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Frances Horodelski
Sep 03 2014

Bank of Canada: Front and centre

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
On BNN today we have big gold (Agnico-Eagle), big data, big dividends, big books (the Fed’s Beige book) and big cars (auto sales).
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Frances Horodelski
Aug 26 2014

Buffett knows a juicy return when he sees one

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
We’ll continue to track the Tim Hortons and Burger King as terms of the deal have been announced with BKW buying THI for a combination of cash (C$65.50) and stock (0.8025 shares) for a value (based on last night’s close) of about $94 Canadian per THI share. Warren Buffett, who knows a juicy return when he sees one, is providing financing in the form of a $3 billion in return for preferred shares. The terms of the preferred shares are not available but when Berkshire participated in Heinz the coupon was 9%.
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Aug 25 2014

Is Tim Hortons undervalued?

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
In today’s Morning Call, Andrew McCreath reviews Friday’s announcement in Jackson Hole and tells us why Draghi has markets smiling. Plus, he explains why he believes Tim Hortons is undervalued.
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Frances Horodelski
Aug 25 2014

How Canadian are you?

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
There is a lot to focus on this morning but as usual, I’m late. Don’t be too bullish when everyone else is – but don’t be a contrarian just for the sake of being so. Watch the news, focus on the numbers, and remain balanced. And read up on the recent report from the St. Louis Fed that highlights buy & hold has outperformed return chasers by 200 basis points in the period 2000-2012. Return chasers are those who buy into asset classes at their highs.
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Frances Horodelski
Aug 19 2014

Keep your eyes on the prize

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The day has started with a bang. Equity markets are higher today pretty much everywhere (those quirky Italian traders however are seeing a bit of red) while Home Depot kicked off the week’s reporting season with a decent beat ($1.52 vs $1.45) and raised its January 2015 outlook to $4.53 (above the highest estimate on the street of $4.50). The stock is higher by 3%. BHP has provided details on its spin-off plans with a new company that will hold its “unwanted” assets including its aluminum, coal, manganese, nickel and silver assets. The new company will be listed on the ASX.
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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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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).
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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.
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