Time to buy Canada?

Time to buy Canada?Canada’s stock market has been among the worst performing in the world this year, with many global fund managers selling Canadian equities and foreign short-sellers targeting everything from resource companies to the country’s banks. Being negative on Canada has certainly been a profitable play. The S&P/TSX Composite Index is currently down eight per cent for 2015, compared with a 1.46 per cent gain for the S&P 500. If that trend…

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Canada Remains One of the Top To Start a Business

Canada Remains One of the Top To Start a BusinessCanada remains one of the top countries in the world to start and run a business, according to a new report from the World Bank Group. The Great White North was just ranked 14th out 189 countries on the World Banks’ Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency rankings.Canada was ranked 13th last year, a drop of one spot. But, Rita Ramalho, manager of the Doing Business rankings and…

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Want to Destroy Your Wealth? Here are 10 of the Best Ways to Go About It

Want to Destroy Your Wealth? Here are 10 of the Best Ways to Go About ItIt was my worst financial mistake and left me in what seemed like massive debt at 18. Surprise, the problem started with a credit card. A teenager with a $1,500 credit limit in 1982 and on vacation with friends in New York City is trouble. (I was working part-time as a bank teller, which facilitated my ability to get credit at the time.) So what happened? Strangely enough it wasn’t Manhattan that…

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5 Things That Help Protect Investors From Short Sellers

5 Things That Help Protect Investors From Short SellersSeveral Canadian companies in the past few months have been the target of short sellers. Either through the release of a very bad (in terms of comments, not quality) research reports, or an executed plan of smearing via social media, companies such as DH Corp., Home Capital Group Inc., Nobilis Health Corp. and, of course, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. have all been attacked, resulting in large short-term losses for investors….

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What the Toronto Blue Jays Can Tell Investors About Risk

What the Toronto Blue Jays Can Tell Investors About RiskIt’s been a week since the Toronto Blue Jays lost the American League Championship to the Kansas City Royals. Although the sting of coming so close to the World Series for the first time in 23 years will take some time to dissipate, there are some lessons to be learned from the brand of baseball that the Jays played that can help investors understand how their investment time horizons affect…

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