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Archive for November, 2011

Markets Soar On Global Central Bank Intervention

[ 0 ] November 30, 2011

Investors worldwide celebrate intervention from global central banks including the European Central Bank, U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of Canada.  Stock markets rallied for a third-straight day with gains of 3 to 5%.  Will this rally last though?  Derek Holt of Scotiabank warns a lot still needs to happen – but this is a great start.

Bill Tufts: Canadians Lose Billions In Market Mayhem

[ 0 ] November 27, 2011

Bill Tufts, author of Pension Ponzi, raises serious concerns about Canadian pension plans which are recording huge losses as global stocks lose trillions of dollars in value.  Mr. Tufts encourages pension fund holders to get their elected officials on this case and say no to risk!


Minding Your Business: EU Problems & A Union-Backed Bay St Protest

[ 0 ] November 27, 2011

Norman Levine of Portfolio Management has a spirited discussion with Anita Sharma about the problems in Europe and that protest on Bay Street organized by Sid Ryan of the Ontario Federation of Labour.



Now German Bonds Raise Concerns

[ 0 ] November 27, 2011

Howard Atkinson of Horizons ETFs talks about economic contagion in Europe and where he sees the Euro currency trading in the weeks ahead.


Canadians Give Big in Movember!

[ 0 ] November 27, 2011

Peter Bombaci of Movember Canada dropped into the TSX to talk to Anita Sharma about raising awareness for men’s health during Movember.  We also learned something about Anita’s colleague – Pat Bolland – and his ‘stache.  Check this out!


BMO’s Sherry Cooper: Need A Big Bazooka to Combat EU Debt Crisis

[ 0 ] November 27, 2011

The Bank of Montreal’s Chief Economist says the European Union’s debt crises are far from being resolved.  Sherry Cooper calls on the region to take rapid action and carry on with European Central Bank intervention.


Bill Tufts: Canada Can’t Have It All

[ 0 ] November 27, 2011

Bill Tufts, author of Pension Ponzi, talks to Sun News Network’s Anita Sharma about the alarming growth of public sector jobs while the private sector pulls back.  Mr. Tufts also addresses the impact of the strong Canadian dollar AND high union wages – a double-whammy for Canada.

3-Way Chat With Krista Erickson & Mark Dunn About The Market Mayhem

[ 0 ] November 21, 2011

Stocks were hammered today on news the U.S. super-committee would not reach a deal on cutting $1.2 trillion over ten years in government spending.  Had a great time discussing this latest debacle – er, issue with my colleagues Krista Erickson and Mark Dunn.

U.S. Super-Committee Not So Super

[ 0 ] November 21, 2011


Bank of Montreal’s Senior Economist Sal Guatieri dropped by to talk about the big sell-off on the markets.  The interview took place just before the U.S. super-committee’s announcement that it would not, in fact, reach a deal ahead of the November 23rd deadline.  For more, please click on the video below.


Happy Anniversary Sun News Network!

[ 0 ] November 20, 2011

Launch of Sun News with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and Quebecor CEO Pierre Karl Peladeau (April 2011)

Sun News Network recently celebrated its half-year anniversary! It’s not everyday Canada gets a new national network and it took a forward-thinking entrepreneur (with deep pockets!) to make it happen.  Many thanks to our big chief, Pierre Karl Peladeau and his trusty generals, Kory Teneycke and Luc Lavoie for giving Canadians a new perspective.  Onward!

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