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Amber Kanwar
Jul 03 2014

The debate about women on boards is wrong

By Amber Kanwar, Anchor, Reporter
Just one woman on a board can influence corporate governance exclaims a new report from Simon Fraser University. Just one! In fact there is no need to push for “critical mass” because just one will do the trick.
Filed in: Canadian » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Jul 03 2014

All about the macro today

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
In the news, it is all about the macro today with the ECB leaving rates unchanged. The jobs numbers are in at 288,000 in June vs. est. 215,000 – and the unemployment rate is 6.1% vs. estimate 6.3%.
Filed in: Economy » Continue Reading
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Jul 02 2014

What's funding shorts?

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Andrew digs in to the stock funding "beta shorts." June jobs number will push U.S. payroll numbers higher. The latest settlement price for metallurgical coal is no good for energy producers dealing with a supply glut. And a 500-year bull market in bonds? It happened in Holland.
Filed in: U.S. » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Jul 02 2014

Start soon enough and you won’t have to catch up

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Today will be one of catch-up for the TSX given the strong showing in U.S. markets yesterday. On BNN today we will be focusing on opportunities for the second half (at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET). We’ll also hear directly from Kenneth Feinberg the GM Compensation Administrator. We’ll be covering the Scottish independence vote. And my favourite headline of the day from one of our regular guests “No boom, no bubble, no bust” (John Stoltzfus from Oppenheimer at 8:30 a.m.)
Filed in: Economy » Continue Reading
Michael Kane
Jun 30 2014

Brown bagging it to $1-billion

By Michael Kane, Anchor
Grocery stores in the state of California stand to make an estimated billion-dollar profit from charging 10-cents for each paper grocery bag.
Filed in: U.S. » Continue Reading
Larry Berman
Jun 30 2014

Using sentiment surveys

By Larry Berman, Berman's Call
When markets are strong, they all get to a point when everyone is invested and have already made their bets. Sentiment surveys are helpful at finding extreme conditions when markets may be vulnerable.
Filed in: Investing Ideas » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Jun 30 2014

The week is a quirky one

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The week is a quirky one with the Canadian markets closed tomorrow and U.S. markets closed on Friday. Trading will likely be quiet however there are two big events – the ECB and U.S. jobs reports both on Thursday. Today we have Canadian April GDP as well as a number of U.S. data points including Chicago Purchasing Managers index and pending home sales.
Filed in: Economy » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Jun 27 2014

Does it feel like 2007?

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Does it feel like 2007? Let's start to keep track of things that last occurred in 2007. The last time the spread between treasury and corporate bonds yields was less than 1% was in 2007. The current pace of M&A activity suggests that the full year could see $3.5 trillion in deals - a level last seen in 2007.
Filed in: Economy » Continue Reading

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