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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.
Filed in: Economy » Continue Reading
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Jul 29 2014

Bonds beat stocks on geopolitics

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Geopolitics is weighing on bond yields, keeping them low around the world, but still no impact on stocks . . . yet. Andrew digs into this disturbing trend. Why doesn’t First Energy Corp get the respect it deserves even after a series of beats on the first half of the year. Plus, Calfrac Well Services Ltd.’s half billion dollar revenue driven by record U.S. shale oil production.
Filed in: International » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Jul 29 2014

Is a turn coming?

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Stories BNN is covering: The WSJ (and others report) that Microsoft’s offices have been raided by Chinese authorities with respect to an anti-monopoly investigation, the continuing issue surrounding PetroChina officials and their valuation of Athabasca assets and, finally, the National Research Council today disclosing a breach of security that CTV is reporting is from Chinese hackers. Lots here.
Filed in: U.S. » Continue Reading
Larry Berman
Jul 28 2014

US earnings on the upswing

By Larry Berman, Berman's Call
Earnings season thus far has been better than expected with 228 of S&P 500 companies reporting. On a weighted basis, earnings growth was 11.6% while the 188 that have beat estimates have seen a 16.3% growth in earnings, which is quite remarkable given global economic growth has slowed over the past year.
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Jul 28 2014

Lots of market-moving info ahead

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Today's a big day for M&A in the dollar store segment south of the boarder. Andrew says Canadian Dollerama isn't a bargain given the valuation of today's deal. He's also not expecting anything new from the FOMC press release, but think the U.S. GDP number will disappoint. Plus, a look ahead at north american earnings and natural gas.
Filed in: Economy » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Jul 28 2014

Macro events will dictate the week

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
This week will largely be dictated by some major macro events including the FOMC (no “dots”, no press conference, just a statement) on Wednesday and the July jobs report on Friday.
Filed in: Economy » Continue Reading
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Jul 25 2014

It's quiet...too quiet

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Markets are in a lull today despite all of the big earnings reports. Starbucks and Visa are up two points and flat respectively. Could this be because people just don't have the wage growth to drive earnings? Plus, a look at two energy names Andrew says are worth your attention.
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Frances Horodelski
Jul 25 2014

Pick up your contrarian hat

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Today, we have lots of things to focus on. First, Amazon. As RBC’s analyst puts it “there’s gotta be a bang for all these bucks” following the release of a larger than expected loss in the company’s Q2. The earnings calendar lightens a little today, although it resumes with a vengeance next week, especially in Canada.
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