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Frances Horodelski
Jul 21 2014

No shortage of facts

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
There will be no shortage of facts this week on the state of corporate America. 147 of the S&P 500 (including 12 Dow components) will report Q2 results. In total, the S&P 500 is expected to show earnings growth of 5% in the quarter, with a lot of variation around that average with an almost 12% gain for technology companies and a 0.7% decline for utilities.
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Jul 17 2014

Risk on, risk off

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Markets suggest a down-draft in risk. Andrew says it's because of increasing sanctions against Russia, but warns keep an eye on companies in your portfolio with exposure to the region.
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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.
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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.
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Jul 15 2014

U.S. manufacturing data trumps cockroach theory

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Solid U.S. manufacturing data calms the market after continuing concern over a Portuguese bank. People in China are borrowing more money ahead of a good Q2
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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.
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Jul 11 2014

Good full-time jobs growth?

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Lack-lustre part-time data dragged down this morning's jobs number causing a loonie sell-off. Markets are stabilizing, but that's about it.
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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.
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