Living once

If you’re of a certain age, YOLO needs no translation. For the rest of us, personal finance writer Jason Vitug has helpfully spelled it out in the title of his latest book: You Only Live Once. Vitug is American, as is his publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc. but, asContinue Reading

handle cold stocks in economy

The world’s fastest-growing developed economy has the worst-performing stock market, creating buying opportunities especially for investors in Canada’s financial sector. The S&P/TSX Composite Index is down 2.2 per cent from April to June, set for its first quarterly drop since 2015 and the steepest decline among 24 advanced markets trackedContinue 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

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