Finally!  Alternative Investments For the Rest of Us
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Finally! Alternative Investments For the Rest of Us

There’s no doubt some Canadian investors are cynical about the rise in popularity of alternative investments over the past few years. And really, who can blame them? Hedge-fund strategies and non-traditional asset classes such as private equity and infrastructure are repeatedly touted for their significant diversification benefits and returns that are uncorrelated to stocks and […]

A Portfolio for Paupers — Investing When You’re Short on Time and Money
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A Portfolio for Paupers — Investing When You’re Short on Time and Money

A prince’s portfolio may be an ideal way to reach your investment goals, but lots of investors have neither the time nor the money to manage anything more than a few different holdings. Luckily, there are plenty of simple, low-cost investment options available to build a solidly diversified portfolio. Perhaps the best bet for investors […]

A Time to Sell?
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A Time to Sell?

Recently in the comments section of a post from July 2008, titled 30% today vs. 50% tomorrow, a reader John asks the following question, “I noticed some of my mutual funds are showing a 70% return from one year ago (market low). Do you agree it’s a good time to sell some now and wait for […]