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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.
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
Michael Kane
Jul 15 2014

Ontario's budget in focus

By Michael Kane, Anchor
BNN has an exclusive interview with Premier Kathleen Wynne at the heels of Ontario's Liberal government pushing ahead with a plan to boost its economy with increased spending through a higher deficit. The interview will be on just after 9am ET.
Filed in: Economy » Continue Reading
Michael Kane
Jul 14 2014

Investors hungry for a winning day

By Michael Kane, Anchor
Investors will be hungry for a winning day in the stock markets after a challenging week last week. TSX down 0.59%... Dow Jones down 0.73%... S&P 500 fell 0.9% last week while the Nasdaq dropped 1.57%. Stock index futures point to a higher open on Wall Street. But gold is down $15 an ounce this morning and oil is back down to $100 a barrel, bearish influences on the TSX.
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Michael Kane
Jul 11 2014

Markets: not for the faint of heart

By Michael Kane, Anchor
North American stock markets have not been a place for the faint of heart this week - but the sharp turns have produced opportunities for investors who know what they're doing.
Filed in: Economy » Continue Reading
Michael Kane
Jul 10 2014

TSX tug of war

By Michael Kane, Anchor
The Toronto market, today, could be a tug-of-war governed by higher prices for gold, lower prices for oil and the safety of financial stocks.
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