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Frances Horodelski
Oct 31 2014

I feel a month-end pile-on

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
On BNN, we’ll be watching BlackBerry (John Chen has been leading the company for a year and Amber Kanwar will have an anniversary interview), Sony (on surprisingly strong PlayStation sales), Aegerion (on a disappointing financial report and the on-going saga of its CEO’s involvement in the nasty divorce of a Wall Street investment banker), miners in Burkina Faso (as the government has been dissolved and protestors have burned the Parliament buildings – not a first for unrest in the country), Abbvie on reaction to a positive surprise, TD Bank as the next CEO says the U.S. buying binge is over and Callidus Capital (CBL) on a business update.
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Frances Horodelski
Oct 27 2014

The calendar is full

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The calendar this week is full as is our chase list. There will be 160 S&P 500 companies reporting results. The tally so far, 70% have beat earnings with an earnings growth rate of 7.6% and a negative to positive outlook ratio of 3 to 1 for Q4.
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Oct 24 2014

Read past the headlines

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
The Ruble hits a new low, Chinese housing prices are declining, traders taking profit after yesterday's surge, and most European banks expect to pass the stress test. Andrew McCreath takes us through which data points are headline noise, and which you should watch like a hawk.
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Frances Horodelski
Oct 24 2014

'Real markets are about bonds'

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
In Canada, we’ll be watching gold stocks with West Africa exposure especially Iamgold given the news that there is the first case of Ebola in Mali. Also in Canada, Bloomberg highlighting the rising put positioning in Burger King as some worry about the ability for it to complete its Tim Hortons takeout.
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Frances Horodelski
Oct 20 2014

Will the Bullard bounce hold?

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
I’m detecting a continued bearish position from technical analysts (a bounce but the damage is done) while the fundamental guys are taking opportunity to buy stocks on the weakness. Will the Bullard bounce hold? That is the question for today.
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Oct 15 2014

Germany must start spending

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Germany needs to spend, spend, spend, or Europe will stay a mess, says Andrew McCreath. France and Italy are showing no signs of stepping up spending either. As well, McCreath calls the latest U.S. economic data "abysmal." BNN has the details on what factors are dragging retail sales and equities down.
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Frances Horodelski
Oct 15 2014

October is a horrible month

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
In the news, Toyota recalling 1.75 million cars, Shire crashing as AbbVie is looking to reconsider its offer at an October 20th board meeting, Bank of America reported its results when adjusted for this, that and the other thing (legal items mostly), the earnings came in at 42 cents versus last year’s 20 cents.
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Oct 10 2014

We're listening to the IMF now?

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
We didn't need Christine Lagarde to tell us global growth was going to be lousy, says Andrew McCreath.
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