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Aug 11 2014

Still a bit nervous

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Baby steps on the geopolitical front are starting sooth investor confidence as Putin hints at de-escalating the situation in Ukraine.
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Larry Berman
Aug 11 2014

The benefits of a tactical rebalance

By Larry Berman, Berman's Call
The Sleep at Night portfolio starts with a low beta core holding and explores the world for dividend and growth opportunities.
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Frances Horodelski
Aug 11 2014

Are markets at the bounce point?

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
This week may be defined by the level of cautiousness that existed coming into the week. A number of indicators are showing that the markets are at a bounce point (sentiment, positioning, internals).
Filed in: Canadian » Continue Reading
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Aug 08 2014

Bond yields bounce off a bottom

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Bond yields are starting to rise again as institutions move into treasuries and investors flee high-yield debt. U.S. small caps have outperformed large caps the past four days … can they keep it up? And one last question – Andrew asks what’s less believable: Chinese economic data or Canadian jobs data? If you have an answer let Andrew know on twitter @cedarbush.
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Frances Horodelski
Aug 08 2014

Geopolitics unsettle markets

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The U.S. airstrike initiative has unsettled markets overnight. Combined with the end of the peace in Gaza, the on-going situation in Ukraine/Russia, ebola (WHO’s Director-General calls the epidemic an international emergency) and the illiquidity of August have combined for a very messy day of trading overseas.
Filed in: Canadian, International » Continue Reading
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Aug 07 2014

No ECB changes, none expected

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
No surprises from Mario Draghi this morning. Andrew says this is because he's waiting for LTRO to kick in before taking any action. The Bank of England keeps interest rates unchanged. Two Canadian lifecos report. Plus, and epic Canadian Q2 earnings wrap.
Filed in: International » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Aug 07 2014

A busy earnings day

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
It is busy. As U.S. earnings season winds down (422 of the 500 S&P index companies have reported), Canadian companies are into the act big time this week and especially today. BNN will cover them all but a few standouts this morning include the big phone companies (BCE and Telus) and lifecos (Manulife, Sunlife, GreatWest).
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Aug 06 2014

Market psychology is feeding on itself

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
While the situation in Ukraine hurt afternoon trading yesterday, Andrew says these geopolitical concerns aren't new and investors are too up in their own heads. One reason to be bullish, more strong numbers from the U.S. Plus, two lifecos are expecting strong second-quarter reports.
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