Gareth Watson

Which ETFs are hot?

Where’s the money flowing in the ETF world? ETFs have become a big industry and I’m sure it won’t be long before we have more ETFs than stocks.

By Gareth Watson |January 9, 2015

How to interpret the banks’ earnings results

For a number of quarters now, Canadian banks have had a consistent track record of either meeting or exceeding earnings expectations. That ended this week.

By Gareth Watson |December 5, 2014

Should investors worry about ballooning U.S. student debt?

Many wonder how graduates will repay their debts with an economy that's shown mediocre growth, high unemployment and limited wage progression. This scenario closely resembles the growing amount of residential mortgage debt in the mid-2000s.

By Gareth Watson |September 26, 2014

Which countries should worry most about unrest in Iraq?

Recent unrest in Iraq has pushed worries about oil prices back onto the front page. Based on demand alone, some countries may feel more financial pain than others.

By Gareth Watson |June 20, 2014

When high yields are too good to be true

With bond yields still near historically low levels, investors have increasingly focused on higher yielding equities to provide cash flow. But sometimes the higher yields are just too good to be true.

By Gareth Watson |May 9, 2014

How to take the market’s pulse

Four key models can help gauge what’s happening in the market beneath the headline numbers.

By Gareth Watson |April 25, 2014

How to profit from M&A

An increase in M&A activity is likely this year and you can take advantage of it in three ways.

By Gareth Watson |January 31, 2014

Who wins from the weak loonie?

The Canadian dollar has dropped about 7.5% against the U.S. dollar since the end of September. In the developed currency markets, that is a pretty big move.

By Gareth Watson |January 24, 2014

Do the Olympics make money?

Since we’re only three weeks away from the opening ceremonies of the Sochi Winter Olympics, it’s worth asking: Do the Olympics help economic growth in host cities?

By Gareth Watson |January 17, 2014