Commodities

An all-terrain vision for innovation

Canadian manufacturers that are relying on the low dollar to spur a recovery might want to listen to Joerg Stieber, chairman of a company whose family has been making things in Canada since 1962.   Friday, August 28, 2015

China doesn't have to be a syndrome

Inside the MarketWell, that old adage about every bull market needing to constantly climb a wall of worry could scarcely be more the case than it this week.No sooner do we manage to get the Greece file behind us than we face the intensifying macro, financial and policy instability in China, the spreading market and currency weakness throughout the once-hot emerging market space and this latest and most pernicious leg of the downcycle in oil and industrial commodity prices, taking the Canadian dollar into a new and lower range in the process.   Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Beyond the noise: Investment trends for 2016

sbarlow@globeandmail.comInside the Market I pity anyone trying to trade these markets actively and successfully. I'm not sure it's even possible.For most investors, the correct course of action is to look past the noise and severe market gyrations and try to uncover the winners for longer term. As Warren Buffett famously noted, ''In the short term, the market is a voting machine. In the long term, it is a weighing machine.'' In other words, investors shouldn't bother trying to follow shortterm investor sentiment, but look forward to identify tangible trends that reach into the future.   Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Rebound fizzles in late sell-off

A global market rally ran out of steam in the dying minutes of trading in North America, showing how nervous investors remain, despite moves from China to contain its crash.   Wednesday, August 26, 2015