Want in on China’s A-shares? The devil is in the details


Investors, even at the best of times, have a habit of running after bright shiny objects and latching on just like a fish to some lure. However in a sideways market, where everyone is chasing after any little nibble of growth, this natural inclination towards hype is amplified. It\’s easier than ever to invest in Chinese stocks. Here\’s how to ...

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Fortress Paper stock bounce caused by more than turmoil in Greece, analyst says


Shares in Fortress Paper Ltd., the Vancouver-based company, have bounced more than 50 per cent in the last three months amid speculation that, should Greece leave the eurozone, Fortress’s mill in Landquart, Switzerland is well-placed to win the contract to supply paper for?a new version of Greece’s historic currency, the drachma. The Landquart mill, in eastern Switzerland close to the ...

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Why bond ETFs have little to fear from a market collapse


Mark Wiedman believes the corporate bond marketplace is facing big problems when interest rates start to rise, however the global head of BlackRock Inc. iShares isn\’t overly concerned about the impact that may have on his firm\’s lineup of fixed-income exchange-traded funds. To the contrary, Wiedman sees no reason to believe that ETFs is going to be any less resilient ...

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Magna International Inc a ‘highly probable’ buyer of some Granite REIT assets, analyst says


Granite Real Estate Investment Trust is considering sales of its assets, and Magna International Inc. is a \”highly probable\” buyer of its special-purpose facilities, according to Desjardins analyst Michael Markidis. Granite, which owns $ 30 million square feet of industrial properties in North America and Europe, counts Magna since it\’s largest tenant with about 82 per cent of its annualized ...

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Waiting for the Fed: What you need to know before markets open


U.S. stock index futures are lower today as investors remain cautious in front of a two-day Fed meeting and because the Greek debt crisis shows no signs of abating. The central bank is not likely to raise rates only at that meeting but investors will watch out for any hints from Fed Chair Janet Yellen in a press conference following ...

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Worst bond crash in almost 30 years is early warning of turmoil to come


The global deflation trade is unwinding with a vengeance. Yields on 10-year Bunds blew through 1 percent this week, spearheading a violent repricing of credit across the world\’s economic climate. The scale is beginning to match the “taper tantrum” of mid-2013, when the US Federal Reserve issued its first gentle warning that quantitative easing wouldn\’t last forever, which the long-feared ...

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It’s easier than ever to invest in Chinese stocks. Here’s how to get the most value


China’s mainland stock exchange has been red hot over the past year and may get another big lift now that MSCI Inc. is anticipated to add domestically listed A-shares to its influential global market indexes, making it easier for investors to access them. But it\’s Chinese H-shares traded in Hong Kong that may offer the best value to investors in ...

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HSBC to cut as many as 50,000 jobs, sell business in Turkey and Brazil to restore profit growth


HSBC Holdings Plc, Europe\’s largest bank, intends to eliminate as many as 25,000 jobs then sell operations in Turkey and Brazil to help restore profit growth. Under a three-year plan, HSBC will cut full-time employees by 22,000 to 25,000, or about 10 per cent, it said in a presentation to investors on its website on Tuesday. The sale of companies ...

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Where great investing ideas come from — and how to make them work


One of the signs that I must be getting old is that I’m often inspired to speak to young graduates concerning the \”secrets of success.\” Five investing tips from the former sell-side analyst Want to know how to best use and interpret research reports. Here’s the way the do-it-yourself investor can act like a pro in a few easy steps ...

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CN Rail upgraded on rare valuation opportunity


Canadian National Railway Co.’s 14-per-cent pullback since Feb. 1 and material underperformance versus United states equity indexes have the stock trading below 16x estimated earnings per share for 2016. That’s within the lower 1 / 2 of its three-year historical range along with a significant discount to the S&P 500. This is a rare occurrence, especially in the past 5 ...

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