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Frances Horodelski
May 13 2014

Rotation situation: Markets hit new highs

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Lots of news this morning. The markets are rallying despite the economic data being less than strong.
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Larry Berman
May 12 2014

New styles of ETF indexing

By Larry Berman, Berman's Call
In the past few years, Canada has seen an increase of “alternative based” or “smart beta” index strategies. They go by several different names. Over the next month we are going to look at the pros and cons of using alternative style ETFs. 
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Frances Horodelski
May 12 2014

Let’s get this party started

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
On average, markets don’t peak in May (before the sell in May and go away takes hold) but rather in June, but most pundits find a rhyming couplet easier to remember. How about “sell in June before the swoon?”
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Frances Horodelski
May 09 2014

The clock strikes 13

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Has the clock struck 13 and are there Eastern Promises? That is where we start today, stealing from two market pundits who are much more eloquent than me.
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Niall McGee
May 08 2014

What happened to the Masters of the Universe?

By Niall McGee, Reporter
Before the summer of 2007, the undisputed masters of the financial universe were private equity titans like Blackstone Group, Cerberus Capital and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. Almost seven years later, things are markedly different.
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Frances Horodelski
May 08 2014

Ten things you need to know

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
"Maple, resting on Laurels" is the headline of a new article recently published in the Economist. The headline highlights this thesis: Canada survived the economic crisis partly due to luck and that luck may be running thin. 
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Niall McGee
May 07 2014

Nothing boring about this bond market

By Niall McGee, Reporter
"You guys at BNN are obsessed with the equity markets. Check out the bond market.” That’s one of the first things Paul Sandhu, Vice President and Portfolio Manager with Marret Asset Management in Toronto said to me on the phone this morning. He has a point.
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Frances Horodelski
May 07 2014

Be careful and pick your spots

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Today’s action will be dominated by the worry that the recent rally attempts in social media, biotech and momentum stocks couldn’t catch much steam and the Nasdaq Composite failed to breach its 100-day moving average at 4170 (200-day sits just below 4000 and the index closed down 1.4% yesterday at 4080).
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