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Aug 12 2014

Russia could force QE in Europe

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Andrew says Russia could force Dragi to implement QE before the year's end despite a quieting geopolitical climate. Here at home, low bond yields are keeping investors sitting on their hands, and with no catalysts in the days to come, Andrew says stocks will remain range-bound. Plus, a look at Aecon's big Q2 miss, and some energy names to watch.
Filed in: International » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Aug 12 2014

O Captain! My Captain!

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The economic calendar is very light. Traders note however that maybe the most important week of the second half will be next week with the minutes from the last FOMC meeting and similar notes from the last BOE meeting, flash manufacturing PMIs (again?) plus the agenda for the Fed gabfest at Jackson Hole will be released on August 21st (the meeting is August 21 through 23). The earnings calendar continues to thin although we have Cascades (miss), Rona, American Apparel and Fossil before the bell. Tomorrow is a more interesting day with Deere, Cisco, Macy’s, CAE and Aimia.
Filed in: U.S. » Continue Reading
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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.
Filed in: Canadian » Continue Reading
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.
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