Food & Ag

Spinoffs & Takeovers Hotline – Friday, January 17, 2020

ARAMARK, $46.42, symbol ARMK on New York, is a provider of food, facilities, and uniform services to North American institutions and other corporate clients. On October 7, 2019, Aramark announced that it had hired John Zillmer as its new CEO, replacing Eric Foss, who resigned in late August. The ne ...

Tech Talk for Wednesday January 15th 2020

Pre-opening Comments for Wednesday January 15th U.S. equity index futures were lower this morning. S&P 500 futures were down 2 points in pre-opening trade. Index futures were virtually unchanged following release of economic news at 8:30 AM EST. Consensus for the January Empire State Manufacturing ...

Tech Talk for Tuesday January 14th 2020

Pre-opening Comments for Tuesday January 14th U. S equity index futures were lower this morning. S&P 500 futures were down 2 points in pre-opening trade. Index futures were virtually unchanged following release of the December Consumer Price Index at 8:30 AM EST. Consensus was an increase of 0.3% v ...

Tech Talk for Monday January 13th 2020

  The Bottom Line With the exception of strength in FANG stocks (Facebook, Apple, Netflix, Google) last week, U.S. equity indices were virtually unchanged. Typical during this time of year when most equity indices and sectors move sideways/slightly lower!   Observations Seasonal influences this ...

Tech Talk for Friday January 3rd 2020

Pre-opening Comments for Friday January 3rd U.S. equity index futures were lower this morning following news that a U.S. airstrike killed an Iranian general and a top Iraqi commander. S&P 500 futures were down 36 points to 3,222.75. Iran warned retaliation for the U.S. airstrike. Commodity markets ...

January 2, 2020

With every New Year, my long-held dream of 4am food deliveries draws nearer! A Michigan company that makes self-driving food delivery vehicles will begin testing them out in Ann Arbor in January with patrons from four restaurants. Ann Arbor-based Refraction AI makes the REV, an autonomous robot tha ...

Canada’s best rewards credit cards 2020

When choosing a good overall rewards card, you have to consider the entire package of goodies before making a final decision. Do you prefer a no fee card or are you willing to pay for perks? Are you more interested in spending bonuses, VIP lounge access, cash-back rewards or no blackout periods whe ...

Canada’s best travel credit cards 2020

With a good travel credit card in your name, going on a trip can suddenly become affordable. And, you can get even more value if you sign up for the right travel credit card—one that doesn’t just focus on points, but also has perks such as lounge access, amazing insurance coverage and the flexi ...

A holiday gift for markets: Increased economic policy certainty

Two developments last week suggest that we have entered a period of improved economic policy certainty. Both the UK election and the US-China Phase 1 trade deal promise to bring far more clarity for businesses as they plan for 2020 and beyond. If so, this could be a welcome gift for the economy and ...

3 days with a Vancouver couple who plan to retire at 35

Are you familiar with the FIRE movement? Financial Independence, Retire Early is all about living an extremely frugal lifestyle, socking away the money you save and putting it into investments, so that you can “retire early” and live off the interest from your investments, instead of a salary. ...