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Aug 27 2014

What’s driving skyrocketing bonds in Europe?

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Andrew McCreath goes over the stories of the morning, including what’s driving skyrocketing European bonds, what the ECB should do to get consumer confidence up, and his outlook on farm supply stocks.
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Frances Horodelski
Aug 27 2014

The bulls say it isn’t closing time yet

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
On BNN today we’ll be talking crickets, the next big trends in technology and fashion, e-books and what the Premiers will be discussing in PEI. Lots to do and say – join us.
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Aug 26 2014

It's official: Brazilians bid for a Timbit

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Andrew McCreath goes over the stories of the morning, including Putin and Poroshenko’s meeting to discuss Ukraine and Russia, the Brazilian billionaires behind 3G Capital’s bid for Tim Hortons, and why he doesn’t buy the tax inversion or product diversification pitches behind the Tim Hortons-Burger King deal.
Filed in: International » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Aug 26 2014

Buffett knows a juicy return when he sees one

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
We’ll continue to track the Tim Hortons and Burger King as terms of the deal have been announced with BKW buying THI for a combination of cash (C$65.50) and stock (0.8025 shares) for a value (based on last night’s close) of about $94 Canadian per THI share. Warren Buffett, who knows a juicy return when he sees one, is providing financing in the form of a $3 billion in return for preferred shares. The terms of the preferred shares are not available but when Berkshire participated in Heinz the coupon was 9%.
Filed in: Canadian » Continue Reading
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Aug 25 2014

Is Tim Hortons undervalued?

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
In today’s Morning Call, Andrew McCreath reviews Friday’s announcement in Jackson Hole and tells us why Draghi has markets smiling. Plus, he explains why he believes Tim Hortons is undervalued.
Filed in: Canadian » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Aug 25 2014

How Canadian are you?

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
There is a lot to focus on this morning but as usual, I’m late. Don’t be too bullish when everyone else is – but don’t be a contrarian just for the sake of being so. Watch the news, focus on the numbers, and remain balanced. And read up on the recent report from the St. Louis Fed that highlights buy & hold has outperformed return chasers by 200 basis points in the period 2000-2012. Return chasers are those who buy into asset classes at their highs.
Filed in: Canadian » Continue Reading
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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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