Aug 9, 2022We are back, this week starting with a brief discussion on the strength in consumer spending as reports of recessionary fears smack us in the face. Stock Battle is back, in the crosshairs this week is Absolute Software Corp. (ABST:TSX) a provider of SaaS based endpoint security and data-risk management solutions. Brennan charges in with the Bull case while Brett tries to maul him with the Bear case. Its Alberta (Brett) versus Saskatchewan (Brennan) in a battle for provincial supremacy. Aaron will act as judge, jury, and executioner for this epic battle. In our Your Stock Our Take segment Ryan will take a look at Automation development and manufacturing company, ATS Automation Tooling Systems (ATA:TSX), which plans, designs, builds, commissions, and services automated manufacturing and assembly systems including automated products and test solutions. A listener asks us our thoughts on the company which has consistently posted strong growth over a 10-year time period. Aaron will handle our Star & Dog of the week. Our dog this week is Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (MFI:TSX) which produces packaged food products and prepared meats globally, the stock was down 17% last week following the company’s Q2 results. Our Star of the week is Coinbase Global Inc. (COIN:NASDAQ) which offers cryptocurrency trading exchange platform where individuals can buy and sell cryptocurrencies. The stock IPO'd in May 2021 at a price of around $340 per share, recently dropped to the $50 range, but posted significant gains this last week after it had announced a deal with BlackRock. Is it a sign of a recovery or just a dead cat bounce? Aaron will let you know.