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Jul 29 2014

Bonds beat stocks on geopolitics

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Geopolitics is weighing on bond yields, keeping them low around the world, but still no impact on stocks . . . yet. Andrew digs into this disturbing trend. Why doesn’t First Energy Corp get the respect it deserves even after a series of beats on the first half of the year. Plus, Calfrac Well Services Ltd.’s half billion dollar revenue driven by record U.S. shale oil production.
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Jul 21 2014

Geopolitics versus earnings

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Market participants don't know what to do as two deadly geopolitical clashes play out in tandem. As a result, stocks and bond yields are starting the week down with gold moving to the upside. The first batch of earnings are looking positive ahead of the busy Canadian earnings season. Tough times for Rogers as a result of mounting headwinds in the wireless and cable businesses. Plus, Andrew explains why he isn't long tech names.
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Michael Kane
Jul 18 2014

Investors scramble for safety

By Michael Kane, Anchor
Obviously, market participants spent yesterday pricing-in the risk associated with a) the Malaysian plane crash b) the military invasion in Gaza and c) a bomb scare at the White House. The three events drove the U.S. stock markets down by as much as 1.4%.
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Jul 08 2014

Don't expect many second-quarter earnings beats

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
As we head into earnings season again, 113 S&P 500 companies have backed off their expectations. Andrew breaks down the missed earnings from Samsung, Air France, and Phillips. Plus, is there a an asset that isn't in a bubble? Let Andrew know by tweeting him @CedarBush.
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Frances Horodelski
Jun 13 2014

Friday the 13th (a better day than most)

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The deadline for Enbridge’s Gateway’s pipeline approval is June 17, so be prepared for it to come any moment; Intel raised its Q2 outlook last night (that’s refreshing); Amaya Gaming entering the big leagues with a $4.9 billion purchase of Oldford Group, the owner of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker; Priceline paying $103/share cash for OpenTable (versus last night’s close of $70.43); oh, and, the Liberals will be forming a majority government in Ontario.
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Frances Horodelski
Apr 01 2014

Will the second quarter start on a high note?

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Markets around the world are focused on purchasing manager indices including the official (50.3, slightly above expectations) and the HSBC (48, below February and the lowest since July) in China.
Filed in: Canadian, Energy & Resources, International » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Mar 14 2014

Beward the ides of March

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
What happened? We were just beginning to enjoy this new high thing and wham, they took it away. Why? According to one investment letter writer "take your pick".
Filed in: Canadian, Energy & Resources, International » Continue Reading
Frances Horodelski
Mar 06 2014

Earnings misses, ECB holds the line

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
This day is busy. Companies reporting, central bank forward guidance, initial jobless claims, the Crimean Parliament votes to join Russia and have a referendum on the matter. JP Morgan downgrades Russia to underweight from overweight. Put your hat on and let's go.
Filed in: Canadian, Economy, International » Continue Reading

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