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Why you do Not need marketing automation

You have probably received the e-mails -- the junk disguised as real personal interaction. They're often friendly and casual and might refer to a product you purchased or content you've downloaded. They generally address you by name. But they are not delivered by a friend -- or a person, for that matter. They are the product of marketing automation software designed to replicate the human touch. And to a degree, they are every marketer's dream.Automation tools would be the darling of today's Read more [...]
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Emerging-markets surge emboldens valuation critics

Among the world's finest trades this season, going long on emerging-market stocks, is troubling the bulls after handing investors double the return from developed-country stocks.The MSCI Emerging Market index's nearly 30-per-cent spike in 2017 has abandoned valuations in the most expensive level since the beginning of 2010, a sign to JPMorgan Chase amp; Co. and Deutsche Bank AG that short-term weakness might be imminent despite remaining firmly in the bullish camp more longer term. Improving Read more [...]
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Steady breeze of stock buybacks wanes for the U.S. Stock Exchange

Stephen Gandel is a Bloomberg Gadfly columnist covering equity markets. An essential tail wind for the U.S. stock market's continued bull market appears to be losing its gale. And the 1 hope to whip this up again is looking increasingly less likely.Stock buybacks, after years of steadily increasing, are on the retreat. Based on Samp;P Dow Jones Indices, firms from the Samp;P 500 spent approximately $120-billion (U.S.) on stock repurchases in the next 3 months of 2017. It's not a massive reduction Read more [...]
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Status quo on embedded commissions not a Choice, OSC chair says

The debate on whether authorities should prohibit the use of embedded commissions continues to rattle the investment community and the chair of the Ontario Securities Commission says the status quo isn't possible.During a roundtable discussion held in Toronto on Monday afternoon, Maureen Jensen, chair and chief executive of the OSC, was quick to address the audience that no decision was made by the Canadian Securities Administrators on chasing an outright ban on embedded commission. However, as Read more [...]
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Morneau vs. business: How Ottawa created its tax  Problems

The tax-avoidance quagmire that federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau would like to clean up via suggested small-business tax changes is one Ottawa helped produce -- over four decades ago, when another Trudeau was primenbsp;minister.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was just a couple of days old when a broad package of tax reforms enacted by the authorities of his father, Pierre Trudeau, took effect on Jan. 1, 1972. While small companies had received tax breaks before, the 1972 tax reforms instituted Read more [...]
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Oil heads for best week since July as demand Predictions improve

Oil has posted its biggest weekly gain since late July as Texas refineries recovering from Hurricane Harvey processed more crude and worldwide demand forecasts brightened.Futures for October delivery closed at $49.89 (U.S.) a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange for a 5.1-per-cent advance on the week. Total volume traded was approximately 20 percent over the 100-day average. OPEC and the International Energy Agency buoyed crude markets with greater demand predictions that signalled the Read more [...]
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Hedge funds bet their bottom dollar … on the euro

Only twice before since the introduction of the euro has the tide of fast cash lifting the single currency and submerging the dollar been this strong.The question today is whether the present trend continues and the euro sails higher, as it did in 2007, or reverses, as it did in 2011. Up to now, the signs are that it could be the former.Figures from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) show that hedge funds and other speculators now hold the largest net long euro position since Read more [...]
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Morneau vs. business: How Ottawa created its tax  Problems

The tax-avoidance quagmire that federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau would like to clean up via suggested small-business tax changes is one Ottawa helped produce -- over four decades ago, when another Trudeau was primenbsp;minister.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was only a couple of days old when a broad package of tax reforms enacted by the authorities of his father, Pierre Trudeau, took effect on Jan. 1, 1972. While small companies had received tax breaks before, the 1972 tax reforms instituted Read more [...]
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Oil heads for best week since July as demand Predictions improve

Oil has posted its biggest weekly gain since late July as Texas refineries recovering from Hurricane Harvey processed more crude and worldwide demand forecasts brightened.Futures for October delivery closed at $49.89 (U.S.) a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange for a 5.1-per-cent advance on the week. Total volume traded was approximately 20 percent over the 100-day average. OPEC and the International Energy Agency buoyed crude markets with greater demand predictions that signalled the Read more [...]
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Report on Small Business newsletter: Bud tourism ventures and financial Companies brace for hit from Taxation changes

Accountants, financial planners brace for strike from taxation changesFinancial professionals are bracing for a drop in earnings if Ottawa goes forward with proposed tax changes for incorporated small businesses.If the rules change, accountants and financial planners that prepare the books and invest for those business owners say their customers will be discouraged from using their businesses that, in turn, means less work for those in the business. The Liberal government Read more [...]
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