The Invisible Correction
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The Invisible Correction

From Black Monday, Oct. 19, 1987, to the September 2008 crash caused by U.S. financials’ exposure to toxic subprime loans and credit default swaps, it’s no wonder that, when autumn nears, so do investors’ fears of stock-market routs. During the 2008 collapse, which was the last major market crash aside from the flash crash of 2010, […]

How to Beef Up a Liquid Investor Diet
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How to Beef Up a Liquid Investor Diet

Many alternative investments, whether in the area of real estate, private equity, hedge funds, infrastructure or more complex structured products, require investors to tie up their capital for periods ranging from four months to 10 years or more. In most cases, there is no secondary market for these securities, so investors lack two elements key […]

Markets, Dollar, Rally on EU Crisis Plan
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Markets, Dollar, Rally on EU Crisis Plan

Stocks, the Canadian dollar and commodities all soared Friday in the wake of an agreement among European leaders to a set of prescriptions for their debt crisis. But analysts questioned how long the rally would hold. In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index closed up 171.86 points, or 1.5 per cent, at 11,596.56. In New York, […]

Markets Finish Higher
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Markets Finish Higher

The Toronto Stock Exchange finished Friday with a 50-point gain, leaving it up about 290 points on the week. In the U.S., however, markets surged, pushing the gain for the Dow Jones to about 425 points on the week, the S&P 500 to 45 points and the NASDAQ to 63 points. The S&P gain left […]

TSX drops on global growth concerns
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TSX drops on global growth concerns

Toronto’s main stock index dropped on Monday to its lowest in nearly five months as energy, materials and financial issues receded on concerns about global economic growth. The broad-based decline came on thin trading on a day when U.S. markets were closed for the Independence Day holiday. Among the biggest decliners, Suncor Energy lost 0.9 […]