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

Ludovic Siouffi | Posted 02.01.2016 | 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.

It's A Bounceback!

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2016 | Canada Business

TORONTO — Strengthening oil prices boosted North American markets Friday as investors mulled the possibility of monetary stimulus in Europe and Asia...

The TSX Has Wiped Out All Its Gains From The Past 10 Years

CP/HuffPost Canada | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada Business

On the bright side, the loonie actually ended the day up.

Down, Down, Down..

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada Business

The Dow Jones just had its worst start to the year ever.

Loonie Flirts With 70 Cents U.S. As TSX Falls For 9th Day

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.11.2016 | Canada Business

TORONTO — The rapidly falling price of oil dragged down Toronto's stock market on Monday amid lingering worries for the country's economic outlook t...

TSX Plummets As Panic Grips Global Markets

CP | Brian McKenna, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Business

Panic began in Shanghai, spread to Europe then North America.

TSX Plummets In First Minutes Of 2016 Trading

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada Business

TORONTO — An overnight drop in stock prices that began in China provided a dismal backdrop for the first trading day of 2016. The Toronto Stock E...

Loonie, TSX End 2015 On A Weak Note

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.31.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO — The Canadian dollar was holding steady as the Toronto Stock Exchange was set to begin the last trading day of 2015 much lower than it be...

TSX Took A Beating In 2015 And Has Another Challenging Year Ahead

CP | Craig Wong, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.24.2015 | Canada Business

If you go to the bank to fund a project, "it is going to cost you a lot more today than a year ago."

TSX Soars As Oil, Metal Prices Rebound

CP | Alexandra Posadzki and Brian McKenna, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2015 | Canada Business

It was the final full trading day before Christmas.

Loonie Falls Below 73 Cents As Oil Drops Below $36

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Business

The loonie hasn't been this low since mid-2004.

The Problem With Diversifying Your Investments In Canada

Norman Levine | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada Business
Norman Levine

The problem, as most in the Canadian investment community know all too well, is that true diversification -- not only being in different types of investments beyond stocks and bonds but true diversification among sectors, companies and even geography -- is a tall task in the Great White North.

TSX On Worst Losing Streak In 13 Years

Bloomberg | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada Business

Canadian stocks fell an eighth day, the worst stretch for the resource-dominated market since before the financial crisis, amid a worsening outlook fo...

Hydro One Debuts On TSX In Canada's Largest IPO In 15 Years

CP | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO — Hydro One, the giant transmission utility whose sale has sparked political controversy in Ontario, makes its debut on the Toronto Stock...

TSX End Week With A Nosedive

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.30.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market finished its last trading day of the month with a major loss amid a widespread decline in the heavily weighted fi...

TSX Plunges To Lowest Level In Years

AP/HuffPost Canada | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada Business

The Toronto Stock Exchange lost 2.8 per cent of its value Monday, in a rout that saw the S&P TSX Composite index drop 373 points. The index has wip...

TSX Dives After $20 Oil Prediction

CP | Brian McKenna, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.11.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Toronto Stock Exchange finished the trading week with a triple-digit loss in the wake of a pessimistic report from Goldman Sachs that sa...

TSX Recovers (Somewhat) From Tuesday's Steep Drop

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.02.2015 | Canada Business

The Toronto Stock Exchange posted a solid, double-digit gain Wednesday, but it wasn't nearly enough to make up for the sharp drop of the previous session.

TSX Dives On News Of Canadian Recession, Chinese Slump

CP | Peter Henderson, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.01.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO — The Toronto Stock Exchange fell by triple digits on Tuesday as markets around the world dipped and new data confirmed Canada fell into rec...

TSX Closes Stronger, But No Guarantee Volatility Is Over

CP | Brian McKenna, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada Business

The Toronto Stock Exchange was solidly higher Wednesday.

Dow, TSX In Massive Selloff After China's 'Black Monday'

CP/HuffPost Canada | Posted 08.24.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO — The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 1,000 points and the Toronto Stock Exchange fell by more than 750 points points at market open on...

TSX Plummets As Concerns About Global Growth Rise

CP | Alexandra Posadzki and Brian McKenna | Posted 08.21.2015 | Canada Business

Nearly all of the sectors on the TSX closed lower on Friday.

Market-Cap Weighted Indexes: Buyer Beware

Coreen T. Sol, CFA | Posted 08.04.2015 | Canada Business
Coreen T. Sol, CFA

My intention isn't to predict anything about the future of Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX). Instead the message is a reminder of how holdings in any market-cap weighted investment vehicle is impacted by the change in size of its constituents.

Canada Has A New Largest Company

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Business

Canada has a new largest company, and for once it isn’t a bank. Laval, Quebec-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals surpassed the Royal Bank of Canada on...

Greek Drama Drives TSX Down 300 Points

CP | Brian McKenna, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Toronto Stock Exchange tumbled more than 300 points, joining a global retreat on equity markets sparked by the Greek debt crisis and fea...