction low crossing at
1.5998. Second support is the reaction low crossing at 1.5903.

The March Swiss Franc was lower overnight and trading below initial support
marked by the 10-day moving average crossing at .10948. Stochastics and the RSI
are overbought, diverging and are turning neutral to bearish signaling that
sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. Closes below the 20-day moving
average crossing at .10867 would confirm that a short-term top has been posted
while opening the door for additional weakness near-term. If March renews the
rally off November’s low, the 62% retracement level of the 2011-2012 decline
crossing at .11153 is the next upside target. First resistance is last
Thursday’s high crossing at .11026. Second is the 62% retracement level of the
2011-2012 decline crossing at .11153. First support is the 10-day moving
average crossing at .10948. Second support is the 20-day moving average
crossing at .10867.

The March Canadian Dollar was lower overnight as it extends the decline off
December’s high. Stochastics and the RSI are oversold but remain neutral to
bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. If
March extends the decline off December’s high, November’s low crossing at 99.19
is the next downside target. Closes above the 20-day moving average crossing at
100.82 would confirm that a short-term top has been posted. First resistance is
the 20-day moving average crossing at 100.82. Second resistance is December’s
high crossing at 101.58. First support is Thursday’s low crossing at 100.22.
Second support is November’s low crossing at 99.19.

The March Japanese Yen was lower overnight as it extends the decline off
September’s high. Stochastics and the RSI are oversold but remain neutral to
bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. If
March extends the decline off September’s high, monthly support crossing at
.11307 is the next downside target. Closes above the 20-day moving average
crossing at .11973 are needed to confirm that a short-term low has been posted.
First resistance is the 10-day moving average crossing at .11815. Second
resistance is the 20-day moving average crossing at .11973. First support is
the overnight low crossing at .11548. Second support is monthly support
crossing at .11307.

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February gold was lower overnight. Stochastics and the RSI are turning
bullish hinting that a short-term low might be in or is near. Multiple closes
above the 20-day moving average crossing at 1687.60 are needed to confirm that
a short-term low has been posted. If February renews the decline off November’s
high, the 75% retracement level of this year’s rally crossing at 1603.50 is the
next downside target. First resistance is the 10-day moving average crossing at
1668.40. Second resistance is the 20-day moving average crossing at 1687.60.
First support is last Thursday’s low crossing at 1636.00. Second support is the
75% retracement level of this year’s rally crossing at 1603.50 is the next
downside target.

March silver was lower overnight but remains above support marked by the 62%
retracement level of the June-October rally crossing at 29.897. Stochastics and
the RSI are oversold but remain neutral to bearish signaling that sideways to
lower prices are possible near-term. If March renews the decline off November’s
high, the 75% retracement level of the June-October rally crossing at 28.687 is
the next downside target. Closes above the 20-day moving average crossing at
31.958 are needed to confirm that a short-term low has been posted. First
resistance is the 10-day moving average crossing at 30.758. Second resistance
is the 20-day moving average crossing at 31.958. First support is last
Thursday’s low crossing at 29.635. Second support is the 75% retracement level
of the June-October rally crossing at 28.687.

March copper was slightly lower overnight as it consolidates some of the
rally off December’s low. Stochastics and the RSI are turning bullish hinting
that a low might be in or is near. Closes above the 20-day moving average
crossing at 363.90 are needed to confirm that a short-term low has been posted.
If March renews this month’s decline, the reaction low crossing at 349.45 is
the next downside target. First resistance is the 20-day moving average
crossing at 363.90. Second resistance is December’s high crossing at 372.10.
First support is last Thursday’s low crossing at 352.30. Second support is the
reaction low crossing at 349.45.

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March coffee close lower on Thursday as it consolidates some of this week’s
rally. The high-range close set the stage for a steady to higher opening on
Friday. Stochastics and the RSI are bullish hinting that a short-term low might
be in or is near. Closes above the reaction high crossing at 15.51 are needed
to confirm that a short-term low has been posted. If March extends the decline
off October’s high, weekly support crossing at 12.90 is the next downside
target.

March cocoa closed lower on Thursday as it extends this month’s decline. The
low-range close sets the stage for a steady to lower opening on Friday.
Stochastics and the RSI are oversold but remain bearish signaling that
additional weakness is possible near-term. If March extends the aforementioned
decline, the 75% retracement level of the June-September rally crossing at
22.25 is the next downside target. Closes above the 20-day moving average
crossing at 23.93 would confirm that a short-term low has been posted.

March sugar closed higher on Thursday thereby renewing the rally off
December’s low. The high-range close set the stage for a steady to higher
opening on Friday. Stochastics and the RSI are neutral to bullish signaling
that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. If March extends the
rally off December’s low, December’s high crossing at 19.94 is the next upside
target. If March renews this year’s decline, the 75% retracement level of the
2010-2011 rally crossing at 17.38 is the next downside target.

March cotton closed sharply lower due to profit taking on Thursday as it
consolidated some of the rally off November’s low. The low-range close sets the
stage for a steady to lower opening on Friday. Stochastics and the RSI are
overbought but remain neutral to bullish signaling that sideways to higher
prices are possible near-term. If March extends the rally off November’s low,
the reaction high crossing at 77.52 is the next upside target. Closes below the
20-day moving average crossing at 74.83 would confirm that a short-term top has
been posted.
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March corn was higher due to short covering on overnight as it consolidates
some of this month’s decline. Stochastics and the RSI are oversold but remain
neutral to bearish signaling that additional weakness is possible near-term. If
March extends the aforementioned decline, the 50% retracement level of the
May-August rally crossing at 6.77 3/4 is the next downside target. Closes above
the 20-day moving average crossing at 7.23 1/4 are needed to confirm that a
short-term low has been posted. First resistance is the 10-day moving average
crossing at 7.05 3/4. Second resistance is the 20-day moving average crossing
at 7.23 1/4. First support is last Thursday’s low crossing at 6.87 1/2. Second
support is the 50% retracement level of the May-August rally crossing at 6.77
3/4.

March wheat was higher due to short covering overnight as it consolidates
some of the decline off November’s high. Stochastics and the RSI are oversold
but are neutral to bearish signaling that additional weakness is possible
near-term. If March extends the decline off November’s high, the 75%
retracement level of the May-July rally crossing at 7.25 3/4 is the next
downside target. Closes above the 20-day moving average crossing at 8.19 3/4
are needed to confirm that a short-term low might be in or is near. First
resistance is the 10-day moving average crossing at 7.93 3/4. Second resistance
is the 20-day moving average crossing at 8.19 3/4. First support is the 62%
retracement level of the May-July rally crossing at 7.65 3/4. Second support is
the 75% retracement level of the May-July rally crossing at 7.25 3/4.

March Kansas City Wheat closed down 1 1/4-cents at 8.23 1/4.

March Kansas City wheat closed lower on Thursday as it extends this month’s
decline. The high-range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening on
Friday. Stochastics and the RSI are oversold but remain neutral to bearish
signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. If March
extends the decline off the late-November high, the 50% retracement level of
this year’s rally crossing at 8.12 is the next downside target. Closes above
the 20-day moving average crossing at 8.75 3/4 would confirm that a short-term
low has been posted. First resistance is the 10-day moving average crossing at
8.47 3/4. Second resistance is the 20-day moving average crossing at 8.75 3/4.
First support is today’s low crossing at 8.17. Second support is the 50%
retracement level of this year’s rally crossing at 8.12.

March Minneapolis wheat was higher due to short covering overnight as it
consolidates some of the decline off November’s high. The high-range close sets
the stage for a steady to higher opening when the day session begins trading.
Stochastics and the RSI are oversold but remain neutral to bearish signaling
that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. If March extends the
decline off the late-November high, the 62% retracement level of the May-July
rally crossing at 8.54 is the next downside target. Closes above the 20-day
moving average crossing at 9.04 1/4 are needed to confirm that a short-term low
has been posted. First resistance is the 10-day moving average crossing at 8.84
1/2. Second resistance is the 20-day moving average crossing at 9.04 1/4. First
support is Thursday’s low crossing at 8.57. Second support is the 62%
retracement level of the May-July rally crossing at 8.54.

SOYBEAN COMPLEX

March soybeans were higher due to short covering overnight. Stochastics and
the RSI are neutral to bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are
possible near-term. If March extends the decline off December’s high,
November’s low crossing at 13.56 is the next downside target. Closes above the
20-day moving average crossing at 14.52 1/4 are needed to confirm that a
short-term low has been posted. First resistance is the 20-day moving average
crossing at 14.52 1/4. Second resistance is December’s high crossing at 15.01
1/4. First support is last Thursday’s low crossing at 13.97 3/4. Second support
is November’s low crossing at 13.56.

March soybean meal was slightly higher overnight due to short covering.
Stochastics and the RSI remain neutral to bearish signaling that sideways to
lower prices are possible near-term. If March renews the decline off December’s
high, November’s low crossing at 405.50 is the next downside target. Closes
above the 20-day moving average crossing at 437.30 are needed to confirm that a
short-term low has been posted. First resistance is the 10-day moving average
crossing at 437.30. Second resistance is December’s high crossing at 457.90.
First support is last Thursday’s low crossing at 423.20. Second support is
November’s low crossing at 405.50.

March soybean oil was higher overnight as it consolidates some of
Wednesday’s decline. Stochastics and the RSI are turning neutral to bullish
hinting that a low might be in or near. Closes above the 20-day moving average
crossing at 50.01 would confirm that a short-term low has been posted. If March
extends the aforementioned decline, November’s low crossing at 47.35 is the
next downside target. First resistance is the 20-day moving average crossing at
50.01. Second resistance is the reaction high crossing at 50.75. First support
is last Thursday’s low crossing at 47.92. Second support is November’s low
crossing at 47.35.

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February hogs closed down $0.43 at $87.02.

February hogs gapped down and closed lower on Thursday as it consolidated
some of this month’s rally. The high-range close sets the stage for a steady to
higher opening when Friday’s night session begins trading. Stochastics and the
RSI are overbought but remain neutral to bullish signaling that sideways to
higher prices are possible near-term. If February extends this month’s rally,
November’s high crossing at 88.25 is the next upside target. Closes below the
20-day moving average crossing at 85.79 would confirm that a short-term top has
been posted. First resistance is Wednesday’s high crossing at 87.77. Second
resistance is November’s high crossing at 88.25. First support is the 20-day
moving average crossing at 85.79. Second resistance is last Tuesday’s low
crossing at 84.45.

February cattle closed down $0.72 at 133.05.

February cattle closed lower on Thursday and below the 10-day moving average
crossing at 133.20 signaling that a short-term top might be in or is near. The
low-range close sets the stage for a steady to lower opening when Friday’s
night session begins trading. Stochastics and the RSI are overbought and are
turning neutral to bearish hinting that a short-term top might be in or is
near. Closes below the 20-day moving average crossing at 132.07 are needed to
confirm that a short-term top has been posted. If February renews the rally off
November’s low, last February’s high crossing at 135.90 is the next upside
target. First resistance is last Wednesday’s high crossing at 134.40. Second
resistance is last February’s high crossing at 135.90. First support is the
reaction low crossing at 132.75. Second support is the 20-day moving average
crossing at 132.07.

January feeder cattle closed down $0.80 at $151.27.

January Feeder cattle closed lower on Thursday as it extends the decline off
December’s high. The mid-range close sets the stage for a steady to lower
opening when Friday’s night session begins trading. Stochastics and the RSI are
bearish hinting that a short-term top might be in or is near. Closes below the
20-day moving average crossing at 150.34 are needed to confirm that a
short-term top has been posted. If January renews the rally off November’s low,
the 62% retracement level of the May-July decline crossing at 155.56 is the
next upside target. First resistance is last Tuesday’s high crossing at 154.60.
Second resistance is the 62% retracement level of the May-July decline crossing
at 155.56. First support is the 20-day moving average crossing at 150.34.
Second support is the reaction low crossing at 145.05.

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Quartz Daily Brief—Tata goes, port talks, killer whale finances, dolphin generosity

Quartz - qz.comWhat to watch for today

Ratan Tata hands over the reins. The first Indian businessman to build a corporate empire with $100 billion in annual revenues turns over the executive chairmanship of the family business to Cyrus Mistry, a non-relative. Known for the low-budget Nano car and high-priced Taj hotels, Tata Group has used acquisitions to extend its global reach to encompass Jaguar Land Rover, Corus Steel and Tetley tea. Here are five challenges Mistry faces.

Last-ditch attempt to avert US port strike. Federal mediators have called the International Longshoremen’s Association back into talks with shipping lines and port operators to seek a deal to head off a strike set to start Sunday that would shut down container shipping throughout the US East Coast and Gulf Coast. Retailers have called on the president to intervene.

Fiscal cliff crunch time. President Barack Obama is expected to meet with Congressional leaders of both parties to push his deal for avoiding the fiscal cliff. His proposal involves extending most tax breaks, except those for the wealthy, and deferring scheduled spending cuts. The action is now focused on the Senate, where a dozen Republican members have expressed a willingness to allow higher taxes on the wealthy. But it’s not clear their leaders will allow such a bill to come to the floor without a filibuster. If the Senate does pass a plan, Republican Speaker John Boehner has called the House back into session on Dec. 30 to vote on it. But the odds of going over the fiscal cliff are rising.

The largest Indian IPO in two years goes live. Bharti Infratel, the tower unit of telecom giant Bharti Airtel, lists on the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges. The company raised $760 million and the IPO was fully subscribed. Experts expect that the company’s 160.6 million shares will begin trading at around 200 rupees ($3.64) per share.

While you were sleeping

Data underscored Japan’s economic weakness… Industrial production dropped more than three times as much as economists expected in November, back to its low point after the 2011 earthquake. And consumer prices, excluding fresh food, continued to fall. The numbers will provide support to new prime minister Shinzo Abe’s plans for new stimulus measures.

…while mixed signals are coming from South Korea. By contrast with Japan’s, South Korean industrial production rose almost twice as much as expected. Even so, the government has lowered growth projections because it expects sluggish demand for exports from the EU and China.

SeaWorld will go public. Private equity giant Blackstone will take the Disney-inspired aquatic theme park public, hoping to raise $100 million. The aging brand faces new work standards legislation that could detract from the park’s initial appeal: humans swimming with marine animals, particularly killer whales.

Alarm mounts over CAR rebel advance. The UN Security Council condemned rebel attacks in the Central African Republic and called for the forces to withdraw from captured towns as the US closed its embassy in the capital amid worsening security and an attack on the French embassy by protesters seeking French intervention.

Quartz obsession interlude

Ritchie King on why 2012 will end up one of the world’s warmest years on record—yet again. “Barring a deep freeze in the next couple of days, 2012 will go down as the warmest year on record in the United States. And worldwide, it will break into the top 10, likely coming in as the 8th or 9th warmest year since record-keeping began in 1880. Such a distinction is all too common: Of the past 35 years, only 2011 was not among the globe’s 10 hottest at the time.” Read more here.

Matters of debate

What will 2013 bring? Experts from the Council on Foreign Relations weigh in on the risks ahead for the global economy.

Government spending beats venture capital. Why the US needs “big government”—not venture capital—to invest in its economy.

North Korean and Iranian missiles are an overhyped threat. Conventionally armed ballistic missiles rarely make a strategic difference and are unwieldy.

The China of Xi Jinping. How China’s new leaders will attempt to shape cyberspace, international relations, its domestic economy, and more.

Surprising discoveries

Dolphins like giving people gifts. Dolphins were observed on 23 documented occasions over the last few years giving humans at the Tangalooma Island Resort in Australia gifts like fish, eel, squid, tuna, and an octopus.

The White House must now seriously consider building a Death Star. A petition calling for the US government to build a giant, moon-like war machine like that featured in the film franchise “Star Wars” garnered 25,000 votes. In theory this means the administration is obliged to study the issue and provide a formal response. It could just point to a calculation showing that the steel alone would cost 13,000 times the world’s annual GDP. (Meanwhile, the petition to have British CNN anchor Piers Morgan deported for his anti-gun views is approaching 85,000 signatures.)

All the new regulations the US added this year will cost $215 billion to comply with. And other factoids in the year’s round-up of graphs from our friends at Wonkblog.

Best wishes from Quartz for a productive day. Please send any news, comments, feedback, or useless missiles to hi@qz.com. You can follow us on Twitter here for updates during the day.

 

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CWS Market Review – December 28, 2012

CWS Market Review

December 28, 2012

“Never buy at the bottom, and always sell too soon.” – Jesse Livermore

The stock market seems to be limping towards the finish line. Thursday was the fourth straight down day for the S&P 500. We’ve nearly given back one month’s worth of gains in the last four days. This was the worst four-day Christmas stretch in at least 60 years. Still, the market has had a good year, and the indexes are well above where they were six weeks ago.

There was some excitement late in the day on Thursday as stocks spiked after the news that House Speaker John Boehner is going to convene a Sunday session of the House of Representatives. In one hour, the U.S. equity markets gained $150 billion in market value. This appears to be one final attempt to resolve the dreaded Fiscal Cliff before the end of the year. I’ll have more to say on that in a bit (here’s a sneak preview-ignore the hype).

In this week’s CWS Market Review, we’ll take a closer look at what’s impacting the market right now. There’s a lot going on just below Wall Street’s radar. For example, the Japanese stock market is exciting for the first time in more than two decades. Implied volatility is also slowly creeping higher. I’ll also have more to say on the 2013 Buy List, which will go into effect on Wednesday. But first, let’s look at all the hot air about the Fiscal Cliff.

Don’t Buy the Fiscal Cliff Hype

I haven’t said much about the vastly over-hyped Fiscal Cliff story because I thought this was a distraction for investors. I still believe that today. The American people have just gone through a long election campaign, and I don’t believe they have much patience for a drawn-out battle over taxes.

I haven’t addressed this phony issue in detail because I think it’s much ado about nothing. Or rather, it’s a great deal of bluster and posturing about nothing. The latest ruckus merely means that we might to have to wait until January for a compromise. Big deal.

Let’s be clear about the facts-there’s no point of no return. None at all. It’s really more of a fiscal slope than a cliff. Waiting a few days into January isn’t going to push us into a recession, a fact which ought to put to rest the silly notion of a Fiscal Cliff. And I won’t even go into those absurd countdown clocks on CNBC. I suspect that Fiscal Cliff worries are harming consumer confidence somewhat, but that’s about it. Ideally, I wish we had a better-functioning political system that avoided such theatrics, but unfortunately we don’t.

As I mentioned before, the latest news is that House Speaker John Boehner will convene the House of Representative for a special session this Sunday. Just that announcement caused the S&P 500 to leap 15 points in a single hour late Thursday. That should tell you that the market wants this nonsense resolved. I should caution investors to expect, before this mess ends, one or two days with sharp drop-offs (but no more than 2%) as the political players try to sway the markets to their side. We all know how the market loves to be the drama queen.

Events have gotten so bizarre that the markets actually rallied when Senator Scott Brown posted on his Facebook account that the White House was proposing a last-minute offer . The markets then dropped after journalist John Harwood tweeted that the White House was denying Brown’s Facebook post. Our political system has been reduced to communicating via tweets and Facebook? This is just too silly to comprehend. I’m hardly an expert on political matters, but I think President Obama will ultimately be able to get most of what he wants. There’s too much to lose if this drama drags on.

All Eyes Are Focused on the December Jobs Report

The economic news continues to be-not so horrible. This week, we learned that new home sales rose 4.4% in November. That’s the fastest rate in two-and-a-half years, and new homes sales are up 15.3% over the last 12 months. On Wednesday, the Case-Shiller Index indicated that home values are up 4.3% from last year.

On the jobs front, initial unemployment claims continue to drop. The latest report showed 350,000 . Since there tends to be a lot of “noise” in this report, economists prefer to focus on the four-week average. Well, that just hit a five-year low. This also means that the effects of Hurricane Sandy have probably passed.

We’ll learn a lot more about the jobs market next Friday, when the Labor Department releases the December jobs report. Remember that the Fed has specifically said that it expects rates to remain low until the unemployment rate hits 6.5%. We’re currently at 7.7%.

Wall Street currently forecasts that real GDP growth for Q4 will be pretty anemic. Goldman Sachs recently lowered their forecast to just 1% growth . But much of this is a short-term concern because it’s due to firms working off their inventories. In layman’s terms, companies aren’t building a lot of new stuff. Instead, they’re letting their customers buy what’s left on their shelves. This is probably due to the uncertainty coming from Washington. But at some point, companies will want to restock their shelves, so they’ll get back to building again.

We’re only a few weeks from the start of earnings season. Wall Street currently expects earnings of $25.33 for the S&P 500 (the earnings number adjusted to the index). As recently as six months ago, analysts were expecting $28. Despite the slashed estimates, the current forecast would be an increase of 6.74% over last year’s fourth quarter. It would also be the highest growth rate in three quarters and perhaps the first evidence that not only are earnings growing, but the rate of growth is increasing. For all of 2013, Wall Street’s consensus is for earnings of $112. 82. That means the S&P 500 is currently going for just over 12.5 times forward earnings. That’s not a bad deal.

The Yen’s Impact on AFLAC

In the last six weeks, the Japan Nikkei has soared nearly 20%. It’s been two decades since investors were excited about Japan. Put it this way: the index is still 73% below its all-time high from 23 years ago. That’s about the time that The Simpsons premiered in the United States. The game changer for Japan is that the new Prime Minister, Sinzo Abe, wants to force the Japanese Fed to be more aggressive in fighting deflation.

The effect of this is that the Japanese yen has lost ground against the U.S. dollar, and it will probably continue to do so . I wanted to alert investors that a weaker yen takes a bite out of AFLAC‘s ($AFL) earnings since the company does most of its business there. It breaks down something like this: Every additional yen in the yen/dollar exchange rate costs AFLAC about five cents per share in annualized operating earnings. In other words, the weaker yen hurts AFLAC, but it’s not a back-breaker. I like AFLAC a lot, and it’s done well for us in 2012. I’m looking forward to another good year in 2013. AFLAC is an excellent buy up to $57 per share.

The 2013 Crossing Wall Street Buy List

With just two trading days left, our 2012 Buy List is up 14.02% for the year, while the S&P 500 is up 12.76%. Including dividends, we’re up 16.47%, while the S&P 500 is up 15.33%.

Once again, here are the 20 stocks for our 2013 Buy List:

AFLAC ($AFL)
Bed Bath & Beyond ( $BBBY)
CA Technologies ($CA)
Cognizant Technology Solutions ($CTSH)
CR Bard ($BCR )
DirecTV ($DTV)
FactSet Research Systems ($FDS)
Fiserv ($FISV)
Ford ($F)
Harris Corporation ($HRS)
JPMorgan Chase ($JPM)
Medtronic ($MDT )
Microsoft ($MSFT)
Moog ($MOG-A)
Nicholas Financial ($NICK)
Oracle ( $ORCL)
Ross Stores ($ROST)
Stryker ($SYK)
Wells Fargo ($WFC)
WEX Inc. ($WXS)

Please note that I had the incorrect ticker symbol for WEX Inc. in last week’s email. The correct ticker symbol is WXS.

I want to address a few points that people have asked since I announced the Buy List changes last week. For those of you who have followed for a while, the Buy List changes weren’t a big surprise, and I supposed that’s how it should be. A few of you even guessed my changes correctly ahead of time. Still, some of you were surprised that Bed Bath & Beyond ($BBBY) is on the list. I know BBBY disappointed us with their lower guidance, but I’m willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. They’ve weathered worse storms.

Some of you were surprised to see Microsoft ( $MSFT) on the Buy List. This is where I should explain that oftentimes good investments look a bit banged up on the outside. After all, that’s why the price is so good. I agree with Microsoft’s critics, but at $27 and with a 3.4% dividend, the stock is worth owning.

Two of our new stocks, Cognizant Technology Solutions ($CTSH) and FactSet Research Systems ($FDS), are former members of the Buy List. At $73, I admit that CTSH is rather pricey, but I’m not a pure value investor. There are occasions where we need to pay for strong growth, and I think this is one.

With the addition of Wells Fargo ($WFC ), we now have two large banks on the Buy List (the other being JPM). Of course, if I hadn’t deleted Hudson City, we were going to get shares of M&T Bank anyway. The Buy List is slightly tilted toward financials, but I don’t believe unreasonably so. Based on next year’s earnings estimate, the financial sector is valued 10% less than the market as a whole. There are some bargains in this sector. In fact, I doubt many active investors will be able to beat the Financial Sector ETF ( $XLF) next year.

I’ll have my Buy Below prices for the five new stocks in next week’s CWS Market Review. Until then, you can consider all five to be very good buys at their current prices. I’m also raising my Buy Below prices on Ford ($F) to $15, on Moog ( $MOG-A) to $43, and on Harris ($HRS) to $53. On Thursday, Ford touched an eight-month high. Six weeks ago, I highlighted Moog as an outstanding buy, and the shares have rallied 18% since then.

That’s all for now. The market will be closed on Tuesday for New Year’s Day. I’ll crunch the numbers and post the complete year-end Buy List stats then. Remember, the 2013 Buy List will take effect at the open on Wednesday. We’ll also get the big jobs report on Friday. Be sure to keep checking the blog for daily updates. I’ll have more market analysis for you in the next issue of CWS Market Review!

– Eddy

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Named by CNN/Money as the best buy-and-hold blogger, Eddy Elfenbein is the editor of Crossing Wall Street. His free Buy List has beaten the S&P 500 for the last five years in a row. This email was sent by Eddy Elfenbein through Crossing Wall Street.