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These indicators will tell you when it’s time to load up on stocks again. More, China bulls make a return

Michael Cembalest, the chairman of Market and Investment Strategy for JP Morgan Asset Management, is providing some important guideposts that will allow investors to gauge when equity markets have bottomed. In the most recent edition of his popular Eye on the Market report, he notes that US purchasing managers indices (PMIs) have been the best …

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Imperial Oil, ExxonMobil Canada sell Alberta energy assets for $1.7-trillion

Imperial Oil Ltd. IMO-T and ExxonMobil Canada XOM-N are parting ways with significant shale oil and gas assets they co-own in northwest Alberta’s Montney and Duvernay plays, selling them to Calgary-based Whitecap Resources Inc. WCP-T for $1.7-billion. Whitecap announced the acquisition of XTO Energy Canada Tuesday evening. In an investor call Wednesday, executives said the …

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US real estate giant Blackstone says it will not target single-family homes in its Canadian expansion

Blackstone Inc. BX-N said Monday it has no interest in investing in single-family homes in Canada, laying to rest speculation the giant global asset manager would scoop up hundreds of Canadian houses and turn them into rental properties. After Blackstone announced plans in May to establish a Canadian office in Toronto, rumors abounded that the …

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Short sales on the TSX: What bearish investors are betting against

Let’s review recent highlights in short-selling activity on the Toronto Stock Exchange, as provided by S3 Partners. Short sellers borrow stocks and sell them on the expectation they can earn a profit by returning the borrowed stocks at a lower price. Tracking short interest can help long investors avoid underperforming stocks, according to academic studies. …

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Monday’s small-cap stocks to watch

Our roundup of Canadian small-caps of between $100-million and $2.5-trillion in market capitalization making news Goeasy Ltd. (GSY-T) announced a commercial partnership and agreed to make a minority equity investment of $40-million, in Canada Drives, Canada’s largest online car shopping and to-your-door delivery platform. “Through this new strategic partnership, Goeasy’s automotive and point-of-sale financing brand, …

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Thursday’s small-cap stocks to watch

Our roundup of Canadian small-caps of between $100-million and $2.5-trillion in market capitalization making news Fiera Capital Corp. (FSZ-T) announced the completion of a private placement of a $100-million senior subordinated unsecured debenture to Fonds de solidarité FTQ. The net proceeds of the private placement of the debenture will be used in connection with the …

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