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Gold$1,224.80 $5.30
Nasdaq 4,781.43 16.05
Crude Oil $60,490.00      $-1570.00
Market Update

S&P 500 Nears Record Close, Oil and Gold Turn Lower
Dec 22, 2:35 PM ET 
Stocks on Wall Street advanced after a rally in oil price lifted energy complex. However, the early rally in oil and gold, silver and copper faded and prices of commodities declined in the afternoon. European and Asian markets closed higher.
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Caesars Ent Surges 20%, Raytheon Wins $2.4 B Contract in Qatar
Dec 22, 12:02 PM ET 
Anthem agreed to acquire Simply Healthcare and maintained profit forecast. Caesars Entertainment consolidates Caesars Acquisition. Carnival net swung to a loss of $102 million. Ennis declare quarterly cash dividend. Raytheon secured contract worth $2.4 billion from Qatar.
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STOCK MOVERS

U.S. Movers: Anthem, Caesars Entertainment, Carnival, Ennis, Raytheon
Dec 22, 12:05 PM ET 
Anthem agreed to acquire Simply Healthcare and maintained profit forecast. Caesars Entertainment consolid...
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U.S. Movers: BlackBerry, CarMax, Cintas, Finish Line, Paychex, Red Hat
Dec 19, 12:29 PM ET 
BlackBerry net loss narrowed despite a plunge of 33% in revenues. CarMax net climbed 22% on 16% increase ...
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U.S. Movers: Accenture, Actuant, ACE, ConAgra, Rite Aid, Scholastic
Dec 18, 12:39 PM ET 
Accenture net soared 11% on 7% increase in revenues. Actuant net declined 31%. ACE agreed to acquire the ...
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U.S. Movers: FedEx, General Mills, Herman Miller, Jabil Circuit, Oracle
Dec 17, 9:07 AM ET 
FedEx net soared 23% on 5% increase in revenues. General Mills net declined 37%. Herman Miller net swung ...
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U.S. Movers: Boeing, CVS Health, FactSet, Navistar, Talisman Energy
U.S. Movers: Apache, BGC Partners, Emerson Electric, PetSmart, Thoma Bravo
U.S. Movers: Adobe, Esterline Technologies, Nordson, Quiksilver
U.S. Movers: Ciena, Danaher, Lululemon, Lowe's, Yum! Brands
U.S. Movers: Belden, Costco, Ferrellgas, Krispy Kreme, Toll Brothers
U.S. Movers: AutoZone, Argan, Burlington Stores, H & R Block, Verizon
Mutual funds Q&A

Diversified International Value
RSQ International Equity Fund
Rudolph-Riad Younes
“Our philosophy is to create value over time consistently. We like diversification, which we think lowers...

A Smoother Ride
Even Keel Managed Risk Funds
Adam Schenck
“The Even Keel funds are meant for retirement oriented investors who want to participate in growth but al...

Total Return through Credit Selection
Delaware National High-Yield Municipal Bond Fund
J. Baxter, S. Czepiel, G. Gizzi
“The most important thing for us is our bottom-up security selection process that’s driven by the fundame...
MANAGEMENT TALK Q&A

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 ...

Evolving the Alternative Landscape
Dick Pfister
We provide access and we monitor alternative investment managers. This provides comfort to the investment...
RSQ International Equity Fund
Rudolph-Riad Younes
“Our philosophy is to create value over time consistently. We like diversification, which we think lowers your risks and helps you be consistent over time. We have a bias towards companies or industries that are facing more structural tailwinds, so we look for those structural tailwinds, or we look for values that have a catalyst.”
Even Keel Managed Risk Funds
Adam Schenck
“The Even Keel funds are meant for retirement oriented investors who want to participate in growth but also want to have a stable fund value; one that doesn’t have as much risk as a traditional growth fund and doesn’t experience the type of drawdowns we saw in the financial crisis in 2008 and in the bear markets in 2001 and 2002.”
Delaware National High-Yield Municipal Bond Fund
J. Baxter, S. Czepiel, G. Gizzi
“The most important thing for us is our bottom-up security selection process that’s driven by the fundamental credit research conducted by our six analysts. We focus on income, as we believe it’s the key to total return.”
Catalyst Insider Buying Fund
David Miller
“By simply investing in the firms that have the most insider buying and avoiding the companies with the most insider selling or the industries and/or sectors with most insider selling, we can help to minimize the volatility in our portfolio and the drawdowns and maximize our upside capture.”
Delaware Global Real Estate Opportunities Fund
Babak "Bob" Zenuzi
Real estate is an inflation fighter because real estate can grow dividends over and above the rate of inflation, in addition to the fact that REITs have the highest dividend yields in the world.










EARNINGS CALENDAR

SYMBOL COMPANY NAME EARNNINGS AUDIO
ECONOMIC CALENDAR

INDUSTRY DATE TIME
Existing Home Sales 2014-12-22 10:00 AM
Jobless Claims 2014-12-18 8:30 AM
Consumer Price Index 2014-12-17 8:30 AM
Current Account 2014-12-17 8:30 AM
EIA Petroleum Status Report 2014-12-17 10:30 AM
FOMC Meeting Announcement and Forecasts 2014-12-17 2:00 PM
Sources: Data collected by 123jump.com and Ticker.com from company press releases, filings and corporate websites. Market data: BATS Exchange. Inc