Canada Commodities

Investing In The Unknown

Tim Pickering | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Business
Tim Pickering

If the year has taught us anything, what stands out is being different and not following the pack in consensus or action. While typical "hedge funds", as ironic as that sounds, struggled, not all were negative.

The Similarities Between Donald Trump And Natural Gas

Tim Pickering | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada
Tim Pickering

There are a number of similarities between Donald Trump and Natural Gas. Not only are both a surprise, seemingly sneaking up on us this year to rise...

Are You Investing In The Right Thing? A Common Misconception In Commodity Trading

Tim Pickering | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Business
Tim Pickering

The reality is that the performance of a commodity producing company is affected by many outside factors that could significantly impact their stock price.

Donald Trump's Effect On The Financial And Commodity Markets

Tim Pickering | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Business
Tim Pickering

In the long list of market unknowns, Donald J. Trump and the US Presidential race is the unknown. The result of the election could have massive implications on the markets, even if we are unsure about what they are. When looking to commodities, a weaker US dollar will drive prices higher, but this may be offset by concerns over a slowing economy.

An Alternative To Commodity-Driven Development In Northern Canada

Nathan Cohen-Fournier | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Impact
Nathan Cohen-Fournier

Combined with the dramatic crash in fox fur prices, significant changes in Canada's welfare system post-WWII left Northern communities in a state of dependence. Family allowances became the major source of income, adding pressure on Inuit communities to conform and "modernize" according to Western standards. By the 1960s, most Inuit abandoned their semi-nomadic lifestyle, some by force, to live in permanent settlements. This new way of life was in complete rupture with their past.

What's Wrong With Exporting What People Want?

Carlo Dade | Posted 02.02.2017 | Canada Business
Carlo Dade

If you have something the rest of the world wants, you figure out how to profit by providing it; you do not denigrate the opportunity before you. That's just common sense. It's also common sense that you exploit other opportunities to make money. One does not prevent pursuing the other.

Trudeau Shows Worrying Disregard For Canada's Economic Diversity

Erin O'Toole | Posted 01.28.2017 | Canada Politics
Erin O'Toole

The role of the Canadian government in both the short and long term should be to embrace and foster the growth of all parts of our diverse economy. The government should certainly not champion some sectors and demoralize others. Sadly, we have already started to see that approach by the Trudeau government.

Loonie, TSX End 2015 On A Weak Note

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.31.2016 | Canada Business

TORONTO — The Canadian dollar was holding steady as the Toronto Stock Exchange was set to begin the last trading day of 2015 much lower than it be...

Debate Begins On What To Do With Oil Wealth Amid Climate Policy

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2016 | Canada Business

It remains a highly sensitive subject for Canadians who spent the past decade being told the country was on the path to becoming a global energy super power.

Provinces Feeling The Pain Of Tanking Commodity Prices

CP | Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Business

CALGARY — Commodity prices are tanking and they're bringing Canadian markets down with them, but experts say some provinces will be feeling the pin...

Bad News For Canada's Economy As Commodity Prices Fall Fast

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Scotiabank's monthly commodity price index lost ground in August, dropping 5.4 per cent from July in a broad-based decline.Four of Scotiaban...

You Might Have Just Bought an Illegally Cut Piece of the Rainforest

David Fogarty | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Impact
David Fogarty

If you've just been shopping at the supermarket or hardware store, chances are you've brought a little bit of tropical rainforest home with you. And chances are some of it was illegally cleared.

Technocrats and the Assault on Common Sense and Civilized Society

Mark Taliano | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Taliano

Arguably the most important threat facing the world right now is human-caused global warming. Common sense dictates that this issue be identified and addressed, but the technocrats' obsession with an economic plan is divorced from the reality of increasing planetary disasters.

The Pot of Gold at the End of Your Internet Cable

Bob Stammers | Posted 11.12.2013 | Canada Business
Bob Stammers

There may be no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but how about at the end of your Internet cable? As gold prices continue to underwhelm, the emergence of the virtual currency Bitcoin has raised the stakes in the world of commodity investing.

The Secret Benefits of Germs

Jason Tetro | Posted 04.12.2013 | Canada
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Pathogens only make up a fraction of the diversity of germs on Earth and a number of environmental germs have been examined for their financial and environmental benefit. For the most part, these germs are unknown and kept away from the science spotlight.

Oil Prices Fall Below $86 U.S. A Barrel Amid Concern About Europe's Debt Crisis

CP | Pablo Gorondi, The Associated Press | Posted 11.12.2011 | Canada Business

Oil prices fell below US$86 a barrel Monday as OPEC cut its forecast for global oil demand and investor concerns over Europe's debt crisis prompted an...

Loonie Falters on Volatile Commodity Prices

Scott Boyd | Posted 10.12.2011 | Canada
Scott Boyd

In its last statement, the Bank of Canada advised that an interest rate hike later this year was likely, but this may now be on hold given the recent turn of events. Indeed, some quarters are even suggesting that the Bank of Canada may be forced to lower rates, although this seems like a long shot.