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Jul 28 2014

Lots of market-moving info ahead

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Today's a big day for M&A in the dollar store segment south of the boarder. Andrew says Canadian Dollerama isn't a bargain given the valuation of today's deal. He's also not expecting anything new from the FOMC press release, but think the U.S. GDP number will disappoint. Plus, a look ahead at north american earnings and natural gas.
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Frances Horodelski
Jul 28 2014

Macro events will dictate the week

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
This week will largely be dictated by some major macro events including the FOMC (no “dots”, no press conference, just a statement) on Wednesday and the July jobs report on Friday.
Filed in: Economy » Continue Reading
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Jul 25 2014

It's quiet...too quiet

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Markets are in a lull today despite all of the big earnings reports. Starbucks and Visa are up two points and flat respectively. Could this be because people just don't have the wage growth to drive earnings? Plus, a look at two energy names Andrew says are worth your attention.
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Frances Horodelski
Jul 25 2014

Pick up your contrarian hat

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Today, we have lots of things to focus on. First, Amazon. As RBC’s analyst puts it “there’s gotta be a bang for all these bucks” following the release of a larger than expected loss in the company’s Q2. The earnings calendar lightens a little today, although it resumes with a vengeance next week, especially in Canada.
Filed in: Economy » Continue Reading
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Jul 24 2014

U.S. employment better than expected

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
World markets are in the green this morning as the latest economic data looks positive. Andrew says Chinese PMI could indicate the country's GDP staying at 7.5 percent through the second half of 2014. The U.S. appears to have skipped summer layoffs. Plus Andrew digs into a serious earnings wrap.
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Frances Horodelski
Jul 24 2014

Earnings, airlines and the search for cheap stocks

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Investors aren’t losing much today. Flash PMIs around the world are coming in above expectations and above 50 allowing the bulls to continue their charge. Chinese data in particular (52 in July vs 50.7 in June and above the 51 estimate) is further satisfying a view that the cyclical upswing will continue. Meanwhile, earnings, earnings, earnings. PMI for the U.S. is out at 9:45 this morning.
Filed in: Canadian » Continue Reading
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Jul 23 2014

A big day for M&A

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
BCE offers minority shareholders of Bell Aliant $31 per share, a move that could boost cash flow at BNN's parent company's by $200 million and spell bad news for Rogers in the Maritimes. Repsol is interested in buying Talisman. Plus, Andrew breaks down the overall trend of equities trumping geopolitics.
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Frances Horodelski
Jul 23 2014

All about earnings

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The big story today will remain earnings. Big tech from last night is showing mixed performance with Microsoft up 1.4% in the pre-market and Apple down a little. In Canadian corporate news today, the big story will be BCE (the parent company of Bell Media of which BNN is a division) buying in the rest of Bell Aliant that they don’t already own for a total consideration of $3.95 billion or $31 per share in a combination of stock and cash.
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