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Larry Berman
Sep 15 2014

The liquidity trap! Thriving in a post-QE world

By Larry Berman, Berman's Call
The fiscal stimulus introduced to combat the 2008/2009 financial crisis has propelled markets to all-time highs –rewarding equity investors and pushing everyone in need of income to take on more equity risk.
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Frances Horodelski
Sep 15 2014

A big (hopefully not cruel) week

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
On BNN we have executives from a variety of oil companies that are presenting at the First Energy conference in London including Tourmaline, Parex and Bankers. We’ll be talking dividends and top U.S. picks and commodities as the day unfolds.
Filed in: U.S. » Continue Reading
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Sep 12 2014

Who makes more jobs, small or big business?

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
With markets mixed across the board, Andrew McCreath says the focus is on the anticipated action from the FED next week. Labour markets and inflation in the U.S. are trending towards normal, but not monetary policy. Because the U.S. has failed to redistribute wealth, McCreath says, the FED is unlikely to be as hawking as markets seem to believe. As well, with Ottawa announcing EI cuts yesterday, McCreath questions whether these measures are enough to make any real change for Canadian business.
Filed in: U.S. » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Sep 12 2014

Every day is a holiday

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
On BNN today we have biotech, bucks, bullion, burgers, underfollowed REITs and even a look at the business of comedy with Russell Peters. Join us.
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Amber Kanwar
Sep 11 2014

Did BlackBerry just outsmart Apple?

By Amber Kanwar, Anchor, Reporter
Remember when Apple teamed up with IBM to sell iPhones to corporate customers? When that was announced in July, BlackBerry’s stock dropped 12 percent. Everyone thought this was the BlackBerry killer.
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Frances Horodelski
Sep 11 2014

September 11: Remember

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
In the news, it is all about Canadian company earnings. Lululemon posted second quarter results of $0.33 per share versus $0.39 last year and the street’s $0.29 estimate. Revenue came in above estimates as well at $390.7M versus $377M. In an additional bit of good news for LULU bulls, the company raised its full year outlook by one cent for a new range of $1.72-$1.77 (was $1.71-$1.76 and the street’s $1.74).
Filed in: International » Continue Reading
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Sep 10 2014

Look out! The Fed will raise rates

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Andrew McCreath says short-term interest rates are rising in the U.S. further and faster than market expectations. He says monetary policy has done what it could, and that it actually makes sense for rates to rise as mortgage demand in Japan, Europe, and the U.S. has not actually seen an increase since rates have remained low.
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Frances Horodelski
Sep 10 2014

The world ain't ending yet

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
On the news front – watch for U.S. President Obama to lay out his ISIS strategy tonight; Lululemon, Dollarama, Reitmans, Transcontinental report results tomorrow; Philip Morris raised its quarterly dividend to $1 from 94 cents; the economic calendar is light (although a big weekend is coming for Chinese data); Dollar General in the news as it starts its tender offer for Family Dollar at $80 cash (the best deal on the table right now); and speaking of dollars, watch our Canadian dollar on yesterday’s reversal and the continuing strength in the U.S. dollar. And, while I might be early, watch oil.
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