Investors in energy-focused master limited partnerships may feel as if they’re trapped in a recurring nightmare. Oil prices have fallen 20% since mid-February, and the Alerian MLP Index has tanked 15%. It’s scarily reminiscent of the shocking slide that resulted in a stunning 33% plunge in the index in 2015. But MLPs aren’t in for a repeat of that free fall, which lasted through February 2016, before a sharp rebound. Even if...
IHS Markit's initial reading on the manufacturing and services sectors showed more signs of slowing on Friday. The research firm's "flash" purchasing managers' index for manufacturing hit a nine-month low of 52.1 down from 52.7. The services industry equivalent fell to a three-month low of 53 from 53.6. Both remain above the 50 level, signalling expansion. "The economy ended the second quarter on a softer note," commented," Chris Williamson, chief business economist at IHS Markit.
Libor is well on its way to being replaced with a new short-term benchmark. A committee formed by the Federal Reserve in 2014 to come up with a transition plan named a broad Treasury repo rate as its preferred alternative to Libor, which traders see as having many drawbacks, including being subject to manipulation. Next, the Alternative Reference Rate Committee (ARRC) will work on a transition and implementation plan, which it will publish later this year, before new guidelines take effect.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".