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Jul 23 2014

A big day for M&A

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
BCE offers minority shareholders of Bell Aliant $31 per share, a move that could boost cash flow at BNN's parent company's by $200 million and spell bad news for Rogers in the Maritimes. Repsol is interested in buying Talisman. Plus, Andrew breaks down the overall trend of equities trumping geopolitics.
Filed in: Telecom » Continue Reading
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Jul 21 2014

Geopolitics versus earnings

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Market participants don't know what to do as two deadly geopolitical clashes play out in tandem. As a result, stocks and bond yields are starting the week down with gold moving to the upside. The first batch of earnings are looking positive ahead of the busy Canadian earnings season. Tough times for Rogers as a result of mounting headwinds in the wireless and cable businesses. Plus, Andrew explains why he isn't long tech names.
Filed in: International » Continue Reading
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Jul 18 2014

Hesitant but stabilized

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Despite some collateral damage in Europe and Asia, markets got through yesterday's geopolitical skirmishes largely unscathed. Whirlpool Corp. makes an acquisition that puts it in direct competition with AB Electrolux in Europe. IBM sees its ninth straight quarter of declining revenues, even after announcing a partnership with Apple. Plus, cheap natural gas puts a number of companies in a vulnerable position.
Filed in: Investing Ideas » Continue Reading
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Jul 17 2014

Risk on, risk off

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Markets suggest a down-draft in risk. Andrew says it's because of increasing sanctions against Russia, but warns keep an eye on companies in your portfolio with exposure to the region.
Filed in: Economy » Continue Reading
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Jul 16 2014

Barrick CEO exits the company

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Andrew gives his initial reaction news of Jamie Sokalsky stepping down. M&A action is driving the markets this morning.
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Jul 15 2014

U.S. manufacturing data trumps cockroach theory

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Solid U.S. manufacturing data calms the market after continuing concern over a Portuguese bank. People in China are borrowing more money ahead of a good Q2
Filed in: Economy » Continue Reading
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Jul 14 2014

Canadian banks a step ahead of neighbours

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Canada's bank stocks are outperforming U.S. and European counterparts. Stocks are up across the board overnight despite the ongoing issues in Portugal. Andrew is gearing up for Chinese GDP numbers to be released this week as the government increases spending by 26 percent
Filed in: Financials » Continue Reading
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Jul 11 2014

Good full-time jobs growth?

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Lack-lustre part-time data dragged down this morning's jobs number causing a loonie sell-off. Markets are stabilizing, but that's about it.
Filed in: Economy » Continue Reading

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