Finance

Jul 28, 2021
Pacific Trader: Can renewable gas upstart Green Impact Partners put a dent in carbon emissions?
Michael McCullough

Vancouver-based Green Impact Partners (TSXV:GIP) has started construction of a renewable natural gas plant near a couple of big dairy farms in Colorado that’s expected to churn out 800 million Btus of the stuff per day when it’s finished a year or so from now.

Jul 21, 2021
Pacific Trader: Has chemical manufacturer Methanex turned its ship around?
Michael McCullough

The stock: The fact that Methanex Corp. (TSX:MX, NASDAQ:MEOH) happens to be based in Vancouver goes back to its origins in a single plant in Kitimat using natural gas feedstock from Alberta to manufacture methanol for export to global markets—a...

Jul 14, 2021
Pacific Trader: Both sides of Teck Resources’ split personality are prospering
Michael McCullough

The stock: Investors are on the fence about B.C.’s, indeed Canada’s, largest diversified mining company, Teck Resources (TSX:TECK.A, TECK.B; NYSE:TECK). On the one hand, it’s a bad, old fossil fuel producer, accounting for most of the country’s metallurgical coal production and part-owner of the Fort Hills oilsands mine in Alberta.

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Lauren Minogue brings a fresh perspective to wealth management
Nick Rockel

Life Story: “My journey wasn’t determined,” Lauren Minogue says of her rise to VP with one of Vancouver’s biggest money managers. Raised in Edmonton, Minogue did a BComm at UVic’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. She then returned home...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Emily Davies’ stock is steadily rising at Linde Equity
Nick Rockel

Life Story: Attending fine arts school as a child didn’t foreshadow Emily Davies’ career in finance, but the Fort Langley native comes from an entrepreneurial family. Her grandfather, a Swedish immigrant, bought real estate throughout the Lower Mainland—as well as...

Jul 7, 2021
Pacific Trader: Why Equinox Gold could be about to shine
Michael McCullough

The stock: Gold producers generally have been trending downward for months, given the ambivalence around the price of gold. Equinox Gold Corp. (TSX, NYSE American:EQX), chaired by Vancouver mining and renewable energy tycoon Ross Beaty, has done worse than most—down 39 percent year-to-date, to $8.65 on Tuesday—largely thanks to the...

Jun 30, 2021
Pacific Trader: Can Absolute Software capture the exploding market for work-from-anywhere IT security?
Michael McCullough

The stock: In a province burgeoning with ambitious (some might say overhyped and overpriced) technology startups, Absolute Software Corp. (TSX, NASDAQ:ABST) is a hoary relic of an earlier time. It was founded in 1993, focused on tracking systems for the...

Jun 23, 2021
Pacific Trader: Finning International offers a safer way to play the commodity supercycle
Michael McCullough

The stock: Not to mix metaphors, but there’s an old saw that the surest path to riches in a gold rush is selling picks and shovels. Well, even with the purported new commodity supercycle now looking tentative, Vancouver-based Finning International...

Jun 16, 2021
Student-led investment group bets on beloved coffee shop in Downtown Eastside
Pallavi Rao

Student impact investors from the Vancouver Social Value Fund (VSVF) have helped raise $200,000 to finance a struggling coffee shop in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. East Van Roasters, located at 319 Carrall Street, risked permanent closure after its parent company restructured. That’s...

Jun 16, 2021
Meet the Vancouver company making it easier to buy and sell NFTs
Nathan Caddell

The whole idea of non-fungible tokens can be hard to wrap your head around, let alone the thought of designing or purchasing one. Enter CoinOS, a Vancouver company that recently launched a white-label NFT marketplace designed to make it easy...

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