The case for a Canadian dollar rebound

Inside the MarketOne of the big surprises for the year was the sharp slide in the Canadian dollar to an extent that far transcended the last leg of the decline in oil prices.   Thursday, October 08, 2015

The dangers of a strong U.S. dollar

sbarlow@globeandmail.comInside the Market It's no coincidence that commodities are rallying after the Federal Reserve delayed an interest rate hike, according to a fascinating research report from Deutsche Bank. Janet Yellen and the Fed are driving global investment returns across all spectrums and for Canadian investors, the implications reach into every corner of their portfolios. Unfortunately, the commodity rally may be short-lived as the Fed's pause is also a sign of deteriorating global growth.   Thursday, October 08, 2015

FirstEnergy says crude is at 'a positive turning point'

Economic InsightWorld crude markets are hitting a ''bumpy bottom'' as the hindrance of oil oversupply slowly eases, with prices likely to gradually rebound in the years ahead, according to Calgary's FirstEnergy Capital Corp.   Wednesday, October 07, 2015


Canadian exports fell by the most in 31/2 years in August as cheaper commodity prices took a bite out of the energy sector. In the U.S., the August trade deficit jumped sharply as exports fell to the lowest level in nearly three years while imports increased, led by a surge in shipments of cellphones from China.   Wednesday, October 07, 2015