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Market Update

Cadence Bancrop Lowered Offer for State Bank, Mindbody Agreed to LBO Deal
Dec 24, 8:51 AM EST 
Cadence Bancrop lowered offer price to acquire State Bank Financial Corp. China-based HNA Technology is reported to be in talks to sell Ingram Micro. Mindbody agreed to be acquired by Vista Equity Partners for $1.9 billion.
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Anglo American Lifts Production Outlook, Euronext to Buy Oslo Exchange
Dec 24, 12:42 PM EST 
Anglo American lifted fiscal 2019 production forecast in Brazil after winning the regulatory approval for production expansion. Euronext intends to acquire Oslo stock exchange. Playtech declined after new Italian tax on gambling may reduce its fiscal operating profit.
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STOCK MOVERS

U.S. Movers: Cadence Bancrop, Ingram Micro, Mindbody
Dec 24, 8:52 AM EST 
Cadence Bancrop lowered offer price to acquire State Bank Financial Corp. China-based HNA Technology is r...
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U.S. Movers: CarMax, Cintas, Ennis, Nike, Zynga
Dec 21, 12:05 PM EST 
CarMax beats earnings estimates. Cintas reported strong results and lifted revenues growth forecast. Enni...
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U.S. Movers: Actuant, BlackBerry, Carnival, Conagra, Scholastic, Walgreens
Dec 20, 12:07 PM EST 
Accenture declined despite outsourcing services provider lifted fiscal outlook. BlackBerry net swung to p...
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U.S. Movers: FedEx, General Mills, Jabil Circuit, Micron Technology, Paychex
Dec 19, 12:05 PM EST 
FedEx lowered fiscal outlook despite strong results. General Mills reaffirmed fiscal forecast. Jabil Circ...
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U.S. Movers: Darden, Navistar, Oracle, Red Hat, Steel Dynamics, Worthington
U.S. Movers: Boeing, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Jack In The Box, WellCare Health
U.S. Movers:Pivotal Software, Photronics, Progressive, Scholastic,Vera Bradley
U.S. Movers: Fred's, KalVista Pharma, Lee Enterprises, Vince Holding
U.S. Movers: Ascena Retail, American Water Works, Casey's General, DSW, Synnex
U.S. Movers: Adobe, Costco, Ciena, Danaher, First Solar, United Rentals
Mutual funds Q&A

Exploiting the Low Volatility Anomaly
361 Global Long|Short Equity Fund
Harindra de Silva, PhD, CFA
“Overall, our investment philosophy is based on being systematic, following written rules, and believing ...

Grain ETFs – Seeds of Diversification
Teucrium Funds
Sal Gilbertie
“We are the only grain experts to have publicly traded funds and are willing to share our knowledge and t...

Selectively Balanced in Smaller Caps and Corporate Bonds
Villere Balanced Fund
Sandy Villere, III
“Our balanced fund generally has between 60% and 70% in stocks and 25% to 40% in bonds. We offer active m...
MANAGEMENT TALK Q&A

Quality, Cash Flow and Relative Value for Income
Brant Houston, Gary Pzegeo
“Clients and investors were searching for more income and we felt that income was going to be a key compo...

Defined in Holdings and Time Periods
Rich Stewart
What we say in the UIT industry is that you know what you own because there’s transparency; you know exac...

Stratified Returns
It’s a simple methodology and what it does is it basically selects the top scoring 75% of the market and ...
361 Global Long|Short Equity Fund
Harindra de Silva, PhD, CFA
“Overall, our investment philosophy is based on being systematic, following written rules, and believing that low-volatility stocks will beat high-volatility stocks in the long run.”
Teucrium Funds
Sal Gilbertie
“We are the only grain experts to have publicly traded funds and are willing to share our knowledge and to provide a way to get exposure to grains. That makes us unique more than anything else.”
Villere Balanced Fund
Sandy Villere, III
“Our balanced fund generally has between 60% and 70% in stocks and 25% to 40% in bonds. We offer active management, concentrating on just 20 to 25 securities based on our best ideas, rather than diversifying into every sector, globally.”
Oppenheimer Total Return Bond Fund
Peter Strzalkowski
“We believe in negative correlation to equity markets in large negative drawdowns and in protecting the value. We are rate agnostic, credit-centric risk managers and anything outside that philosophy is not acceptable for us.”
DWS Capital Growth Fund
Sebastian Werner
“We consider ourselves not only portfolio managers, but also innovation analysts. That helps us build conviction in the durability, magnitude and pace of change, while financial markets appear influenced by short-term flows.”










EARNINGS CALENDAR

SYMBOL COMPANY NAME EARNNINGS AUDIO
ECONOMIC CALENDAR

INDUSTRY DATE TIME
International Trade in Goods 2018-12-28 8:30 AM
Jobless Claims 2018-12-27 8:30 AM
New Home Sales 2018-12-27 10:00 AM
EIA Petroleum Status Report 2018-12-27 10:30 AM
Durable Goods Orders 2018-12-21 8:30 AM
Gross Domestic Product [GDP] 2018-12-21 8:30 AM
Sources: Data collected by 123jump.com and Ticker.com from company press releases, filings and corporate websites. Market data: BATS Exchange. Inc