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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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Jul 31 2014

Argentina, default or dispute?

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Why are some reading the conflict between a U.S. hedge fund an Argentina as a dispute? Andrew explains why the situation is bad for the people of Argentina, but not such a big deal for world markets. The Greenback is the only asset up today. Plus, a hefty helping of earnings and marco data.
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Frances Horodelski
Jul 31 2014

Pick your poison

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
We’re setting up for a big trading day. Big gold will be in focus and we have the executives covered with CEOs from Agnico Eagle, Goldcorp, Yamana, New Gold and for good measure a base metals focus with HudBay Minerals’ CEO. Continuing with the CEO-palooza, top executives from OpenText, Cipher Pharmaceuticals, Riocan and Vermilion Energy join us throughout the day as well. Finally, the CEO of IPXShuster will also be on to discuss the big week in IPOs.
Filed in: Energy & Resources » Continue Reading
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Jul 30 2014

It's all about Uncle Sam today

By Andrew McCreath, BNN Markets Commentator
Market drivers today are all-American on ADP data, a strong GDP number, and a Fed decision this afternoon. Andrew says the greenback is going to continue to get more green, but Europe is in for more tough times as the ECB squares of with German interests. Plus, gold is under-performing so it might be time for base metals to shine.
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Frances Horodelski
Jul 30 2014

What’s a MAU worth?

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
The markets are taking a signal from Twitter and are floating higher (with the exception of the FTSE 100 and CAC 40 which are both lower). Futures in Toronto and New York are suggesting a higher opening. Even Russian stocks are higher (although still down about 9% from June levels) despite more aggressive sanctions from the EU, Canada and the United States.
Filed in: Economy » Continue Reading
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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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Frances Horodelski
Jul 29 2014

Is a turn coming?

By Frances Horodelski, Anchor
Stories BNN is covering: The WSJ (and others report) that Microsoft’s offices have been raided by Chinese authorities with respect to an anti-monopoly investigation, the continuing issue surrounding PetroChina officials and their valuation of Athabasca assets and, finally, the National Research Council today disclosing a breach of security that CTV is reporting is from Chinese hackers. Lots here.
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