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Michael Kane
Sep 04 2015

Jobs day

By Michael Kane, Anchor
The Canadian dollar turned around and headed higher – albeit temporarily – on news of a surprise net gain of 12,000 jobs last month. August is typically a soft month for job creation but today's Labour Force Survey report suggests a lot of people who were working part-time were taken on full-time, which economists see as a reassuring thing.
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Frances Horodelski
Sep 03 2015

Keeping it short

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
On BNN today we’ll focus on seasonality with Stock Traders Almanac editor Jeffrey Hirsch, what to do with energy and bank stocks, Canadian manufacturing, options strategies for Canadian stocks and what the charts are telling us.
Filed in: International » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Sep 02 2015

Buy the dips or sell the rips?

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
On BNN today we’ll discuss the markets, oil, Twitter, Sears Canada (reported a 13 cent profit on a 3.9% decline in same store sales and statements that Q2 was a turn point), and what do those strong U.S. auto sales (running at a 10 year high) say about the U.S. consumer.
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Frances Horodelski
Sep 01 2015

The best investors look forward

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
There will be a lot of discussion today about what has happened. There will be the discussion about stock markets having the worst month in three years. But the best investors look forward, let’s try to do that today, shall we?
Filed in: International » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Aug 31 2015

Be prepared for “chop” this week

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
To begin we’ll delve into the causes and implications following a weekend explosion at Syncrude’s Mildred Lake facility that has shut down operations there. Sticking with energy, we’ll also investigate the shutdown by the Alberta Energy Regulator of 95 pipelines owned by Nexen.
Filed in: Energy and Resources » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Aug 28 2015

Pot and politics (but not together!)

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The street is watching the last of the bank earnings with a modest beat by Bank of Nova Scotia that belies the strong underlying performance including +15% in Canadian banking and +11% in international banking.
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Frances Horodelski
Aug 27 2015

Start your engines

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Lots to do and think about. But lots of action to be taken as well. Remember your risk tolerance and having a diversified approach to these markets. Some even say that China is cheap again as are many emerging markets.
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Michael Kane
Aug 26 2015

Blowin’ in the wind: Vortex Bladeless rethinks turbines with innovative design

By Michael Kane, Anchor
The inventors at a company called Vortex Bladeless have started crowdfunding drives to test prototypes in India and elsewhere. They even envision smaller generators that can help power your home.
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