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  • David Becker
    Commodity » Oil Services are Making a Move
    David Becker - March 25, 2014, 16:14 GMT

    The oil services sector seems to be one of the best market performers even during the recent market slide. Oil Service Company’s generate revenues from drilling platforms that they set up for oil and gas producers and explorers, charging day rates that reflect what the market will pay. Every March, Howard Weil a broker has

  • Canadian dollar: Friday outlook
    Currency » Canadian dollar: Friday outlook
    H.S. Borji - March 20, 2014, 16:17 GMT

    The Canadian dollar fell to a fresh four-and-a-half year low against the greenback, as bearish sentiment continued to surround the loonie on the heels of the Federal Reserve’s latest decision. The loonie, which was hit early and often this week, continued to slide Thursday, as forex traders continued to bid up the US dollar following

  • David Becker

    The VIX volatility index remained steady on Wednesday despite a market selloff that was led by confusion over comments from new Fed Chair Janet Yellen. The VIX measures the implied volatility of the S&P 500 index, for at the money calls and puts. This index gives traders an idea of how much option traders believe

  • David Becker

    It seems uncanny how technical indicators seem to line up with fundamental events that can sway the direction of a stock market. The S&P 500 index struggled to make a new all-time high but finally pushed to new highs on Thursday and Friday of last week. The struggled, came as investors saw stocks rally back

  • David Becker

    Soy bean meal prices continued to edge higher on Friday and are poised to test resistance near 487. Estimated demand for beans has climbed as investors perceived that a rebound in China will drive prices higher. Hedge fund traders have added to long position in futures and options according to the latest industry report. Managed

  • David Becker

    Heating oil prices edged higher following the Department of Energy release of their inventory estimate. Crude oil prices continued their climb, as the build reported was smaller than analysts had expected. Hedge fund traders increased their long position in futures contracts according to the latest industry report. This past week’s estimate of inventories were slightly

  • James Boston

    **The Bank of Canada Consumer Price Index Core figures for January (YoY) have just been released, the headline figure is 1.4% against a forecast of 1.3% and a December figure of 1.3%. Additionally, the Retail Sales number for December (MoM) has been published at -1.8%, a minor surprise given the market was prepared for a

  • Constantinos Philippides

    Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) shares have plummeted by 20% in the wake of the companies financial results announcement. The company reported a loss in the last quarter of 511.5 million dollars, while losses for the full year amounted to 645 million dollars. Twitter showed an increase in revenue in the fourth quarter of 2013, amounting to 242.7

  • David Becker
    Business » Content is the Reason to Own Radio
    David Becker - February 10, 2014, 13:55 GMT

    Content is king even in the radio space, and the largest and broadest based is Sirius XM. Sirius XM Holding Inc (NASDAQ:SIRI) provides satellite radio services in the United States and Canada. The company creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment. The company announced this week

  • Sergiy Zlyvko
    Currency » Next week’s Forex forecast
    Sergiy Zlyvko - February 9, 2014, 18:44 GMT

    The main conclusion that can be drawn from published data on Friday on the labor market – the U.S. economy continues to recover, but at a slower pace than expected. To some extent, this is good news, because it suggests that the Fed will not speed up the process of folding, but ahead the U.S.