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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.
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 to prominence, but like the rhetoric espoused by t...
The reality is that the performance of a commodity producing company is affected by many outside factors that could significantly impact their stock price.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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 began the year. The loonie was at 72.07 cents U.S., up 0...
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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.
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CALGARY — Commodity prices are tanking and they're bringing Canadian markets down with them, but experts say some provinces will be feeling the pinch more than others. "It'll feel like a recession dep...
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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 Scotiabank's commodity subindexes fell, with the biggest de...
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.
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.
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.
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 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 another bout of turmoil in financial markets.By earl...
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.