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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the rate cut may fuel the housing bubble in Canada

    The Bank of Canada cut its key interest rate. Although the rate cut intends to boost the economy, it’s also fueling the housing bubble.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Canadian Dollar Sees Sharp Appreciation, Bank of Canada Keeps Rate Unchanged

    The US dollar and Canadian dollar currency pair, which is inversely related to the Canadian dollar, fell about 1.3% below opening levels on March 9.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The widening spread in the Canadian prime and key interest rates

    The “Big Six Banks” in Canada have only reduced their prime rates by 15 basis points. So the spread between the prime and key interest rates is now 0.1%.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Canada: 5th-largest oil producer, exposed to concentration risk

    Canada is the world’s fifth-largest oil producer. It produces about 6% of global energy supplies and ranks third in the world in proven oil reserves.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Basic Materials

    J.P. Morgan Downgraded PPG Industries, Stock Fell 5.3%

    On March 22, J.P. Morgan (JPM) downgraded PPG Industries’ (PPG) rating to “underweight” from “neutral.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Illinois Tool Works: Analysts’ Recommendations

    Among the 21 analysts tracking Illinois Tool Works stock, 19% recommended a “buy,” 67% recommended a “hold,” and 5% recommended a “sell.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Do Analysts Favor Ashland?

    Since the beginning of 2018, the number of analysts tracking Ashland (ASH) has increased from 11 to 12.

    By Peter Neil
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    Real Insights

    How Canadian Imperial Bank Takes Advantage of Switching Costs

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM CN) is the fifth largest bank in Canada and boasts 11 million clients.

    By VanEck
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Does the September 2016 Dissent in the FOMC Matter?

    Eric Rosengren is generally considered to be a dove, meaning that he has favored monetary accommodation in the US.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Major Takeaways from the Bank of Canada’s Monetary Policy

    The Bank of Canada decided to keep the interest rates unchanged at 0.5% after the monetary policy meeting on July 13.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will Weak Employment Impact the Bank of Canada’s Stance?

    Statistics Canada published the Canadian labor report on the same day as the US non-farm payroll release. The report suggested a fall of 700 jobs in June.

    By David Meyer
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    Fund Managers

    YTD 2016 Portfolio Moves of the Calvert International Equity Fund

    The Calvert International Equity Fund (CWVGX) aims to invest in at least three countries and focuses on bottom-up research.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Canadian Retail Sales Soared and Inflation Ticked Up

    For December, consumer inflation rose by 1.6%—compared to growth expectations of 1.7% on an annual basis. It rose by 1.4% in the previous month.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Canadian Dollar Fell despite Strong Domestic Data

    The Canadian dollar fell against the US dollar on November 6, 2015. The US Dollar Index was trading stronger than the basket of currencies.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Canadian Dollar Rallies as Interest Rates Remain Flat at 0.5%

    The US dollar to Canadian dollar (USD/CAD) moved to 1.326 on the back of speculation that the Bank of Canada could go for another rate cut.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Daimler Finance Raised the Highest Volume of High Grade Bonds

    Daimler Finance North America is a subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation. It issued bonds worth $3.5 billion, the largest issuance last week.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Earnings Report

    Why PNC Financial Has Been Pricing at a Premium

    PNC Financial (PNC) successfully diversified its banking operations by extending offerings in asset management, consumer services, and investment banking.

    By Robert Karr
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Yankee Bonds Throng the High-Grade Primary Market

    Yankee bonds continued to dominate primary market issuance in the week to April 10. These bonds made up 40.7% of all the issues.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    High-Grade Corporate Bond Issuers Make a Cautious Return

    Corporate investment-grade issuance surged to $20.525 billion in the primary markets in the week to April 10, 2015—413.1% higher than the issuance the previous week.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///canadian new house price index
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Spring could warm up home prices in Canada even more

    Rising home prices lead to households taking on more debt to fund the purchase. Increased bank lending to fund the purchases drives real estate prices up more.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    3 key factors affecting Canadian currency depreciation

    The availability of easy money leads to currency depreciation, which benefits exporters, but is counterproductive for importers.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Economic essentials: The key interest rate and the prime rate

    The key interest rate and the prime rate are central to the Canadian financial system. They key interest drives lending rates at the big banks.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Could Canada’s inverted sovereign yield curve mean recession?

    Canada’s inverted sovereign yield curve could be an indication of an upcoming recession. US yields exhibited similar curves prior to the 2008 recession.

    By Surbhi Jain
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