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Happy Friday, everyone.

  • September 4, 2015 August 21, 2018
  • 05:59

One thing I find strange about market corrections is how nobody seems to see them coming.

  • August 24, 2015 August 21, 2018
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Every Thursday, my mailbox fills with flyers from real estate agents keen to represent the sale of my house. These slick missives highlight how quickly their past listings sold, and tout the sums over asking garnered from buyers.

  • May 20, 2015 May 20, 2015
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The past few months, I’ve noticed a telling trend: the average overpayment for houses in my neighborhood far exceeds what I paid

  • May 8, 2015 August 21, 2018
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Joseph P. Kennedy, first chairman of the SEC, once said he knew to dump his holdings when he got stock tips from the kid shining his shoes.

  • December 16, 2014 August 21, 2018
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Those questioning what the Fed will do with the trillions of dollars worth of bonds and mortgage-backed securities it bought during QE got their answer this morning.

  • October 30, 2014 August 21, 2018
  • 13:55

Canada’s system for resolving disputes between advisors and clients is badly broken.

  • June 12, 2014 August 21, 2018
  • 05:59

At long last a woman has taken the helm of the world’s most powerful central bank. Too bad this historic appointment comes when monetary policy, the chief weapon central banks wield to regulate economies, has all but lost its effectiveness. While there’s never a bad time to take a whack at the glass ceiling, I fear Barack Obama’s appointment of Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve chair may prove inopportune.

  • March 7, 2014 August 21, 2018
  • 00:16

For the average Canadian, there’s little to gain from the Federal Budget issued yesterday in Ottawa.

  • February 12, 2014 August 21, 2018
  • 10:55

For the average Canadian, there’s little to gain from the Federal Budget issued yesterday in Ottawa.

  • February 12, 2014 August 1, 2018
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