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Aug 05 2014

The beginning of a correction? Nope

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Andrew says the latest economic data supports Yellen's dovishness and provides a floor for stocks as quarterly results come in better than he expected. The U.S. dollar will strengthen while energy prices move to the downside. Oil is weak on the TSX and those who are long are taking it on the chin. Plus, the latest news from the Chevron conference call.
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Frances Horodelski
Aug 05 2014

The focus is on volumes (or lack thereof)

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Activity today will focus on volumes (or lack thereof), whether the correction that started last week has legs, Canadian jobs (Friday), the auto story (sub-prime loans rising, Toyota’s surprising profit, big volumes at BMW and Gannett buying in the rest of cars.com), “back to school” shopping trends (teens like bold prints, cowgirl boots, but the “all-American look” is out according to Thomson Reuters), SNC-Lavalin upgraded to outperform at Scotiabank, Imperial Metals and its tailings pond problem, and European data (UK Services stronger) but also the ongoing Portuguese banking issues and Greek bonds selling off this morning (apparently one big seller in the market).
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Aug 01 2014

U.S. jobs: Soft enough to soften

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Stocks are in the red and bonds are in the green this morning on the latest U.S. job number. The Dallas Fed chair says rates could rise "sometime early" in 2015. $13 billion has been pulled out of high yield bond funds in the last three weeks. Andrew says if this continues it will hurt the market. Plus, a look at companies getting hurt over their Russian exposure.
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Frances Horodelski
Aug 01 2014

Is the bull dead?

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Is the bull dead? Unlikely. But with 1031 days without a 10%+ correction, a pullback shouldn’t be a surprise. The things that keep markets going – economic growth (check), positive earnings (check), easy monetary policy (check), reasonable valuation (check), sentiment (not outrageously bullish on most measures), and breadth (check) – say the bull isn’t dead.
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Jul 31 2014

Argentina, default or dispute?

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Why are some reading the conflict between a U.S. hedge fund an Argentina as a dispute? Andrew explains why the situation is bad for the people of Argentina, but not such a big deal for world markets. The Greenback is the only asset up today. Plus, a hefty helping of earnings and marco data.
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Frances Horodelski
Jul 31 2014

Pick your poison

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
We’re setting up for a big trading day. Big gold will be in focus and we have the executives covered with CEOs from Agnico Eagle, Goldcorp, Yamana, New Gold and for good measure a base metals focus with HudBay Minerals’ CEO. Continuing with the CEO-palooza, top executives from OpenText, Cipher Pharmaceuticals, Riocan and Vermilion Energy join us throughout the day as well. Finally, the CEO of IPXShuster will also be on to discuss the big week in IPOs.
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Jul 30 2014

It's all about Uncle Sam today

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Market drivers today are all-American on ADP data, a strong GDP number, and a Fed decision this afternoon. Andrew says the greenback is going to continue to get more green, but Europe is in for more tough times as the ECB squares of with German interests. Plus, gold is under-performing so it might be time for base metals to shine.
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Frances Horodelski
Jul 30 2014

What’s a MAU worth?

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The markets are taking a signal from Twitter and are floating higher (with the exception of the FTSE 100 and CAC 40 which are both lower). Futures in Toronto and New York are suggesting a higher opening. Even Russian stocks are higher (although still down about 9% from June levels) despite more aggressive sanctions from the EU, Canada and the United States.
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