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Reporter, Financial Post — National Post
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Reporter for the @financialpost, business section of the @nationalpost. Write about investing and economics. Based in Toronto.

Future Shop closure creates worries for REIT growth prospects

business.financialpost.com — The demise of Future Shop highlights just how much pressure real estate investment trusts will face in the coming years, say analysts. Owner Best Buy Co., Inc. abruptly shuttered 66 Future Shop stores last week as it faces growing competition from online retailers such as Amazon.com Inc.

Future Shop closure creates worries for REIT growth prospects

nationalpost.com — The demise of Future Shop highlights just how much pressure real estate investment trusts will face in the coming years, say analysts. Owner Best Buy Co., Inc. abruptly shuttered 66 Future Shop stores last week as it faces growing competition from online retailers such as Amazon.com Inc.

Beware the bear: Why investors should remain wary of Russia’s soaring market

nationalpost.com — Last year was absolutely catastrophic for Russian assets, with the country's ruble, stocks and bonds suffering their worst declines since Russia's 1998 financial crisis. The market carnage made sense given that it seemed Russia's economy was heading for a collapse.

Renminbi trading hub opens in Toronto

nationalpost.com — TORONTO - The first trading hub for China's currency in the Americas will launch in Toronto on Monday, with an official inauguration ceremony between China's ambassador and Canada's finance minister.

Why bonds and stocks are rallying together

nationalpost.com — The start of the European Central Bank's massive bond-buying program has both bonds and stocks rallying alongside each other, shaking off the risk on, risk off dynamic that has dominated markets for much of the year. U.S. Treasuries and European bonds all posted big gains Thursday, while the S&P 500 and almost all major European indexes climbed as well.

North American stocks tumble, U.S. dollar rallies to 12-year high on rate hike fears

nationalpost.com — U.S. stocks wiped out their gains for the year Tuesday as the U.S. dollar rallied to a 12-year high amid signs that the U.S. Federal Reserve may move to raise interest rates in the next few months. The S&P 500 fell 35.27 points, or 1.7%, to 2,044.16.

Is another tech bubble about to burst? Som Seif on the Nasdaq topping 5,000

business.financialpost.com — The Nasdaq crossed 5,000 for the first time in almost 15 years this week. Is the dot-com bubble happening all over again? Purpose Investments president and CEO Som Seif explains why the tech scene is different this time around for investors.

Apple Inc to join Dow industrials index this month, replacing AT&T Inc

business.financialpost.com — Apple Inc will be taking the place of U.S. telecom stalwart AT&T Inc. on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Apple was long excluded from the Dow because at $700-plus a share it would have overwhelmed the index, which is weighted according to a share's price rather than a company's market value.

FP Watchlist: Cenovus, Agnico Eagle and Buffett buys more Suncor

Oil spikes in ‘super volatile’ market amid supply gain

business.financialpost.com — Oil traded at the greatest volatility since April 2009 after U.S. crude supplies rose from the highest level in more than three decades. West Texas Intermediate gained as much as 7.5%, erasing an earlier 2.3% decline. Prices have moved an average of US$1.74 a day this year, up from 92 cents during the first 24 days of 2014.
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Feb 10, 2015

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Feb 06, 2015

RT @WSJ: Breaking: U.S. adds 257,000 jobs in January; jobless rate ticks up to 5.7% on.wsj.com/18U0sZo

Jan 30, 2015

Canada's economy unexpectedly shrinks 0.2% in November. Factory output sees biggest decline in six years. statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidie…

Jan 21, 2015

Poloz denies rate cut is part of policy to weaken loonie, says it is about "protecting our inflation target."

Jan 21, 2015

Poloz presser: We concluded that benefits of acting now outweighed any market shocks from surprise rate cut.

Jan 21, 2015

Stephen Poloz says without rate cut, Bank of Canada projected economy would not return to full capacity until late 2017.

Jan 21, 2015

Bank of America, National Bank Financial both bring up possibility of further rate cuts this year if oil stays below BoC's $60 assumption.

Jan 21, 2015

BoC mentions threat to banks in rate cut. "Oil price shock increases both downside risks to inflation profile and financial stability risks"

Jan 21, 2015

CIBC on the surprise Bank of Canada rate cut to 0.75%: "Very dovish overall, a substantial negative for the Canadian dollar."

Jan 08, 2015

RT @sabewCDA: REMINDER: Come out for drinks and chat with the Globe's @jacquiemcnish during SABEW Canada's post-New Year's party! eventbrite.com/e/sabew-canada…

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