Darren has more than 16 years of investment experience as a research analyst, investment banker and portfolio manager at Royal Bank, Osprey Capital Partners and Scotiabank, most recently as a Director with Scotiabank's Group Treasury, where he actively managed the global large-capitalization, med-technology, technology, and telecommunications portfolios and a private equity portfolio of managed funds, buyout funds and direct investments. Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Darren graduated from Victoria University in Wellington with a BA, from Massey University of Palmerston North with a Diploma in Business Studies and from York University in Toronto with an MBA. He also holds a CMA accounting designation and the CIM, an investment industry designation.
China may be inheriting all of the blame for the global market meltdown, but it is just one piece of the puzzle that investors and policymakers alike are trying to figure out in terms of the broader direction of the global economy. Last year, it was Greece's financial woes to blame; now it is China.
While a Canadian dollar spent might only get you 70 cents (or less) of a U.S. stock, that stock's potential return over the long haul will likely more than offset its higher sticker price -- not to mention help you diversify your portfolio out of Canadian-only investments.
12/16/2015 05:00 EST
Spending one's way to growth is nothing new. What is new, and what is a first for almost any developed country is that Canada will be using both monetary and fiscal policy as a way to get the economy growing again at the expense of a balanced budget. For the economy as a whole, it is unequivocally good news.
11/04/2015 11:00 EST
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