Commodities

Hunt for value stocks is not for the skittish

C all it the revenge of the underappreciated.A 10-stock portfolio of U.S. stocks modelled on the investment philosophy of Benjamin Graham, the ''Father of Value Investing,'' is up 33.2 per cent this year, beating the 7.9-per-cent gain in the Standard and Poor's 500.   Tuesday, December 06, 2016

MONDAY'S MARKETS

Bay Street advances Canadian stocks rose as recent strength in commodity prices supported the energy and materials groups. Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan gained 2.4 per cent, while copper producer First Quantum Minerals jumped 5.8 per cent. Royal Bank of Canada added 0.2 per cent and Toronto-Dominion Bank added 0.4 per cent.   Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Price check: Food costs to increase

Food prices are expected to rise as much as 5 per cent in 2017, outpacing this year's anticipated increase of up to 4 per cent, as retailers grapple with steeper import costs as a result of a weakened Canadian dollar.   Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Oil patch mulls return to spending

The oil industry's new-found optimism is about to be put to the test as one of Canada's biggest producers decides whether to revive a stalled oil sands project.   Friday, December 02, 2016