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BlackBerry Ltd planning share buyback to offset employee incentives

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BlackBerry Ltd. plans to buy back and cancel as many as 12 million shares, or 2.6 % of its public float, to offset a brand new employee share purchase plan. The employee stock plan, that will increase the amount of shares readily available for compensation, will be provided for approval at the company\’s annual general meeting on June 23, BlackBerry ...

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What you need to know before the TSX opens

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Expect a quiet begin to the week of trading as U.S. markets remain closed today for the? Memorial Day holiday. The TSX opens at 9:30 a.m. European equities fell today, using the Spanish and Greek stock markets hit by investors\’ concerns over Greece\’s debt problems along with a poor local election result for that Madrid government.Crude oil futures edged lower ...

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Canadian bank earnings begin: What you need to know before markets open

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U.S. stock index futures are higher today as the dollar retreated from the largest grow in two years and as worries about Greece receded. In early European trading, the dollar was down around another of one percent against a basket of currencies, after jumping 1.3 percent on Tuesday, its biggest rise since July 2013.Greece and its European creditors also have ...

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Why the share buyback frenzy isn’t over

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Given the ongoing interest in share buybacks, it’s understandable that investors really are a bit worried about their outsized impact on earnings. Since 2012, share repurchases have contributed 25 % of EPS for S&P 500 companies, and buybacks make up a disproportionately large percentage of expected earnings for 2015. But that’s due to lower profits within the energy sector, not ...

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Millennials are the next big investment trend — here’s how to play it

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One of the most maligned generations may be one of the best investment plays in the next few decades. Millennials, those born from 1980 towards the early aughts, are set to overtake the infant boomers as the largest living generation within the U.S. this year, while they already form the largest generation globally, numbering two billion strong. Boomers still have ...

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Profit beats for Canada’s banks mask challenges ahead

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Canada’s biggest banks are actually five for five this earnings season after Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce all reported second-quarter earnings that topped?estimates?on Thursday. However the beats were?largely on the back of growth in the notoriously volatile capital markets business, there are signs the banks are girding for additional economic uncertainty. Indeed, tepid ...

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Bank earnings day! What you need to know before markets open

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U.S. stock index futures are lower today, overwhelmed by concerns about Greece\’s capability to strike an offer with its creditors, but a raft of upbeat Canadian bank earnings may boost the TSX. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, boosted with a buoyant Canadian capital market.Royal Bank of Canada, the nation\’s top lender, posted a ...

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Three easy self-help tips to build a healthy portfolio

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Our family a couple of months ago chose to get a new puppy, who\’s pretty cute, adorable and, we quickly discovered, difficult to train. The frustrating part was we didn\’t know how to start training him and our early attempts weren\’t very successful in preventing some poor behaviour. But to keep any not-so-desirable actions from being a habit, we hired ...

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Attention savers: Here’s five ways to put $5,000 to work

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If you received a $5,000 bonus, what would you do with it? For many, such a windfall would be quickly squandered on shoes, electronics, or dinners out. For other people, the extra cash would just be a method to put out some financial fires. These folks would probably require the money to have an overdue bill or day-to-day expenses. But ...

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The best 11 Canadian stocks to buy in June

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We asked our top analysts for his or her favourite stocks to purchase this month. Kay Ng: Canadian Western Bank (TSX:CWB) Canadian Western Bank (TSX:CWB) remains my top idea from recently. Canadian Western is really a regional bank offering personal and business banking services over the four western provinces. It\’s even cheaper than last month, dropping from $31 to $28. ...

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