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Jul 29 2014

Bonds beat stocks on geopolitics

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Geopolitics is weighing on bond yields, keeping them low around the world, but still no impact on stocks . . . yet. Andrew digs into this disturbing trend. Why doesn’t First Energy Corp get the respect it deserves even after a series of beats on the first half of the year. Plus, Calfrac Well Services Ltd.’s half billion dollar revenue driven by record U.S. shale oil production.
Filed in: International » Continue Reading
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Jul 28 2014

Lots of market-moving info ahead

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Today's a big day for M&A in the dollar store segment south of the boarder. Andrew says Canadian Dollerama isn't a bargain given the valuation of today's deal. He's also not expecting anything new from the FOMC press release, but think the U.S. GDP number will disappoint. Plus, a look ahead at north american earnings and natural gas.
Filed in: Economy » Continue Reading
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Jul 25 2014

It's quiet...too quiet

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Markets are in a lull today despite all of the big earnings reports. Starbucks and Visa are up two points and flat respectively. Could this be because people just don't have the wage growth to drive earnings? Plus, a look at two energy names Andrew says are worth your attention.
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Jul 24 2014

U.S. employment better than expected

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
World markets are in the green this morning as the latest economic data looks positive. Andrew says Chinese PMI could indicate the country's GDP staying at 7.5 percent through the second half of 2014. The U.S. appears to have skipped summer layoffs. Plus Andrew digs into a serious earnings wrap.
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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.
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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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