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Market Update

U.S. Leads Global Markets Rally
Dec 18, 2:23 PM ET 
Stock markets around the world extended gains for the second day in a row after the Fed showed a patient approach to the rate increase and lowered inflation and jobless estimates. European markets soared between 2% and 3%. Gold and oil traded with downward bias.
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Accenture, Rite Aid Climb; ConAgra, Scholastic Drop
Dec 18, 2:12 PM ET 
Accenture net soared 11% on 7% increase in revenues. Actuant net declined 31%. ACE agreed to acquire the U.S.-based Fireman''''s Fund from Allianz SE for $365 million. ConAgra profit tumbled 96% and sales dropped 2%. Rite Aid net surged 47%. Scholastic net soared 18%.
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STOCK MOVERS

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
Dec 16, 2:29 AM ET 
Boeing and CVS Health increase quarterly dividend and expand stock buyback program. FactSet Research net ...
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U.S. Movers: Apache, BGC Partners, Emerson Electric, PetSmart, Thoma Bravo
Dec 15, 12:14 PM ET 
Apache agreed to sell its stake in its two LNG projects to Woodside Petroleum for $2.8 billion. Emerson E...
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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
U.S. Movers: Blackstone, Ingles Markets, Merck, McDonald, Vail Resorts
U.S. Movers: Big Lots, Cooper, Genesco, Five Below, Finisar, Ulta Salon
Mutual funds Q&A

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...

Strictly Following Insiders
Catalyst Insider Buying Fund
David Miller
“By simply investing in the firms that have the most insider buying and avoiding the companies with the m...
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...
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.
RidgeWorth Mid-Cap Value Equity Fund
Don Wordell
There are three characteristics that a stock must possess to be in the portfolio: dividends, valuation and fundamentals, that’s how we define value; we’re a traditional value manager looking for low expectation stock.










EARNINGS CALENDAR

SYMBOL COMPANY NAME EARNNINGS AUDIO
ECONOMIC CALENDAR

INDUSTRY DATE TIME
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
FOMC Meeting Begins 2014-12-16 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