5 Things Investors Need to Worry About for the Rest of 2016

5 Things Investors Need to Worry About for the Rest of 2016We are generally very optimistic investors. And why not? We have, in 30 years of investing, seen nearly every crisis and market panic possible, and still markets are at record highs. We have no particular worries about current equity market conditions. However, that in no way means an investor should be complacent. We have not seen a major market correction in some time, and markets never go straight up. We…

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Why Investors Want Cash Now Instead of Future Gains

Why Investors Want Cash Now Instead of Future GainsBarry Schwartz believes a company that is increasing its dividend or buying back shares is a far better investment than one more committed to raising capital expenditures. The chief investment officer at Baskin Financial Services Inc., a wealth management firm in Toronto, thinks it’s a no-brainer. “Have there ever been any studies showing that companies that increase capex over time outperform, because I haven’t seen one,” he said. “But I’ve…

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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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