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Nuclear war is bad for business.
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When Victor Chiu first called me from Vancouver with his idea, it was pretty radical.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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TORONTO — North American equity markets were sharply lower following a U.S. job figures report viewed as solid enough to justify an interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve. The S&P/TSX composit...
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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.
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.
TORONTO — The Toronto stock market turned sharply negative Friday afternoon, with all sectors lower amid a drop in commodity prices and continuing uncertainty overseas. The S&P/TSX composite index was...
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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!"
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.
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...
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...
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.
What do cats and monkeys have in common, besides being adorable and often hilarious? They can both pick stocks better than investment professionals, and also Jim Cramer. A ginger tabby named Orlando b...
TORONTO - The Toronto stock market registered a solid gain Tuesday as traders caught up to solid advances made on global commodity and stock markets while the TSX was closed for Victoria Day.But the T...
TORONTO - The Toronto stock market likely faces more headwinds this week after further indications of slowing job growth added to worries that the economic recovery is running out of steam.Traders wil...
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.
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 could stagnate.Uncertainty over the level of partic...
TORONTO - The Toronto stock market tumbled more than 300 points Wednesday and commodity prices retreated amid a fresh wave of anxiety about Europe's debt crisis.The S&P/TSX composite index fell 332.64...
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 components increased in July, one more than the previous mo...
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OTTAWA - Fear gripped financial markets Monday as the fallout of a downgrade of America's credit worthiness crushed stocks and investors seeking safety sent gold to a record high. The volatility was r...
CBC -- Vancouver-based Lululemon Athletica Inc. beat expectations Friday, reporting first-quarter profits of $33.5 million, or 46 cents a share, on stronger sales of its yoga apparel. Analysts surveye...
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 disappointments in manufacturing and job creation deepen...