China will buy an additional $60 billion to $90 billion worth of American goods over the next several years, with agricultural products poised to benefit in the near term followed by energy and ultimately non-high-tech manufactured products, according to Morgan Stanley.
The world’s largest trading nation will likely seek a “non-disruptive approach” to reducing its record trade surplus with the U.S. by gradually increasing the share of additional goods imported from there, Hong Kong-based economists Robin Xing and Jenny Zheng wrote in a report this week. Other economists say China will have to divert imports from other nations.
China’s imports increased by $255 billion, or 16 percent, to $1.84 trillion last year, customs administration data show. Incoming shipments from the U.S. rose by $20 billion, accounting for less than 8 percent of the total gain.
Boosting goods imports from the U.S. by more than $90 billion could require Washington to relax controls on high-tech exports to China, “an option in which the U.S. has appeared to show little interest in the current trade talks,” Xing and Zheng wrote.
Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: National Oilwell Varco, Inc.(NOV)
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
After steadily improving for several quarters, National Oilwell Varco’s (NYSE:NOV) recovery hit a speedbump in the first quarter of 2018. Revenue declined 9% from the previous quarter and missed its forecast due to several issues. However, one thing the company’s management team made clear on the accompanying conference call was that while the quarter was a disappointment, they’re increasingly optimistic about what they see ahead.
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
The price of Bitcoin faced more pressure over the weekend. The downturn came on news that several major banks have banned the purchasing of Bitcoin with credit cards. Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), and Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) have all banned cryptocurrency purchases since Friday. This means that the top five credit card issuers have now halted the practice. Bitcoin sat at $7,773 this morning.
Janet Yellen is officially out of the Federal Reserve and will be heading to the Brookings Institution. Today, Jerome Powell will begin his first term at the helm of the U.S. central bank. Powell takes over at an interesting time for the U.S. economy. The central bank is expected to raise interest rates three times in 2017. In addition, Powell must manage a $4.5 trillion balance sheet that the Fed built up in the wake of last decade’s financial crisis.
Gold prices saw a slight gain in pre-market hours. But those gains could surge as markets continue to face questions about inflation and a weaker U.S. dollar. Gold prices saw one of their biggest one-day declines in two months on Friday. Investors are looking at this as a solid entry point given price expectations from Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth. Peter expects that gold prices will reach $1,400 by the end of June and rise to as high as $1,500 by December.
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Crude oil prices slid in pre-market hours to a one-month low. TheWTI crude oil price todayfell 0.6%. Brent crude dropped 1.1%. Markets are growing increasingly fearful that rising U.S. production could spur an oversupply of the markets.
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- [By Logan Wallace]
National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) and DistributionNOW (NYSE:DNOW) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.
Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Foresight Energy LP(FELP)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Foresight Energy (NYSE:FELP) – Analysts at B. Riley lifted their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Foresight Energy in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, May 9th. B. Riley analyst L. Pipes now forecasts that the energy company will post earnings of ($0.08) per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of ($0.12). B. Riley has a “Neutral” rating and a $4.00 price objective on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Foresight Energy’s Q3 2018 earnings at ($0.07) EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.08) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($0.35) EPS, FY2019 earnings at ($0.26) EPS and FY2020 earnings at ($0.39) EPS.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Foresight Energy (NYSE:FELP) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The energy company reported ($0.15) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.07) by ($0.08), reports. Foresight Energy had a negative net margin of 18.78% and a negative return on equity of 3.93%.
Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Oasis Petroleum Inc.(OAS)
- [By Lee Jackson]
Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies, with a $14 price target. The Wall Street consensus target is set at $14.56. The shares closed trading on Friday at $12.86.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Element Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 19,645 shares of the energy producer’s stock, valued at approximately $159,000.
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
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Shareholders of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) cheered statements made by Warren Buffett over the weekend. The Oracle of Omaha said he messed up by not investing in Amazon and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL). “I made the wrong decisions on Google and Amazon,” Buffett said on Saturday. “We’ve looked at it. I made the mistake in not being able to come to a conclusion where I really felt that at the present prices that the prospects were far better than the prices indicated.” Buffett says he now has a “very, very, very high opinion” of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Oracle believes that Bezos has created something that is “close to a miracle.” Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) added another 0.6% Monday, to reach $185.00 per share – a new 52-week high. The uptick came after Warren Buffett announced
- [By Stephan Byrd]
UBS Group AG cut its holdings in Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS) by 2.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 730,530 shares of the energy producer’s stock after selling 15,269 shares during the quarter. UBS Group AG’s holdings in Oasis Petroleum were worth $5,917,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Atlas Energy, L.P.(ATLS)
- [By Max Byerly]
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Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: PBF Logistics LP(PBFX)
- [By Logan Wallace]
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