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Oct 22 2014

Realtors to Toronto mayor: Ease up on land transfer taxes

By Greg Bonnell, Reporter
If you purchased a home in Toronto in the past six years you were hit not once, but twice when it came to land transfer taxes. Toronto's realtors want the city's next mayor to do something about that, and they’re applying the pressure in the final stretch of the mayoral race.
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Frances Horodelski
Oct 22 2014

What do you call the opposite of a correction?

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Earnings remain a focus including Yahoo! (better than expected – although the key will be the tax-efficient way to realize the Alibaba assets), CNR (a record low operating ratio, the lowest of any Class 1 railroad plus a 24% increase in earnings per share. Scotia notes a “nice big divvy coming in January”, as much as a 24% increase). This morning we’ve already heard from Boeing (beat and raise), Dow Chemical (beat), Biogen (beat and raise) and EMC (miss).
Filed in: Investing Ideas » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Oct 21 2014

We're focused on earnings

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The news calendar remains focused on earnings and there are smiles for Apple shareholders with last night’s results ($42.1 billion in revenue and $1.42 in earnings) which beat consensus and gross margins (38%) were at the high end of expectations.
Filed in: U.S. » Continue Reading
Larry Berman
Oct 20 2014

Bonds may have peaked, stocks looking better?

By Larry Berman, Berman's Call
The recent correction in the equity markets hit our 10% target last week.
Filed in: Investing Ideas » Continue Reading
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Oct 20 2014

Nikkei roaring higher

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
The Japanese government confirmed its plan to double its pension fund's allocations in equities, giving the Nikkei a lift this morning. Andrew McCreath has further details on what has Asian markets roaring today.
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Frances Horodelski
Oct 20 2014

Will the Bullard bounce hold?

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
I’m detecting a continued bearish position from technical analysts (a bounce but the damage is done) while the fundamental guys are taking opportunity to buy stocks on the weakness. Will the Bullard bounce hold? That is the question for today.
Filed in: International » Continue Reading
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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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