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Brendan Bell, the acting CEO of Dominion Diamond (DDC), took an unconventional route to the C-suite.
Neither a geologist nor an investment banker, Bell was a cabinet minister in the Northwest Territories before joining the northern diamond producer in July 2013.
As the company's stock has plummeted... Read more »
July 13, 2015 - As of early Monday morning, there were only a few details available of a deal reached between Greece and its creditors for another bailout. Early indications suggest the agreement will on balance support growth. It may also increase the chances that the Federal Reserve will be able... Read more »
The margin of error for policymakers around the globe has not been this narrow since September 15, 2008, the first trading day after the Lehman collapse. However, there is one big difference: the stakes have never been personally higher for individual policymakers.
In particular, German Chancellor... Read more »
Insiders were quite active on the TSX yesterday. As the broad market fell about 2% on fears over Greece, insider buying surged based on TSX insider summary marker data. There were 94 stocks with buys versus only 19 with sells. That puts the ratio of stocks with buying versus stocks with selling at... Read more »
June 29, 2015 - Last week we suggested that investors could expect hotter markets this summer with the caveat that it would not come without some sweating. While the first week of summer did see stocks heat up with the INK Canadian Insider Index advancing 1.9%, the sweating starts this week with a... Read more »
As we kick off summer trading, insiders are suggesting it could be a hot one. While spring went out like a lamb with the INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index falling 1.3% last week, it held a key support level at 1,071. For the year, the INK CIN Index remains up 3.8%, ahead of the S&P/TSX Composite... Read more »
What are we looking for?
Looking at all the stocks on the TSX, we want to screen for the highest-ranking telecom and utilities names, two popular sectors for dividend-hungry investors. Rankings are determined by the INK Edge V.I.P. criteria (valuations, insider commitment and price momentum). This... Read more »
As we expected, we have seen a modest bounce in the Utilities SPDR ETF (XLU*US) which has advanced about 0.7% since our report last week. Concerns about Greece and slowing industrial production helped the long-bond sensitive group to move off its recent lows. As has often been the case throughout... Read more »
Every week we provide an American insider overview for our subscribers at INKResearch.com and TD Direct investing. Below I have incorporated the commentary from this morning's INK Research American insider article which appeared before the open. Today's commentary is particularly relevant for... Read more »
Last week, in a subscriber INK blog posting we summarized the case made by Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker for a June rate rise. His key assumption was that inflation was heading back to 2% which is widely viewed as the Fed's objective. Yesterday, we heard what amounted to a counter argument... Read more »