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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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    Earnings Report

    3M: Analysts’ Views before Its Q1 Earnings

    Among the analysts tracking 3M, 32% recommended a “buy,” 47% recommended a “hold,” and 21% recommended a “sell.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    DowDuPont: Analysts’ Recommendations

    DowDuPont’s consensus target price is $72.63, which implies a potential return of 24.9% over the closing price of $58.13 as of January 28.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Deere: Analysts’ Recommendations

    For Deere, 68% of the analysts recommended a “buy,” 32% recommended a “hold,” and none of the analysts recommended a “sell.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Eastman Chemical: How Much Upside Do Analysts Expect?

    Analysts’ consensus on Eastman Chemical indicates a target price of $98.82—a return potential of 25.5% over the closing price as of November 28.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    3M: Analysts Revised the Target Price

    For 3M stock, 37% of the analysts recommended a “buy,” 42% recommended a “hold,” and 21% recommended a “sell.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyst Cut Sherwin-Williams’s Target Price but Stay Positive

    Of the 26 analysts covering Sherwin-Williams, 69% recommend “buy,” 31% recommend “hold,” and none recommend “sell.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    3M: An Update on Analysts’ View

    Among the analysts, 38% recommended 3M stock as a “buy,” 37% recommended the stock as a “hold,” and 25% recommended the stock as a “sell.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Wall Street Reacted to Berkshire Hathaway Investment in Teva

    Teva Pharmaceuticals stock rose ~10.5% during the morning of February 15, 2018, before closing at a rise of ~7.7% on the day.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Basic Materials

    Analysts’ Consensus on RPM International

    For RPM International, 54% of the analysts recommended a “buy,” 46% recommended a “hold,” and none of the analysts recommended a “sell.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Analysts Are Raising the Target Price of Albemarle Stock

    Of the 21 analysts tracking Albemarle (ALB) stock at the end of 2017, 32% recommended the stock as a “buy,” and 68% recommended a “hold.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Sherwin-Williams: Wall Street Views and Recommendations

    As of October 16, 23 analysts are actively tracking Sherwin-Williams (SHW). Among them, 65% have recommended a “buy,” 35% have recommended a “hold,” and none have recommended a “sell.”

    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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    Basic Materials

    How Weyerhaeuser and Timberland REITs Came through the Fire

    Timberland REITs (real estate investment trusts) in the US don’t seem to be in doubt about their continued growth momentum in the near future.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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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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    Earnings Report

    Why Did Analysts Revise Their Ratings for UTX in 2Q16?

    The analysts from Goldman Sachs (GS) and RBC Capital Markets (RY) changed their ratings on UTX from “buy” to “hold” by the end of the quarter on June 30, 2016.

    By Shannon Black
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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

    A Recap of Investment-Grade Corporate Bonds Year-to-Date in 2016

    Until the week ended February 19, 2016, the year-to-date (or YTD) issuance of investment-grade corporate bonds stood at $216.6 billion.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///US Investment Grade Bond Fund Flows
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investment-Grade Bond Funds Keep Seeing Outflows

    Flows into investment-grade bond funds were negative for the week ending January 20, with outflows of $442 million—down from $740 million last week.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Issuances of Investment-Grade Corporate Bonds Fell in the Week Ending January 22

    Investment-grade corporate bonds worth ~$28.8 billion were issued in the week ending January 22—down from ~$62.5 billion the prior week.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///CAD Inflation Jan
    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Anheuser-Busch Had Record Issuances in High-Grade Bonds Last Week

    Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) issued $46.0 billion in high-grade bonds rated A2/A- rated on January 13. This was the second largest high-grade bond issuance on record.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    $62.47 Billion in Investment-Grade Corporate Bonds Issued Last Week

    Investment-grade corporate bonds worth $62.47 billion were issued in the primary market in the week ended January 15, 2016. Investment-grade corporate bonds worth $29.68 billion were issued in the previous week.

    By Lynn Noah
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    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

    Citigroup Issued $4.5 Billion Worth of High-Grade Bonds Last Week

    US financials were the biggest issuers of high-grade bonds in the week ended October 23, 2015, making up 31.4%, or $8.0 billion, of all issues. Citigroup (C) issued high-grade bonds worth $4.5 billion.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///Investment Grade Corporate Bonds Volume and Trades
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Corporate Bond Market Liquidity: Cause for Concern?

    Since the secondary corporate bond market trades over the counter (unlike stocks), broker-dealers play vital roles as market intermediaries.

    By David Ashworth
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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

    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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