A day in the life of Danny D'Amours

Bears taking down the market or is this a buying opportunity?

What a ride for the stock markets. The TSX composite have dropped more than 1000 points over the last month. It has dropped almost 200 points today alone. Is this a simple correction? If so what percentage correction are we looking at? 15% perhaps? Perhaps this is the precursor to a recession. The subprime mortgage […]

August 16th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Business, Economics | no comments

Saint John, NB – Number 3 shipping port

I learned something new while glancing over Statistics Canada report on Canadian port activity. Saint John, NB is number three after Vancouver, BC and Come-by-Chance, NF. Now I was not at all surprised by Vancouver taking first place especially since it is the only major Canadian port on the west coast and as such it […]

August 14th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Economics | no comments

Canada : an oil importer???

According to the US department of energy, Canada is listed as the worlds 15th largest net exporter of oil. You would think that since we are such a large exporter of oil that we wouldn’t need imports to satisfy our oil needs. Unfortunately that isn’t the case. A large portion of the eastern half of […]

July 28th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Economics, Misc, New Brunswick | 5 comments

Helping the U.S. bypass H1B regulations?

As Tim Bray points out, points out, Microsoft is setting up a Vancouver office which will help them hire people which they otherwise wouldn’t be able to due to H1B issues. Perhaps Fredericton could do the same of Boston and other northeastern US based tech companies? After all, we now have twice daily flights to […]

July 27th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Economics, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Tech | no comments

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