Baystreet.ca RSS Feed http://www.baystreet.ca/rss/MasterRSS.aspx en-us Copyright (c) 2016 Baystreet.ca Inc. All rights reserved. 12/2/2016 2:46:54 PM <![CDATA[Ivanhoe Mines "OUTPERFORM" ]]>Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:50:00 ESThttp://baystreet.ca/articles/analyst_ratings.aspx?28203<![CDATA[Gold Zooms Despite U.S. Jobs Numbers ]]>Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:27:00 ESThttp://baystreet.ca/articles/commodities.aspx?id=782Friday, December 02, 2016


Gold Zooms Despite U.S. Jobs Numbers


Gold prices made their way appreciably higher by noon ET on Friday, shrugging off data showing rising U.S. job numbers, with analysts saying that an expected rise in interest rates had already been priced in.

U.S. employers continued hiring in November, pushing down the the unemployment rate to a more-than-nine-year low of 4.6% and increasing the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this month.

Bullion is highly sensitive to rising interest rates, which make the non-yielding asset less attractive while boosting the dollar, in which it is priced.

Late Friday morning, spot gold rose by $9.40, or 0.8%, to $1,178.30 U.S. an ounce. The metal fell to its lowest since last February at $1,160.38 U.S. in the previous session and is on track to record a fourth straight week of losses.

Silver dropped by 0.7% to $16.37 U.S. an ounce while platinum rose 0.8% to $918 U.S.

Palladium shed 1.7% to $737.78 U.S., having reached its highest since June 2015 at $774.60 U.S. in Thursday's session, but remained set for a fifth straight weekly gain.

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<![CDATA[BlackBerry Enters The Self-Driving Car Race]]>Wed, 30 Nov 2016 03:10:00 ESThttp://baystreet.ca/articles/techinsider.aspx?id=736Wednesday, November 30, 2016

BlackBerry Enters The Self-Driving Car Race


There’s a new entrant into the self-driving car fray.

On Monday, the government of Ontario announced three organizations would take part in a pilot project designed to study the viability of self-driving cars one day making an appearance on the province’s roads.

The three organizations invited to participate were the University of Waterloo, car maker Erwin Hymer Group, and QNX, a software subsidiary of BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB)(NASDAQ:BBRY).

The pilot program will last as long as 10 years, and each self-driving car will have a licensed driver in the driver’s seat at all times, ready to take over if needed.

Unlike fellow tech giants Google and Apple, BlackBerry’s interest in the self-driving car market is not well known. QNX is making decent inroads in the vehicle software department, including recently signing a new agreement to expand its role in designing software for Ford cars and trucks.

The good news for investors is there are a number of ways this can end positively. If BlackBerry becomes a major player in the space, it would be a huge boon to the bottom line. Remember, BlackBerry still struggles to post quarterly profits.

The other good outcome for investors is a possible acquisition. BlackBerry only has a market cap of just over $5 billion. Even after paying a premium, BlackBerry is a relatively small target.

It may take years before self-driving cars are a reality, so there’s no reason for Blackberry investors to really get excited today. Still, it’s better than nothing.

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<![CDATA[Economic Calendar]]>Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:46:54 ESThttp://baystreet.ca/articles/econ_calendar.aspx?id=18125December 2016
 

DATE

STATISTIC FOR CURRENT MONTH PREVIOUS MONTH
Thursday, December 01, 2016 RBC Manufacturing PMI: 9:30am Nov The RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), a measure of manufacturing business conditions, rose to a seasonally adjusted 51.5 last month from 51.1 in October. A reading above 50 indicates growth in the sector. The RBC Markit Manufacturing PMI nosed upward to 51.1 in October, following a 50.3 reading in September
Friday, December 02, 2016 Labour Force Survey: 7:00am Nov Employment was up 11,000, or 0.1%. With fewer people searching for work, the unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percentage points to 6.8%. Employment rose by 44,000 (+0.2%) in October as a result of more part-time work. The unemployment rate remained at 7.0% as more people participated in the labour market.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 IVEY Purchasing Managers Index: 10:00am Nov --- Western University’s Ivey School of Business reported its Purchasing Managers’ Index registered 59.7 in October, compared to 58.4 in September, and 53.1 in October 2015
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 Canadian International Merchandise Trade: 8:30am Oct --- Canada's imports rose 4.7% to a record $47.6 billion in September. Exports edged up 0.1% to $43.5 billion. Consequently, Canada's merchandise trade deficit with the world widened from $2.0 billion in August to a record $4.1 billion in September.
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 BoC Rate Announcement: 10:00am --- --- ---
Thursday, December 08, 2016 Building Permits: 8:30am Oct --- Municipalities issued $6.9 billion worth of building permits in September, down 7.0% from August.
Thursday, December 08, 2016 Housing Starts: 8:15am Nov --- Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the seasonally adjusted annual rate fell to 192,928 units in October, down from 219,363 units in September.
Thursday, December 08, 2016 New Housing Price Index: 8:30am Oct --- The New Housing Price Index rose 0.2% in September compared with the previous month.
Thursday, December 15, 2016 Monthly Survey of Manufacturing: 8:30am Oct --- Manufacturing sales rose for the fourth consecutive month, up 0.3% to $51.5 billion in September.
Thursday, December 15, 2016 CREAstats - MLS Sales: 8:30am Nov --- The Canadian Real Estate Association said national home sales rose 2.4% from September to October. Actual (not seasonally-adjusted) activity was up 2.0% year-over-year (y-o-y) in October 2016.
Friday, December 16, 2016 Canada's International Transactions in Securities: 8:30am Oct --- Foreign investment in Canadian securities amounted to $11.8 billion in September. At the same time, Canadian investment in foreign securities was $1.8 billion, led by acquisitions of non-U.S. foreign shares.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Wholesale Trade: 8:30am Oct --- Wholesale sales decreased 1.2% to $56.0 billion in September, following increases in four of the previous five months. Declines were recorded in five sub-sectors, led by lower sales in the machinery, equipment and supplies and the miscellaneous sub-sectors.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Employment Insurance: 8:30am Oct --- Regular Employment Insurance beneficiaries totaled 571,800 in September, up 3,300 or 0.6% from August. On a year-over-year basis, the number of beneficiaries was up 27,800, or 5.1%.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Average Weekly Earnings Oct --- Statistics Canada reported that average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $957 in September, down 0.1% from the previous month and up 0.4% from 12 months earlier.
Thursday, December 22, 2016 Retail Trade: 8:30am Oct --- Following four months of little change, retail sales rose 0.6% to $44.4 billion in September on the strength of higher sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers.
Thursday, December 22, 2016 Consumer Price Index: 7:00am Nov --- The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.5% on a year-over-year basis in October, following a 1.3% gain in September. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the CPI increased 0.2% in October, matching the gain in September.
Friday, December 23, 2016 Industrial Product Price Index: 8:30am Nov --- The Industrial Product Price Index rose 0.7% in October, led by higher prices for energy and petroleum products.
Friday, December 23, 2016 Raw Materials Price Index: 8:30am Nov --- The Raw Materials Price Index increased 3.3%, mainly due to higher prices for crude energy products.
Friday, December 23, 2016 GDP: 8:30am Oct --- Statistics Canada reported that gross domestic product rose for the fourth consecutive month in September, growing 0.3%. GDP grew 0.9% in the third quarter, following a 0.3% decline in the second quarter.
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<![CDATA[Jobs Numbers Fairly Flat in November ]]>Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:49:00 ESThttp://baystreet.ca/articles/economiccommentary.aspx?id=1746Jobs Numbers Fairly Flat in November


The good vibes for the Canadian economy did not translate into booming jobs numbers last month.

Figures released Friday morning by Statistics Canada revealed that after two consecutive months of notable increases, employment was little changed in November, gaining only 11,000 jobs, for a 0.1% hike. The agency also says, with fewer people searching for work, the unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percentage points to 6.8%.

Compared with November 2015, overall employment rose by 183,000, or 1.0%, with the number of people working part time increasing by 214,000, or 6.4%. Over the same period, the total number of hours worked was up 1.1%.

The nation's number-crunchers said provincially, employment rose in Nova Scotia while it fell in Alberta. By industry, improvements were seen in the finance, insurance, real estate and leasing industry, in information, culture and recreation, as well as in agriculture. On the other hand, declines were observed in construction, manufacturing, transportation and warehousing.

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<![CDATA[Asia Shares Slip to End Week ]]>Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:07:00 ESThttp://baystreet.ca/articles/foreignmarketwrap.aspx?id=2510Friday, December 02, 2016

Asia Shares Slip to End Week


Asian markets stuttered on Friday, snapping out of the reprieve seen post-OPEC output cut deal, as dollar strength pauses and investors await the U.S. jobs report.

In Japan, the Nikkei 225 Index dropped 87.04 points, or 0.5%, to 18.426.08, likely dragged by by yen strength which is seen as a negative as it makes Japanese exports more expensive and erodes overseas profits when repatriated.

The Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong plummeted 313.41 points, or 1.4%, to 22,564.82

The yen wavered at 114.07 against the U.S. dollar, strengthening as much as 113.54 earlier.

Australian indexes were also pointed down, dragged by a broad-based decline across the index except for the all-ordinaries gold sub-index which was up 1%

Australia's October retail sales rose 0.5% from the previous month, the third straight month of gains. A poll had expected sales to rise by 0.3%.

South Korea's revised third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) was up 0.6% from the previous quarter, slightly below a 0.7% estimate earlier. The East Asian country remains embroiled in a political scandal involving the President Park Geun-hye, who has offered to quit from her post as opposition parties call for her impeachment.

Meanwhile, crude prices started to slip on Friday Asian time but holding above $50.00 U.S. a barrel, after producer cartel Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreed on a production cut for the first time since 2008 on Wednesday.

In other markets

The CSI 300 in Shanghai fell 36.09 points, or 1%, to 3,528.95

In Korea, the Kospi listed lower 13.14 points, or 0.7%, at 1,970.61

The Straits Times Index in Singapore deleted 9.21 points, or 0.3%, to 2,919.37

In Taiwan, the Taiex Index moved down 74.04 points, or 0.8%, to 9,189.49

The NZX 50 backtracked 27.89 points, or 0.4%, at 6,904.85

Australia's ASX 200 stumbled 56.22 points, or 1%, at 5,444.02




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<![CDATA[Non-Farm Payrolls Beat Predictions]]>Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:45:00 ESThttp://baystreet.ca/articles/globalmarkets.aspx?id=1745The U.S. economy continued to roll in the weeks following the presidential election.

Figures released Friday by the U.S. Labor Department showed the economy added 178,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 4.6%.

The report was close to Wall Street expectations of 175,000, though Wall Street had expected the unemployment rate to stay at 4.9%

The department also said wages put a damper on the gains, with the annualized pace of gains slumping to 2.5%.

The unemployment rate matched the lowest level since August 2007. A broader measure of joblessness that accounts for the underemployed and discouraged workers also fell sharply, declining from 9.5% in October to 9.3% in November.

Wall Street was watching the numbers closely as the first indication of jobs market strength since the Nov. 8 vote.

This also will be the last major employment indicator before the Federal Open Market Committee meets Dec. 13-14 to decide whether the economy has improved enough to resume a rate normalization cycle that started a year ago.

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<![CDATA[IPO Center - TSX-V]]>Wed, 09 Dec 2015 12:00:00 ESThttp://baystreet.ca/articles/ipo_tsx.aspx?id=10023 Company Name Ticker Date BioNeutra Global Corporation BGA 09-12-2015 International Datacasting Corporation IDC 14-12-2015 Buffalo Coal Corp. BUF 18-12-2015 Orezone Gold Corporation ORE 21-12-2015 IDM Mining Ltd. IDM 30-12-2015 Percy Street Capital Corporation PSC 12-01-2016 New Global Acreage Resources Ltd. RAP.P 13-01-2016 McorpCX, Inc. MCX 03-02-2016 Nurcapital Corporation Ltd. NCL 04-02-2016 CaNickel Mining Limited CML 05-02-2016 Axios Mobile Assets Corp. AXA 29-02-2016 Brassneck Capital Corp. BC.P 15-03-2016 MDN Inc. MDN 31-03-2016 Black Lion Capital Corp. BLC 01-04-2016 CUP Capital Corp. CPU 08-04-2016 Nobelium Tech Corp. NBL.P 13-04-2016 Spada Gold Ltd. SPL 14-04-2016 Era Resources Inc. ERX 18-04-2016 Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. HSM 18-04-2016 Huffington Capital Corporation HU.P 19-04-2016 Nova Leap Health Corp. NLH.P 26-04-2016 Targeted Microwave Solutions Inc. TMS 17-05-2016 Cortina Capital Corp. CCN 17-05-2016 Mercal Capital Corp. MUL 18-05-2016 Westshire Capital II Corp. WSH 31-05-2016 IMEX Systems Incorporated IMX 14-06-2016 Kneat.com Inc. KSI 05-07-2016 Fortune Bay Corp. FOR 05-07-2016 GoviEx Uranium Inc. GXU 11-07-2016 Mbac Fertilizer Inc. MBC 12-07-2016 H-Source Holdings Ltd. HSI 25-07-2016 Mariana Resources MRA 26-07-2016 Cardero Resource Corp. CDU 02-08-2016 Austral Gold Limited AAM 22-08-2016 Filo Mining Corp. FIL 26-08-2016 Jura Energy Corporation JEC 01-09-2016 Northwest Arm Capital Inc. NWA 12-09-2016 Aurora Cannabis Inc. ACB 05-10-2016 European Commercial Real Estate Limited ERE.P 07-10-2016 Starlight U.S. Multi-Family (No. 5) Core Fund SUA.A 13-10-2016 IsoEnergy Ltd. ISO 19-10-2016 Metalore Resources Limited MET 14-11-2016 Trusted Brand 2016 Inc. HAH.P 30-11-2016 FP Newspapers Inc. FP 22-11-2016 Zazu Metals Corporation ZAZ 01-12-2016]]><![CDATA[Equities Positive by Noon]]>Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:25:00 ESThttp://baystreet.ca/articles/marketupdates.aspx?id=5786Friday, December 02, 2016

00:25 PM EST
Equities Positive by Noon

Gold, Materials Lead Charge



Stocks found their way into the green by midday Friday, as miners rose with gold and financial stocks pulled back at the end of a busy week of earnings.

The S&P/TSX Composite recovered 62 points to greet noon at 15,089.53. The index is on track for a flat performance for the week, after hitting a near 18-month high on Thursday.

The Canadian dollar gained 0.12 cents at 75.2 cents U.S.

Energy stocks also moved lower after notching sharp gains earlier in the week as a deal by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to curtail production sent crude prices soaring, with Suncor Energy down 0.8% at $42.625.

The financials group slipped, with Manulife Financial retreating 1.5% to $23.10. It has jumped sharply since early November on rising bond yields.

National Bank of Canada added 0.3% to $50.98 after the country's sixth-biggest lender posted a better-than-expected adjusted profit for the fourth quarter.

The most influential gainers on the index included Barrick Gold, the world's largest gold producer, which rose 3.5% to $20.72, and diversified miner Teck Resources, which added 2.3%, to $33.26.

Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd fell 2.5% to $4.34. The Canadian copper miner said it had suspended shipments from its Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia across the Chinese border, a day after the imposition of new fees on commodity shipments between the two countries.

Bombardier Inc rose 1.9% to $1.865. The plane maker said it has won orders for three aircraft from Tanzania.

Several consumer staples names also gained, with convenience store operator Alimentation Couche Tard up 1.6% to $61.16 and supermarket chain Loblaw Cos adding 1% to $69.96.

In economic news, Statistics Canada reported that the economy created 11,000 jobs in November. But, with fewer people searching for work, the unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percentage points to 6.8%.

Experts were looking for a drop of 20,000 jobs last month.

ON BAYSTREET

The TSX Venture Exchange galloped 7.33 points to 746.87

All but three of the 12 TSX subgroups were positive by noon hour, as gold advanced 3.5%, materials improved 2.1%, and health-care moved higher 2%.

The three laggards were weighed most by information technology and industrials, both off 0.4%, and utilities, which slid 0.1%.

ON WALLSTREET

U.S. stocks traded mixed on Friday as investors digested a stronger-than-expected jobs report while bracing themselves for a key constitutional referendum in Italy.

The Dow Jones Industrials dropped 19.52 points to 19,172.41, with Goldman Sachs leading decliners and United Technologies the top advancer.

The S&P 500 climbed 2.67 points to 2,193.75, with real-estate leading nine sectors higher and financials lagging.

The NASDAQ composite index gained 11.54 points to 5,262.64, as tech stocks rebounded

Also on investors' radars was the Italian referendum, scheduled for Sunday. With this referendum, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi wants to change the constitution so that the executive branch needs approval only from parliament's lower house in order to pass laws.

On the economic beat, the U.S. added 178,000 jobs last month, according to figures released by the U.S. Labor Department, with the unemployment rate falling to 4.6%. Economists expected a gain of 175,000 with the unemployment rate holding steady at 4.9%. Wages, however, slumped to 2.5%.

Treasury prices for the 10-year note jumped, lowering yields to 2.38% from Thursday’s 2.44%. Treasury prices and yields move in opposite directions.

Oil prices added 26 cents to $51.32 U.S. a barrel

Gold prices tacked on $8.50 to $1,177.90 U.S. an ounce.





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<![CDATA[Stocks in Play: Bombardier Inc. ]]>Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:57:53 ESThttp://baystreet.ca/articles/stocksinplay.aspx?id=21625Friday, December 02, 2016

09:58 AM EST - Bombardier Inc. : Says its Aircraft Division announced today that the United Republic of Tanzania represented by the Tanzanian Government Flight Agency has signed firm purchase agreements for two CS300 jetliners and one Q400 turboprop aircraft. Bombardier Inc. (T.BBD.B) shares were up $0.05 at 1.88.

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<![CDATA[Stocks in Play: Big 8 Split Inc. ]]>Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:57:53 ESThttp://baystreet.ca/articles/stocksinplay.aspx?id=21626Friday, December 02, 2016

09:59 AM EST - Big 8 Split Inc. : Announced today, a total of 150,285 Class D Preferred Shares and 150,285 Class D Capital Shares, or approximately 12.69% of both classes of shares currently outstanding, will be redeemed as a result of holders of 150,285 Units exercising their special annual concurrent retraction privilege. Big 8 Split Inc. (T.BIG.D ) shares were unchanged at 14.

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<![CDATA[Stocks in Play: Avigilon Corporation]]>Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:57:53 ESThttp://baystreet.ca/articles/stocksinplay.aspx?id=21627Friday, December 02, 2016

10:0 AM EST - Avigilon Corporation : Announced the expansion of its H4 camera platform with the addition of the H4 PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) camera line. The new H4 PTZ combines high performance with self-learning video analytics providing users both the versatility, functionality, and intelligence to proactively respond to events as they occur. Avigilon Corporation (T.AVO) shares were down $0.07 at 12.41.

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<![CDATA[Stocks in Play: Midnight Sun Mining Corp.]]>Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:57:53 ESThttp://baystreet.ca/articles/stocksinplay.aspx?id=21628Friday, December 02, 2016

10:1 AM EST - Midnight Sun Mining Corp. : Announced an increase to the private placement of units from 8,000,000 at $0.10 to 10,632,000 units at $0.10 for total gross proceeds of $1,063,200. Each unit consists of one common share in the capital of the Company and one transferable Common Share purchase warrant. Midnight Sun Mining Corp. (V.MMA) shares were unchanged at 0.14.

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<![CDATA[Stocks in Play: Kitrinor Metals Inc.]]>Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:57:53 ESThttp://baystreet.ca/articles/stocksinplay.aspx?id=21629Friday, December 02, 2016

11:40 AM EST - Kitrinor Metals Inc. : Announced that the consolidation of the common shares of the Company on a 10-pre-consolidation-Common-Shares-for-one-post-consolidation-Common-Share basis, will become effective on December 5. Kitrinor Metals Inc. (V.KIT) shares were unchanged at 0.01.

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<![CDATA[Stocks in Play: National Bank of Canada]]>Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:57:53 ESThttp://baystreet.ca/articles/stocksinplay.aspx?id=21630Friday, December 02, 2016

11:41 AM EST - National Bank of Canada : Net income totaled $1,256 million compared to $1,619 million in fiscal 2015, and its 2016 diluted earnings per share stood at $3.29 versus $4.51 in fiscal 2015. National Bank of Canada (T.NA) shares were up $0.12 at 50.95.

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<![CDATA[Stocks in Play: Highland Copper Company Inc.]]>Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:57:53 ESThttp://baystreet.ca/articles/stocksinplay.aspx?id=21631Friday, December 02, 2016

11:42 AM EST - Highland Copper Company Inc. : Announced that Copper Range Company and the Company have agreed to extend the period to complete the acquisition of the White Pine project to February 28, 2017. Highland Copper Company Inc. (V.HI) shares were unchanged at 0.13.

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<![CDATA[Netflix (NFLX) Attacks the Mobile Video World]]>Wed, 30 Nov 2016 04:55:34 ESThttp://baystreet.ca/articles/stockstowatch.aspx?id=1452Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Netflix (NFLX) Attacks the Mobile Video World


Written by Ophir Gottlieb

PREFACE

Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX) has made a powerful move to become mobile friendly, and the impetus is larger than you might have imagined.

STORY

Netflix is going after the fastest growing part of technology in the world that is mobile video, and it’s doing it aggressively. First, we start with the current success, then the next step:

Netflix Inc is famously known for turning the world upside down by essentially killing of video rental services like Blockbuster. Then, Netflix went a step further, by essentially saving TV shows from cancellation through its streaming video on demand (SVOD) pivot. Most notable here was the revival of the what is now considered the most critically acclaimed show in television history, AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad.’ Here’s what the shows creator said several years ago:

“I am grateful as hell for binge-watching. But I’m just as grateful for an entirely different company that I have no stake in whatsoever: Netflix.

I don’t think you’d be sitting here interviewing me if it weren’t for Netflix. In its third season, Breaking Bad got this amazing nitrous-oxide boost of energy and general public awareness because of Netflix."

Here is the broader theme of SVOD and its growth (via Statista):



Now, while that looks like a great growth trajectory, there is a serious pivot happening in how people consume video, and Netflix Inc will not be left behind.

THE FUTURE IS NOW

It turns out, as a populace we are turning away from standard video consumption from a traditional television to going on line in a major way. Check out these next charts, starting with the average amount of time spent per day for U.S. adults with online video (via Statista):



Next we go to weekly time spent watching online video for the United States (again, via Statista):



And finally, the frequency of online video consumption is already at high levels (via Statista):



Nearly two-thirds of the population in the United States watch online video at least weekly, with a third watching it daily.

WHAT NETFLIX IS DOING

Finally, here’s what Netflix Inc just announced surrounding mobile capabilities (emphasis added):

“Netflix Inc has added an option that allows subscribers to download shows at no additional cost on their mobile device to watch without an internet connection."

While this means airplane binge watching in the US is now a reality, Reuters’ Supantha Mukherjee, Tim Baysinger, and Amy Tennery wrote an article that went further than the obvious. Before we get to it, we note what CML Pro broke earlier this year – the Netflix international expansion:



Earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced significantly expanded reach to 190 countries, making its Internet TV service available in 130 new markets. The bright green areas are the newest additions.

But, many of these nations have poor or no internet connectivity, which is to say, almost everything is consumed over mobile connections. Now, Netflix Inc has stepped into the fray by enabling a feature to watch video on mobile even when its offline.

Netflix said “The new feature is included in all plans and available for phones and tablets on Alphabet Inc’s Android and Apple Inc’s iOS platforms.” This is a brilliant move into mobile that could propel Netflix adoption worldwide to much higher rates, in particular the enormous populations in India and the nations of Africa.

The author has no position in Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX).

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<![CDATA[Currency Traders Absorb Job Numbers ]]>Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:47:43 ESThttp://baystreet.ca/articles/forex_trader.aspx?id=28207
Experts expect a range today of $1.3246 to $1.3320 Canadian

There were no major announcements out of Europe this morning leaving the currency to trade on broader sentiments until this weekend’s political risk. Citizens of Italy will be heading to the polls for a Constitution Amendment Vote over the weekend. European Central Bank’s Quantitative Easing extension is on the radar. The euro is currently trading at $1.411 Canadian.

Traders expect a range today of $1.4158 to $1.4229 Canadian

U.K. Construction Purchasing Managers Index in November released better than expected at 52.8 when the forecast was for 52.2. That would be the last fundamental data out of the U.K. for the week. The sterling has fell back to trading ranges the past two weeks and is currently at $1.6810 Canadian.

Observers expect a range today of $1.6706 to $1.6873 Canadian

The Australian dollar dropped to $0.985 Canadian overnight the lowest level since September. Oil prices have been the driving force behind the recent rally in the loonie. Solid employment data from Canada has also helped push the Aussie-Canadian pairing lower. The New Zealand dollar is unchanged currently changing hands at $0.944 Canadian. With a lack of data remaining for the market, traders will look to commodities and equity for direction.

Oil (WTI): $51.07

Gold: $1,172.87

Silver: $16.52

Copper: $2.5992

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