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Frances Horodelski
Aug 15 2014

Looking at where big money is going

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
There are a lot of other stories to consider such as BHP-Billiton potentially considering a de-merger (what does this mean for the company’s Potash intentions. BHP reports next week). Blackberry smartphone sales jumped 15% in the latest period. Of 301 million phones sold in the second quarter, Blackberry sold 1.5 million.
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Aug 14 2014

Get used to the word 'stimulus'

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Andrew says with France cutting its 2014 GDP outlook, European GDP flat, and weak data out of Japan, the world may be getting more familiar with stimulus policy. Badger Daylighting was down 24 percent yesterday because they cut capital spending, but keep an eye on Boyd Group Income. It's up 48 percent year-over-year.
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Frances Horodelski
Aug 14 2014

Keep nimble and focused

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Here’s the news focus today. German 10-year bonds slipped a tick below a 1% yield this morning (an historic low) as traders focused on the softening economic trends across the regions. The region posted 0% growth in the quarter versus the first quarter while Germany saw activity contract (-0.2%).
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Frances Horodelski
Aug 13 2014

What's working, and what's not?

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
What’s on the calendar at BNN today? Well, the earnings parade continues with these companies reporting this morning – Deere, Macy’s, Onex, CAE, Metro, plus energy companies Crescent Point, Bankers, Transglobe (the worst performing energy stock in the TSX composite) and InterOil. After the close, Sea World, Cisco, and K-Bro Linens. From last night report, King Digital was down 22% while Seaworld isn’t doing particularly well either down 13% this morning. On the other hand Canadian Solar and FuelCell Energy are both up more than 5%. Deere is down on its revenue miss.
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Aug 12 2014

Russia could force QE in Europe

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Andrew says Russia could force Dragi to implement QE before the year's end despite a quieting geopolitical climate. Here at home, low bond yields are keeping investors sitting on their hands, and with no catalysts in the days to come, Andrew says stocks will remain range-bound. Plus, a look at Aecon's big Q2 miss, and some energy names to watch.
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Frances Horodelski
Aug 12 2014

O Captain! My Captain!

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The economic calendar is very light. Traders note however that maybe the most important week of the second half will be next week with the minutes from the last FOMC meeting and similar notes from the last BOE meeting, flash manufacturing PMIs (again?) plus the agenda for the Fed gabfest at Jackson Hole will be released on August 21st (the meeting is August 21 through 23). The earnings calendar continues to thin although we have Cascades (miss), Rona, American Apparel and Fossil before the bell. Tomorrow is a more interesting day with Deere, Cisco, Macy’s, CAE and Aimia.
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Aug 11 2014

Still a bit nervous

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Baby steps on the geopolitical front are starting sooth investor confidence as Putin hints at de-escalating the situation in Ukraine.
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Larry Berman
Aug 11 2014

The benefits of a tactical rebalance

By Larry Berman, Berman's Call
The Sleep at Night portfolio starts with a low beta core holding and explores the world for dividend and growth opportunities.
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