It’s not what the Bank of England does on Thursday, but what it says that may hog the headlines — and set the pound’s fate.
With money markets having already priced out an interest-rate increase, investors and traders will be parsing the language of the statement to decide whether it’s a hawkish hold or a dovish intent that will determine the possibility of a hike later in the year. The former will lead to a sterling recovery after the currency’s slump in the past month, strategists say.
A rate hike looked a certainty in sterling assets just a few weeks ago until a string of disappointing economic data and Governor Mark Carney’s warning that a May hike was far from certain. With money markets now pricing a next rate hike for December, the yield on 10-year gilts has dropped almost 30 basis points from a February high of 1.69 percent.
Best Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce(CM)
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Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSE:CM) (NYSE:CM) – Analysts at Desjardins reduced their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, May 2nd. Desjardins analyst D. Young now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $2.85 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $2.86.
Best Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation(AP)
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Mexico City (AP) — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country's capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago.
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Cayce, S.C. (AP) — A crash between an Amtrak passenger train and a CSX freight train in South Carolina has left at least two people dead and more than 50 injured
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New York (AP) — The bitter cold that followed a massive East Coast snowstorm should begin to lessen as temperatures inch up and climb past freezing next week, weather forecasters said.
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Anchorage, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude 8.2 earthquake off Alaska's Kodiak Island prompted a tsunami warning for a large swath of coastal Alaska and Canada's British Columbia while the remainder of the U.S. West Coast was under a watch.
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New York (AP) — Tom Petty died last year because of an accidental drug overdose that his family said occurred on the same day he found out his hip was broken after performing dozens of shows with a less serious injury.
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El-Arish, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian security officials say a roadside bomb has targeted a pickup truck carrying members of the security forces in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula, killing two.
Best Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: First Commonwealth Financial Corporation(FCF)
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The last year Netflix generated positive free cash flow (FCF), was 2010, which happens to coincide with the year it began significantly increasing its content library, per Figure 2 above. Since then, Netflix has burned through cumulative $3.6 billion in cash, per Figure 3, and the cash burn is only accelerating. In 2015, NFLX’s FCF sat at -$1.6 billion, and over the last twelve months, FCF has worsened to -$1.9 billion.
Best Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)
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JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) , Citigroup Inc. (C) Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) and BlackRock Inc. (BLK) reported first-quarter earnings on Thursday and Friday. Here are five things the reports show about the economic impact of President Donald Trump’s tax cuts and how the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate hikes are affecting consumers.
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Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) reported fiscal 2017 first-quarter results before markets opened Thursday. The banking giant posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.00 on revenue of $22 billion. In the same period a year ago, Wells Fargo reported EPS of $0.99 on revenue of $21.58 billion. Net income rose from $5.27 billion a year ago to $5.46 billion in the quarter. First-quarter results also compare to the consensus estimates for EPS of $0.97 on revenue of $22.31 billion.
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Money MorningDirector of Technology & Venture Capital Research Michael A. Robinson has brought our readers some of the best ways to make money on technology stocks. But there’s always been one company that he’s largely avoided over his career… until now. You’re not going to believe what U.S. tech firm Michael says will unleash a wave of profits on investors in the future. Find out here.
Four Stocks to Watch Today: FB, TSLA, JPM, WFC
Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg will appear before a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee. Congress is investigating the data scraping efforts of Cambridge Analytica, which have brought a significant amount of embarrassment to the social media giant. Congress will be asking questions about the firm’s privacy practices in the wake of the policy that allowed Cambridge Analytica to obtain the personal information of roughly 87 million users. Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) made small gains after the announcement by China’s president to cut import tariffs. But there was a second factor that provided investor enthusiasm this morning. The head of the National Transportation Safety Board said that he had a “constructive conversation” with Tesla CEO Elon Musk as the agency probes a recent fatal crash involving the firm’s semi-autonomous vehicles. Markets are paying close attention to earnings reports this week. The first major test of earnings season will come later this week after several key U.S. banks report earnings. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), and Wells Fargo & Co.(NYSE: WFC) will all report earnings on Friday morning. Look for additional earnings reports from Jamba Inc. (Nasdaq: JMBA), MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc.(NYSE: MSM), AZZ Inc.(NYSE: AZZ), and Healthcare Services Group Inc. (Nasdaq: HCSG).
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So we asked three of our contributors to highlight a stock they see as a real underdog in the market today and why investors should be watching this stock. Here’s a quick look into why they picked banker Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), railcar manufacturer Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) , and egg wholesaler Cal-Maine Foods (NASDAQ:CALM)
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What’s the deal? The answer is that not all of the bank stocks selected by Warren Buffett for Berkshire Hathaway’s portfolio performed equally well this year. One in particular dragged down its returns: Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC).