While the S&P 500 returned more than 20% in a year of records, these hefty gains for the benchmark pale in comparison to the year's best performing stocks. At the top end of the performance pole are companies whose stocks gained more than 50%, a few of them racking up triple-digit returns for the year. Often, the flip side of such remarkable performance is stretched valuations, which is indeed true of many companies in this exclusive group.
They're doing so by marrying machine learning -- a stream of Artificial Intelligence (AI) -- to key areas of healthcare such as diagnostics and early detection of critical illnesses. Rapid advances in machine learning and data processing capabilities have brought AI to the forefront of healthcare.
On a more upbeat note, though, oil prices have bounced back from the lows of the last few years, powered by an OPEC-led supply cut. In fact, this year they have been hovering around two-year highs, and there's expectation that they will continue to tick higher. The recent 2017 OPEC World Oil Outlook (WOO) report forecasts stronger long-term demand for oil, led by developing countries. Such growth is supportive for oil prices, which Morningstar expects to surge in 2018 to reach US$65 per barrel.
@rupasubramanya Have to agree with Rupa. Samosas and yoga can be great (conversation) starters but don’t get the job done on Intl platform where you need to play hard ball with those with hard power. Countries with soft power but no economic muscle get overlooked in meaningful global dialogues.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".