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Insights: Among the miners, gold stocks shine the brightest

We have published the latest edition of Canadian Insider Insights. This week, we draw on our Market INK report commentary to explain why we see gold shining the brightest among mining stocks.

Gold insiders are behaving like a bull market is on

Click here to read the issue for the week of March 4th (registration is not required).

 

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Trudeau cabinet minister Jane Philpott resigns, read her statement why

Monday, the Honourable Jane Philpott MD, the President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government, resigned from the Trudeau government over the handling of the SNC Lavalin affair. Read her full statement below.

INK Canadian Insider Index gains 3.4% in 3 weeks

Thank you for joining us in a weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. Last week, the Index added 4.7 points or 0.4% to close at 1157.83.

PDAC sadness: Is there a timing curse on mining stocks?

In his March 1st interview with Jim Goddard, Bob Hoye from ChartsandMarkets.com tackles the question whether there is a PDAC curse on the share prices of mining stocks. The idea being that mining stocks often run up and peak going into the large convention of mining prospectors, promoters and investors that traditionally takes place in the first week of March in Toronto every year.  This year it starts Sunday March 3rd and wraps up on Wednesday Mach 6th.

Historically Barrick Gold peaks right before PDAC. Do juniors follow the same path?

Watch or download Jody Wilson-Raybould's explosive SNC Lavalin affair testimony

Listen to former Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould detail attempts by Justin Trudeau and others to get her to secure a deferred prosecution agreement with SNC Lavalin (SNC). Watch the explosive testimony below.

Watch Canada's former Attorney General drop bombshell-after-bombshell

 

You can also download an audio MP3 version below.

Three strikes and Justin Trudeau is out

Updated (March 2nd) - In my latest Howe Street interview with Jim Goddard, I make the case Justin Trudeau and his cabinet can no longer effectively govern. The obstacles facing the Trudeau regime go beyond the question of whether a law may have been broken by him or his government in trying to get the Attorney General of Canada at the time, Jody Wilson-Raybould, to change her mind on prosecuting SNC-Lavalin (SNC). Leaving that issue aside for the lawyers, the reality of the situation boils down to:

  1. Favouring the well-connected and powerful
  2. Putting national unity at risk
  3. A lack of trustworthiness

The first surprise we learned from Ms. Wilson-Raybould in her February 27th testimony (click to watch, listen or download)  was how Bill Morneau's office was involved. As it turns out, according to her testimony, his office was one of the first to intervene to try and get her to change her mind. According to testimony, his office continued with interventions despite being asked to stop. So, here we have Canada's Finance Minister who appeared allegedly to be willing to have his office push the boundaries of the law to help a large Canadian corporation facing corruption charges.

Upbeat Canadian insiders

Starting in the second segment of his latest interview with Jim Goddard, INK CEO Ted Dixon gives an overview of the outlook for Canadian stocks drawing on the most recent Insights weekly newsletter. Broadly speaking, insiders remain upbeat about their prospects going forward, particularly in the oil patch where stocks have undergone a correction to reflect commodity pricing troubles.

He does, however, highlight a warning sign.

Quebec puts Azimut back in play as SOQUEM leaves more money on the table for exploration

In his February 26th Discovery Watch broadcast, John Kaiser from Kaiser Research Online cheers some major changes in the strategic alliance between Azimut Exploration (AZM) and SOQUEM, a subsidiary of Ressources Québec. The arrangement appears to be a major rethink by the Quebec government on how to promote mining exploration in the province.

Insights: Bullish signal flashing as insider index winning streak continues

We have just published our third edition of Canadian Insider Insights, Bullish signal flashing as insider index winning streak continues. This week we draw on an upbeat theme for our weekly market report, while also highlighting an important shift in the marijuana space.

INK's Insider of the week

You can read this week's edition via our Insights archive page. If you have a Canadian Insider account, add Insights to your alerts to have future editions emailed to you. If you do not have an account, sign up here.

INK Canadian Insider Index rises again, but resistance looms above

Thank you for joining us in a weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. Last week, the Index tacked on another 9.1 points to end at 1153.11 for a gain of 0.7%. Over the last 2 weeks, it has climbed 3%.

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