Canada Bonds

Will a Soccer Match Decide Greece's EU Fate?

Diane Francis | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada
Diane Francis

Greeks will watch the Euro 2012 soccer match between their country and Russia before going to the polls on June 17. If the Greeks lose, the country will vote to stay in the Eurozone. If they win, all bets are off. But, like football, forecasting is impossible (unless the games are rigged) which means that anything can happen. Here are three possible scenarios.

How Much Risk Are You Willing to Take?

Andrew Pyle | Posted 12.22.2011 | Canada Business
Andrew Pyle

While Principal Protected Notes become more enticing when in we're engulfed in an environment of uncertainty, they are still not widely understood. The key flaw in these products is that they blur what is the most fundamental decision an investor must make -- whether or not to take risk and, if so, how much?

Loonar Eclipse

Andrew Pyle | Posted 11.26.2011 | Canada
Andrew Pyle

For snowbirds looking to make their annual sojourn to southern U.S. climates, this recent weakness in the canuck buck couldn't have come at a worse time. My advice for those who are going to be looking to convert Loonies for greenbacks is to stagger those purchases over the next few months.

Rachel Mendleson

How The Debt Crisis Makes This A Good Time To Get A Mortgage

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 10.08.2011 | Canada Business

If the mortgage meltdown that nearly laid waste to the global economy a few years ago taught us anything, it's that you should never base your decisio...

Don't Stretch for Yield

Andrew Pyle | Posted 09.14.2011 | Canada
Andrew Pyle

For many Canadians on a fixed income, the last 10 years have been tough, to say nothing of the most recent couple. In an ultra-conservative portfo...