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Oct 17 2014

Markets rise on stimulus hopes

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Markets move sharply higher this morning, but will this trend continue? Andrew McCreath says the main factor pushing trades higher is hope for additional monetary stimulus. As well, McCreath gives a rundown of North American real estate numbers, and which financials are ripe for buying right now.
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Michael Kane
Oct 17 2014

What does it mean when markets ‘gap’ lower?

By Michael Kane, Anchor
Some people in the media will tell you that "the stock market will open at..." and then give you the level it closed at, the previous day. This almost never happens. And yesterday was a good case-in-point.
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Frances Horodelski
Oct 17 2014

Almost there?

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
But before we become carefree, we have to get through the day where we see markets continuing the bounce, oil rising, the ECB jawboning governments to broaden and accelerate plans to strengthen their economies (the time for talk is over), and waiting for Janet Yellen who will be speaking in Boston on economic inequality but will likely address recent issues of volatility.
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Oct 16 2014

Europe's bond trade shooting blind

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
"The markets can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent," says Andrew McCreath, who believes markets might be starting to wake up in the European bond trade. But Europe's problems aren't about Draghi, says McCreath, they lie instead with the Germans, French, and the Italians.
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Frances Horodelski
Oct 16 2014

How much worse can it get?

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
BNN has a full line-up of people who are in the pits – i.e. money managers, commodity traders, hedge fund managers who are playing with real money. What are they doing with that money? We’ll find out.
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Michael Hainsworth
Oct 15 2014

Uptown geek, no beat

By Michael Hainsworth, Anchor
The numbers are in — and more people downloaded U2’s free album than paid for every other track they’ve ever recorded (and sold on iTunes). Neil Young’s new MP3 player is competing with more than the iPhone. Japan is giving the rocker turned techie a run for his high res audio money. An American band performing at the Grey Cup? Why it’s so hard to find Canadian acts to perform at halftime. Plus: a Geeks & Beats Update on Spiderman’s true identity and we’ll take you live on location to the Barebones and Upfront indie music series!
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Oct 15 2014

Germany must start spending

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Germany needs to spend, spend, spend, or Europe will stay a mess, says Andrew McCreath. France and Italy are showing no signs of stepping up spending either. As well, McCreath calls the latest U.S. economic data "abysmal." BNN has the details on what factors are dragging retail sales and equities down.
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Frances Horodelski
Oct 15 2014

October is a horrible month

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
In the news, Toyota recalling 1.75 million cars, Shire crashing as AbbVie is looking to reconsider its offer at an October 20th board meeting, Bank of America reported its results when adjusted for this, that and the other thing (legal items mostly), the earnings came in at 42 cents versus last year’s 20 cents.
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