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JOBS Act Bears Fruit This Summer
The mid-July filing for an initial public offering by Chicken Soup For The Soul Entertainment comes on the heels of three so-called Reg A+ offerings in June.  The first such offerings happened a month earlier when ADOMANI and Myomo completed offerings on June 9.  ShiftPixy went public shortly thereafter on June 29.

Q2 Earnings From Boeing And Coca Cola
After the closing bell this afternoon we look forward to Q2 earnings results from social media giant Facebook 160 FB the Zacks Rank 2 Buy stock is expected to bring in 1 13 per share on revenues of 9 17 billion both of which represent more that 42 growth year over year Facebook

Quiet Fed Day without Yellen
By definition, the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee meeting is the highlight of the day.   Without a press conference, and following last month's rate hike, there is practically no chance of a new policy initiative either on the balance sheet or the Fed funds target. Market participants will be most

Shortage Of Fracking Crews Slows The Shale Boom
The resurgence in shale drilling and production could be bumping up against some limits, with output expected to fall far short of market expectations for this year and next, according to a new study. Some of the constraints that shale companies will run into are on the access to oilfield services (OFS), including

3 ways ETFs have revolutionized the bond market
Fifteen years ago this week the first bond exchange traded funds ETFs debuted changing the way investors can access fixed income markets At first only four iShares bond ETFs were available with just a small amount of assets and access limited to Treasuries and U S investment grade

Q2 Earnings From GOOGL,MCD,CAT And More
Following the sell off that came after Google parent company Alphabet s GOOGL bottom line miss after the bell yesterday based on a gigantic one time payout of a settlement with the EU for 2 7 billion Q2 earnings season does not pump the breaks it keeps going with several Dow

Oil Markets Unimpressed By OPEC Meeting
The 4th OPEC- Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee meeting in St Petersburg, Russia, has – as expected- been a renewal of commitment by the leading producers Saudi Arabia, Russia and others, to stick to their current production cut agreement. The market’s reaction at present can at best be seen as lukewarm.

Summer Markets Ahead Of FOMC
The global capital markets are subdued today;  a dearth of fresh news and tomorrow's FOMC meeting are making for light activity and limited price movement.   The US dollar is little changedagainst most of the major currencies.  The net change on the day through most of the European morning is +/- 0.15%.  The

Q2 Earnings From GOOGL,HAL,HAS
The big name reporting earnings today will be Alphabet GOOGL but not until after the closing bell this afternoon Never fear though there are plenty of other firms pushing out Q2 earnings results in the meantime Oil field services provider Halliburton HAL posted 23 cents per share

Week Ahead: Earnings Highlights
There are a lot of things that could prove to be an influence on markets this week. The meeting of OPEC and others over the weekend will conclude, and a failure to put the brakes on production could see oil tumble again. Congress is due to go on vacation with no action on any of the major legislation that the market