Outlook

Risk appetite to be tested on geopolitical concerns

Monday January 21: Five things the markets are talking about It’s expected to be an interesting holiday-shortened week for capital markets. Last night we had Chinese Q4 GDP data, where the world’s second-largest economy grew +6.6% in 2018, the slowest annual pace in nearly 30-years. Today it ...

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 ...

Hitachi’s U-turn on UK nuclear plant could be a blessing in disguise

Hitachi’s decision to down tools on its proposed GBP16 billion ($20.6 billion) nuclear project in Wales, announced on January 17, could be a blessing in disguise for British consumers. Instead of further subsidizing a globally declining industry, the government has simpler alternatives to ensure ...

China posts lowest growth in 28 years in 2018

China on Monday announced that its official economic growth came in at 6.6 percent in 2018 — the slowest pace since 1990. That announcement was highly anticipated by many around the world amid Beijing’s ongoing trade dispute with the U.S., its largest trading partner. Economists polled by Re ...

Tech Talk for Monday January 21st 2019

  WALL STREET RAW RADIO WITH YOUR HOST, MARK LEIBOVIT SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 1019 SPECIAL GUESTS: DON VIALOUX, HARRY BOXER, HENRY WEINGARTEN AND SINCLAIR NOE https://tinyurl.com/yb5328r9   Excerpts from Don Vialoux’ comments on Wall Street Raw The bear market rally in North American equity mar ...

Markets flat ahead of May’s plan B

Markets flat ahead of plan B speech It’s expected to be a relatively slow start to the week, with the extended weekend in the US weighing on volumes as the country observes the Martin Luther King Jr day bank holiday. European indices are mostly eyeing a pretty flat open, with markets taking littl ...

Daily Markets Broadcast 2019-01-21

Daily Markets Broadcast 2019-01-21 Wall Street advances to five-week high Hopes for a solution to the US government shutdown and progress in the US-China trade negotiations helped US indices power to the highest levels since mid-December on Friday. China Q4 GDP data are on tap today, which could d ...

Asia Open: What to watch this week; China data coming up first

Political developments were plentiful over the weekend, offers were made on both sides of the aisle regarding the partial government shutdown, the second Trump/Kim summit is expected in February and EU officials are unsure how long Brexit should be extended, if and when PM May asks.  The start of ...

Carbon taxes and the Marginalists' difficult idea

This Economists' Statements on Carbon Taxes has been signed by a host of prominent economists: Global climate change is a serious problem calling for immediate national action. Guided by sound economic principles, we are united in the following policy recommendations. I. A carbon tax offers the mo ...

Book Bits | 19 January 2019

● The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power By Shoshana ZuboffReview via Los Angeles Review of Books Silicon Valley’s Phoenix-like resurrection is a story of ingenuity and initiative. It is also a story of callousness, predation, and deceit. H ...