Commodities

Energy, kids' entertainment propel winning funds

When Brandon Snow watches cartoons on television with his three children, he's mixing business with pleasure. Favourites such as Caillou, Babar and Toopy and Binoo belong to the film library of DHX Media Ltd., a family entertainment company that he owns in two mutual funds that he oversees.   Friday, November 21, 2014

THURSDAY'S MARKETS

Bay Street gains Canadian stocks rose as rising commodity prices boosted the shares of gold miners and energy producers. Nevsun Resources shares shot up more than 11 per cent after a report citing unnamed sources said mining fund QKR Corp. is close to making a bid for the company. Nevsun said it is not aware of any bid.   Friday, November 21, 2014

Intertape stock revisited: A turnaround story built on CEO's quiet leadership

Fabrice Taylor, CFA, publishes the President's Club investment letter, for which he and The Globe and Mail have a distribution agreement.taylor.fabrice@gmail.comCEO-of-the-year awards are typically given to people who run the hottest and flashiest companies, usually accompanied by a high-flying stock. They're often, not coincidentally, contrarian indicators for investors because their companies' shares tend not to do well after they accept their honours.   Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Halliburton merger takes some heat off rivals

Canada's oil-field services business is increasingly jittery over weakening global oil prices. A Halliburton Co. takeover of Baker Hughes Inc. could help lessen at least some of the fears.   Tuesday, November 18, 2014