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Aug 26 2014

It's official: Brazilians bid for a Timbit

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Andrew McCreath goes over the stories of the morning, including Putin and Poroshenko’s meeting to discuss Ukraine and Russia, the Brazilian billionaires behind 3G Capital’s bid for Tim Hortons, and why he doesn’t buy the tax inversion or product diversification pitches behind the Tim Hortons-Burger King deal.
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Frances Horodelski
Aug 22 2014

Dumb, dumber, dumbest

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Earnings season has begun for the Canadian banks. Royal Bank reported results of $1.64 per share versus an estimate of $1.56. The dividend was boosted by 4 cents to 75 cents per quarter (as expected by the consensus). According to Canaccord’s bank analyst, the beat reflected better trading revenues, advisory revenues and a one-time actuarial gain. The street often doesn’t “pay-up” for trading beats but we’ll see. Of note also is the return on common equity which was reported at 19.6% down from 21.3%.
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Aug 21 2014

Economies are stuck in a funk

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Andrew says part of the reason why yields have remained so low is because economies are not delivering the goods as flash PMIs released today mostly disappointed. Plus, a look at recent deals in the resource sector.
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Frances Horodelski
Aug 14 2014

Keep nimble and focused

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Here’s the news focus today. German 10-year bonds slipped a tick below a 1% yield this morning (an historic low) as traders focused on the softening economic trends across the regions. The region posted 0% growth in the quarter versus the first quarter while Germany saw activity contract (-0.2%).
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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.
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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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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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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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