Newspaper icon
The latest issue of Financial Standard now available as an e-newspaper
READ NOW
Search ResultsShowing 91 - 100 of 100+ results for "FactSet"
Cloudy skies in the land of the rising sun
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 9 JUN 2017
... month of April - was indeed an aberration caused by Cyclone Debbie that should correct in the coming months. According to Factset data, iron ore prices have fallen by 31.2% this year to date while that of coking coal is down 37.1%. Not only this, we ...
100 days of Trump (and counting)
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 1 MAY 2017
... companies' profits have risen by 13.6% in the first quarter of this year - the best since 2011. Moreover, according to Factset, "Of the 48% of the index that has reported so far, more than 76% have beat consensus EPS expectations, better than the 70% ...
Wednesday delivery
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 27 FEB 2017
... lower taxes (and increased fiscal spending) and are still giving Trump the benefit of the doubt. This is underscored by Factset's report: "Latest Flow Show report from BofA Merrill Lynch (based on EPFR data) noted equity funds attracted $7.6B in latest ...
No December lift off? Small chance
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 19 NOV 2015
... lift-off next month has risen to 72% (fed funds futures pricing) from 70% at the end of last week from 7% last month. Factset provides a good summary of the recent Fed yaks: "Lockhart (voter) said he is comfortable with moving off zero bound soon. However ...
Bond bears out of hibernation
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 7 MAY 2015
... are losing. The financial presses are filled with stats about the sharp spike in bond yields in recent days. Thanks to Factset, I didn't have to calculate the bond prices that correspond to particular yields. My Facstet service shows that investors who ...
Q1 earnings expectations get rub down
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 7 APR 2015
... 1.5% (from plus 3%). If you think this is no good, try John Butters' -- vice president and senior earnings analyst at FactSet - prediction: "During the first quarter of 2015, analysts lowered earnings estimates for companies in the S&P 500 for the quarter. ...
Australia's confidence recession
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 4 DEC 2014
... land. It dropped by two consecutive quarters - minus 0.3% in June and minus 0.4% in September. If this is the case, my Factset database shows that Australia has had several (income) recessions already -- Q3-Q4 2012; Q4 2011-Q1 2012; Q4 2008-Q2 2009 ...
Sunrise, sunset
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 28 AUG 2014
... effects of the consumption tax hike wanes) is at odds with the persistent decline in real wages in the economy. According to Factset data, Japanese real wages have fallen by 3.2% in the year to June that followed an even sharper 3.8% drop in the previous ...
All about the slack
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 7 AUG 2014
... since April". Strong and strengthening, the economy may be but the tepid growth in wages suggests there's still slack. My Factset screen shows that UK unit wage costs increased by only 0.6% in the year to the March quarter, marginally up from the 0.4% ...
Bubbling bubble?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 28 MAR 2014
... just 13 of those have occurred after January 1, 2000." Could it be? Could it be that recent "bubble talks" are true? My Factset chart shows that the Nasdaq peaked in early March 2000 followed by the S&P 500 index a couple of weeks later. It wasn't until ...