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ChartAdvisor for November 17 2014

Major U.S. indices moved largely higher over the past week, with the exception of small-cap stocks in the Russell 2000 index, driven by improving retail sales and consumer sentiment. Retail sales snapped back from a weak September with 0.3% growth, despite a 1.5% drop in gasoline sales. These numbers bode well for the holiday shopping […]

Where can I find the balance sheet of a country?

A:As of 2014 the balance sheets of many countries are available from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Other countries’ balance sheets may be available from individual countries’ governments or may not be available at all. Members of the OECP include the United States, Great Britain, France, Japan, Germany, Canada, Australia and Korea. […]

The Top Five Alibaba Shareholders

Alibaba (BABA), the global leader by volume in  the ecommerce category, issued a $25 billion IPO in September 2014, offering 14.9% of its company.  Some Wall Street analysts believe Alibaba is a game changer in the world of ecommerce for several reasons-first, Alibaba being located in China, has control of the Chinese ecommerce market and is growing globally, […]

The Risks Of Buying Bitcoin

“A new product, technology, or innovation – such as Bitcoin – has the potential to give rise both to frauds and high-risk investment opportunities.” – U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency on the virtual block, has garnered much attention since it was first created in the year 2009. It is an internet […]

4 Currency ETFs On The Move

With declining volatility since mid-2013, September was the turning point where volatility began to expand in many currencies. Currencies, and their corresponding currency exchange-traded funds (ETFs), have seen steadily rising in daily ranges, which means bigger moves and more profit potential if you’re on the right side of the trade. Volatility was further expanded last week, […]

Dozens of polar bears gather at whale carcass near Clyde River

Dozens of polar bears gather at whale carcass near Clyde River

After a successful bowhead whale hunt last August, people in Clyde River, Nunavut, are being treated to another natural spectacle. While most of the meat and muktuk from the whale was used, blubber on the bowhead carcass has left a bonanza for hungry polar bears. Polar bears are now congregating at a beach at Cape Christian, […]

Scotiabank to cut 1,500 jobs, including 1,000 in Canada

Scotiabank to cut 1,500 jobs, including 1,000 in Canada

Telecom complaints down 17% overall — but misleading contract complaints surge

Telecom complaints down 17% overall — but misleading contract complaints surge

For the first time in its seven-year history, the watchdog in charge of dealing with consumer complaints about their telecommunication providers says the number of complaints has gone down. In its annual report published Tuesday, the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services says it received 17 per cent fewer complaints from Canadians about the services they […]

Stephen Poloz says it’s a slow recovery for export sector

Stephen Poloz says it’s a slow recovery for export sector

China’s GDP Examined: A Service-Sector Surge

China’s GDP Examined: A Service-Sector Surge

The Chinese economy has witnessed tremendous transition and growth since 1978 when Deng Xiaoping introduced China to capitalist market reforms and moved away from a centrally planned economy. The resulting growth has persisted for the last 35 years; its gross domestic product (GDP) has seen an average annual growth rate of 10.12% between 1983 and 2013, […]

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