Why A Market-Neutral Approach Works When Valuations Are High

Why A Market-Neutral Approach Works When Valuations Are HighIt’s often said that the global economic recovery is muddling along — that is, moving in the right direction, but at a pretty slow pace even though emergency levels of monetary stimulus are still in place. James Hodgins, chief investment officer of Toronto-based CHS Asset Management, thinks that’s kind of crazy. “There is no emergency right now,” he said, explaining that this environment is one reason why his firm launched…

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3 Money Mistakes That Couples Make

3 Money Mistakes That Couples MakeWhether you’re newly wed or about to celebrate your silver anniversary, there’s a good chance you’re making serious mistakes managing your money as a couple. After talking with countless men and women about money and how it impacts their relationships, David Bach, vice chairman of Edelman Financial Services, has identified the many mistakes that recurred, time and again. They’re all profiled in his new book “Smart Couples Finish Rich: 9…

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How Bond ETFs Can Help During Big Market Selloffs

How Bond ETFs Can Help During Big Market SelloffsA well-known maxim in the world of investing is that to get a good read on the outlook for equities, you need look no further than the bond market. Gauging from all the latest hoopla in the world of bonds, greater caution looks to be in order. Stocks are no longer cheap, normalization in the U.S. is on the horizon, and the deflationary risks stemming from an earlier oil price…

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Wall Street Spikes, TSX Climbs After Upbeat U.S. Jobs Data

Wall Street Spikes, TSX Climbs After Upbeat U.S. Jobs DataCanadian stocks rose a second day, paring a weekly loss, after jobs data from Canada and the U.S. spurred speculation central banks won’t raise interest rates soon. Royal Bank of Canada and Toronto-Dominion Bank increased at least 0.5 per cent to pace gains among the nation’s largest lenders. Gran Tierra Energy Inc. added 1.4 per cent after agreeing to demands from investor West Face Capital Inc. to expand the company…

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Canadian Shareholders Increasingly Aggressive on Say-on-Pay

Canadian Shareholders Increasingly Aggressive on Say-on-PayDirectors of Barrick Gold Corp. lost a showdown with shareholders this week for a “tone deaf” response to years of criticism over the lack of connection between executive pay and company performance. With Barrick stock languishing at its lowest price since the early 1990s, along with the gold price, 75 per cent of shareholders rose up to vote against the company’s “say on pay” resolution at Wednesday’s annual meeting. It…

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