The Stock Market Correction is Here

The Stock Market Correction is HereThe correction many have been waiting for appears to have arrived, according to Tony Dwyer, U.S. portfolio strategist at Canaccord Genuity. He believes in order for this meaningful equity market pullback to last more than a day, there must be a fear of fundamental change. And Mr. Dwyer thinks enough ammunition is being provided by weak Chinese manufacturing data, more tapering from the Federal Reserve at its meeting next week,…

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5 Things You Need to Know About Momentum Stocks

5 Things You Need to Know About Momentum StocksWouldn’t it have been nice to own Plug Power Inc., up nearly 130% so far this year, or Ballard Power Systems Inc., up 287% in the past year and about 60% so far in 2014? Of course it would have. We received a lot of questions this week from customers about high-momentum stocks such as these. Every investor, it seems, wants in on some of the action. We are not…

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Time to get a little picky on REITs?

Time to get a little picky on REITs?The threat of rising interest rates slammed the real estate investment trust sector in 2013. For 2014, with that threat still there, it may be time to get selective when it comes to your REIT picks because double-digit returns are going to become more difficult to achieve. “We believe the Canadian REITs are at the end of a 20-year era of exceptional returns driven by declining interest rates,” said Alex…

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Canadians Just Dont Understand TFSAs

Canadians Just Dont Understand TFSAsTax-free savings accounts (TFSA) may be increasingly popular, but they also have a lot of Canadians scratching their heads. Forty-eight per cent of Canadians have a TFSA, up from 23 per cent in 2012, according to Bank of Montreal’s recently released Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) report. However, there’s confusion surrounding the details: the poll found that just 19 per cent of Canadians know the annual contribution limit, 10 per…

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