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Where are Canadian stocks headed? RBC's bear takes on BMO's bull in 2018 market standoff

Two prominent strategists are making starkly different forecasts of where Canada’s stock market is headed as a two-month rally stalls.

On the bull side is Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at BMO Capital Markets, who sees the S&P/TSX Composite Index hitting 17,600 by the end of 2018 — about 10 per cent higher than current levels. 537 more words

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Three Canadian energy stocks to watch amid the latest oil price uncertainty

The macro picture for Canadian oil companies lately is a messy one, with intrigue in the House of Saud, threats of Norwegian divestment and a Keystone pipeline leak just the latest concerns for investors. 718 more words

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The myth of the hot IPO: Why investors need to be wary of initial public offerings

Investment lore tells us that “there’s gold in them there hills,” when it comes to initial public offerings of stocks. Surely everyone has heard stories of those fortunate enough to “get in on the ground floor” of a McDonalds, Apple or Dollarama and the countless number of times those stocks have multiplied since then. 1,643 more words

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TSX breaks through 16,000 for first time but headwinds remain for Canadian equities

The S&P/TSX Composite Index broke above 16,000 for the first time Monday, as Canadian stocks continue a winning streak that began in early September.

Canada’s benchmark stock index closed up 49.27 points at 16,002.78 after climbing as high as 16,033.12 earlier in the day. 737 more words

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TSX enjoys a balmy autumn, reaching record high on Friday

Not even a record high can shake Canadian stocks of their Eeyore complex.

The S&P/TSX Composite Index closed up 0.4 per cent to 15,953.51 on Friday, surpassing the record of Feb. 811 more words

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Are Canadian stocks headed towards a (relatively) big fourth quarter?

BlackRock Inc. expects global economic winds to turn in Canada’s favour for the rest of 2017, following a lacklustre nine months in which the country’s stock markets lagged their international peers. 542 more words

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It's back to school for investors too

It’s back to school for students and investors, so now is a perfect time to take a tally of what we know – and don’t know – about the Canadian equity market. 582 more words

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