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The Daily – August 23rd, 2017

August 23rd, 2017   Daily Market Commentary     Canadian Headlines Royal Bank of Canada showed it’s not immune to the trading slowdown that affected U.S. rivals. Revenue from trading at Royal Bank fell 15 percent to C$835 million ($664 million) in the fiscal third quarter,…

The Daily – August 22nd, 2017

August 22nd, 2017   Daily Market Commentary     Canadian Headlines The August doldrums hit Canadian stocks, leaving them little changed on low trading volume as a continued rally in mining shares was offset by falling oil prices. The S&P/TSX Composite Index fell half a…

The Daily – August 21st, 2017

August 21st, 2017   Daily Market Commentary     Canadian Headlines Russia has emerged as one of the winners from the trade dispute between Canada and the U.S over lumber. The U.S. is importing more softwood lumber from overseas after it slapped tariffs on Canadian…

The Daily – August 18th, 2017

August 18th, 2017   Daily Market Commentary     Canadian Headlines Commercial real estate prices, hovering at record highs in the U.S. following a six-year boom, are sustainable even as Chinese regulators tighten restrictions on overseas investment, according to Brookfield Property Partners LP. There is…

The Daily – August 17th, 2017

August 17th, 2017   Daily Market Commentary     Canadian Headlines Canada will probably be willing to loosen controls over dairy imports during North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations like it did in a trade deal struck with the European Union, said former Quebec Premier Jean…

The Daily – August 16th, 2017

August 16th, 2017   Daily Market Commentary     Canadian Headlines Canadian stocks weakened for the fifth day in six as losses in energy and materials stocks overcame gains in health care, amid diminishing rhetoric between North Korea and the U.S. The S&P/TSX Composite Index…

The Daily – August 15th, 2017

August 15th, 2017   Daily Market Commentary     Canadian Headlines Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland laid out Canada’s core objectives for North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations that begin this week and signaled the country won’t accept “just any deal.’’ Speaking Monday in Ottawa, Freeland said…

The Daily – August 14th, 2017

August 14th, 2017   Daily Market Commentary     Canadian Headlines President Donald Trump has set the terms for revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement: Cut the U.S. trade deficit or he’ll walk away. That could entail convincing Mexico and Canada to commit to buy more…

The Daily – August 11th, 2017

August 11th, 2017   Daily Market Commentary     Canadian Headlines As copper producers from Freeport-McMoRan Inc. to BHP Billiton Ltd. ponder what to do with the windfall from surging prices, First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has no such dilemma. Unlike most of its peers, First Quantum’s copper…

The Daily – August 10th, 2017

August 10th, 2017   Daily Market Commentary     Canadian Headlines Canadian stocks fell as investors continued to reel from growing tension between the U.S. and North Korea and energy stocks took a hit from an unexpected increase in gasoline supplies. The S&P/TSX Composite Index fell 39 points…

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