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Michael Kane
Sep 22 2014

Poloz’s plight

By Michael Kane, Anchor
One thorny issue when examining life in Canada, is the way in which we report on the economy.
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Sep 10 2014

Look out! The Fed will raise rates

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Andrew McCreath says short-term interest rates are rising in the U.S. further and faster than market expectations. He says monetary policy has done what it could, and that it actually makes sense for rates to rise as mortgage demand in Japan, Europe, and the U.S. has not actually seen an increase since rates have remained low.
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Frances Horodelski
Sep 05 2014

The bulls are running

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Today’s line-up at BNN has some interesting interviews including the CEO of Twitch (recently purchased by Amazon for just under $1 billion), a look at the new BMW electric car, the i3, which is turning eyes and dollars away from Tesla, and designer Vince Camuto, the co-founder of Nine West, on the shoe business. Speaking of shoes, Michael Kors will be a stock to watch as investors react to the secondary offering of 11.6 million shares held by an insider as director resignations. The stock is down 5%. The Gap is also down 6% on weak same store sales.
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Aug 05 2014

The beginning of a correction? Nope

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Andrew says the latest economic data supports Yellen's dovishness and provides a floor for stocks as quarterly results come in better than he expected. The U.S. dollar will strengthen while energy prices move to the downside. Oil is weak on the TSX and those who are long are taking it on the chin. Plus, the latest news from the Chevron conference call.
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Frances Horodelski
Aug 05 2014

The focus is on volumes (or lack thereof)

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Activity today will focus on volumes (or lack thereof), whether the correction that started last week has legs, Canadian jobs (Friday), the auto story (sub-prime loans rising, Toyota’s surprising profit, big volumes at BMW and Gannett buying in the rest of cars.com), “back to school” shopping trends (teens like bold prints, cowgirl boots, but the “all-American look” is out according to Thomson Reuters), SNC-Lavalin upgraded to outperform at Scotiabank, Imperial Metals and its tailings pond problem, and European data (UK Services stronger) but also the ongoing Portuguese banking issues and Greek bonds selling off this morning (apparently one big seller in the market).
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Frances Horodelski
Aug 01 2014

Is the bull dead?

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Is the bull dead? Unlikely. But with 1031 days without a 10%+ correction, a pullback shouldn’t be a surprise. The things that keep markets going – economic growth (check), positive earnings (check), easy monetary policy (check), reasonable valuation (check), sentiment (not outrageously bullish on most measures), and breadth (check) – say the bull isn’t dead.
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Frances Horodelski
Jul 30 2014

What’s a MAU worth?

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The markets are taking a signal from Twitter and are floating higher (with the exception of the FTSE 100 and CAC 40 which are both lower). Futures in Toronto and New York are suggesting a higher opening. Even Russian stocks are higher (although still down about 9% from June levels) despite more aggressive sanctions from the EU, Canada and the United States.
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Jul 28 2014

Lots of market-moving info ahead

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Today's a big day for M&A in the dollar store segment south of the boarder. Andrew says Canadian Dollerama isn't a bargain given the valuation of today's deal. He's also not expecting anything new from the FOMC press release, but think the U.S. GDP number will disappoint. Plus, a look ahead at north american earnings and natural gas.
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