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What is a low-volatility investment?

Tips for managing risk in uncertain times

Ideas fly

Why bond markets go up and down

A look at the factors

  • By: Sharon Ho
  • May 8, 2018 September 7, 2018
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The reasons that markets move

Read our explainer articles to understand market ups and downs

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  • May 7, 2018 September 10, 2018
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Reality of stock markets includes volatility

Stock markets are always moving, and that can be a good thing

  • By: Sharon Ho
  • May 7, 2018 September 9, 2018
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Fearing volatility? Here’s help

Tips for coping with unpredictable markets

  • By: Staff
  • April 9, 2018 September 10, 2018
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Scared of risk? Thank your past

While 80% of Ontarians aged 18 to 36 save, only 47% invest

Commodity indices

How ETFs choose their indexes

Index-tracking ETFs are exploding. Here's how they work

Financial advice for your favourite TV characters

Whether it's child support, estate planning, budgeting, succession planning or something else, there are lots of real-life lessons to learn from the troubles of our…

  • By: Staff
  • June 7, 2017 August 9, 2018
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How to read new ETF fact sheets

As a retail investor, there are a few things to look for when it comes to ETFs

Eyeing Canadian cannabis stocks?

Beware of the risks of investing in startups

I want to trade options. What is delta?

Delta, one of the Greeks, is a measure for options trading

Splicing robotics into your portfolio

Hoping to capitalize on technological disruption? Consider investing in robots

Try these divesting strategies

Manage your own portfolio? Learn about divestment from these portfolio managers

What a balanced portfolio really means

Investment balance is based on a mix of risk and return

Everything you need to know about the economy

It's Economics 101 without having to sit through hour-long lectures

  • By: Staff
  • January 4, 2017 August 9, 2018
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Three trends that will drive Canada’s economy in 2017

Here's a look at what to expect for the Canadian, U.S. and global economy in the coming year.

  • By: Staff
  • December 21, 2016 December 21, 2016
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VIDEO: What are supply and demand?

We explain these fundamental economic principles that affect everything from everyday transactions to stock market moves.

  • December 12, 2016 December 12, 2016
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Learn about the first woman on Canadian currency

Understand why Viola Desmond will be featured on a new $10 Canadian bank note.

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  • December 12, 2016 December 12, 2016
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How to keep bad corporate bonds out of your portfolio

Investing in corporate credit? Find out what to look for in financial statements, what to avoid and how to spot red flags

  • By: Staff
  • December 2, 2016 December 2, 2016
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Consider alternatives to the classic 60/40 portfolio

Tailoring your portfolio to your needs is more valuable than rigid portfolio models

  • By: Katie Keir
  • November 18, 2016 November 18, 2016
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How currency exchange affects your life

If you’ve ever wondered why we can’t have a single currency, you’re not alone

What you need to know about GDP

We’ve asked two experts to explain what GDP is and why it should interest investors like you

  • By: Staff
  • November 17, 2016 October 1, 2018
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Monetary policy and how it affects you

Learn more about the measures that central banks use to support economies

  • By: Katie Keir
  • November 17, 2016 November 17, 2016
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Central banks and why they exist

Here’s a look at the role these banks play

  • By: Katie Keir
  • November 17, 2016 November 17, 2016
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What is fiscal policy?

You may have heard about fiscal policy in the news—and promptly zoned out. Here's why it's important