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Higher yields, weaker gold and utility stocks have hurt “flight to safety” investments.

The rise in the 30-year bond yield held its 200-week simple moving average at 3.05% over the past two weeks. And the gold bullion exchange-traded fund held its 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level of $112.04 on Friday.  

The yield on the 30-year U.S. bond rose to as high as 3.091% on Nov. 23, a new high for 2016. This yield is up more than 50 basis points since the election, which indicates a high probability that the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee will raise the federal funds rate following their last meeting of the year on Dec. 14.


Will this make Fed Chief Janet Yellen the Grinch who stole Christmas? All consumer-related rates would rise quickly after a rate hike. Folks looking to buy a new home for the holidays would be hit with a mortgage rate above 4%, just as the housing market was showing signs of growth.

capital investment: Hawaiian Holdings, Inc.(HA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Investors had high expectations for Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) and Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) leading up to their earnings reports last week. Between late June 2016 and mid-January, shares of Hawaiian Holdings climbed 50%. Southwest Airlines stock was close behind, with a gain of more than 35% over that period.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    While most of its fellow airline stocks were grounded last year, Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) soared to new heights. Shares of Hawaiian Airlines’ parent company rose 61% during 2016, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Not surprisingly, shares of Hawaii-focused airline company Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) fell last Wednesday, following Kelly’s comments about Southwest Airlines expanding to Hawaii. However, while Southwest’s entry into the Hawaii market could cause some short-term disruption, it isn’t likely to hurt Hawaiian Airlines’ positioning in the long run.

capital investment: iShares MSCI Japan (EWJ)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephen Leeb, Founder and Research Chairman, Leeb Group]

    Despite the 30% plus gains they’ve enjoyed this year, the stocks that comprise the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) still trade at 14 times depressed earnings.

capital investment: Isle of Capri Casinos Inc.(ISLE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Isle of Capri Casinos (NASDAQ: ISLE) shares shot up 30 percent to $22.03. Eldorado Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: ERI) and Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. struck a merger deal through which the former would buy the latter for $23 a share in cash or 1.638 shares.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Isle of Capri Casinos (NASDAQ: ISLE) reported better-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter on Tuesday.

    The company posted adjusted earnings of $0.62 per share on revenue of $264.9 million. However, analysts were expecting earnings of 0.54 per share on revenue of $266.8 million.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. (NASDAQ: ISLE) had the president of the company selling some stock. Arnold Block parted with 63,648 shares of the gaming company at $26.20 per share. The total for the sale cameto $2 million. He was joined by CEO Eric Hausler and the chief legal officer, Edmund Quatmann, who together sold 163,949 shares forbetween $26.02 and $26.26. Their trades totaled $4 million.The shares closed on Friday at $25.45, so well-timed trades indeed.The 52-week trading range is $13.01 to $26.89, and the consensus price objective is $23.

capital investment: Bank of Hawaii Corporation(BOH)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE: BOH) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.99 per share on revenue of $149.88 million.

    Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ: ZION) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $576.49 million.

capital investment: Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(AQXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    The Baker Brothers biotech hedge fund bought a block of 398,062 shares of Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AQXP) last week. At a per-shareprice of $17.18, the total for the trade came to$6,836,813.

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