While Shell's 31 percent profit decline might have been seen as a 'bombshell,' these shares still offer plenty of value and safety at current levels.
With little fanfare, this blue-chip company churns out solid returns for conservative investors.
Short interest in the Euro Stoxx 50 hits its lowest level since before the financial crisis.
Investors wary of a domino effect in the Middle East can gain safer exposure to the oil industry with these producers.
Possible military action against Syria drives oil prices higher. McDonald's adds chicken wings to its menu. August auto sales numbers will be announced and Dollar General and H&R Block will report earnings.
Crocs is downgraded to 'underperform,' and Baxter is reinstated with a 'conviction buy.'
US markets are set to start the session unchanged as investors digest some key earnings results and await consumer sentiment data.
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