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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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Frances Horodelski
Jul 24 2014

Earnings, airlines and the search for cheap stocks

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Investors aren’t losing much today. Flash PMIs around the world are coming in above expectations and above 50 allowing the bulls to continue their charge. Chinese data in particular (52 in July vs 50.7 in June and above the 51 estimate) is further satisfying a view that the cyclical upswing will continue. Meanwhile, earnings, earnings, earnings. PMI for the U.S. is out at 9:45 this morning.
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Michael Kane
Jul 07 2014

A cautious start to the week

By Michael Kane, Anchor
Stock markets are looking cautious to start the week. European bourses are down about a quarter of one-percent but trading volume is one-quarter to one-half of what it would normally be.
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Niall McGee
Jul 05 2014

Bouchard could make more money than Sharapova

By Niall McGee, Reporter
Montreal’s Eugenie Bouchard has already made history by making it this far at Wimbledon. If she becomes champion, Bouchard’s earnings potential will skyrocket. She may eventually become one of the wealthiest female athletes on the planet.
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Frances Horodelski
Jul 04 2014

Good thing there's mail to read

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
It’s a good thing I had mail to read because there is precious little else going on. Of course, July 4th has American markets closed but it seems that traders want to focus on everything else but markets today.
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