Barry Schwartz (born 1946) is an American psychologist. Schwartz is the Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and social action at Swarthmore College. He frequently publishes editorials in the New York Times applying his research in psychology to current events

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CIBC had no choice. They are looking for growth and growth doesn't come cheap.

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If you would have started this year off by buying yesterday's losers, the dogs of the TSX, the ones that got slammed and beaten up, you would have done OK.

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6 months ago

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The next leg up, if we're going to get one, is if we're out of the woods in terms of an industrial recession in the United States.

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It's not the apocalypse, it's not doom and gloom, and if it's not doom and gloom you can come out of the bunker and the first thing you do is take a sigh of relief and then you want to make money.

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7 months ago

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The valuations are the cheapest they've been since the financial crisis, if oil has bottomed here, this is a gift from the gods. This is the time you should be selling your house to buy Canadian banks.

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9 months ago

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The stock market was sold off to an irrational level based upon no real fundamental news, value always surfaces.

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9 months ago

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No one wants to miss out on a rally after the TSX has dropped 11 percent in 2015.

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9 months ago

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It's hard to see a rival offer. It makes the most sense.

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10 months ago

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The only thing that makes people run out and buy resource names is thinking of the cash flow they'll produce when they get back to a level that is normal.

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10 months ago

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The sentiment is so god-awful negative. It is impossible for investors to look past their nose.

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10 months ago

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This is a troubling time for all investors, making moves at this juncture is just going to cause more problems.

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10 months ago

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The only way to get out of this muck, out of this quicksand the market's in, is to have a few good days in a row.

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10 months ago

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The Canadian banks are the cheapest they've been since the financial crisis.

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10 months ago

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I do think the last four trading days were an anomaly of fear and we're going to have a significant rebound in stocks, but I do think 2016 will be a challenging year.

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11 months ago

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The lessons that we learned this year is that commodities can be awfully nasty.

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1 year ago

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After you have a blowout day like you did yesterday and then you had eight days in a row prior to that of dropping, one has to wonder if it is a dead-cat bounce or one has to wonder if there is follow-through, and so I can understand the market being tentative today.

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The cheer was heard all the way from Bay Street to St. Clair where I am, it's the regulators saying you're OK, you're not going to be covered under these new regulations that will force you to have more capital that will constrain your ability to grow.

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I would not be surprised to see the Toronto market have some kind of bottom ... it certainly feels like it, and see a major move higher, but we need the banks to cooperate and the banks aren't cooperating today. That was a big shock to me, what National did, raising capital here.

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We are in a low-growth, flat lined world and we've been that way for five years and the stock market climbed a giant amount, low interest rates are the best thing that can happen to competing assets to cash and fixed income.

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1 year ago

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We're taking advantage of the market correction to put cash to work, i'm like a kid in a candy store. In my opinion the problem is my mommy has only given me a dollar to spend.

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1 year ago

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Just when you thought they turned a corner they deliver this type of quarter, it's a tough business, we exited SNC a few years ago.

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1 year ago

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CNQ is going to go up and down with the price of oil. Until the price of oil recovers I don't care how good their cost control is.

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1 year ago

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We thought it was brilliant, the voices and the production, the word that comes to mind is transcendental.

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1 year ago

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Lower rates encourage people to invest, encourage businesses to make acquisitions, take on debt, expand their operations, the banks will benefit from more M&A, more stock listings, more bond and preferred share offerings, wealth management and ancillary services and loan demand.

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1 year ago

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The commodity super-cycle is over, it's done.

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1 year ago

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The knock against Magna has been that they haven't had the Asian and European exposure that some of the other players do, and now they do.

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I don't think any Canadian bank has one dollar of assets in Greece anymore. If they do, shame on them because everybody knew about this four years ago.

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1 year ago

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Anybody who is a net saver and plans to be investing for the next many, many years should use any market selloff as an opportunity to buy, the alternative, sitting in cash earning negative returns, is unthinkable.

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1 year ago

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The valuations don't make any sense on the current oil price. But everyone expects oil prices to come back to a better level.

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1 year ago

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Pretty ugly today. Sour moods out in the markets, we've had a pretty good start to the year for the Toronto market. It's beaten some of the other U.S. indices and it's having a pretty good month. End of the month can always be wacky and weird and people are positioning their portfolios.

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We've had a pretty good start to the year for the Toronto market. It's beaten some of the other U.S. indices and it's having a pretty good month. End of the month can always be wacky and weird and people are positioning their portfolios.

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I want to be in businesses where there's more certainty and predictability, and an ability to control your pricing. You don't get that with the oil or oil services stocks.

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1 year ago

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That was a buying opportunity; that was Santa's gift to those who were paying attention, and they're still kind of cheap.

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1 year ago

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People are recognising that there is a difference between stock prices and business value, at some point it's cheaper for companies with cash to go out and buy oil companies instead of drilling for themselves.

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1 year ago

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At some point sellers are going to get tired of selling, to take us higher next year, I think we need to see commodities obviously stabilise and people to rush back into the financial services sector.

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1 year ago

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