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The Daily -March 22nd, 2018

March 22nd, 2018   Daily Market Commentary Canadian Headlines Canada’s equity benchmark gained as energy shares jumped the most since November after an unexpected decline in U.S. crude inventories sent oil prices soaring, while the loonie rallied on growing trade optimism. The S&P/TSX Composite Index rose 0.4 percent…

The Daily -March 21st, 2018

March 21st, 2018   Daily Market Commentary Canadian Headlines Canada’s stock benchmark closed higher, boosted by technology and consumer discretionary shares, but failed to erase Monday’s tech-driven selloff. The S&P/TSX Composite Index added 27 points or 0.2 percent to 15,616.36. Technology shares were the biggest…

The Daily -March 20th, 2018

March 20th, 2018   Daily Market Commentary Canadian Headlines Canadian stocks fell the most this month amid a global selloff that also hit crude prices, sending energy shares tumbling. The S&P/TSX Composite Index lost 122 points or 0.8 percent to 15,589.39, the biggest drop since Feb….

The Daily -March 19th, 2018

March 19th, 2018   Daily Market Commentary   World Headlines European shares slide as U.S. bond yields rise before Jerome Powell’s first meeting as Federal Reserve chairman later this week. The Stoxx 600 Index slips 0.6% along with U.S. futures. Mining stocks are among the…

The Daily -March 16th, 2018

March 16th, 2018   Daily Market Commentary   Canadian Headlines A reinvigorated U.S. economy under Donald Trump is a better bet than Canada, where a ticking consumer-debt bomb and declining competitiveness are dragging on asset prices, according to top-performing money managers north of the border. President Trump’s…

The Daily -March 15th, 2018

March 15th, 2018   Daily Market Commentary   Canadian Headlines Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he’s willing to accelerate Nafta talks to get ahead of U.S. and Mexico election pressures if needed, striking an upbeat tone on the fate of the trade pact. Trudeau, speaking in…

The Daily -March 14th, 2018

March 14th, 2018   Daily Market Commentary   Canadian Headlines Canadian stocks gained for a fourth day while the loonie tumbled the most in five weeks after Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz struck a dovish tone. The S&P/TSX Composite Index added 42 points or 0.3…

The Daily -March 13th, 2018

March 13th, 2018   Daily Market Commentary   Canadian Headlines Canadian stocks gained for a third day to the highest since Feb. 27 as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he’s “very confident” in a positive Nafta outcome. The loonie weakened slightly, down 0.2 percent, as…

The Daily -March 12th, 2018

March 12th, 2018   Daily Market Commentary   Canadian Headlines Nafta negotiations are weighing on companies’ investment plans and both Canada and the U.S. are hoping to make rapid progress in talks, according to Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau. “There are some businesses that are being…

The Daily -March 9th, 2018

March 9th, 2018   Daily Market Commentary   Canadian Headlines Canadian stocks climbed and the loonie strengthened as President Trump signed an order giving steel and aluminum tariffs exemptions sparing Canada and Mexico, depending on Nafta talks. The S&P/TSX Composite Index gained 66 points, or 0.4 percent,…

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