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Good News Shrugged Off: Earnings This Week

In the last week, companies like Walt Disney (DIS), Allergan (AGN), Electronic Arts (EA) and KLA Tencor (KLAC) beat estimates, only to drift or fall. The tepid response comes amid fears about a renewed trade war with China, plus buyer fatigue after four months of solid gains.

Online-only Insuretech ZhongAn Insurance

ZhongAn Insurance (HK:6060) is the first online-only Insurance technology company in China, which was established by Jack Ma from
Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA), Pony Ma from Tencent (HK:0700) and Mingzhe Ma from Ping An Insurance (SHA:601318). Total income in 2017 was 5,583 million RMB (roughly 810 million USD) and increased by about 65%.

The World’s Dullest Sector Is Hitting New Highs

Yep, we’re talking about real-estate investment trusts (REITs). These companies own shopping centers, apartment buildings and warehouses… things that many clients would shrug at rather than trade. They were so dull that no one even thought to give them their own sector until a few years ago.