Laura Busch

Middle class desires

This Special Report is sponsored by: So you think you know how to play the emerging markets story? While investing in the Canadian commodities sectors has been touted as a lower risk way of accessing the high-growth emerging markets, there may be another approach. While investing in companies or funds that operate within emerging […]

By Laura Busch | May 4, 2010

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Advisor focuses on charity

Sandra Pierce felt as if there was something important she had yet to accomplish. At age 50, she was a successful Toronto financial advisor, but she still felt as though she hadn’t done enough. “It’s scary turning 50,” said Pierce, senior vice president and investment advisor at Macquarie Private Wealth. “You start taking inventory of […]

By Laura Busch | May 1, 2010

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China OKs eight provinces for investment

Eight provincial securities commissions have signed a deal with the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) in the hopes of encouraging institutional investors from mainland China to explore the Canadian market. The securities commissions for British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia inked the Supervisory Cooperation Arrangement with the CBRC that […]

By Laura Busch | April 27, 2010

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ETFs celebrate 20th birthday

In March of 1990, the Toronto 35 Index Participation units (TIPs) were introduced on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). This was the world’s introduction to the Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), a single stock that represents a basket of securities, usually tied to an index. To give some context to this invention, 20 years later, in […]

By Laura Busch | April 23, 2010

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Interest rates should stay low through 2011: CIBC

A report from CIBC World Markets released today aimed to calm investors’ nerves about the prospect of the Bank of Canada raising interest rates in the near future. According to CIBC’s Global Positioning Strategy report, there are many reasons for the Bank of Canada to hold off on hiking interest rates substatnially for the next […]

By Laura Busch | April 8, 2010

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Equity funds march higher: Morningstar

All Canadian equity fund categories posted gains in March, according to preliminary performance data released today by Morningstar Canada. In March, Canada’s domestic equity funds enjoyed gains for the second consecutive month. But unlike February, investment funds that focus on foreign equities also did well. As the financial markets continue to inch their way out […]

By Laura Busch | April 5, 2010

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Too few women in Canada’s boardrooms: study

Despite great strides toward gender equality in most Canadian workplaces, corporate boardrooms remain biased against women, a recent study shows. Catalyst, an international organization that aims to promote women in business, unveiled their most recent study, the 2009 Catalyst Census: Financial Post 500 Women Board Directors, earlier today. The census shows that in 2009, just […]

By Laura Busch | March 4, 2010

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