Commodities

The gold sector's hottest takeover prospects: quality developers

StreetwiseAs complicated as high-profile acquisitions can seem, they often boil down to simple shopping principles. If the sale price is too good, sometimes you would be silly not to buy.   Friday, July 31, 2015

STOCKS THAT SHOULD BE ON YOUR RADAR SCREEN

Potash Corp. of Sask. (POT-NYSE) Close: $26.85 (U.S.), down 47centsFollowing a ''difficult'' spring application period in which North American potash prices endured a ''sharp'' correction as a result of an increase in imports and lacklustre demand, Raymond James analyst Steve Hansen said the time is right for caution through the rest of 2015.   Thursday, July 30, 2015

Economic implications of a 'super' El Nino

Scientists at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society are predicting a better than 95 per cent chance that a warming of the Eastern Pacific Ocean will prevail into early 2016. AccuWeather predicts that this will be one of the strongest HI Ninos in 50 years, 'l'his pheomenon could have long-reaching consequences on weather patterns around the globe, bringing needed rain to some regions while plunging others Into drought. Farmers and market watchers alike will be watching.   Thursday, July 30, 2015

Attention shoppers: The oil patch is on sale

jeffjones@globeandmail.comStreetwiseIs Encana Corp. oversold or underacquired?It's a question investment-banking types are asking as the company's shares sink under the weight of falling oil prices and last week's disappointing quarterly financial showing.   Wednesday, July 29, 2015