The previous week had been a tumultuous one for the markets. Amazon’s shares dropped more than $100 as President Trump had declared war on the retail giant. Facebook is being investigated for privacy breaches in several countries. But that aside, market investors are most concerned with the enveloping trade-wars startedContinue Reading

marijuana stocks

Canada’s first cannabis mutual fund is cutting back on pot stocks. The UIT Alternative Health Fund has pared its holdings in recreational marijuana companies to 33 per cent, from 44 per cent at the end of 2017, while raising cash and shifting to health-care stocks like Jamieson Wellness Inc. andContinue Reading

Stocks Investing

Although 2018 has been a roller-coaster for stock markets globally, their allure has continued to be an addiction for Canadians. This has been particularly true when compared to other assets like cash, property, and bonds. While it is true that those other assets have a great appeal during the economicContinue Reading

Money in Marriage

When the dust settles after the ceremony, reception and second helpings of tiered wedding cakes, newly married couples in Canada must decide whether to join their banking. Technically speaking, so long as the couple works together to achieve their goals as a team, they can do joint or separate banking.Continue Reading

investment returns come from

When markets are good, advisers and portfolio managers get too much credit for investment returns. Clients are happy that their nest egg is growing and attribute their good fortune to their provider. Conversely, when markets are bad, investment professionals take the heat. Whether it’s fair or not, it happens aContinue Reading

Buying dividends

The protracted slump in crude and the ongoing weakness of commodities over the last two years triggered a dividend crisis for Canadian investors. A raft of dividend darlings in the energy patch slashed or even terminated their dividends as they battled to shore up over-levered balance sheets and protect diminishingContinue Reading