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Oct 20 2014

Nikkei roaring higher

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
The Japanese government confirmed its plan to double its pension fund's allocations in equities, giving the Nikkei a lift this morning. Andrew McCreath has further details on what has Asian markets roaring today.
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Oct 17 2014

Markets rise on stimulus hopes

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Markets move sharply higher this morning, but will this trend continue? Andrew McCreath says the main factor pushing trades higher is hope for additional monetary stimulus. As well, McCreath gives a rundown of North American real estate numbers, and which financials are ripe for buying right now.
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Oct 16 2014

Europe's bond trade shooting blind

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
"The markets can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent," says Andrew McCreath, who believes markets might be starting to wake up in the European bond trade. But Europe's problems aren't about Draghi, says McCreath, they lie instead with the Germans, French, and the Italians.
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Oct 15 2014

Germany must start spending

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Germany needs to spend, spend, spend, or Europe will stay a mess, says Andrew McCreath. France and Italy are showing no signs of stepping up spending either. As well, McCreath calls the latest U.S. economic data "abysmal." BNN has the details on what factors are dragging retail sales and equities down.
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Oct 14 2014

How much can Germany bench?

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Markets opened higher in the U.S., but can it put Europe into the green? Andrew McCreath sees it as surprising that Germany's economy hasn't buckled over trade sanctions with Russia. As well, Japanese markets were decidedly down over worries about the weakening yen.
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Oct 10 2014

We're listening to the IMF now?

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
We didn't need Christine Lagarde to tell us global growth was going to be lousy, says Andrew McCreath.
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Oct 09 2014

Bonds on the moon, stocks coming back to Earth

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
In the first settling of the markets after the initial surge after the FOMC announcements, bonds are still up, while equities seem to be settling down. Andrew McCreath lays out the bond catalysts, which include weak global growth, lagging recovery in housing, and risks of hitting 2% inflation in the U.S. Although the boost was undeniable, McCreath says there is no real change in the language in yesterday's FOMC releases, so this market bump is a little "ridiculous."
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Oct 06 2014

Japan's big mess

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
This morning we find modest gains across many sectors, which Andrew McCreath says is thanks to the easing back of the U.S. dollar. McCreath anticipates that the Bank of Japan will be very dovish overnight. As well the Japanese PM may be weakening his stance on raising sales tax, which, along with expected further monetary easing from the Bank of Japan, prompts McCreath to stay away from Japanese equities.
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