Canada Investing

Fossil Fuel Divestment Brings Us Closer To A Clean Energy Future

Wayne Wachell | Posted 05.19.2017 | Canada Business
Wayne Wachell

As concerns about the impacts of climate change mount, the movement among investors to divest from fossil fuels is gathering momentum. Divestment -- the opposite of investment -- refers to ditching investments that are unethical, harmful or morally questionable.

Love And Economics

Tim Pickering | Posted 05.05.2017 | Canada
Tim Pickering

More recently than outrageous prices paid by royalty for pineapples in the days of Columbus ($5000 in current dollars), research by Stanford Professor...

Fair, Foul Or Fail? Making Sense Of Ontario's New Housing Plan

YPNextHome | Posted 04.25.2017 | Canada Business

Is Ontario's new Fair Housing Plan, comprising 16 measures designed to stabilize the real estate market while protecting homeowners' investments, actually fair? Or foul? Or is it a fail, even? Well, that depends on what part of the housing market you're in.

Why You Need A Financial Detox

Joel Solomon | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada Business
Joel Solomon

The clean money revolution has been quietly unfolding since the 60s and is now showing signs of explosive demand. What's different today? The largest generational transfer of wealth in our history is underway. This estimated $50 trillion dollars of inherited capital can remake the world, even a world dominated by Trump.

Understanding The Importance And Timing Of CTA Investments

Tim Pickering | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada
Tim Pickering

It seems like clockwork that whenever an investment strategy goes through a soft period of lackluster returns, the investment community questions its ...

A Ponzi Scheme Taught Me An Expensive Lesson About Investing

Steven Shehori | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada Business
Steven Shehori

A few years back, a longtime friend of mine gave me a tip on an offshore investment opportunity. Perfectly legal, she explained, and with a startlingly high return. As investment opportunities go, I thought it was somewhere between ridiculous and clinical insanity. And yet I was hard pressed to say no.

Turning Roadside Stalls Into Booming Businesses

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

In developing countries around the world, small business owners with dreams of doing more for their families and communities find themselves in this impossible situation.

Financial Stress Is Taking A Toll On Canadians' Health

Cindy Crean | Posted 01.19.2017 | Canada Business
Cindy Crean

Taking a proactive, calm and collected approach to your finances has many benefits. But sometimes it's easier said than done. What are some strategies to reduce the impact of financial stress?

Why Investing In Communications Training Matters

Monique Caissie | Posted 01.19.2017 | Canada Business
Monique Caissie

Increasing communication skills to improve collaboration can assist an organization to become more effective as well as successful. When your employees and leaders are getting along with each other, there are fewer misunderstandings, so, workplace frustration also becomes reduced.

Investing In The Unknown

Tim Pickering | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Business
Tim Pickering

If the year has taught us anything, what stands out is being different and not following the pack in consensus or action. While typical "hedge funds", as ironic as that sounds, struggled, not all were negative.

Lessons I Learned From Working On Wall Street Kitchen

David Leonhardt | Posted 01.04.2017 | Canada
David Leonhardt

When Victor Chiu first called me from Vancouver with his idea, it was pretty radical.

The Similarities Between Donald Trump And Natural Gas

Tim Pickering | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada
Tim Pickering

There are a number of similarities between Donald Trump and Natural Gas. Not only are both a surprise, seemingly sneaking up on us this year to rise...

The Businesses Behind The Best Entrepreneurs Of ‘Dragons' Den'

Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Living

The businesses behind the best entrepreneurs of 'Dragons' Den

'Hockey Wives' Stars Move From The Rink To Investment Arena

YPNextHome | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada

Written by Wayne Karl Spend a few minutes watching W Network's reality series Hockey Wives, and you quickly realize two things. One - it's not at all...

How To Protect Your Portfolio From The U.S. Election

Tim Pickering | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada
Tim Pickering

In July, we spoke a bit about what a Donald Trump presidency could mean. As we noted, his candidacy has massive implications both socially and for the...

Are You Investing In The Right Thing? A Common Misconception In Commodity Trading

Tim Pickering | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Business
Tim Pickering

The reality is that the performance of a commodity producing company is affected by many outside factors that could significantly impact their stock price.

Why You Should Pay Attention To Costs When Investing

Josh Miszk | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Business
Josh Miszk

It's reasonable to pay fees to have your money managed, but there are a lot of unreasonable costs that have somehow made a home in the financial world and really only benefit a small group of middlemen who distribute investment products to advisors (and maybe the golf courses they belong to). Before identifying some key costs, let's look at what 1% savings can do on a portfolio. These are two identical portfolios invested for 30 years and growing at 6%. One has a 1% additional fee paid each year.

Read This Before Trying To Create The Next Big Thing

Patrick Harrison | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Business
Patrick Harrison

Every innovator and entrepreneur wants to leave their mark on the world, something they've created (possibly "the next big thing") or something that has truly made a difference. As a serial entrepreneur and innovator/designer, I've always been curious about how things work and matched it with a drive to solve a problem.

'Free Money' Interest Rates Are Nearing The Point Of No Return

Norman Levine | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Business
Norman Levine

We believe that the current "free money" policies around the world of negative or zero-ish per cent central bank rates have not worked and do not work, and cannot understand why central banks continue to follow this course. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

The Good Old Rule Of 72

Tim Pickering | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada
Tim Pickering

Want to know how long it takes to double your investments? Look no further than the old "Rule of 72." While no one has a crystal ball, this metric...

CRM2: When Disclosure Fails To Disclose

Tim Paziuk | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada Business
Tim Paziuk

The Client Relationship Model - Phase 2 (CRM2) is a new set of industry regulations meant to provide Canadian investors with more details on their investment costs and performance. It was developed by the Canadian Securities Administrators, an organization representing Canada's investment industry regulators.

Fintech Isn't Disrupting Big Banks As Much As You'd Think

Mike Gardner | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Business
Mike Gardner

The unsexy truth is, larger companies are better positioned to innovate than start-ups. They have more money, more man-power, a more trusted brand, and most of all, more ways to reach their customers. Out of all bank customers, some are technology enthusiasts who moved entirely to robo advisers as soon as they could.

CRM2: How Much Are you Paying In Investment Fees?

Josh Miszk | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada Business
Josh Miszk

On July 15, 2016, the CRM2 regulation or the Client Relationship Model - Version 2, which outlines the regulations to improve the disclosure of invest...

A Letter To My Younger Self

Cindy Crean | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada
Cindy Crean

Close to 42 per cent of investors believe the Canadian economy will enter into a recession in 2016, according to the Market Sentiment Report by Sun Li...

Timing Is Everything

Coreen T. Sol, CFA | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Business
Coreen T. Sol, CFA

We all invest for the same reason, yet we don't all get the same results. It isn't just the investments we buy. Timing your next contribution or Regis...