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Frances Horodelski
Jun 30 2014

The week is a quirky one

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The week is a quirky one with the Canadian markets closed tomorrow and U.S. markets closed on Friday. Trading will likely be quiet however there are two big events – the ECB and U.S. jobs reports both on Thursday. Today we have Canadian April GDP as well as a number of U.S. data points including Chicago Purchasing Managers index and pending home sales.
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Frances Horodelski
Jun 27 2014

Does it feel like 2007?

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Does it feel like 2007? Let's start to keep track of things that last occurred in 2007. The last time the spread between treasury and corporate bonds yields was less than 1% was in 2007. The current pace of M&A activity suggests that the full year could see $3.5 trillion in deals - a level last seen in 2007.
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Frances Horodelski
Jun 26 2014

What's in store for the second half

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
As we wind down to the end of the quarter and the first half, BNN will continue to look at what the opportunities are for the second half.
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Frances Horodelski
Jun 25 2014

Cash is King

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
BNN’s line-up today a number of top executives including Paul Soubrey from New Flyer Industries, Michael Rose from Tourmaline, Alex Verge from Journey Energy, David Cutler Centric Health and the CEO of Berkley Payment Solutions. We will also be talking to the CIO of BNY Mellon Wealth Management (managers of more than $180 billion) who has six factors that could support higher equity prices.
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Frances Horodelski
Jun 24 2014

"Successful investing isn't easy, but it is simple"

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The chase list today includes: the impact of rising gasoline prices on consumer confidence which has been running at the highest level since January 2008 (June consumer confidence in the U.S. at 10am ET today); “bond vigilantes” - according to JP Morgan, the story of the summer will be central banks “behind the curve” as they grapple with whether inflation is transient (“noise” in Mrs. Yellen’s words) or something more concerning.
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Frances Horodelski
Jun 23 2014

A balancing act this week

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
This week will be a balancing act. The end of the quarter and the half is just a week away – and the lazy days of summer begin.
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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.
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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.
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