Food & Ag

Spinoffs, Takeovers and Special Situations Hotline – Friday, March 22, 2019

PENTAIR PLC, $42.26, symbol PNR on New York, is a manufacturing company that sells to businesses in the food, water and energy markets. On April 30, 2018, Pentair completed the spinoff of its electrical unit, nVent Electric plc (see next Hotline item). Investors received one nVent share for each Pe ...

Tech Talk for Friday March 22nd 2019

  Observations Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 217 points yesterday thanks mainly to strength in Apple in anticipation of new product announcements scheduled to be released on Monday. The gain in Apple added 166 points to the Average. Israel iShares are extending their intermediate uptrend. ...

March 20, 2019

There were no surprises in today’s FOMC statement: Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in January indicates that the labor market remains strong but that growth of economic activity has slowed from its solid rate in the fourth quarter. Payroll employment was little ch ...

9 ways to save money on airfare on your next vacation

Let’s be honest, we’ve all spent a little too much time searching for cheap airfare. It really shouldn’t be a surprise, the cost of flights makes up a significant part of our travel expenses so why wouldn’t we want to save, right? The issue is that airlines have so much data available, so t ...

Millennial homebuyers and seniors among the winners of Budget 2019

The Liberals’ last budget of this mandate sets the stage for the October federal election and includes a sprinkling of money for voters across a wide spectrum. But there are also gaps in spending for some groups. Here’s what the budget does and doesn’t do, for five key voting groups: Veterans ...

Whither Goeth Government Contracting?

Originally published by the Journal of Commerce in March 2019 On the trade with China front this week, the news is Huawei Technologies Co, of China sued the U.S. government regarding provisions in the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (“NDAA”).  The timing ...

Tech Talk for Wednesday March 13th 2019

Pre-opening Comments for Wednesday March 13th U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P 500 futures were up 7 points in pre-opening trade. Index futures were virtually unchanged following release of economic news at 8:30 AM EDT. Consensus for January Durable Goods Orders was a drop of ...

Tech Talk for Tuesday March 12th 2019

Pre-opening Comments for Tuesday March 12th U.S. equity index futures were mixed this morning. S&P 500 futures were unchanged in pre-opening trade. Index futures were virtually unchanged following release of the February Consumer Price Index at 8:30 AM EDT. Consensus was an increase of 0.2% versus ...

The technique of deficit finance

I am republishing below again. a post I wrote trying to explain the multiplier as an effective policy tool embedded in Keynesian deficit finance. It first appeared in my older blog on blogspot Harold Chorney political economist in the middle of the financial crisis.Alongside my post on my current b ...

What is an RESP?

Designed by Kstudio / Freepik With the sleepless nights that come with a newborn it can be hard to plan even one week in the future, let alone grappling with how to save up enough money for when that little bundle of joy heads off to college or university in 18 years. Fortunately Canadian parents ...