Finance

Sep 15, 2021
Pacific Trader: Will Tantalus Systems provide a jolt to the utility sector?
Michael McCullough

The stock: Like the new kid who arrives at school and promptly gets bumped up a grade, Tantalus Systems Holding (TSX:GRID) is still a bit of an unknown. After listing on the TSX Venture Exchange this past February, the Burnaby...

Sep 13, 2021
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 winners: Catherine Dahl and Reza Sanaie make the numbers work for accounting automation
Nick Rockel

Catherine Dahl found herself out of a job back in late 2011. Bean Services, the startup she’d joined as COO and CFO the previous year, had just been shut down after its investor pulled all of his money. “We were...

Sep 8, 2021
Pacific Trader: NexGen Energy’s stock is glowing with the prospect of a nuclear revival
Michael McCullough

The stock: None but the roughest of roughnecks these days would deny that we’re in the midst of an energy transition away from carbon-emitting fossil fuels. What’s not crystal clear is what’s going to replace them as a source of...

Sep 1, 2021
Pacific Trader: After 25 years, food tech company Enwave turns the corner to profitability
Michael McCullough

The stock: Delta-based Enwave Corp. (TSXV:ENW) is a company with a promising patented technology trying to transcend a messy history. Enwave manufactures and sells Radiant Energy Vacuum (REV) machines, based on a process first developed at UBC, which use microwaves...

Aug 27, 2021
Opinion: Want to build a profitable, fast-growing company? Bricks and mortar weigh you down
David Rowat

The pandemic has disrupted patterns of work and communication throughout the world economy. Literally overnight, employees were forced to leave the office and work from home. Few people found themselves prepared for the assault on work styles, infrastructure and family life...

Aug 25, 2021
Pacific Trader: Why Lithium Americas could be a big winner in the EV revolution
Michael McCullough

If you believe in the lithium story, Lithium Americas is as good a vehicle as any to ride it out. The company is about a year away from starting production at its Caucharí-Olaroz project in Argentina, which will use a combination of brine evaporation ponds and chemical processing plants to produce 40,000 tonnes per year to start.

Aug 23, 2021
BlocPal International sets sights on a public listing in the near future, in line with its "vertical integration" strategy
Pallavi Rao

Digital payment apps are a dime-a-dozen, no matter where you are in the world. It makes sense then, that Vancouver-based BlocPal International is leaning hard into those apps’ success in a cash-less future. The company, which develops digital platforms for merchants...

Aug 18, 2021
Pacific Trader: Can Leaf Mobile crack the code to unlock cellphone gaming riches?
Michael McCullough

The stock: If console developers like Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:EA) and Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) are the stodgy major studios of the electronic gaming world, mobile developers are the low-budget independents, seeking to give the people what they want: cheap and cheerful...

Aug 11, 2021
Pacific Trader: Did Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers bid too much for its latest (and greatest) acquisition?
Michael McCullough

The stock: Founded in Kelowna in 1958, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (TSX:RBA) used to be a counter-cyclical stock. The now Burnaby-based auction house for heavy equipment recorded some of its best quarters whenever the economy went into recession, as ailing resources...

Aug 4, 2021
Pacific Trader: Why Telus stock is suddenly moving skyward
Michael McCullough

The stock: Like Canada’s other major telecoms, Telus Corp. (TSX:T) has been sleepily range-bound the past few years. As long as they tempered their expectations for capital gains, investors could rest easy knowing the stock would hold up in a market...

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