Stocks Finish Lower

Equities in Canada’s largest market ended lower Friday, led by declines in energy and consumer staple stocks, as investors stayed cautious ahead of next week’s federal election.

The TSX Composite dipped 111.74 points Friday to 20,490.36.

The Canadian dollar edged down 0.04 cents to 78.44 cents U.S.

On the corporate front — TC Energy has signed a deal to sell its remaining 15% stake in the Northern Courier Pipeline to a partnership that includes Suncor Energy and eight Indigenous communities. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

ON BAYSTREET

The TSX Venture Exchange subtracted 9.07 points to 886.83.

All but two of the 12 TSX were lower, with energy sliding 1.96%, consumer staples down 1.56% and financials off 1.01%.

On the upside, health-care stocks were up 0.30% and industrials rose 0.24%.

ON WALLSTREET

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Thomas Shivers: A Relentless Leader with a Progressive Approach

Relentless leaders set directions to make ideas into reality. They focus on producing ideas that have practical implications for them. What makes them stand out from the rest is their ability to listen to their team and recognize the effectiveness of their offerings. One such pioneer of relentless leadership is Thomas P. Shivers, who has been consistently recognized as an industry leader for his constant focus on results, accountability, and practical application.

With over 25 years of executive and entrepreneurial experience in the workers’ compensation managed care marketplace, Tom has been instrumental in shaping the industry. As the CEO and President at FourStone Partners, he has created a unique consulting firm that has been widely praised for its innovation, effectiveness, and efficiency.

We, at Insights Success, caught up with Tom to unveil his entrepreneurial journey and how FourStone Partners is optimizing the performance of businesses.

An Entrepreneurial Journey

Tom founded … Read more

Housing Data at Centre Stage Next Week

Monday

U.S.

Economic Lookahead

NAHB Housing Market Index (Sept.)

Featured Earnings

Kintara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KTRA) (Q4) EPS projected for loss of 12 cents, compared to a loss of 25 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Tuesday

U.S.

Economic Lookahead

Building Permits (Aug.)

Housing Starts (Aug.)

Featured Earnings

Adobe Inc,. (NASDAQ:ADBE) (Q3) EPS projected for $2.52, compared to -of $2.12 in the prior-year quarter.

FedEx (NYSE FDX) (Q1) EPS projected for $4.98, compared to $4.87 in the prior-year quarter.

AutoZone Inc. (NASDAQ:AZO) (Q4) EPS projected for $29.96, compared to $30.93 in the prior-year quarter.

Endava plc (NYSE:DAVA) (Q4) EPS projected for 34 cents, compared to 14 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Economic Lookahead

New Housing Price Index (Aug.) New home prices in Canada (composite of 27 census metropolitan areas) grew at their slowest pace since December 2020.

Wednesday

U.S.

Economic Lookahead

Existing Home Sales (July)

Federal Reserve Interest Rate

Featured Earnings

Cintas … Read more

Etech Global Services: Delivering Effortless, Exceptional, and Personal Customer Experiences

In recent times, there is a rising need for personalized and engaging customer experiences across business verticals. The platforms that facilitate transforming customer engagement into revenue opportunities and enhancing business growth are becoming more important. Etech Global Services unifies all customer engagement channels for better customer service experiences and helps them make well-informed decisions. It is a servant leader organization committed to making a remarkable difference for each other, its customers, and within its communities. It provides superior customer experiences and innovative solutions that enable clients to build stronger brands, strengthen customer relationships and gain market share.

Dynamic Leadership

At the helm of Etech are two dynamic leaders, Matt Rocco and Ronnie Mize.

Matt is the President /CEO of Etech Global Services since 2013. He is a 35+ years veteran of the call center / BPO industry. In the past 34 years, he has spent time in every facet … Read more

Ondato: Combating Fraud in Digital Space by Making Identity Verification Simpler, Better and Faster

It’s no secret that supervisory requirements are getting more complicated each year. The dilemma has reached the point where it becomes nearly impossible for small and big businesses to keep track of their supervisory requirements. Seeing all those challenges a couple of years ago, Ondato realized that the market lacks more accessible solutions for compliance management – products that would make KYC management easier and eliminate the risks for non-compliance. That’s when the idea of Ondato was born.

Ondato is a compliance management company that makes it easier for businesses to follow Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations. It has a vast range of regulatory compliance tools, identity verification, case management, and screening solutions that help verify identities online and combat fraud in the digital space.

In 2019, Ondato launched a service for KYC, AML, and verification procedures, offering to take care of all things related to … Read more