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Aug 22 2014

Market is expecting Yellen to be dovish

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Andrew McCreath looked at the latest data coming out of the U.S., and he no longer thinks that Janet Yellen will announce an exit strategy from quantitative easing in Jackson Hole today. We also get Andrew’s thoughts on Royal Bank and Canadian bank earnings.
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Frances Horodelski
Aug 22 2014

Dumb, dumber, dumbest

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Earnings season has begun for the Canadian banks. Royal Bank reported results of $1.64 per share versus an estimate of $1.56. The dividend was boosted by 4 cents to 75 cents per quarter (as expected by the consensus). According to Canaccord’s bank analyst, the beat reflected better trading revenues, advisory revenues and a one-time actuarial gain. The street often doesn’t “pay-up” for trading beats but we’ll see. Of note also is the return on common equity which was reported at 19.6% down from 21.3%.
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Aug 21 2014

Economies are stuck in a funk

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Andrew says part of the reason why yields have remained so low is because economies are not delivering the goods as flash PMIs released today mostly disappointed. Plus, a look at recent deals in the resource sector.
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Frances Horodelski
Aug 21 2014

Fed fatigue

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Today’s BNN line-up includes CEOs from Exchange Income Corporation, BuildDirect, Whooshh Innovations and Caldwell Investment Management. Our shows will also focus on the opportunities and expectations for the Canadian banking sector as Royal Bank kicks off reporting season tomorrow as well as our ongoing plethora of investment ideas.
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Frances Horodelski
Aug 20 2014

Buy the rumour, sell the news?

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
In today’s news we have another group of retailers reporting with Lowe’s reporting a slight beat and affirming its outlook but lowering its same store sales outlook to 3.5% from 4%, although the street is already at 3.4%. Staples also reported a modest beat although same store sales were -5% versus an estimate of -3.3%. Target reported results that misses slightly, but more importantly the company dropped third quarter expectations by about 25-40% to 40-50 cents from the street’s 66 cents (ouch).
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Frances Horodelski
Aug 19 2014

Keep your eyes on the prize

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The day has started with a bang. Equity markets are higher today pretty much everywhere (those quirky Italian traders however are seeing a bit of red) while Home Depot kicked off the week’s reporting season with a decent beat ($1.52 vs $1.45) and raised its January 2015 outlook to $4.53 (above the highest estimate on the street of $4.50). The stock is higher by 3%. BHP has provided details on its spin-off plans with a new company that will hold its “unwanted” assets including its aluminum, coal, manganese, nickel and silver assets. The new company will be listed on the ASX.
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Larry Berman
Aug 18 2014

Double the debt, half the yield … what’s up with that?

By Larry Berman, Berman's Call
There is almost double the debt in the world today than there was before the financial crisis and interest rates are lower. The laws of supply and demand have been altered by central bank policies. This week at the annual Jackson Hole conference we expect Janet Yellen to give a dovish speech (being a dove means that the bias is for easier policy).
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Aug 18 2014

Fed to dictate the tape

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Easing tensions around the globe has turned the focus away from geopolitics towards Chinese growth (or lack thereof). But Andrew says this week it’s all about the Fed, as all eyes are on the upcoming FOMC minutes on Wednesday, most especially on speeches to be made by Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi, who are both expected to be very dovish. Plus, a forward-look at Canadian bank earnings.
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