Stock Market

3 Reasons To Consolidate Your Investments

Along the way, you've assembled a trail of savings -- a locked-in retirement account here, a defined contribution pension plan there, a mutual fund account at your bank and some stocks in a discount brokerage. It doesn't take long before your assets start to look like a jigsaw puzzle with pieces in various places.
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How to Pick the Right Dividend-Paying Stocks

Dividend paying stocks can offer it all -- high current income and capital appreciation potential -- but only as long as you pick the right ones. Research has shown that dividends have proven to be the primary source of real return for investors, making up over 80 percent of stock returns net of inflation. The real strategy in winning with dividend stocks is simply by not losing -- avoiding the low quality companies.
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TSX Has Its Worst Day In Years

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market plunged over 300 points Monday, registering its steepest one-day drop since April 2013, as energy stocks were pounded amid weak Chinese trade data and a report sugge...

Outperforming the Market Is Simple

In a culture of pursuit, "average" is a negative word. It's the tide of mediocrity to swim against, if not a failure to avoid at all costs. Beat the market! Out-performance is the only way to win. "You should see what I made on the last stock I bought!"
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Stock Markets Go Boom

TORONTO — North American stock markets closed sharply higher Friday as a stronger than expected U.S. employment report trumped worries that the Federal Reserve might start to cut back on stimulus soon...
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Dow Hits All-Time High

The best-known stock-market average in the world is at an all-time high. Unfortunately, that matters less than it ever has. A new high for the Dow Jones Industrial Average is an important milestone on...

Buyers Control the Bucks. What Are They Saying?

Is business growing? Ask the buyers. Want a hot gauge of economic activity? It's probably best to go to the front lines. There are many indicators of economic activity, but they don't all tell the same story. One of those is the purchasing managers' index, now collected for a wide array of countries. What are these "buyers" telling us?
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Looking For A Sign

TORONTO - Concerns about the state of Europe's economy will run against the start of U.S. earnings season this week, which could lead to unpredictable movements in stock markets.With sparse economic d...