Cheaper 4-inch Apple iPhone expected after Dialog Semi issues outlook


Investors are looking to Dialog Semiconductor plc’s quarterly recent results for indications of health at Apple Inc. Since the U.K.-based manufacturer of power management integrated circuits gets a lot more than 70 per cent of its revenue from Apple, it’s seen as an bellwether for how things are going in the world’s largest technology company. Dialog’s fourth quarter results were ...

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What you should look for when picking stocks to hold in your RRSP


It was once that investors take their bonds into RRSPs to capitalize on the zero tax rate provided by these makes up about income-producing and other securities, keeping their equities outside of registered accounts to take advantage of Canada’s Dividend Tax Credit. Why you shouldn’t depend on postponing retirement there are saved enough Fred Vettese: With lower rates of interest ...

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TSX, Wall Street rise as traders return from holiday weekend in buying mood


TORONTO – Investors started a vacation shortened trading week in U.S. and Canada in buying moods, sending indexes in New York and Toronto higher. The S&P/TSX composite index climbed 173.74 points, up several per cent, to 12,554.98 at the close, contributing to a nearly 300-point gain on Friday. In Ny, enthusiasm was even stronger because the Dow Jones industrial average ...

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TSX gains, but Wall Street mixed despite data showing U.S. not as bad as thought


The Toronto stock market closed with a modest gain but remained at a negative balance for the week in general after an early triple-digit advance evaporated. The Toronto Stock market S&P/TSX composite index finished the day’s trading up 44.19 points at 12,797.79, passing on a small loss for the week of 15.61 points. The loonie rose slightly, up 0.15 of ...

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Whole Foods Market Inc getting traction with updated app


Whole Foods Market Inc.’s digital push appears to be paying off. The retailer of natural and organic foods and merchandise launched its first digital couponing program on January 28 with version 7.0 of its online app, and thus far, the numbers look very good. Since the company’s formal announcement last month 10, daily downloads surged from approximately 1,000 to 5,000 ...

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Performance Sports Group Ltd. downgraded at RBC


Shares of Performance Sports Group Ltd. on Wednesday regained a few of the 65 percent loss seen each day earlier, but RBC Capital Markets isn’t buying. Analyst Sabahat Khan downgraded the leading manufacturer of hockey and baseball equipment to sector perform from outperform, and slashed his price target to US$3.50 from US$12.50. Much of the selloff was associated with Performance ...

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TSX climbs higher as gold and energy stocks rise, but Wall Street falls


TORONTO – The Toronto stock exchange added on the moderate gain in the close, buoyed with a rise in climbing gold and prices. The S&P/TSX composite index jumped 62.56 points at 12,860.35 as stocks in companies that deal in gold, metals and oil led advancers on the commodity-heavy weighted exchange. It was a contrast to Wall Street where all major ...

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It’s time investors faced oil’s free fall after Saudis stomp on notion of any production cut


“That is not going to happen.” Thus spake Ali Al-Naimi, Saudi Arabia’s oil minister, to some group of industry executives gathered in Houston the 2009 week. The “that” he was referring to is the concept of a cut in oil production by Saudi Arabia, which has been the subject of a large amount of speculation in media and markets lately. ...

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