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Tech Talk for Tuesday September 26th 2017

  Observations Russell 2000 Index reaches an all-time high. Energy stocks on both sides of the border, led by oil service stocks were the strongest sector. A move by WTI Crude Oil above $52.00 per barrel also helped the sector. S&P Technology Index led the U.S. equity market on the downside, br ...

The overlords

It’s a dinner I’ll never forget. As a gesture of thanks, three days after the election in which I was punted as an MP and cabinet minister, I asked the dozen senior staff in my office at Revenue Canada out for a meal. Nice restaurant overlooking the Rideau Canal. So long. I sat and reflected o ...

LBS.PR.A to Get Bigger

Brompton Group has announced (although not yet on their website because they’re … um, well, I’ve sent an eMail to my friend ChrisC): Life & Banc Split Corp. (the “Company”) (TSX:LBS)(TSX:LBS.PR.A)is pleased to announce it is undertaking an overnight treasury offering of class A and prefer ...

TSX rises on surging energy stocks

Wall St. down on North Korea warnings ...

The Biggest Global Tax Break Ever Bubbles Up from Texas Oil Industry

Recently, I had the privilege of appearing on “Countdown to the Closing Bell,” Liz Claman’s program on Fox Business. When asked if I was nervous that stocks are heading too high, I said that I’m very bullish. All around the world, exports are up, GDPs are up and the global purchasing m ...

University of California's Pension Scandal?

Jack Dolan of the Los Angeles Times reports, UC is handing out generous pensions, and students are paying the price with higher tuition:As parents and students start writing checks for the first in-state tuition hike in seven years at the , they hope the extra money will buy a better education.But ...

Gold Starts Off Week With Strong Gains

Gold has started the trading week with gains, pushing above the $1300 level. In North American trade, the spot price for an ounce of gold is $1308.47, up 0.92%. There are no US economic releases on the schedule, but FOMC member William Dudley spoke earlier, and we’ll also hear from Charles Evans ...

Bubble Mindset

So the mindset, I think, goes something like this. Yes, market valuations are elevated, but, you know, low interest rates justify higher valuations. Besides, there’s really no alternative to stocks because you’ll get what, 1% annually in cash? Look at how the market has done in recent years. The ...

Could Driverless Cars Benefit Your Portfolio down the Road?

Science fiction is real. In October of last year, a self-driving semi in Colorado carried over 2,000 cases of beer from Fort Collins to a distribution center in Colorado Springs — a journey of over 130 miles. While there was a professional driver on board, he monitored the trip from the sleeping b ...

On My Radar: The Flow That Conquers All

Bottom line: Those foreign central bank purchases translate to a vast sea of liquidity supporting stocks. Hartnett calls it the “supernova of liquidity” and “the flow that conquers all.” My motivation and title for today’s piece. ...