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  • Kitimat votes no to Northern Gateway pipeline [View news story]
    Then stop supporting puppet regimes whose people are trying to undermine your very way of life and help support the national interests of your closest neighbor and ally.

    Stop the grandstanding and political pandering to special interest groups who think the world is going 100% renewables.

    We in Canada do not wish to do business with the Chinese we are being forced to, in another 10 years perhaps our interests are more aligned with them - wouldn't be the first US mistake in foreign relations would it.

    Pipelines are safe. You have millions of mile of them.
    Apr 15, 2014. 01:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cnooc wins exclusive rights to lands for LNG export project in B.C. [View news story]
    Harper warned Obama last year. Keystone is a moot point now. If the USA ever wants our Heavy Oil they will have to buy it from the Chinese. Obama thinks he is pandering for votes with the greenies, when in fact he is alienating his closest ally and compromising Canada's national security interests.

    The Chinese are everywhere here in Calgary, their fingers in many sectors of the industry, 10 years ago we were scared of them now they are our friends. Now I'm scared of the crazies in the USA I watched on CNN thinking we are going to power the world on renewables and reduce fossil fuels and nuclear. Wow just wow - can anyone get the microphone in the USA?
    Nov 13, 2013. 09:31 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Something doesn't add up at Lululemon (LULU -2.1%), according to analysts. Though the retail chain thinks it can double its presence in the U.S. and launch successfully internationally, doubters predict the company's products have a price point that is too high to allow the projected growth to occur smoothly. The big LULU question: Just how big is the market for $60 tank tops and $90 stretchy pants? [View news story]
    I hope that market is massive.
    Jun 20, 2013. 12:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • It's widely known that the U.S. State Department must approve the Keystone pipeline but an OK also is required from the Fish & Wildfire Service, which this month said the proposed route may endanger the American burying beetle. TransCanada (TRP) will have to trap and relocate the one-inch beetles, using frozen rats that have thawed a bit for maximum pungency. CEO Russ Girling says the company will do whatever it takes. [View news story]
    The politics of coddling environmentalists to make themselves feel good is opening the door to the Chinese. The Chinese influence here in Alberta would impress you. We are a sovereign nation despite what some people think, we have so much in common with our good neighbors to the south except now they have no concern over our interests. That is what has changed since 2008.

    The Chinese want our oil and resources, if you don't want it they will take it. Canadians are finally realizing that we can no longer depend on the USA to promote our interests.

    There is no reason that pipeline is not in the ground already. Its also jobs in the USA, meh who even needs those.
    May 31, 2013. 11:16 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's widely known that the U.S. State Department must approve the Keystone pipeline but an OK also is required from the Fish & Wildfire Service, which this month said the proposed route may endanger the American burying beetle. TransCanada (TRP) will have to trap and relocate the one-inch beetles, using frozen rats that have thawed a bit for maximum pungency. CEO Russ Girling says the company will do whatever it takes. [View news story]
    Lol, meanwhile you americans do not care that you are importing oil from countries where girls are abused and oil is stored in earthen pits, where corruption gets things done and not due process. Wonder how those beetles survived the other 1.5 million miles of pipelines buried in the states.

    And you print this stuff?
    May 31, 2013. 10:52 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The defensive utility sector (XLU -1%) isn’t looking very safe at the moment, as the break below the 50-day moving average suggests further weakness in the days ahead. Technician Ralph Acampora sees the break as a short-term sell for the Dow Jones Utility index but also a longer-term positive for the broader market as investors rotate out of defensive sectors and into more economically sensitive stocks. [View news story]
    Good idea cause with the recent soft econ data in the US and China it would be a great time to do that.
    May 23, 2013. 12:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • In a show of hands, 29 Cypriot lawmakers vote for the controversial EU bailout, 27 vote against. The deal is thus approved. (CyprusMail, AP[View news story]
    Wow...don't even need a 60% super majority to destroy your nation?
    Apr 30, 2013. 12:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Mexican cement maker Cemex (CX +3.6%) trades sharply higher despite posting big Q1 misses in earnings, sales and EBITDA. Citigroup suspects a negative investor reaction was softened by optimism for improvement in H2, and Sterne Agee thinks significant weather issues in Q1 and weakness in the stock over the past few weeks have averted any potential selloff today. [View news story]
    That's a sign of a top...the bad Mexican weather indicator.
    Apr 26, 2013. 02:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cyprus will reportedly sell €400M of "excess" gold reserves according to a draft assessment of the country's financing needs reviewed by Reuters. Between now and 2016, the country needs €23B. Cyprus' contribution (around €13B) will be derived from a combination of higher taxes, the Laiki bank wind down, the equity "swap" (sarcasm) with depositors, and the aforementioned sale of the country's gold holdings.  [View news story]
    When your banks have failed, anarchy in the streets and massive unemployment - can you have "excess" gold?
    Apr 10, 2013. 03:22 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "The market appears too sanguine in its view that a solution will inevitably be found," writes Morgan Stanley of Cyprus. Even if the government, Troika, and Kremlin (Kremlin?) somehow reach agreement, the faith between bank depositors and policymakers will have been breached. "There are significant problems behind the curtain." [View news story]
    I guess no better time to buy those beaten up stocks like HPQ, upgraded by MS only hours ago.
    Mar 18, 2013. 03:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Last week's losses in high-yield were accompanied by sizable outflows from high-yield ETFs, with HYG losing $461M in assets and JNK $348M. Investors also pulled money from another hot sector, emerging markets bonds (EMB). All three are now posting losses YTD. [View news story]
    So when people buy HYG or JNK (Bond ETF's) the ETF company doesn't purchase actual bonds somewhere? Is that what you are suggesting. I guess the ETF company just pays the interest to the holder from good will or a suspense account.

    Are you one of those that thinks when 1000 shares of AAPL are bought that $44,500.00 of money just came off the sidelines? I am of the opinion that when someone buys 1000 shares of AAPL, someone just sold 1000 shares of AAPL, net result someone has gain or loss, no matter is created and someone has $44,500 off the sidelines and someone else now has $44,500 on the sidelines.
    Feb 5, 2013. 09:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Last week's losses in high-yield were accompanied by sizable outflows from high-yield ETFs, with HYG losing $461M in assets and JNK $348M. Investors also pulled money from another hot sector, emerging markets bonds (EMB). All three are now posting losses YTD. [View news story]
    How do you pull money from markets? Is no one buying the stuff they are selling?
    Feb 4, 2013. 11:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Encana (ECA +1%) may be a takeover target after the departure of its CEO, Bloomberg speculates, after a bet on natural gas wiped out more than a third of the Canadian explorer’s value. Even as gas prices remain depressed, ECA’s gas-rich formations in Canada and the U.S. may appeal to companies looking to export the fuel to Asia. [View news story]
    Yes they are off limits to the Chinese and the Chinese are our friends.

    The USA being unfriendly to Canadian corporations and interests will surely not be allowed to bid.

    The USA can continue to deal with its good Allies like Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Iraq.

    The pipelines will head West, the amount of Chinese investment in the oilsands and shale gas plays in the last 3 years will ensure it.

    Your political grandstanding and love of solar, ethanol and wind subsidies and pandering to the green crowd will ensure further destruction of US influence in the world.
    Jan 29, 2013. 11:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Encana (ECA +1%) may be a takeover target after the departure of its CEO, Bloomberg speculates, after a bet on natural gas wiped out more than a third of the Canadian explorer’s value. Even as gas prices remain depressed, ECA’s gas-rich formations in Canada and the U.S. may appeal to companies looking to export the fuel to Asia. [View news story]
    Encana & Suncor will be off limits to foreign takeovers and no other Canadian company could do the deal.
    Speculate elsewhere.
    Jan 29, 2013. 10:59 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The aussie and the loonie are about to enter the big leagues with the IMF considering breaking the two currencies out from the "other" category in its Cofer data. Less than 2% before the financial crisis, the reserves in the "other" is now over 5%, with much of that apparently flowing into those two units. This happening amidst rising official calls for a weaker aussie is - in a word - interesting. A chart of FXA and FXC vs. the dollar index since January 2009. [View news story]
    Just until it gets high enough to kill what little manufacturing we still have in Eastern Canada and our Housing crash enters full swing in spring of 2013.
    Nov 20, 2012. 03:08 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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