Materials & Natural Resources

“Heavy Friday” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/18/19

The market traded in the red today as a few issues were feeling a bit heavy. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) with the headlines swirling about their baby powder which was apparently found to have traces of asbestos, Boeing (BA) with a report that surfaced suggesting that they may have misled the...

“Splash Of Green” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/17/19

It was a splash of green for all across the board in the markets today as it pointed to a number of better than expected earnings reports and news from across the pond that a Brexit deal may be in the works. The S&P 500 ended today's session up by 8.26 points or .28% as it closed at 2,99...

“Mixed At Best” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/16/19

 The S&P 500 ended today's session down by 5.99 points or .2% as it closed at 2,989.69 just shy of the 3k level. The Dow lost 22.82 points closing over the 27k level at 27,001.98 down by .08%. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite closed above the 8k mark closing at 8,124.18 down .30% or 24...

“A Fresh Wave Of Earnings” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/15/19

Today, a wave of earnings kicked into high gear today which seemed to block out the ongoing trials and tribulations of the US-China trade war and we managed to have a very positive day in the markets. From the Dow 30, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings of $2.12, beating estimates ...

Exxon Mobil To Lend Expertise To India’s ONGC

Reportedly, Global energy giant Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) is set to offer its expertise and technology to India’s state-owned explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp Ltd (ONGC) and help establish its resources in the offshore block, as per sources. Both the parties are looking forward to jointly loc...

“Simply Red Columbus” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/14/19

Today felt like a day where many were hiding or trying to hide in the US as schools, banks, and a few other companies celebrated the Columbus Day holiday but there is no rest for the wicked as the markets were open. It was lighter than normal volume day as many did play a bit of hookey and m...

“Optimistic Market Music” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/11/19

The optimism and sweet tune or news that the US-China 'partial' trade deal was in play, imminent and apparently agreed to today fueled the market throughout as it reached mid-session highs. The Dow was up over 500 points at one point before tailing off into the close.  We should also mentio...

Impala Platinum Holdings Limited to Acquire North American Palladium Ltd

As per reports, North American Palladium Ltd. has entered into a definitive arrangement agreement with Impala Platinum Holdings Limited, where the latter will acquire 100% of issued and outstanding common shares of NAP for a total cash consideration of C$1.0 billion approximately. As per the deal, N...

“Partial To Green” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/10/19

The US-China trade wars were squarely in the markets' line of view again today.  An optimistic understanding flew around the "www" today that at least a partial agreement with China may be in the cards.  A meeting with President Trump and China's Vice Premier, Liu He, also had wings and th...

“Open…?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/9/19

All the markets apparently needed today was one word from the Chinese regarding the trade wars, "open", and the game was back on. Mind you that the Chinese only suggested that they were open to a partial deal but again the markets these days seem to hold on to what they want to here and tod...

“Expanding” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/8/19

"Expanding" seemed to be the word of the day today. First, it was widely reported that the U.S. Commerce Department expanded its Entity List" with 28 additional Chinese firms as they had played some role in "fostering violations of human rights" against a Muslim minority in China. A Beijing...

“Trade, Cut, Confusion” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/7/19

With Warner Brothers' new supervillain movie Joker experiencing an opening weekend with $247M in global ticket sales you might think all is well as headlines flew around the world today preaching its success. However, a Bloomberg article did its best to counter these good feelings with anoth...

“Fragile Wings!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/4/19

We received a good ending to a volatile week that certainly left many of our heads still spinning. As has been the custom this week the markets seem to be riding up and down on the fragile wings of each piece of economic data more than normal. Today, the economic schedule confirmed that the ...

“Rate Cut…!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/3/19

On Thursday, more economic data was released and hit the markets at 7 am pacific. The markets took an initial nosedive prior to recovering into the close after we received the ISM Non-Manufacturing Index report for September which dropped to 52.6% from the 56.4% mark in August. Layering this...

“Double Down?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/2/19

No sir!... I am not suggesting you double down on the stock market or anything at this point,  however, we did double our consecutive down days today as the markets got stung again & proceeded fall significantly across the board once again. The downward move came in reaction to addition...

“Manufacturing Woes” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/1/19

Today, the markets suffered through a bit of negative economic news that came out of the manufacturing sector that seemed to surprise and bring forth woes for many on this first day of October. The Institute for Supply Management’s factory index was reported to have slipped to 47.8 in Sept...

“Q3 Positively Ends” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/30/19

Today, the markets ended Q3 on a positive swing after a US Treasury representative on Saturday followed up by White House trade advisor Peter Navarro essentially refuted Friday's Bloomberg story that stated that the Trump administration is considering limits to US investors' flows into Chin...

“China Limits” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/27/19

The markets ended the week on a downward slope as we continued to get less than positive news from many fronts spearheaded by the trade wars that continue to bring uncertainty and weigh on the markets this week. Bloomberg ran a story today stating that the Trump administration is considering...

“Adrift” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/26/19

The markets seemed to be without a great deal of conviction and/or just adrift but lower today in a sea of headlines related to trade wars (Huawei again), tariffs, impeachment, whistleblower action more positive economic reports, and historically low jobless claims. The S&P 500 ended tod...

Chevron May Face Penalty Charges For Australian LNG Emissions

Dow 30 component Chevron Corporation (CVX), through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. Reportedly, major oil giant Chevron may face penalty charges for carbon emissions from its Gorgon LNG plant-based in Western Australia licensed since ...

“New Homes Push” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/25/19

After yesterday's somewhat somber "impeachment inquiry' news we started out a bit sluggish in the markets & understandably so. Then the market was given some notes from President Trump's call with Ukrainian President Zelensky and the trade wars to a bit of back seat to the new home sales...

3M Sides With Clean Air Asia Initiative

3M (MMM) is a global science company that seems to never stop inventing. Using 46 technology platforms, their integrated team of scientists and researchers works with customers to create breakthroughs. Their inventions have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. W...

“7-3 Vote” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/18/19

Well, we got it, folks. Yes, the Fed met again today and voted 7-3 to raise interest rates for the second time this year by another .25 basis points to 1.75-2%. This move was as the market had widely expected. President Trump also continued to tell the Fed tht they have it all wrong stating "Jay Pow...

“Fed Up Next” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/17/19

The broad markets finished higher again today, except for the Russell 2000, the small-cap stock market index representing the bottom 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index which moved lower by .40% or 6.31 points closing at 1,578.29. the overall positive move came about with the impending interest...

Will Gas Prices Drop Significantly This Fall?

Reportedly, many U.S states may be set to experience significantly lower gasoline prices. Many may see prices fall below $2 per gallon this year due to the onset of the colder months ahead, as per experts at GasBuddy. “There’s more price sensitivity in the summer when people have the means,...

Chevron In Talks Regarding License Renewal For Venezuela Operations

Dow 30 component Chevron Corporation (CVX), through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. Recently, as per reports, the Trump Administration is discussing the renewal of Chevron Corp.’s license due to expire on July 27, to continue oper...

Linde’s Singapore Investment Set To Support Exxon’s New Integrated Refining Complex

Exxon Mobil Corp's new integrated refining complex is reportedly due to start in 2023. This complex will convert fuel oil and other residual crude products into higher-value lube base stocks and meet stringent emissions rules by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Recently, IMO had in...

Exxon To Sell All Stakes Off Norwegian Fields

Reportedly, Exxon Mobil will be selling all of the stakes that it holds in oil and gas fields located off the Norwegian coast. Exxon had sold its operated assets in the area two years back and was currently in possession of more than 20 fields, including the Equinor-operated Snorre and Shell-op...

Indonesia’s State Energy In Talks To Purchase Exxon, Chevron Indonesian Crude

Pertamina, Indonesia's state energy company reportedly wishes to reduce imports by buying more of its domestic crude. The decision has urged the state energy company to strike a deal with U.S. oil majors Chevron Corp (CVX) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) and purchase their share of Indonesian ...

Exxon Partnering With Saudi Basic Industries To Develop Texas Petrochemical Plant

This week, Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) and Saudi Basic Industries Corp announced their 50-50 Joint Venture to construct a petrochemical plant in Texas worth $9 billion. The new venture named as Gulf Coast Growth Ventures to be equipped to produce 1.8 million metric tons a year and store mono-e...

Chevron To Introduce Shipping Fuel In Compliance With New IMO Restrictions

In an initiative to reduce air pollution, International Maritime Organization (IMO)  restricts ships to use fuel with not more than 0.5% of sulfur from 2020 in comparison to the current  3.5 percent of sulfur usage in fuel. Reportedly, Chevron Corporation (CVX) plans to introduce shipping fuel...

Russia Restricts Shipments Of Coal and Gas To Ukraine From Its Territory

Reportedly via Reuters article, Russia has banned shipments via railway from passing through its territory forcing Kazakhstan's state railway company to suspend shipments of LPG and coal to Ukraine. Apart from Kazakh Railway Company, Russia has also restricted its own companies from exporting oil ...

Dow Shines At The 2019 Ringier Plastics Technology Innovation Awards

Dow shined in the Plastics Raw Materials & Additives category at the 2019 Ringier Plastics Technology Innovation Awards as it won two esteemed innovation awards. The launch of new solvent-less adhesive, PACACEL™ 968/C-108 and TUNABLE hand-wrap products were reported to be the most talked abo...

DowDuPont Branches Off Dow Shares

The Dow Chemical Company is a part of the DowDupont Holding Company (DWDP), a business that is focused on agriculture, materials science and specialty product sectors that seek to lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help ...

First Majestic (NYSE: AG) Announces 2018 Exploration Results at Eemitano & Financial Results for Q4 and Year End 2018

First Majestic (NYSE: AG) announced the results from its 2018 exploration program at the Ermitaño Silver/Gold project located four kilometres south of the producing Santa Elena Silver/Gold Mine in Sonora, Mexico. The initial discovery hole (EW16-04) was previously announced on January 17, 2017, w...

Newmont Acquiring Goldcorp Definitively Making the World’s Biggest Gold Miner

Earlier this week Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE: NEM) was reported to be acquiring Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG). The Deal is valued at $10 billion & will definitively result in the world's biggest gold miner. This is also the largest acquisition in the history of the mining industry. Shares of Goldc...

First Majestic Announces Higher 2019 Production Outlook & Feb. 25th Conference Call Details

First Majestic Silver Corp. (NYSE AG) is a mining company focused on silver production in Mexico and is aggressively pursuing the development of its existing mineral property assets. The Company presently owns and operates the San Dimas Silver/Gold Mine, the Santa Elena Silver/Gold Mine, the La En...

First Majestic Silver Corp. Recently Announced An “ATM” Offering Equity Program

First Majestic Silver Corp. (AG) (FR.TO) is a mining company focused on silver production in Mexico and is aggressively pursuing the development of its existing mineral property assets. The Company presently owns and operates the San Dimas Silver/Gold Mine, the Santa Elena Silver/Gold Mine, the La...

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