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Frances Horodelski
Jun 13 2014

Friday the 13th (a better day than most)

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The deadline for Enbridge’s Gateway’s pipeline approval is June 17, so be prepared for it to come any moment; Intel raised its Q2 outlook last night (that’s refreshing); Amaya Gaming entering the big leagues with a $4.9 billion purchase of Oldford Group, the owner of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker; Priceline paying $103/share cash for OpenTable (versus last night’s close of $70.43); oh, and, the Liberals will be forming a majority government in Ontario.
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Frances Horodelski
Jun 12 2014

Sometimes, last becomes first

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
We’ll stick with central banks as the Canadian one will be releasing its Financial System Review at 10:30 am ET today. One area of focus will be housing. It is a fairly big earnings day in Canada with Lululemon (beat but a reduced outlook), BRP Inc. (a beat with a reaffirmed guidance and an outlook for a stronger second half with strong bookings), TransAt (loss wider than expected and second half expected to be below last year), Alarmforce and Dollarama (estimated earnings 77 cents – came in slightly better).
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Larry Berman
Jun 11 2014

Playing the downside with low-volatility ETFs

By Larry Berman, Berman's Call
Continuing our series on smart indexing investing with ETFs, this week our guest was Noel Archard, Head of BlackRock Canada (iShares).
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Frances Horodelski
Jun 11 2014

Keep perspective boys

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The chase list today include: Oil with a focus on inventories, OPEC and Iraq where an al-Qaeda group could be in a position to seize major energy infrastructure as the situation deteriorates near Baiji, the location of Iraq’s largest refinery.
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Frances Horodelski
Jun 10 2014

A quiet week

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
BNN is watching the following stories this morning – MetLife’s $1 billion share buy-back (the first since 2008), tomorrow’s USDA monthly world agriculture supply/demand estimates, which is important for grain growers, traders and fertilizer producers, OPEC meeting tomorrow, the Conference of Montreal (with speakers Russ Girling of TransCanada and Imperial Oil’s Richard Kruger), the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary (Jameson Berkow will be reporting from there), and a few other conferences (Intact Financial at the Morgan Stanley Financials conference, SunOpta at a Piper Jaffray consumer conference and Descartes and Ritchie Bros. at a William Blair growth stock.
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Jun 09 2014

Chasing billions of dollars

By Greg Bonnell, Reporter
Billions of dollars are in play this morning spanning several M&A deals, and I’m still seeking out that second cup of coffee. It must be Monday.
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Michael Kane
Jun 06 2014

Jobs, jobs, jobs

By Michael Kane, Anchor
It’s all about jobs today.
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Larry Berman
Jun 05 2014

RBC enters the ETF game

By Larry Berman, Berman's Call
Continuing our series on smart indexing investing with Exchange-Traded Funds, this week our guest was Trevor Cummings, Head of Business Development with RBC ETFs. RBC is one of the newer entrants into the Canadian ETF market on the equity side, having first established target dated fixed-income ETFs a few years ago.
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