Ag & Industrial Minerals

As IMO 2020 lures newcomers to bunker sector, profit is far from guaranteed: Fuel for Thought

A pharmaceutical company’s ill-fated attempt to focus on trading bunker fuel derivatives highlights the unpredictability that IMO 2020 has injected into oil markets. Having sold off its opioids business the previous year, in early 2018, Norway’s Vistin Pharma announced it would set up a new oil ...

50 top Canadian stock picks for 2019 as chosen by the pros

Last year was a rough one for investors, with markets turning in their worst performance in 10 years. And volatility promises to be a constant challenge for investors in 2019. But where there is upheaval there is also opportunity, and the drop in valuations means there are potential bargains to be ...

From Air Taxis To AR For Hard Hats, The Most Important Trends Shaping Hardware This Year

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show — better known as CES — often serves as a bellwether for what’s to come for the tech industry. This year’s show displayed everything ranging from facial recognition AI, to connected beehives, and more. To be sure, CES generates its share of “vapor ...

Competition and the rise of the machines: Should the AI industry be regulated?

A multinational conglomerate uses artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to gather intelligence about the news you peruse, social media activity, and shopping preferences. They choose the ads you passively consume on your newsfeed and throughout your social media accounts, your internet searches, ...

Energy prices fell 15 percent in December–Pink Sheet

Energy commodity prices plunged more than 11 percent in December, led by oil (-13 percent), the World Bank’s Pink Sheet reported.Non-energy prices fell marginally as losses in beverages, fertilizers, and metals were balanced by gains in food and precious metals.Agricultural prices gained less tha ...

AcuityAds has a 95 per cent upside, says Echelon Wealth

Digital advertising company AcuityAds Holdings (AcuityAds Stock Quote, Chart TSXV:AT) is in the right place at the right time, says analyst Rob Goff of Echelon Wealth Partners, who argues that secular growth in the programmatic ad industry supports his reiterated “Speculative Buy” rating and $2 ...

Perspective - 40 years of the Zweig Breadth Thrust - Weight of the Evidence

Putting the Bounce into Perspective. 23-day Performance Overshadows 9-day Surge. 40 Years of the Zweig Breadth Thrust. AD Percent for $SPX, $MID and $SML. A Weight of the Evidence Approach. ... Putting the Bounce into Perspective ... As of Tuesday's close, the S&P 500 is up a whopping 9.5% in the l ...

In The LOOP: First loaded VLCC of the year sets sail for South Korea

What appears to be the first Very Large Crude Carrier of the year to load and depart from the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port is bound for Yeosu, South Korea, according to cFlow, Platts trade flow software. The 2 million barrel-capacity Amad set sail from LOOP on Sunday after arriving there on December ...

32 Corporate Innovation Labs In Retail

The impending “death of retail” has been projected for decades. But, in an increasingly digital world, brick-and-mortar retail shops are embracing new ways to disrupt the system and get an edge on customer attention. One popular choice: retail innovation labs. Get the 54-page retail rep ...

A Summary of 2018

It was a tough year around the globe. The indexes were hit with a downdraft. Notice the NASDAQ 100 finished marginally in the red. Two bright spots were Brazil and India; the little bar in India at 5.91% looks small, but North American markets would have been happy with a positive return like th ...