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Momentum Options

Shortage of currency value in relation to a foreign exchange is only one of prognostic frontages to stay alert. It means bringing export, import or research work in non-U.S. countries to updated levels, perhaps with listings on specific nations’ bourses as well.

Here is a look at leading and fast-changing stocks and their favorable optional directions since 2008. The investor moves on options trading have many times turned the negative market momentum on stocks and funds into profit-line hedged portfolio gains.

That is why in addition to macroeconomic readings, any new theoretic focus may be winning according to interim business advance and decisions by company managers and the key portfolio inclusion requisites. Further even to the oil prices impact are the comprehensive insurance policies to respond to geo-natural phenomena and climate change.

American Water Works Co Inc (AWK) and Waste Management Inc (WM) are trading slightly below their 52 week highs. Industrial asset management company Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP (BIP) is starting to lift off from its 52 week low of $35.80 per share, with very few competitors along the way.  Steel producers and mining companies are also bouncing back from previous corrections.

Aqua America Inc (WTR) has acquired its way through to growth, now valued at $5.57 billion. Shares of American States Water Co (AWR) have surged +14.64% in the past six months.

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Growth Perspective

European shares are now down to their lowest since October 2014 following losses in U.S and Asian stock markets. Oil prices have dropped while the intraday gold prices occasionally jumped by 1.08%.

Very low prices of oil and diesel are weighing down on energy stocks, and the reason is debt. It is difficult to pay the interest expense on more than $353 billion worth of debt — the amount of long-term debt saddled on North American producers.

In the short term, the fall in oil is damaging to risky asset prices, as oil and stocks are positively correlated to expected profitable investments, in addition to continuing and sidewise businesses or non-profit organizations. Consumer savings and spending on the other hand make for a slower path to economic growth.

The global wealth distribution might be shifting direction with the 1% of the U.S. annual budget becoming more significant, also in light of pharmaceutical and biotech research advancements. Further to 2016 markets perspective is the Chinese yuan that is included in the international basket of reserve currencies.

Should the U.S. consider more left-wing social actions to boost overall consumption figures? It is already the advanced and aware society with excellence in overcoming difficulties across all industries. Further to this awareness, the government might unusually provide state-based social monthly payments to most citizens, in addition to payments by companies, families and organizations.

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Restaurant Stocks

Following positive sales during the favored holiday season, restaurant stocks are headed in different individual directions, all too often hit by foreign currency headwinds globally.

McDonald’s Corp (MCD) is presently overvalued trading at price-to-book of 12.72, higher that the 5.56 peer median. Revenue in the third quarter fell 5% on slower growth in the United States.

Sonic Corp (SONC) beat analyst estimates in the fiscal first quarter that ended in November thanks to its drive-in style at restaurants and other client groups. Its earnings outpace revenue by seven times.

Prices at Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (CMG) have gone up, and the stock is down -31.29% in the past six months and down -36.11% yearly.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc (KKD) is back to strengh after missing estimates in six of the past eight quarters. Shares plunged 24% in 2015.

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Technology Companies’ Upside

Many of the best performing stocks in 2015 were technology companies, paying dividends as well. For a period of five consecutive years such stocks could rise about 60% in line with the S&P 500’s rally whereby consumer goods, services, healthcare, driverless cars, and most sectors were stretched in terms of valuation.

On the other hand investors are also looking to beaten down stocks waiting to reap back their quality potential in 2016. These may be businesses that are branches of bigger players or developing sidewise and attaching tech concepts in comparison to the core ones and thereof assembled products.

Here are stocks that are trading at about half the earnings multiples of the S&P 500 index, stocks that could rise 35% to 30% next year and still be affordable at a sector comparison rate.

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Demonstrators Scuffle

The geopolitical and economic tensions worldwide do not present social media illusion but rather a reality that is drawing various pro-historic meaning and norms. Beginning 21st century protests in Portugal started in relation to unpaid tax returns and the economy’s austerity measures after long-established regularity in the government’s executive policies and growth. On November 15, 2015, a peaceful demonstration taking place in the centre of Lille, northern France, was interrupted by extreme right-wingers appearing to belong to the Front National. At the same time European countries are coping with unprecedented arrival of Migrants from Syria and other parts of the Middle East, South Asia and Africa.

The solidarity march in Paris in November was disrupted as news came that at least one of the terrorists responsible for the attacks was a Syrian refugee.

Demonstrators in cities across Italy scuffled with the riot policemen in July 2015 during a protest march in Milan where students walked against tax hikes, refugee camps, social reform and economy stagnation.

The United Nations is now supporting 40,000 people starving at blockaded towns during the ongoing Syrian civil war. Its convoy supplies enough food for a month in addition to blankets and medicines.