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September 14, 2018 7:11 PM Trump wants $200 billion in China tariffs despite talks, sources say

U.S. President Donald Trump instructed aides on Thursday to proceed with tariffs on about $200 billion more in Chinese products despite his Treasury secretary’s attempt to restart talks with Beijing to resolve the trade war, according to four people familiar with the matter. But an announcement of the new round of tariffs has been delayed as the administration 13

September 7, 2018 8:36 PM Horizons Marijuana first weed ETF to reach $1 billion in assets

Enthusiasm for the fund appears to have cooled somewhat last month, however, as investors pulled money out in six of the seven trading days between Aug. 21 and Aug. 29. They withdrew a total of $15.9 million over that stretch before plowing $14.1 million back in on Aug. 30, bringing the month’s total inflows to $12 million. Meanwhile, buyers in the U.S. have been scooping 9

August 27, 2018 7:46 PM Canadian auto stocks rally on trade progress between U.S. and Mexico

Canadian automotive stocks rallied Monday after the U.S. and Mexico announced they have reached a bilateral “understanding” on a trade agreement. Shares in companies including Linamar Corp., Magna International Inc. and Martinrea International Inc. were up despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on automotive imports from Canada 28

August 24, 2018 3:41 PM Toronto stocks pushed higher by energy sector, loonie trades higher

Strength in the energy sector, helped by a rising price for oil, helped Canada’s main stock index push higher in late-morning trading. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 134.10 points at 25,791.08. The S&P 500 index was up 15.05 points at 2,872.03, while the Nasdaq composite was up 64.06 points at 7,942.52. The Canadian dollar traded 10

August 17, 2018 5:15 PM Stocks in Toronto higher, inflation report helps boost loonie

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 7.89 points at 25,566.62. The S&P 500 index was down 3.27 points at 2,837.42, while the Nasdaq composite was down 45.60 points at 7,760.93. The Canadian dollar traded up at 76.38 cents US compared with an average of 76.03 on Thursday after Statistics Canada reported the annual inflation rate hit 3.0 per cent in July, its highest 12

August 7, 2018 7:56 PM Pension funds are boosting bull market bets as stocks climb higher

The risks to these systems are sizable losses during market downturns. Public pension funds lost hundreds of billions during the last financial crisis largely because of their exposure to public markets. They had 62% of their portfolio allocated to equities in 2007, according to Wilshire. The two largest public pensions in the U.S. — California Public 20

August 1, 2018 5:56 PM Base metal miners, utilities lead Toronto index in broad retreat

Canada’s main stock index was down moderately this morning in a broad-based retreat led by base metal miners amid a falling copper price. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 44.51 points at 16,389.50, after 90 minutes of trading. First Quantum Minerals and Canadian Utilities parent ATCO Ltd. were among the stocks to decline 18

July 9, 2018 3:56 PM Ladies, here’s how to DIY your first financial plan

By producing income from your investments such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and real estate. Net worth is what you have left over after subtracting your liabilities (what you owe) from your assets (what you own). To grow it, you must reduce your liabilities and grow your assets. Growing your net worth is the foundation of any solid financial plan; so let the measure 14

June 28, 2018 3:41 PM Toronto stocks lower as key sectors step back

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed up 98.46 points at 24,216.05. The S&P 500 index ended up 16.68 points at 2,716.31 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 58.59 points at 7,503.68. Stocks in the U.S. rose after dipping a day earlier as investors continue to grapple with trade issues, said Anish Chopra, managing director with Portfolio 15

June 22, 2018 3:27 PM Stock indexes up sharply in Toronto, New York; loonie down

Canada’s main stock index was up sharply in late morning trading, with energy and mining stocks providing much of the lift. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 143.10 points to 16,478.25, after 90 minutes of trading. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 133.10 points to 24,594.80. The S&P 500 index was up 9.82 points 22