North American stock indexes finish week flat, Canadian dollar up

North American stock indexes finish week flat, Canadian dollar up
TORONTO — North American stock indexes finished the week on a flat note, as the loonie strengthened against the U.S. dollar. Rallying gold and materials stocks weren’t enough to lift Toronto’s S&P/TSX composite index out of the red, which slipped 0.69 of a point to 15,454.23. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average gave back 9.64 points to 22,349.59,... Read More

Energy stocks help lift TSX, U.S. markets mixed in late-morning trading

Energy stocks help lift TSX, U.S. markets mixed in late-morning trading
Canada’s main stock index gained ground in late-morning trading, boosted by gains in the energy sector. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 70.16 points to 15,363.13, after 90 minutes of trading. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 4.19 points to 22,374.99. The S&P 500 index was down 1.01 points to 2,505.64 and the Nasdaq composite index... Read More

S&P/TSX composite higher in early trading, U.S. stock markets mixed

S&P/TSX composite higher in early trading, U.S. stock markets mixed
Canada’s main stock index headed higher in late-morning trading, boosted by a broad-based rally. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 41.91 points to 15,278.58, after 90 minutes of trading. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 16.77 points to 22,348.12. The S&P 500 index was down 0.31 of a point to 2,503.56 and the Nasdaq composite index... Read More

Toronto stock index, Wall Street gain ground, as Canadian dollar weakens

Toronto stock index, Wall Street gain ground, as Canadian dollar weakens
Mining companies led a largely broad-based gain on Canada’s main stock index Monday as the loonie lost ground to the U.S. dollar. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 63.64 points to 15,236.67 — with base metals gains of more two per cent helping to offset gold sector losses of about one per cent. “Broadly we’re seeing small... Read More

British Columbians bracing for NDP economic hits

British Columbians bracing for NDP economic hits
By Ellsworth Dickson Vancouver radio station CKNW has reported that British Columbia’s NPD leader John Horgan wrote a letter to the president of BC Hydro asking them to stop work on the huge Site C Energy (dam) Project in northern BC. As of today (June 5), John Horgan is not even premier of the province, although he expects to be... Read More

5 Mining Stocks to Watch

5 Mining Stocks to Watch
VGZ.TO VISTA GOLD CORP Vista’s 100% owned Mt Todd gold project1 is located in Northern Territory, Australia, approximately 56 kilometers by road northwest of Katherine and approximately 250 kilometers southeast of Darwin. Mt Todd contains more than 7.4 million ounces gold (measured and indicated categories) with significant exploration and district expansion potential across the project’s more than 140,227 hectares of... Read More

Mining Stocks Are Back, But Tech and Bio Still in the Running

Mining Stocks Are Back, But Tech and Bio Still in the Running
Once again, resource companies are leading the most actives with less than a handful of non-mining stocks in comparison. It appears retail investors and institutional investors alike are finally feeling more comfortable getting back into resource stocks following the bumpy ride since 2008. In addition, the Brexit vote to leave the EU created instability in the money markets send a... Read More

PyroGenesis’s Process Breakthrough Transforms Quartz to Silicon

PyroGenesis’s Process Breakthrough Transforms Quartz to Silicon
PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (OTCQB:PYRNF, TSX VENTURE:PYR) demonstrated that it can transform high purity quartz into silicon metal with its PUREVAP™ Quartz Vaporization Reactor at a lower cost, while generating less CO2 emissions than current processes. The silicon metal, solar grade silicon metal and electronic grade silicon metal markets combined was worth over US$12B in 2014 propelled by increased demand for... Read More