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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

    Declining commodity prices drag the loonie down

    Declining commodity prices directly impact export revenues and affect the top line for Canadian firms operating in the energy sector.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Bank of England Stands Pat on Interest Rates

    The Bank of England decided not to cut its interest rates to new record lows when it met on July 14, 2016. The country’s central bank was under pressure to act.

    By David Ashworth
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    Basic Materials

    Analysts See a 70% Upside in First Quantum Minerals

    First Quantum Minerals (FM) has received “strong buy” ratings from eight analysts, while nine have given it “buy” ratings or some equivalent.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    VanEck International Investors Gold Fund Seeks Global Exposure

    The actively managed VanEck International Investors Gold Fund (INIVX) affords investors the opportunity to add gold mining exposure through a more specialized approach.

    By VanEck
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Mexican Markets Are Rolling with Trump’s Anti-Trade Rhetoric

    Markets seem to have overcome Trump’s anti-trade rhetoric by this point in 2017, given the lost confidence in Trump’s ability to implement his promises.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Modi’s Moment: Promises and Accomplishments

    India (PIN) has strengthened its ties with Asian powerhouses (GRR) like Japan (JEQ) (EWJ) and Singapore (SGF).

    By Aberdeen Closed-End Funds
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    Basic Materials

    Teck Resources’ 2Q17 Earnings: What’s the Word on Wall Street?

    Teck Resources (TECK), the Canada-based diversified miner (EWC), is scheduled to release its 2Q17 earnings on July 25.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    How Analysts Rate Teck Resources ahead of 4Q17 Earnings

    Teck Resources has received a “strong buy” rating from five analysts, while 13 analysts have rated the stock a “buy” or some equivalent.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Consumer

    How Walmart Is Gaining—and Losing—Market Share in Key Overseas Markets

    Walmart’s international segment posted sales of $123.4 billion in fiscal 2016, down 9.4% YoY. In constant currency terms, the segment’s sales were up 3.2%.

    By Phalguni Soni
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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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    Miscellaneous

    BlackBerry on the Street: What the Analysts Say in May

    The stock of Canada-based (EWC) BlackBerry (BBRY) has risen 44% in the past 12 months, after falling 28% in 2016 and 14.2% in 2015.

    By Adam Rogers
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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Global Equity Markets Have Fallen Steeply in the Past Year

    Global equity markets (EFA) have been on a rollercoaster ride for the past few months. The sharp fall in stocks last year was initially triggered by fears of a hard landing in China (MCHI).

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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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
  • Financials

    Must-know: Why a retirement crisis is looming in the US

    Unfortunately, given the global economy’s aging population and slowing growth, there are two major issues that foretell a coming retirement funding crisis.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Fund Managers

    How Will US Import Tariffs Affect China?

    The United States is the largest steel importer in the world.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Basic Materials

    Steel Tariffs: A Bargaining Chip in NAFTA Talks?

    President Trump indicated that steel and aluminum tariffs might be used as a bargaining chip in NAFTA talks.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Economist Argue That Tariffs Are Bad for the Economy

    The recently proposed import tariffs on steel and aluminum imports by US President Donald Trump are an effort to protect the interests of US manufacturers.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Basic Materials

    Teck Resources’ 2018 Outlook: Can the Uptrend Continue?

    Teck Resources (TECK), the Canada-based diversified miner (EWC), rose 23.9% in 2017. While its 2017 gains look decent, most of them came in December.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    Metals Experience Selling Pressure after Strong 2017

    In November, aluminum shed almost 5.0% and copper lost ~0.3%. However, we’ve seen a fresh wave of selling in industrial metals this month.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    How Glencore and TECK’s Capital Allocation Strategies Stack Up

    Capital allocation is key for metal and mining companies given the industry’s capital-intensive nature.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    Analysts Are Bullish on Teck Resources in 3Q17

    Of the 19 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, four rated Teck Resources as a “strong buy,” 13 rated it as a “buy,” and two rated it as a “hold.”

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • uploads///Global Manufacturing Activity Slightly Up in July
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Global Manufacturing Activity Picks Up the Pace in July 2017

    In this series, we’ll look at the performance of global (ACWI) manufacturing indexes and manufacturing activity in emerging markets.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Basic Materials

    Chart in Focus: Freeport-McMoRan’s 2Q17 Earnings

    Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) posted adjusted EBITDA of $1.2 billion in 2Q17. The company posted adjusted EBITDA of $1.0 billion in 1Q17 and $966 million in 2Q16.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    How Analysts View FCX and TECK after Their 2Q17 Earnings

    According to the consensus estimates compiled by Thomson Reuters, Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) carries a one-year price target of $14.76, implying a 1.9% upside over its August 1 closing price.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • uploads///Mexican Consumer Confidence Slightly Down in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Mexico’s Consumer Confidence Fell Slightly in June

    Consumer confidence in Mexico seems have been hit by increasing prices in June 2017. Consumer confidence in the country fell to 84.4 in June, compared to 85.1 in May.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Mexican Unemployment Edged Up in June—Is the Rise Temporary?

    Global (ACWI) recovery in 2017 has helped labor market conditions to improve across OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) nations.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Teck Resources: What Could Drive the Next Leg of the Rally

    Teck Resources (TECK) is having a dismal 2017. Based on its July 7, 2017, closing price, the stock has fallen 11.8% this year.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Dallas’s Kaplan Discusses the Biggest Headwind for the US Economy

    Dallas’s Federal Reserve president, Robert S. Kaplan, said that the rebound in the US economy is likely to continue for the rest of 2017.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Miscellaneous

    Where Is BlackBerry Trading Compared to Moving Averages in June?

    Canada’s (EWC) BlackBerry (BBRY) generated returns of -3.3% in the trailing-one-month period and 58% in the trailing-12-month period.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Miscellaneous

    Analysts’ Views: How Much Upside Does Teck Resources Have?

    Teck Resources (TECK) is having a dismal 2017. Based on its June 23, 2017, closing price, the stock has fallen 17.4% this year.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    BlackBerry Stock Compared to Moving Averages in June 2017

    BlackBerry generated returns of 53% in the trailing 12-month period and 53.4% since the beginning of 2017. It fell 28% in 2016 and 14.2% in 2015.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    What Do Analysts Expect from BlackBerry in Fiscal 1Q18?

    BlackBerry (BBRY) will announce its fiscal 1Q18 results on June 23, 2017. Analysts estimate that the company will post revenue of ~$264.51 million.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Canada Manufacturing PMI at 6-Year High

    The Canada Manufacturing PMI stood at 55.9 in April 2017 compared to 55.5 in March. It met the market estimate and was the strongest figure since April 2011.

    By Sarah Sands
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    How TECK’s Debt Reduction Strategy Differs from Other Miners’

    Teck Resources isn’t the only miner working to repair its balance sheet. Almost every company in the metals and mining space is making efforts to cut its debt levels.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Teck Resources’ 1Q17 Earnings: Everything You Need to Know

    Teck Resources (TECK), the Canadian-based (EWC) diversified miner, released its 1Q17 earnings on April 25.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Natural Gas Pipeline Exports Continue to Grow: Key Highlights

    Average US natural gas pipeline exports totaled ~185 Bcf (billion cubic feet) by the end of September 2016. This is 33.0% higher than the last five-year average of ~139 Bcf.

    By Kurt Gallon
  • uploads///Canadas Manufacturing PMI in October
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did Canada’s Manufacturing PMI Improve in October?

    Canada’s manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 51.1 in October 2016, as compared to 50.3 in September, and met the market estimate of 51.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is the Hectic Macro Calendar Pointing to a Volatile Week Ahead?

    In terms of the macro calendar, the major data releases for the week starting August 15 from the US side will include the CPI and the building permits release.

    By David Meyer
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    Earnings Report

    Facebook’s Revenue per User Is Strongly Trending Upward

    Facebook’s (FB) ARPU (average revenue per user) rose by 38.4% year-over-year to $3.82 in 2Q16, driven by the increase in user engagement and higher ad prices.

    By Amit Singh
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Were the United Kingdom’s Growth Forecasts Slashed?

    Looking at the change in growth forecasts in advanced economies, the United Kingdom suffered the largest downward revision of estimates.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Central Bank Will Be in the Limelight This Week

    The major event of the macro calendar of the week starting July 18 will be the ECB’s (European Central Bank) monetary policy meeting on July 21, 2016.

    By David Meyer
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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Is Facebook’s Average Revenue per User Trending?

    Average revenue per user (or ARPU) is a key metric for Internet companies, as it helps in analyzing how well a company can monetize its user base.

    By Amit Singh
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    TSMC Has Accelerated Advanced Technology Development

    TSMC is currently ramping up production of its 16nm technology. It expects to complete it by the end of fiscal 2Q16.

    By Puja Tayal
  • uploads///cad
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Canadian Dollar Fell for the 11th Straight Trading Day

    The US dollar-Canadian dollar currency pair is inversely related to the Canadian dollar. It was on a positive bias on January 15, 2016.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Should the Canadian Dollar Expect a Gloomy Future?

    The Canadian dollar had the biggest slump of the major currencies in 2015 as it lost nearly 15% of its value against the major currencies like the US Dollar, hitting a 12-year low.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Canadian Dollar Fell to an 11-Year Low

    The US dollar-Canadian dollar currency pair is inversely related to the Canadian dollar. It rose by 0.2% on December 18. The pair rose by 1.1% the previous day.

    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
  • uploads///Canada PMI
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Manufacturing Down in August, but Stronger Dollar Benefits Canada

    While the dollar’s strength is weakening US exports, it could strengthen Canada’s exports. The August RBC Canadian Manufacturing PMI survey that came out on September 1 proved this advantage.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Are the Growth Projections for North American Economies?

    Projections from the IMF say Canada’s economy will grow by 1.5% in 2016, 0.7% less than it projected in April. In 2016, however, Canada’s economy is expected to grow at a 2.1% pace.

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    India’s Foreign Investors Upset about Minimum Alternate Tax Rules

    Indian markets have experienced a massive drain of foreign funds since April, mostly fueled by uncertainty over the minimum alternate tax rules.

    By Stuart McKenzie
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    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
  • uploads///Canada overnight rate index
    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Key challenges facing the Canadian economy

    One of the challenges facing the Canadian economy is a lack diversification. More than 70% of the TSX Composite Index is made up of only three sectors.

    By Surbhi Jain
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