Canada Investment

Canadian Companies Lag Global Peers In Investment: Study

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.17.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadian companies are falling behind rivals in the rest of the world in terms of investment, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe In...

Get Ready For a Completely Different Kind of Phone Call From Your Investment Advisor

Coreen T. Sol, CFA | Posted 07.16.2014 | Canada Business
Coreen T. Sol, CFA

Transparency is ultimately a useful tool and a move in the right direction: the more we know, the better. Of course, if you've hired a portfolio manager who charges a monthly or quarterly inclusive fee, you have already been enjoying full transparency, long before these regulations came into affect.

Risk Tolerance Is Nothing to Take Lightly

Coreen T. Sol, CFA | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada Business
Coreen T. Sol, CFA

Every time you sit down with an investment professional, you are asked what your risk tolerance is. Regardless of the method for defining the risk you'll accept in your investment portfolio, you are wise to define the meaning at the outset with the person administering your money. It will save you a lot of sleepless nights.

Would You Trust a Robot With Your Finances?

Bob Stammers | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada Business
Bob Stammers

Investing and managing money might seem like one such task that requires a large amount of personal attention and professional advice. However, an increasing number of investors have started looking to technology to help manage their money. This trend has seen the rise of a new breed of wealth manager -- "the robo-advisor."

How to Remove Emotion From Your Investments

Coreen T. Sol, CFA | Posted 06.06.2014 | Canada Business
Coreen T. Sol, CFA

Coupled with the outside noise of market emotions, our individual ability to justify decisions based on sometimes irrelevant and biased information, makes the seemingly simple axiom, 'buy low, sell high' difficult to execute efficiently. Luckily, there are 3 easy ways that you can create and manage an emotional firewall between you and your investments:

Five Easy Steps to Discovering Your Personal Brand

Bobby Umar | Posted 05.28.2014 | Canada
Bobby Umar

Words can be a powerful expression. So too can a personal brand be a powerful beacon for you and others. But most of all, each of you can be a leader. You just need to know who you are, know what you want and then ultimately make that positive impact with your brand, your promise and your legacy.

Five Steps To Help You Avoid Investment Fraud

Bob Stammers | Posted 05.11.2014 | Canada Business
Bob Stammers

When the conversation turns to fraud, investors can sometimes forget that tried-and-tested investment management principles still need to be applied. Even though diversification is one of the most fundamental and enduring investment principles, many investors forget to ensure their assets are diversified widely enough.

How Much Money Do You Really Need to Retire?

Bob Stammers | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada Business
Bob Stammers

Do you become a different person when you retire? Will your values, sense of humour, and pastimes change? Probably not. So why do many investors focus on amassing as much money as possible for retirement instead of considering what their liabilities will be and planning appropriately?

When it Comes to Finances, Canadians Believe One Thing and Do Another

Doug O. Jones | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Business
Doug O. Jones

With the Canadian debt-to-income ratio at an historic high, one can only hope that our collective access to information is enabling Canadians to do a better job at aligning their actual behaviours with their stated goal of debt reduction in 2014.

You Need to Think Beyond the Dollar

Kelly Lovell | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Business
Kelly Lovell

Money shouldn't dictate your success or potential. While it may be more difficult without funding to bring your idea to reality, it doesn't mean it can't be done.In fact in some ways it can be a blessing in disguise. Your passion will be put to the test, your vision will be challenged and with each roadblock your determination will strengthen as your vision grows.

Canada in the Era of Unburnable Carbon

DeSmog Canada | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Politics
DeSmog Canada

Investments in the oil, gas and coal industry are starting to lose their value and will become a liability based on a major UN report released Monday. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) 2,000+page report confirms that Canada must keep more than 75 per cent of its fossil fuel reserves in the ground.

Financial Advice from Germs

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.03.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgThere are a number of human financial gurus working to help you become wealthy, and their advice is based on years if not decades of knowledge and experience. However, there are a number of microbial economic geniuses who have centuries of expertise developing "economic" success. Germs seem to have knowledge to keep economies solid.

Canadian Business Leaders: We Think We Might Be Ready To Invest Soon!

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - After nearly a year of caution and gloom, Canadian business leaders say they are finally seeing the right conditions taking shape to support ...

A Milking Robot Controlled by a Smartphone: Canadian Dairy Farmers and Technology

Richard Doyle | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada Business
Richard Doyle

The use of some remarkable automated milking systems, which allow cows to choose themselves when to be milked and keep information about each cow's production, has gone up steadily in popularity since they were first introduced in Canada nearly 15 years ago. The growing prevalence of robotic milkers on farms across the country is a sign of encouraging times.

How Technology Can Reduce Unemployment Rates

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png Being a typical product of the public education system provided in Saudi, I've always dreamt of finding a job in the public sector after graduation. It wasn't until I participated in The U.S.-Saudi Women forum on Social Entrepreneurship, that I realized the importance of entrepreneurship.

We Need More Than Slogans to Bring Investment to Canada

Michael Coates | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada Business
Michael Coates

At a recent seminar in Tokyo designed to generate investment in Canada's natural resource sector, the interest among Japanese investors was evident. But it was equally clear that Canada faces stiff competition to woo investors. Simply repeating that "Canada is open for business" and expecting the investment dollars to roll in won't work.

What You Really Need to Worry About When You Invest

Tim Paziuk | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Business
Tim Paziuk

I come across a lot people who have been taught to equate the idea of 'risk' with losing their money. A common fear is that if they invest in the stock market, they might lose their money. But is that really what you have to worry about? I don't think so.

How Should Farm Performance Be Measured?

Richard Doyle | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada
Richard Doyle

Studies, like the recent one by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, that attempt to undermine the value of supply management to...

Real Estate vs. Stocks: Which Is the Better Investment?

Jonathan Saveriano | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Business
Jonathan Saveriano

Unlike most other goods or services that financial assets are based on, real estate responds to an innate desire -- the desire to have a piece of this earth one can call his own. This basic yearning has been, in my opinion, the driving force of the real estate market, and the reason I continue to believe in it.

The Real Meaning of "Private and Exclusive" in the Banking World

Tim Paziuk | Posted 05.25.2013 | Canada Business
Tim Paziuk

Over the last year, for example, there has been an increase in the number of firms that are offering Private Investment Council or Private Investment Pools. Why? Because people are foolish enough to believe that these things are special. What a load of crap!

How to Get the Best Return on Your Savings

Posted 02.21.2013 | Canada Business

It's the eternal question: if you want to secure your financial future, how should you go about it? Should you save or should you invest? Well, the ty...

The Boomers Are Coming, Is Canada's Policy Ready?

Casey Vander Ploeg | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada Politics
Casey Vander Ploeg

One of Canada's biggest public policy challenges is a coming wave of retiring baby boomers. This will increase the draw on Old Age Security, the Guaranteed Income Supplement, the Canada Pension Plan, and other social programs such as health care while the number of workers left to fund it all will shrink. To enhance economic performance and boost productivity, governments have reached into their policy playbooks.

Part II: Where Your CPP Money Really Goes

Amy MacPherson | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada Business
Amy MacPherson

We've got to come clean about the unethical use of our retirement funds. There isn't enough money to expand the Canadian Pension Plan because the surplus was earmarked to boost the military-industrial complex. When our hard-earned money isn't being used to cause bloodshed, it's going to companies affiliated with the CPP's own CEOs and the Alberta oil sands.

Your CPP Is Funding War Crimes

Amy MacPherson | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada
Amy MacPherson

How would you feel if someone told you that every one of your paycheques was being used to support war crimes and keep the companies accused of these atrocities rolling in lucrative business? And how would you feel if you lived off the avails of torture and bloodshed through the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), upon your long-awaited retirement after paying into it? This appears to be our dirty little secret, that Canadians enjoy prosperity at the unethical demise of others.

Banks Need to Win Back Customers' Trust

Deborah Nixon | Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada Business
Deborah Nixon

It has all come to where we are today: Loss of confidence, loss of trust, and staggering market losses. This is the time for transparency, authentic conversation, honesty and humility. Those who display this behaviour have a chance to slowly regain the shattered trust of their customers. Straight talk. Honest talk. Committed talk. No spin. No rationalization. The industry messed up, and the public wants to hear the truth.