Commentaries

Tue, 2012-04-03

Analyst Commentary, Matthew Bovencamp: The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) released their planning and priorities report for 2012-2015 outlining the continued strategy of risk mitigation. The document...

Fri, 2012-03-30

Analyst Commentary, Matthew Bovencamp: Natural gas inventories in the United States are approximately 59% higher than the 5-year average levels, and approximately 50% higher compared to the same time last year. The higher storage...

Thu, 2012-03-29

Analyst Commentary, Matthew Bovencamp: The Pakistan Electric Company estimates electricity demand in Pakistan at 16,000 MW of electricity per day. However, Pakistan produces only 13,000 MW per day, causing millions of residents to...

Tue, 2012-03-27

Analyst Commentary, Matthew Bovencamp: Enbridge Inc. and Enterprise Partners LP plan to add additional pipelines as well as increase capacity and reverse the flow to the existing Seaway pipeline to ease the over capacity of crude oil...

Fri, 2012-03-23

Analyst Commentary, Matthew Bovencamp: The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OFSI) recently advised Canada’s major banks to be more careful in their lending practices and who they lend money to. The OFSI is...

Thu, 2012-03-22

Analyst Commentary, Miller Chu: As many of you probably noticed at the pump, gasoline prices have been increasing steadily over the past year. The rising gasoline price gave the Republicans an opportunity to criticize President Obama...

Tue, 2012-03-20

Analyst Commentary, Miller Chu: In February 2012, the UN Food and Agriculture World Food Price Index reached 215.27, an increase of more than 53% comparing to five years ago. The agricultural price increase has been driven by two...

Tue, 2012-03-13

Analyst Commentary, Miller Chu: With the last two of the 54 nuclear power plants scheduled to be removed from power generating service next month, Japan is left with a likely power shortage this coming summer season when the...

Tue, 2012-03-13

Analyst Commentary, Miller Chu: Following Molycorp (NYSE: MCP) and Neo Material (TSE: NEM) potential M&A announcement earlier this week, the U.S., the EU and Japan are teaming up to fight against China’s restriction on rare-...

Mon, 2012-03-12

News Summary: Molycorp's $1.3 billion acquisition of Neo Material Technologies could revolutionize the rare-earth trade, analysts said. Combining the firms would create a one-stop shop for rare-earth elements, with control from the...