Food & Ag

U.S. Further Tightens Regulations On Dealing With North Korea

On September 21, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order (yet to be numbered) (“EO”) imposing additional sanctions on North Korea. It took affect the next day. The general press has quoted Treasury Secretary Mnuchin as stating: “Foreign financial institutions are now on notice that go ...

Tech Talk for Monday September 25th 2017

Pre-opening Comments for Monday September 25th U.S. equity index futures were lower this morning. S&P 500 futures were down 3 points in pre-opening trade. The DAX Index gained 0.2% after preliminary results from Germany’s federal election were released. DR Horton dropped $1.38 to $35.52 after l ...

Why Is Canada Rich While Other Countries Are So Poor?

Kip Beckman Principal Economist World Outlook The celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday was a time for Canadians to reflect on how lucky we are to live in a wealthy country. There were certainly no guarantees way back in the 19th century that Canada would develop into a rich country. For ...

Let’s leave fruits and vegetables to individual choice

Author: William Watson University communities aren’t especially known these days for ideological tolerance. Read more about Let’s leave fruits and vegetables to individual choice Tags:  farmers' markets agricultural products universities food prices economy of scale farm subsidies ...

Canadian Companies Should Be Aware Of President Trump’s Executive Order Imposing Sanctions on North Korea AND Those Who Do Business With North Korea

On September 21, 2017, President Trump signed “Presidential Executive Order on Imposing Additional Sanctions with Respect to North Korea“.  This Presidential Executive Order blocks U.S. assets of persons to be identified by the Secretary of State.  The perameters that the Secretary of State m ...

Q: Pat: I would like to know if it is time to sell Cineplex. I have held it for a while and the stock has done well for me, but is it time to move on given the current trend? Thanks.

A: Cineplex Inc., $39.35, symbol CGX on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 63.5 million; Market cap: $2.5 billion, www.cineplex.com), is the dominant movie theatre operator in Canada and the fourth largest in North America. The company owns or has interests in 164 theatres containing 1,677 screens. Cinep ...

Fertilizer firms one step closer to closing the big deal

The pending merger between Agrium and Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan came one step closer to completion when it won Canadian regulatory approval on September 11. The merger still awaits authorization from several more countries, but the two companies expect to complete the deal by the end of 2017. In ...

Tech Talk for Monday September 18th 2017

  The Bottom Line We were wrong! Despite a series on negative events last week, equity prices in most markets in the world moved higher including all-time highs set by the S&P 500 Index, Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ Composite Index. Consider the events last week: · North Korea fired a ...

Rising Energy Prices Help Boost August CPI, British Pound Surges to Yearly High

ENERGY ETF REACHES FIVE-MONTH HIGH ... It was reported Thursday that the headline CPI for August rose 0.4% from the previous month, which was its biggest monthly gain since January. That boosted its year-over-year comparison to 1.9%, which is just shy of the Fed's target of 2% inflation. The bigges ...

Dividend Advisor Hotline – Friday, September 15, 2017

RUSSEL METALS INC., $27.73, Toronto symbol RUS, is one of North America’s largest metal distributors, serving 28,000 clients at 51 locations in Canada and 12 others in the U.S. The company pays a quarterly dividend of $0.38 a share for an annual rate of $1.52; the stock yields a high 5.5%. Russel ...