Canada Stocks

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.

'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.

Your Investments Are Not Your Sweethearts

Tea Nicola | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada Business
Tea Nicola

Studies have shown that familiar investments underperform and most amateur investors would be better off buying index funds. An advisor will have more knowledge about which companies in a diversity of industries are right for you -- plus they will have done more research than what is available at the mall.

Stock Charts Can Be Hazardous To Your Financial Health

Ivey Business School | Posted 02.12.2017 | Canada Business
Ivey Business School

The problem with using stock graphs to decide whether or not it is time to sell a company's shares has to do with the importance that people place on observations. Simply put, the most recent past is frequently seen as more diagnostic than the distant past, and so lines on a graph can be misleading.

Vancouver's Hot Real Estate Market Isn't A Guaranteed Investment

Ludovic Siouffi | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada Business
Ludovic Siouffi

As an investment adviser, I know that diversifying your investment portfolio is smarter than investing everything into any single sector. Consider real estate like any asset class with its own sets of risks, and not as a guarantee: it isn't. People have lost money in the real estate market, even in Vancouver.

Don't Make These RRSP Mistakes When The Market Is Crashing

David Lester | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Business
David Lester

The stock market can be more about emotions than economics. Going with the herd and selling in times like this is never the right decision. Boomers need to secure their gains and Millennials need to buy more when opportunities show themselves -- the complete opposite of what happened in 2008.

Here's How to Invest in a Volatile Economic Cycle

David Lester | Posted 10.20.2016 | Canada Business
David Lester

My overall idea is that by owning the dividend paying stocks outright you have the potential to make even more money and you know I love to do that. Creating a portfolio that is diversified and paying solid dividends will ensure a retirement asset to fulfill your goals and aspirations. Start paying more attention to your money and it'll pay you back with dividends.

How to Pick the Right Dividend-Paying Stocks

Som Seif | Posted 10.08.2016 | Canada Business
Som Seif

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.

Three Important Lessons I've Learned in Investing

David Lester | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Business
David Lester

It was now the year 2000 and the tech boom was exploding along with my stocks and money. Before I was even 20 I had learned a lifetime of investing strategies and lessons. After all of that here is what I have learned.

Why Dividend Stocks Dominate My Portfolio

Nanci Murdock | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada Business
Nanci Murdock

I love my friends. Most are kind, two are funny. Three are generous, and another is shrewd. But my BFF? That friend would be my dividends. My proposition to you is that you start to invest. And high-quality dividend stocks with a track record of increasing their dividend payouts are a fantastic place to start.

Outperforming the Market Is Simple

Coreen T. Sol, CFA | Posted 12.12.2014 | Canada Business
Coreen T. Sol, CFA

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!"

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

Coreen T. Sol, CFA | Posted 09.15.2014 | 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.

Mark Gongloff

Dow Hits All-Time High | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada Business

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 ...

Women: Don't Leave Money Up To Men

Deborah Nixon | Posted 03.31.2013 | Canada Business
Deborah Nixon

Women: pay attention to your disconnection from your money. The average age of widowhood is 56. Women, you need to take control. What is important to realize, as well, is that this isn't an all or nothing proposition. Many of the women who were direct investors also maintained a relationship with an advisor. You don't have to make an absolute choice to go it alone.

Mark Gongloff

A Cat Trounced Market 'Professionals' At Picking Stocks: Study | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.15.2013 | Canada Business

What do cats and monkeys have in common, besides being adorable and often hilarious? They can both pick stocks better than investment professionals, a...

After 3-Week Slump, TSX Has HUGE Morning

CP | Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Toronto stock market registered a solid gain Tuesday as traders caught up to solid advances made on global commodity and stock markets w...

Prepare For Another Bad Week In The Stock Markets

CP | Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Toronto stock market likely faces more headwinds this week after further indications of slowing job growth added to worries that the eco...

Buckle Your Seatbelts, It's Going to a Volatile Market

Andrew Pyle | Posted 06.13.2012 | Canada
Andrew Pyle

While we debate economic momentum in the U.S., how much slower the Chinese economy will become and whether the downtrend in multiples has more to go, expect to see the stock market a little more shaky in the coming weeks and months. Yep, I said it -- more volatility.

TSX Plummets At Opening

CP | Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Toronto stock market sold off across all sectors Tuesday, falling almost two per cent amid a fresh round of concern that global growth c...

Stock Markets Plummet On Italy Fears

CP | Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Toronto stock market tumbled more than 300 points Wednesday and commodity prices retreated amid a fresh wave of anxiety about Europe's d...

Canadian Economy Shows Signs Of Resilience: Statscan

CP | Posted 10.18.2011 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the composite leading index rose 0.2 per cent in July, up again since June. The agency reports six of the 10 compon...

LIVE UPDATES: Markets' Wild Monday

CP | Christian Cotroneo | Posted 10.08.2011 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Fear gripped financial markets Monday as the fallout of a downgrade of America's credit worthiness crushed stocks and investors seeking safet...

Lululemon's Profits Exceed Expectations

CBC | Posted 08.12.2011 | Canada Business

CBC -- Vancouver-based Lululemon Athletica Inc. beat expectations Friday, reporting first-quarter profits of $33.5 million, or 46 cents a share, on st...

US Economy Slams TSX

CP | Posted 08.05.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- TORONTO - The Toronto stock market could be in for further losses this week and may test the lows of the year after major disapp...