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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.
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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.
Filed in: Telecom » Continue Reading
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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Larry Berman
Jul 21 2014

Flights to safety and US dollar strength

By Larry Berman, Berman's Call
We have spent the past month looking at several indications that we might be in for a 5-10% correction. These types of corrections are completely normal and healthy for the markets. As corrections go, these are relatively minor and there is little reason to run for the exits. Valuations are not extreme and systemic risks are not significant. While geopolitical tensions are always a concern, they are almost never a reason for more than minor corrections. Arguably, the first Gulf War came at an economically weak period and the markets may have corrected anyway.
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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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