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Iron ore is not like oil

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Investors may be lured to think the recent increase in oil prices foretells similar gains in iron ore, but Ben McEwan at CIBC World Markets says these expectations are based more about hope than anything of substance. For one thing, the analyst found little historical correlation between the two commodities as it is lower than the correlation between other industrial ...

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Nike promises thousands of U.S. jobs if trade measures approved

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Nike Inc. and its partners can create as many as 10,000 U.S. manufacturing and engineering jobs over the next decade if Congress approves fast-track trade legislation and a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement is finalized, according to the company. Nike, which produces athletic footwear and clothing, made the announcement Friday, hours before The president is to speak at the company\’s Beaverton, ...

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Bond markets are getting smoked — and it’s spooking investors and driving down stocks

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North American stocks fell with global equities, joining declines among bonds all over the world as governments put into debt supply. The dollar slid. The Standard & Poor\’s 500 Index dropped 0.7 per cent at 10:10 a.m. in Ny, briefly slipping below its average price within the last 50 days. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index lost 1.3 percent. The TSX ...

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How long will Canadian banks hold up?

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Canadian bank investors continue to wait for a shift in the domestic credit cycle as it represents a vital driver of sentiment for that sector. The domestic credit cycle is within its sixth year of improvement, but there\’s little reason to believe there will be an increase in provisions for credit losses within the second quarter, or anytime in 2015, ...

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For anyone concerned about plunging bonds, don’t say you weren’t warned

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After analysts first got it wrong this past year, bonds are doing what forecasters expected in 2015 – plunging. Byron Wien at Blackstone Group LP says there are other losses to come. At the end of 2014, Wall Street\’s forecasters predicted 2015 will be a disastrous year for benchmark Treasuries. With Fed Chair Janet Yellen poised to boost interest rates ...

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How bond ETFs can help during big market selloffs

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A well-known maxim in the realm of investing is the fact that to get a good read on the outlook for equities, you need look no further than the text market. Gauging from all the latest hoopla in the realm of bonds, greater caution looks to be in order. Stocks are no longer cheap, normalization within the U.S. is on ...

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Why living off your dividends in retirement may be a mistake

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Many Canadians dream of amassing a retirement fortune that may carry them effortlessly through their golden years. It\’s think about dream about it, but exactly how do you really do it? I warn you, it\’s not for the average person and it can be a bad idea anyway, particularly if your goal would be to live off your dividends. Based ...

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The US$18-trillion global economic boost if everything went right

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What if everything started to go in the actual world economy? It\’s a great deal to ask. The fir.1 per cent global growth of the first quarter was the weakest to have an expansion since 1998, based on JPMorgan Chase & Co. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers\’s \”secular stagnation\” warning is gaining traction and central banks have found more ...

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George Soros is betting on the Canadian energy sector. Should you too?

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George Soros is one of the best investors on the planet. In 1973 he founded the Quantum Fund, and also over the next 2 decades Soros went on to generate a 30% compounded annual return. Because of that kind of performance, he has cemented his place one of the world\’s greatest investors. Because of his exceptional history, I always pay ...

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Look beyond retail sales for what’s really happening with the U.S. economy

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There is no sense sugar coating the April U.S. retail sales report released Wednesday – it was a dud. The headline was flat in comparison to the expected 0.2-per-cent month-over-month rise. The ex-auto sales category edged up 0.1 per cent, which was far shy of market expectations for any 0.5-per-cent bounce. And the retail \”control\” segment that feeds right into ...

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