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Michael Kane
Oct 27 2014

A quick word on Hazel McCallion

By Michael Kane, Anchor
This is election day in many municipalities and may be the appropriate day to acknowledge the work of Hazel McCallion. She was born on Valentine's Day 93 years ago – and has been the heart of the city of Mississauga, Ontario serving an unprecedented 12 terms in office.
Filed in: Canadian » Continue Reading
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.
Filed in: Canadian » Continue Reading
Michael Kane
Sep 29 2014

Beware the wall of grain

By Michael Kane, Anchor
It is the 29th day of September and across North America, many fields have crops of wheat, corn and soybeans that have not been harvested.
Filed in: Energy & Resources » Continue Reading
Michael Kane
Sep 22 2014

Poloz’s plight

By Michael Kane, Anchor
One thorny issue when examining life in Canada, is the way in which we report on the economy.
Filed in: Economy » Continue Reading
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.
Filed in: U.S. » Continue Reading
Michael Kane
Jul 18 2014

Investors scramble for safety

By Michael Kane, Anchor
Obviously, market participants spent yesterday pricing-in the risk associated with a) the Malaysian plane crash b) the military invasion in Gaza and c) a bomb scare at the White House. The three events drove the U.S. stock markets down by as much as 1.4%.
Filed in: International » Continue Reading
Michael Kane
Jul 17 2014

The real news is inflation

By Michael Kane, Anchor
The Canadian dollar went up yesterday despite a temporary sharp drop in the first few minutes following the statement by the Bank of Canada. That statement adjusted the Bank's economic growth forecast - as it often does - but the real news concerned consumer prices. Inflation.
Filed in: Economy » Continue Reading
Michael Kane
Jul 16 2014

Bank of Canada to err on the side of caution

By Michael Kane, Anchor
The Bank of Canada is scheduled to issue a policy statement this morning at 10:00am ET. The main focus is going to be the central bank's assessment of inflationary pressures, because the consumer price index did tick upward in the most recent reading.
Filed in: Economy » Continue Reading

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