Mining shares 'starting to look vulnerable'

Inside the MarketThe eye-popping run-up in mining shares since the start of the year is hitting a rough patch.A weak reading on China's manufacturing sector hammered the stocks of many miners on Tuesday, demonstrating the fragility of the new optimism surrounding commodities.   Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Soaring or sinking? The loonie's wild ride

Inside the MarketOn Tuesday, the remarkable recovery of the Canadian dollar passed a milestone that would have been difficult to envisage just a few months ago - 80 cents (U.S.).   Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Signals of strength from Canadian Utilities

Strategy LabBack in January, I used some of the cash in my Strategy Lab model dividend portfolio to purchase an additional 10 shares of Canadian Utilities Ltd.My reasoning was simple: As bad as things are in Alberta, the vast majority of Canadian Utilities' earnings come from regulated operations - including electricity and natural gas transmission and distribution - that are insulated from commodity prices, throw off stable cash flows and account for most of the company's growth.   Wednesday, May 04, 2016


Bay Street slides down Canadian stocks fell to a two-week low as lower commodity prices weighed on energy and materials stocks. Shares of Encana fell 10.4 per cent.   Wednesday, May 04, 2016