Canada Investing

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
YPNextHome

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...

6 Reasons It's Important To Both Save And Invest

Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Business

We list six reasons why it’s important to both save and maximize your hard-earned dollars.

Opportunities To Save In A Day

Posted 07.04.2016 | Canada Living

It may seem like you can’t afford to save, but there are daily opportunities to be frugal.

Saving And Investing: Which One Do I Choose?

Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Living

There are many ways to save and invest, and both are important to your financial well-being.

These Apps Will Make You Richer

Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada Living

Want to be smarter with your money? Head to the app store to find hundreds of useful programs that help track your spending and organize bills so that you can head down the path toward affluence.

Don't Let Real Estate FOMO Set You Up For An Ugly Bankruptcy

Douglas Hoyes | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Business
Douglas Hoyes

Real estate agents can talk about the upside of buying right now, but they don't explain the downside of carrying massive debt. Yes, you may build some equity if you purchase a home, but if you've mortgaged 90 per cent of it, very little of your payments in your first five to 10 years will go towards repaying principal.

Are the Joneses Really Wealthier Than You?

Tea Nicola | Posted 06.10.2016 | Canada Business
Tea Nicola

Keeping up with the Joneses is nothing new. But thanks to social media, our friends' lifestyles can be hard to ignore. The need to show off, the desire to have what others have, and the ease at which we can obtain credit, all contributes to the pressure we feel to keep up. It's a pressure felt globally, regardless of income bracket. Have you ever noticed how many celebrities have declared bankruptcy?