Canadian Communications & Media Stocks

Great networks are just a part of the equation

Perhaps more than ever before, the availability of universal on-line connectivity has been a prominent part of the public conversation. With people stuck at home, awareness of the digital divide has never been more profound. It is worthwhile taking a look at intermediate successes that should be ce ...

Competition brings out the best

At the Rural and Remote Broadband Conference earlier this week, a number of speakers used roadways as a metaphor for a utility model of internet investment, saying that we don’t have different roads for different makes of cars. No, we don’t. Almost every type of vehicle can ride on top of almos ...

Shaw Communications is a good bet right now, this investor says

Shaw Communications (Shaw Communications Stock Quote, Chart, News TSX:SJR.B) hasn’t seen much movement over the past three months, but investors looking for a nice defensive play during these uncertain times could do a lot worse than this stock, says portfolio manager Stephen Takacsy of Lester As ...

April 1, 2020

Well, now that the horrors of March are done with, I’m sure we’re all very happy to start off a bright and shiny new … well, never mind: Faced with grim new projections of the potential scale and economic ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic, investors dumped stocks on Wednesday. The ...

March 11, 2020

The New York Times comments: Stocks plunged on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average falling into a bear market, in a drop that reflected investors’ fear that Washington won’t be able to muster a response to the economic crisis triggered by the spreading coronavirus.…With ...

Tech Talk for Tuesday March 10th 2020

  Jon Vialoux on BNNBloomberg’s Market Call Tonight   Recorded last night. Following are links:   Market Comment https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/video/jon-vialoux-s-market-outlook~1918256 Past Picks https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/video/jon-vialoux-s-past-picks~1918275 Top Picks https://www.bnnbloombe ...

March 9, 2020

So, the New York Times sums up the day: Stocks in the United States on Monday suffered their worst single-day decline in more than a decade, as the coronavirus and an oil price war fueled concerns about the state of the global economy. The S&P 500 fell 7.6 percent on Monday, fall ...

MAPF Performance : February, 2020

Malachite Aggressive Preferred Fund’s Net Asset Value per Unit as of the close February 28, 2020, was $7.6268. Returns to February 28, 2020 Period MAPF BMO-CM “50” Preferred Share Index TXPR*Total Return CPD – according to Blackrock One Month -6.27% -4.33% -3.38% N/A Three Month ...

Koodo admits February data breach, data already being sold on dark web

One of Canada’s three big wireless carriers was hacked last month, with the attacker making off with customer names and phone numbers for two months during the summer of 2017. The stolen data is already on sale online. According to Bleeping Computer, Telus has begun notifying customers by email t ...

Canada has highest wireless value among G7 nations: U.S. study

A new U.S. study commissioned by the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) said that Canada offers leading mobile propositions for consumers among G7 nations and Australia. Out of 1,554 mobile plans offered by 213 mobile operators in 36 countries, Canadian mobile plans cost 4.7 p ...