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Economic Calendar

Major Economic Data Releases Economists and analysts at major sell side and buy side institutions will prognosticate on where these numbers end up. Theoretically, current asset prices reflect these expectations. If numbers are better than expected, this will be a positive for affected assets and vice versa. Country specific data will lead

How to Interpret Interest Rate Market Updates

If you aspire to be an interest rate trader or a fixed income trader, understanding interest rates is very important. Rates traders, especially those who deal with longer dated (10/30 year), hold some of the more prestigious seats on the trading floor and given the bespoke nature of the product

Understanding the Trading Floor

Written by a structurer at a major investment bank Compensation on the Trading Floor versus Investment Banking Getting paid on the trading floor is very different from getting paid in investment banking. From other literature, the trading floor is supposed to be much more meritocratic than investment banking – we can easily

Weekly Movers Aug 25, 2017 – Aecon Group, Capstone Mining, Hudson’s Bay, First Quantum, Copper Mountain

Top Gainers Aecon Group Inc (TSX:ARE, Chg:19.3%) Industry: Industrials On Friday morning, Bloomberg broke the news that ARE has hired advisers to explore a sale. The stock jumped from $14.33 to $15.32 within 2 minutes and was subsequently halted by IIROC on unusual increase in trading volume. At the request of IIROC, ARE

Weekly Movers Aug 18, 2017 – Westport, Hudbay, Trevali, Premium Brands, Kirkland Lake

Top Gainers Westport Fuel Systems Inc (TSX:WPRT, Chg:24.2%) WPRT posted a solid quarter validating that the operation is improving and the merger with Fuel System Solutions was the right strategic move. WPRT is ahead of schedule in realizing cost and operational synergies from the acquisition. Management is guiding positive adjusted EBITDA in

Weekly Movers Aug 11, 2017 – Aimia, GC, Semafo, Avigilon, Bird Construction

Top Gainers Aimia Inc (TSX:AIM, Chg:30.3%) Industry: Consumer & Retail AIM announced that Air Canada would not review their long-standing relationship with Aeroplan post contract expiry in June 2020. AIM subsequently lost over 80% of its market cap since the announcement on May 11, 2017. The market feared that AIM was going

Weekly Movers Aug 4, 2017 – Altus Group, Second Cup, Spin Master, Air Canada

Top Gainers Second Cup (TSX:SCU, Chg: +60.0%) Industry: Consumer & Retail A long history of negative same store sales growth and a shrinking store base are not a good combination especially when the balance sheet is levered. With a 6.0x net leverage ratio (on a LTM basis) and stock price below $2.0, SCU