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Frances Horodelski
Jul 24 2014

Earnings, airlines and the search for cheap stocks

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Investors aren’t losing much today. Flash PMIs around the world are coming in above expectations and above 50 allowing the bulls to continue their charge. Chinese data in particular (52 in July vs 50.7 in June and above the 51 estimate) is further satisfying a view that the cyclical upswing will continue. Meanwhile, earnings, earnings, earnings. PMI for the U.S. is out at 9:45 this morning.
Filed in: Canadian » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Jul 23 2014

All about earnings

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The big story today will remain earnings. Big tech from last night is showing mixed performance with Microsoft up 1.4% in the pre-market and Apple down a little. In Canadian corporate news today, the big story will be BCE (the parent company of Bell Media of which BNN is a division) buying in the rest of Bell Aliant that they don’t already own for a total consideration of $3.95 billion or $31 per share in a combination of stock and cash.
Filed in: Telecom » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Jul 22 2014

Ackman’s big reveal

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Pyramid schemes are frauds that are based on recruiting an ever-increasing number of investors. Does this describe Herbalife? Bill Ackman thinks so and will look to prove it the “most important presentation of his career”. Today’s big story.
Filed in: U.S. » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Jul 21 2014

No shortage of facts

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
There will be no shortage of facts this week on the state of corporate America. 147 of the S&P 500 (including 12 Dow components) will report Q2 results. In total, the S&P 500 is expected to show earnings growth of 5% in the quarter, with a lot of variation around that average with an almost 12% gain for technology companies and a 0.7% decline for utilities.
Filed in: Economy » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Jul 04 2014

Good thing there's mail to read

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
It’s a good thing I had mail to read because there is precious little else going on. Of course, July 4th has American markets closed but it seems that traders want to focus on everything else but markets today.
Filed in: Canadian » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Jul 03 2014

All about the macro today

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
In the news, it is all about the macro today with the ECB leaving rates unchanged. The jobs numbers are in at 288,000 in June vs. est. 215,000 – and the unemployment rate is 6.1% vs. estimate 6.3%.
Filed in: Economy » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Jul 02 2014

Start soon enough and you won’t have to catch up

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Today will be one of catch-up for the TSX given the strong showing in U.S. markets yesterday. On BNN today we will be focusing on opportunities for the second half (at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET). We’ll also hear directly from Kenneth Feinberg the GM Compensation Administrator. We’ll be covering the Scottish independence vote. And my favourite headline of the day from one of our regular guests “No boom, no bubble, no bust” (John Stoltzfus from Oppenheimer at 8:30 a.m.)
Filed in: Economy » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Jun 30 2014

The week is a quirky one

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The week is a quirky one with the Canadian markets closed tomorrow and U.S. markets closed on Friday. Trading will likely be quiet however there are two big events – the ECB and U.S. jobs reports both on Thursday. Today we have Canadian April GDP as well as a number of U.S. data points including Chicago Purchasing Managers index and pending home sales.
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