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Aug 07 2014

No ECB changes, none expected

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
No surprises from Mario Draghi this morning. Andrew says this is because he's waiting for LTRO to kick in before taking any action. The Bank of England keeps interest rates unchanged. Two Canadian lifecos report. Plus, and epic Canadian Q2 earnings wrap.
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Frances Horodelski
Aug 07 2014

A busy earnings day

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
It is busy. As U.S. earnings season winds down (422 of the 500 S&P index companies have reported), Canadian companies are into the act big time this week and especially today. BNN will cover them all but a few standouts this morning include the big phone companies (BCE and Telus) and lifecos (Manulife, Sunlife, GreatWest).
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Aug 06 2014

Market psychology is feeding on itself

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
While the situation in Ukraine hurt afternoon trading yesterday, Andrew says these geopolitical concerns aren't new and investors are too up in their own heads. One reason to be bullish, more strong numbers from the U.S. Plus, two lifecos are expecting strong second-quarter reports.
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Frances Horodelski
Aug 06 2014

The sick man in Europe

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The real challenge today will be to step back and assess the risk factors in an environment where risk has taken a back seat to return – until the last few days. Bond yields are falling in the U.S. (with the 10 year back to 2.44%), equity prices are weak, a series of economic reports are comprising the bulls view of the outlook (and some argue if European companies are worried about the Ukrainian/Russian threat, how will American companies fare given about 40% of S&P 500 profits come from outside of the United States). It is important to remember that as markets go down, the news gets worse!
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Aug 05 2014

The beginning of a correction? Nope

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Andrew says the latest economic data supports Yellen's dovishness and provides a floor for stocks as quarterly results come in better than he expected. The U.S. dollar will strengthen while energy prices move to the downside. Oil is weak on the TSX and those who are long are taking it on the chin. Plus, the latest news from the Chevron conference call.
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Frances Horodelski
Aug 05 2014

The focus is on volumes (or lack thereof)

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Activity today will focus on volumes (or lack thereof), whether the correction that started last week has legs, Canadian jobs (Friday), the auto story (sub-prime loans rising, Toyota’s surprising profit, big volumes at BMW and Gannett buying in the rest of cars.com), “back to school” shopping trends (teens like bold prints, cowgirl boots, but the “all-American look” is out according to Thomson Reuters), SNC-Lavalin upgraded to outperform at Scotiabank, Imperial Metals and its tailings pond problem, and European data (UK Services stronger) but also the ongoing Portuguese banking issues and Greek bonds selling off this morning (apparently one big seller in the market).
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Aug 01 2014

U.S. jobs: Soft enough to soften

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Stocks are in the red and bonds are in the green this morning on the latest U.S. job number. The Dallas Fed chair says rates could rise "sometime early" in 2015. $13 billion has been pulled out of high yield bond funds in the last three weeks. Andrew says if this continues it will hurt the market. Plus, a look at companies getting hurt over their Russian exposure.
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Frances Horodelski
Aug 01 2014

Is the bull dead?

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Is the bull dead? Unlikely. But with 1031 days without a 10%+ correction, a pullback shouldn’t be a surprise. The things that keep markets going – economic growth (check), positive earnings (check), easy monetary policy (check), reasonable valuation (check), sentiment (not outrageously bullish on most measures), and breadth (check) – say the bull isn’t dead.
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