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Frances Horodelski
Jun 20 2014

Happy summer solstice

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The calendar today includes a number of politicians, talking. Ministers Kenney and Alexander are announcing changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Economically, it is relatively quiet although we do get Canadian retail sales and CPI. Canadian dollar bounced 0.25% immediately on the news. Sunday will bring the start of the PMI cycle, again, with China’s flash PMI for June. That will set the stage for next week’s trading.
Filed in: Economy » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Jun 19 2014

What do courgettes and peas have in common with gold?

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Amber Kanwar is in Waterloo covering BlackBerry for BNN and will interview John Chen. Calendar watch including the weekly jobless claims, U.S. Philadelphia Fed Index, earnings from Oracle, a couple of major consumer conferences. We’ll continues to watch VRX/AGN as well as GE/Alstom/Siemens/Mitsubishi.
Filed in: Technology » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Jun 18 2014

209: The number of the day

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Today, BNN will provide follow-on reports after the Government of Canada gave its approval for the Enbridge pipeline.
Filed in: Energy & Resources » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Jun 17 2014

It is a day of waiting

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
It is a day of waiting – for the Canadian government’s decision on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline. With the deadline set at midnight tonight, an after-the-close announcement is expected.
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Frances Horodelski
Jun 16 2014

A zettabyte of opportunities

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
It will be a busy week. We should all pay attention. The TSX is 72 points from its closing high of 15073 reached exactly six years ago this week. With traders watching Iraq, Ukraine, the Fed, M&A and soccer, and central banks liquid as all get out, lots of opportunities for something wacky to happen.
Filed in: Investing Ideas » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Jun 13 2014

Friday the 13th (a better day than most)

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The deadline for Enbridge’s Gateway’s pipeline approval is June 17, so be prepared for it to come any moment; Intel raised its Q2 outlook last night (that’s refreshing); Amaya Gaming entering the big leagues with a $4.9 billion purchase of Oldford Group, the owner of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker; Priceline paying $103/share cash for OpenTable (versus last night’s close of $70.43); oh, and, the Liberals will be forming a majority government in Ontario.
Filed in: International » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Jun 12 2014

Sometimes, last becomes first

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
We’ll stick with central banks as the Canadian one will be releasing its Financial System Review at 10:30 am ET today. One area of focus will be housing. It is a fairly big earnings day in Canada with Lululemon (beat but a reduced outlook), BRP Inc. (a beat with a reaffirmed guidance and an outlook for a stronger second half with strong bookings), TransAt (loss wider than expected and second half expected to be below last year), Alarmforce and Dollarama (estimated earnings 77 cents – came in slightly better).
Filed in: Canadian » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Jun 11 2014

Keep perspective boys

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The chase list today include: Oil with a focus on inventories, OPEC and Iraq where an al-Qaeda group could be in a position to seize major energy infrastructure as the situation deteriorates near Baiji, the location of Iraq’s largest refinery.
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