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First Federal rate hike is the ‘policy question of the decade’


The U.S. Federal Reserve is talking up a gradual approach to raising rates of interest in hopes that it can avoid repeating the investor Taper Tantum to come its decision to pare back its quantitative-easing program. But because the Fed has been focusing on its exit strategy since initiating non-conventional policy in 2008, the first rate hike continues to be ...

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Energy investors haven’t made money in a decade — why are they still clinging to false hope?


It has been a very challenging time for investors in the energy space, but we discover their resiliency impressive, considering they have endured a decade of little to no returns. Big oil warns world to brace for any different, but equally daunting, price shock to come Oil companies say there will be a price to pay – a significantly higher ...

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Loonie drops to lowest point in more than a decade as oil and gold buckle under pressure


TORONTO – The Toronto stock market suffered another session of declines on Wednesday as oil settled below $50 the very first time in several months and also the loonie tumbled to its minimum in more than the usual decade. The S&P/TSX composite index lost 69.12 suggests end at 14,307.12, dragged down by both energy and resource sectors. Meanwhile, the Canadian ...

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