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Jul 30 2014

It's all about Uncle Sam today

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Market drivers today are all-American on ADP data, a strong GDP number, and a Fed decision this afternoon. Andrew says the greenback is going to continue to get more green, but Europe is in for more tough times as the ECB squares of with German interests. Plus, gold is under-performing so it might be time for base metals to shine.
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Frances Horodelski
Jul 29 2014

Is a turn coming?

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Stories BNN is covering: The WSJ (and others report) that Microsoft’s offices have been raided by Chinese authorities with respect to an anti-monopoly investigation, the continuing issue surrounding PetroChina officials and their valuation of Athabasca assets and, finally, the National Research Council today disclosing a breach of security that CTV is reporting is from Chinese hackers. Lots here.
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Frances Horodelski
Jul 22 2014

Ackman’s big reveal

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Pyramid schemes are frauds that are based on recruiting an ever-increasing number of investors. Does this describe Herbalife? Bill Ackman thinks so and will look to prove it the “most important presentation of his career”. Today’s big story.
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Michael Kane
Jul 21 2014

A quick word on James Garner

By Michael Kane, Anchor
The passing of actor James Garner presents an opportunity to mention one of the best teaching tools in the business world.
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Michael Kane
Jul 14 2014

Investors hungry for a winning day

By Michael Kane, Anchor
Investors will be hungry for a winning day in the stock markets after a challenging week last week. TSX down 0.59%... Dow Jones down 0.73%... S&P 500 fell 0.9% last week while the Nasdaq dropped 1.57%. Stock index futures point to a higher open on Wall Street. But gold is down $15 an ounce this morning and oil is back down to $100 a barrel, bearish influences on the TSX.
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Jul 03 2014

Draghi's all out of moves

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Markets opened at new highs all around on better-than-expected U.S. jobs numbers. The ECB keeps rates as is. World currencies fell against the Greenback. Andrews says this is the beginning of a rising U.S. dollar, and markets will move rates higher on Yellen. Plus, the worst performing stock on the TSX and Ontario's downgraded debt
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Jul 02 2014

What's funding shorts?

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Andrew digs in to the stock funding "beta shorts." June jobs number will push U.S. payroll numbers higher. The latest settlement price for metallurgical coal is no good for energy producers dealing with a supply glut. And a 500-year bull market in bonds? It happened in Holland.
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Michael Kane
Jun 30 2014

Brown bagging it to $1-billion

By Michael Kane, Anchor
Grocery stores in the state of California stand to make an estimated billion-dollar profit from charging 10-cents for each paper grocery bag.
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