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Oct 24 2014

Read past the headlines

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
The Ruble hits a new low, Chinese housing prices are declining, traders taking profit after yesterday's surge, and most European banks expect to pass the stress test. Andrew McCreath takes us through which data points are headline noise, and which you should watch like a hawk.
Filed in: International » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Oct 24 2014

'Real markets are about bonds'

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
In Canada, we’ll be watching gold stocks with West Africa exposure especially Iamgold given the news that there is the first case of Ebola in Mali. Also in Canada, Bloomberg highlighting the rising put positioning in Burger King as some worry about the ability for it to complete its Tim Hortons takeout.
Filed in: International » Continue Reading
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Oct 23 2014

'Thickened' U.S-Canada border could hurt economy

By Greg Bonnell, Reporter
The shootings in Ottawa are raising questions about whether the U.S. could further tighten border security over broader concerns about the rise of the Islamic State.
Filed in: Canadian » Continue Reading
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Oct 23 2014

Learning the earnings dance

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Andrew McCreath has a thorough rundown of the earnings data from the U.S. and Canada. From media stocks to mining tools, he's got it covered on the Morning Call.
Filed in: Investing Ideas » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Oct 23 2014

Eyes on Ottawa

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Today we’ll focus on analysis and follow-up with respect to yesterday’s events in Ottawa. We’ll focus on the costs and economic implications of the potential for rising risks associated with Canada being a target internally or externally for radicalized individuals.
Filed in: Canadian » Continue Reading
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Oct 22 2014

Realtors to Toronto mayor: Ease up on land transfer taxes

By Greg Bonnell, Reporter
If you purchased a home in Toronto in the past six years you were hit not once, but twice when it came to land transfer taxes. Toronto's realtors want the city's next mayor to do something about that, and they’re applying the pressure in the final stretch of the mayoral race.
Filed in: Real Estate » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Oct 22 2014

What do you call the opposite of a correction?

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Earnings remain a focus including Yahoo! (better than expected – although the key will be the tax-efficient way to realize the Alibaba assets), CNR (a record low operating ratio, the lowest of any Class 1 railroad plus a 24% increase in earnings per share. Scotia notes a “nice big divvy coming in January”, as much as a 24% increase). This morning we’ve already heard from Boeing (beat and raise), Dow Chemical (beat), Biogen (beat and raise) and EMC (miss).
Filed in: Investing Ideas » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Oct 21 2014

We're focused on earnings

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The news calendar remains focused on earnings and there are smiles for Apple shareholders with last night’s results ($42.1 billion in revenue and $1.42 in earnings) which beat consensus and gross margins (38%) were at the high end of expectations.
Filed in: U.S. » Continue Reading

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