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Ahead of earnings, Bombardier says a senior executive is quitting

A week before Bombardier (No outlook; BBD.B) is scheduled to release its Q4 earnings report on February 14th, the taxpayer supported aerospace, rail & defense firm announced today that it is losing one of its key executives. According to a company press release, Bombardier Transportation President Laurent Troger has informed the company of his intention to resign and pursue opportunities outside the company.


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Shorts still taking aim at Badger Daylighting

According to the January 31st IIROC short-selling report published Tuesday, the short-selling position at Badger Daylighting (Sunny; BAD) stands at 1.94% of the company's float (estimated shares outstanding available for trading), up 0.014% from where it was in the January 15th report. Short-sellers may have their work cut out for them, however, as insider commitment at the firm remains strong. On that front, insiders have spent a net $1,886,058 picking up shares in the public market over the past 90 days. That amount does not include share repurchases which also took place to the tune of $37.1 million worth of Badger shares during the period.

Delays and trade wars impacting Midas Gold

In his latest Discovery Watch interview, John Kaiser from Kaiser Research Online reviews new developments at the NioBay Metals (NBY) James Bay Niobium Project and assesses the proposed Sun Metals (SUNM) takeover of Lorraine Copper (LLC). He kicks off the interview looking at the negative and potentially positive implications of the Trump trade war on Midas Gold's (MAX) Stibnite Gold Project in Idaho.

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INK Canadian Insider Index rallies 1.9% to new 5-week high

Thank you for joining us in a weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. Last week, the INK Canadian Insider Index began with some heaviness, slipping to the low 1070s where it held above its middle Bollinger band. From there, the INK CIN bounded straight up and through 1100 resistance and came to rest at 1120.75 for a gain of 23.3 points or 1.9%, The Index has now rallied 13.5% from its late December lows.

Bull market in common sense likely to emerge in the post-bubble world

In his latest interview with Jim Goddard, Bob Hoye from explains how the end of a powerful move in commodities ends up in a bust. That sets up a subsequent mania in financial assets which also does not end well. 

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As is custom in his broadcasts, Hoye puts today's financial world in riveting and sometimes eerie historical perspective.

Investors may be too pessimistic about growth

In my Thursday Howe Street interview with Jim Goddard, I recap our latest US and Canadian market comments. For regular readers of those reports, the interview covered familiar territory. We also dug into the question of the marijuana legalization roll-out which covered a bit of new ground (click here to listen to the interview).

US debt ceiling problem plus new exploration boosting Wesdome Gold Mines

In his latest Discovery Watch interview, John Kaiser from Kaiser Research Online believes the share price of INK Canadian Insider Index member Wesdome Gold Mines (Mostly Sunny; WDO) is getting a lift from exploration at its Kiena Mine Complex near Val d'Or Quebec and gold's strength.

Wesdome Gold Mines shares benefiting from discovery news and production

The elephants driving US bond yields

In today's INK Research US market comments, we noted that insiders in the American insurance industry were an upbeat bunch, in stark contrast to the Utilities sector insiders who remained on the canvass following the December drop in the Utilities SPDR ETF  (XLU). As we wrote, it is probably a reasonable assumption to make that at least part of insider behaviour towards those two groups incorporates expectations of higher bond yields. In Canada, we see a different picture.

The Fed may not be the only elephant in the US bond market room

IMV provides another update this morning on its DPX-Survivac program

After publication of the INK Morning Report this morning, IMV (IMV) released an update on its DPX-Survivac Program following a routine meeting with the FDA.

In the release the company reports:

the FDA acknowledged the potential for accelerated approvals in advanced ovarian cancer based on objective response rate (ORR) according to RECIST 1.1 criteria with reported median duration of response (DOR). In addition, the FDA provided important guidance on clinical design considerations for different lines of therapy and platinum-sensitive and -resistant patient populations.


Will pharma stocks keep flying?

In today's market report Restarting the late-cycle rally? (Canadian Insider Club members link), we reported that our Pharmaceuticals Indicator, a group which includes many cannabis-related stocks, had put in a bullish formation. The chart below provides some colour on that comment.

The INK Pharma Indicator has put in a bullish peak this month


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