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Louie Grint

Louie Grint

LouieGrint

I am a curious economist who likes to investigate what is behind asset price movements across the globe. My articles range from industry analysis of various sectors to understanding global macro events that could trigger volatility in the markets.

Recent articles

High Volatility in Cotton: Should You Buy or Sell?

The price of cotton is changing rapidly. What's the outlook for iPath DJ-UBS Cotton TR Sub-Idx, iPath Pure Beta Cotton, and Culp?


How Banana Prices Are Affecting These 2 Companies

Banana producers have been suffering price disruptions since the beginning of the year. What’s the outlook for Chiquita Brands International and Fresh Del Monte Produce?


Alcoa's Rally: The Portfolio Transformation Takes Off

Alcoa has doubled in value in less than a year. What's behind this huge rally?


2 Companies That Will Profit From the End of America's Oil Export Ban

Here are the reasons it is very likely to see the U.S. exporting crude oil again and why Continental Resources and Pioneer Natural Resources will benefit from this.


How Michele Ferrero Made His Billions

Learn how Michele Ferrero, the mind behind Ferrero Group, managed to build a confectionary empire out of one market opportunity.

Is It Time to Buy Chicken Stocks?

There are some good reasons to bet on chicken-related assets. What's the outlook for Sanderson Farms and Industrias Bachoco?


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How Will Japan's New Fiscal Policy Impact Its Assets?

Japan is executing a new fiscal policy. It increased it sales tax and reduced its corporate tax. How will this move impact iShares MSCI Japan, Mizuho Financial Group, and Toyota Motors?


Two Fantastic French ADRs That Will Beat the Country's Contraction

Despite the fact that the French economy is not picking up, there are two great French ADRs worth analyzing: Criteo and


What's the Best Way to Play 'Saudi America'?

The U.S. is realizing huge oil and gas production increases and now is the top producer woldwide. Given this context, what's the outlook for Marathon Oil, Hess, and Apache?


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What Will Happen to These ADRs if Argentina Defaults?

Argentina is facing high risks of default after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the country's appeal to avoid paying to hedge fund creditors. What will happen to Grupo Financiero Galicia, YPF, and Edenor?

New Russia-Ukraine Gas Disruption: 3 U.S. Energy Companies to Keep an Eye On

What's the outlook for Cheniere, Arch Coal, and Peabody Energy in the event of a gas disruption to Europe?


Lower Rates and More Liquidity Make Europe a Buy

The ECB announced strong new monetary policies that should affect financial institutions in the European Union. How will iShares MSCI EMU, Vanguard FTSE Europe, and iShares MSCI Europe Financial perform?


Ireland Is Improving: Should You Buy Bank of Ireland?

Ireland started to show a rebound especially in its financial and banking sectors. Is it an opportunity to buy Bank of Ireland? What about iShares MSCI Ireland Capped?


Will India's New Government Boost Tata's Sales?

India is facing a new leadership. How will it impact Tata Motors and Direxion Daily India Bull 3X ETF?


Portugal's Bailout Is Over: Should You Buy Portugal Telecom SGPS (ADR)?

Telecom Portugal could perform better domestically thanks to the financial recovery in its home country. Is it a strong investment case though?

Will Better Soybean Prices Boost Cresud?

Is better pricing for soybeans pushing Cresud's stock price up? What's the outlook for the company? How's this scenario affecting Bunge as well?


Can New Management Turn Eni and Finmeccanica Around?

Recently appointed Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in Italy just nominated a new CEO for Eni and Finmeccanica. What's the outlook for these companies?


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Corruption Allegations Hurt Petrobras; Should Investors Worry?

Several corruption scandals are affecting Petrobras' image and the Brazilian government. Should you still start a position in Petrobras?


Petrobras Pre-salt fields

Will Petrobras Production Grow?

Petrobras recently showed a record production in its pre-salt fields. Does this mean that the company will increase its overall production levels?


Repsol Sold Its 12% Stake in YPF: Is Now the Time to Buy?

The Spanish oil company Repsol sold the remainder of its position in YPF, but that doesn't necessarily mean that YPF is not a good investment opportunity.