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JPMorgan initiates coverage of Big Three telcos as U.S. threat fades

By , September 20th, 2013 | Market News | 0 Comments

U.S. financial giant JPMorgan is kicking off research coverage of the stocks of Canada’s three largest telecoms with a rosy view of their prospects.

Richard Choe, the lead analyst on a report to clients published Friday, said he sees the Canadian communications industry favourably, pointing in part to continued growth potential in the wireless sector where he suggested new entrant fears are “overblown.”

— FP Trading Desk

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20Sep

Mobile expected to exceed 50% of Facebook ad revenue in Q4

By , September 12th, 2013 | Market News | 0 Comments

J.P. Morgan sees further upside for Facebook Inc. shares, which hit a new high above US$45 on Wednesday, citing improving advertising on both the company’s mobile and desktop platforms.

— FP Trading Desk

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12Sep

Is Verizon delaying Canadian entry? What the analysts say

By , August 16th, 2013 | Market News | 0 Comments

Shares in Canada’s big three telecom companies are higher Thursday after reports that Verizon Communciations Inc. could be delaying its plans to acquire one or more startup carriers to focus instead on taking part in an upcoming auction for wireless spectrum. Analysts on both sides of the border are busy weighing in on the matter.

— FP Trading Desk

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16Aug

Will Lower Food Prices Help The Global Economy?

By , March 1st, 2013 | Market News | 0 Comments

Sharp price declines for key agricultural commodities such as wheat over the past year appear to bode well for emerging markets and therefore global growth prospects.

High food prices have been a source of global economic instability for several years, as global food price inflation has outpaced overall inflation in many developing countries.

However, UBS economist Andrew Cates points out that recent data seems to suggest these trends are changing.

Agricultural commodities have pulled back substantially of late, bringing the food component of the CRB index to multi-month lows.

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— FP Trading Desk

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1Mar

Samsung Could Be The New Apple, Analysts Say

By , February 28th, 2013 | Market News | 0 Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. could be on track to become the next Apple Inc., analysts say, pointing to a slew of new, “compelling” product announcements at Mobile World Congress (MWC) as proof of the iPhone maker’s declining penchant for innovation.

— FP Trading Desk

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28Feb

Google Upgraded To Buy At Bank Of America

By , February 27th, 2013 | Market News | 0 Comments

Google Inc. was upgraded to buy from neutral at Bank of America Merrill Lynch on improving prospects for the internet search giant in the second half of 2012.

— FP Trading Desk

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27Feb

8 Tech Stocks To Play The Spending Rebound

By , February 26th, 2013 | Market News | 0 Comments

For investors looking for technology stocks with high exposure to business investment, Deutsche Bank has eight suggestions.

— FP Trading Desk

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26Feb

Natural Gas Prices Expected To Remain Subdued

By , February 25th, 2013 | Market News | 0 Comments

Elevated storage levels and reduced coal-to-gas switching will dampen natural gas prices this spring, says a new report from Desjardins Securities.

— FP Trading Desk

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25Feb

Is The Rally In U.S. Stocks A Bad Omen For The Rest Of 2013?

By , February 22nd, 2013 | Market News | 0 Comments

Does the strong start for U.S. equities and the absence of a correction increase the offs of a major pullback later in 2013?

— FP Trading Desk

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22Feb

Why Gold Has Further To Fall

By , February 21st, 2013 | Market News | 0 Comments

CIBC World Markets is predicting that gold prices will continue to fall as the fear of inflation is rooted in a fundamental misunderstanding of monetary policy.

— FP Trading Desk

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21Feb
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