February Financings Implode on TSX Venture

Inflation running wild, crashing US equities in mid-January and then again in late February appears to have spooked many speculators. As a result, we continue to witness an overall decrease in trading activity and financings in 2022 on the TSX Venture. The mentality of investors today could not be more different than this time last […]

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New Champ Leaves Indelible Mark on Stock Challenge

We are now ready to unveil this month’s champion… In our mid-month recap, we forewarned members that biotech/pharma stocks were gearing up to be the Stock Challenge story of the month. The top two players in this month’s contest selected exclusively biotech/pharma stocks, with those picks combining for an average of roughly 82% returns in […]

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What If This Actually Works? Introducing Hapbee Technologies (HAPB: TSXV)

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Landing at the Seattle airport, I didn’t really know what to expect. A colleague of mine had told me there was an interesting wearable technology he had tried that could both increase your attentiveness, like a cup of coffee, and also help put you to sleep, akin to what melatonin would do… It sounded bizarre […]

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Surprise Sector Could Sweep This Month’s Podium

It has been a rocky start to the month. The Stock Challenge Index (SCI) is down almost 6%; and, only about a third of the selected stocks are reporting gains so far. The Stock Challenge Index Biotech/pharma stocks are the brewing story of the month. The top 2 performing stocks (with an average of approximately […]

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An Underwhelming Month for Stock Challenge

The bell has sounded, the markets are now closed, and our podium is complete. For the second month in a row, going all-in with a gold explorer has minted the new champ! Member Coral’s dice-roll with Australia-based Sarama Resources paid off in the end. The company’s stocks in Canada and the US combined in the […]

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EVs Account for 20% of Cars Sold in China as Lithium Prices Soar

Lithium prices are up over 500% over the past 12 months, and the rally seems far from over. Even on a day when most commodities are in the red, lithium is solidly green, up 3% to above $426,500 per ton. For lithium producers, the time to print money has finally arrived. Lithium Carbonate (CNY/T) – […]

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Commodities Leading the Charge…yet again

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After a brutal January, it looks like the market is starting to show some love to investors this month. Only once so far this month has the Stock Challenge Index (SCI) ventured below zero (and just marginally). Additionally, save for the NYSE, all the exchanges represented in February’s contest are averaging positive returns. The Stock […]

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The Metaverse Will Change Humanity

In this day and age, investors are bombarded with new technologies and potentially disruptive trends at a vicious rate. Just when you think you’ve conquered the latest in a stream of revolutionary ideas, you start noticing headlines about newer waves of innovation taking the investment community by storm. In recent months, one such wave has […]

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The Inflation Trade Comes Alive in Canada

Canada's resource sector heats up

Many will remember Friday, February 11th, as the day investors began to act about inflation differently. Gold and oil had huge gains today, while pretty much everything else that wasn’t a commodity went down. The NASDAQ and Bitcoin, which lost 2.78% and 3.2%, respectively, are two examples. Today investors stepped into Canada’s resource sector as […]

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Trading Activity Evaporates on TSX Venture in January

The January ‘shake out,’ as it’s being dubbed, spooked speculators on the TSX Venture. As a result, trading activity was in free fall, declining to around 60 million total shares traded per day on the exchange. One day in January saw just 41 million shares trade hands. The decline is more pronounced when viewed on […]

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