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How new investors can buy into an expensive market

Undervalued companies are hiding behind record-high indexes

Is the hockey dream worth the investment?

The math suggests the likelihood of going pro is outweighed by the costs

Investing in U.S. property

Your client may qualify for exceptions to IRS rules

Invest in commercial property

Real estate appeals to many clients

Canada’s changing commercial real estate market

Canada's office market has softened in the past year

  • By: Staff
  • August 13, 2014 September 10, 2018
  • 10:33

AIMA issues derivatives guide

It provides guidance on the new regulatory framework in the U.S. and European Union

  • By: Staff
  • July 2, 2014 September 10, 2018
  • 09:24

The REIT solution

There are advantages to taking an index-based approach

  • By: Atul Tiwari
  • June 27, 2014 September 10, 2018
  • 00:00

Mortgage investing offers opportunities

Why Canadian mortgage investing has fared better than in the U.S.

How to invest in real estate

Demand for real estate is creeping back and driving good rental and earnings growth

Alternatives a solution to high correlations

When diversification among traditional asset classes isn’t working, try alternatives, said a panel at an Alternative Investment Management Association of Canada event in Toronto.

Hedge funds gain momentum

Hedge funds ended May in positive territory with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up 1.15% as global markets showed signs of stabilization following a choppy…

  • By: Staff
  • June 10, 2014 August 21, 2018
  • 09:18

Are your clients as wealthy as they claim?

Your client may claim to be an accredited investor. But don’t take her word for it. Verify she meets the requirements for the Accredited Investor…

Prospectus rule changes would overburden issuers, says AIMA

CSA has proposed amending rules on prospectus and registration exemptions.

  • By: Staff
  • May 30, 2014 August 21, 2018
  • 12:43

Benchmarks are outdated

Benchmark-oriented active managers will fall behind.

Primer on private equity

Access isn’t as difficult as you think

How to invest in motorcycles

Collectible motorbikes can preserve capital.

Oil futures can predict stock returns

New research shows that analyzing oil futures can help you construct better portfolios.

Cigars: The perfect buy-and-hold investment

A hand-rolled Havana, whether set alight or set aside, can play many roles. Winston Churchill once had to stub out a cigar to rush to…

Want to invest in the Jurassic era?

A genuine prop, which was used in the 1993 blockbuster hit Jurassic Park, is up for auction.

Roadside assistance for distressed portfolios

Collectible motorbikes, symbols of rebellion and liberty, can also preserve capital. Owning a classic motorcycle is both a lifestyle choice and investment, says Daniel Wade…

Fake antique car market growing

Though only 33 K3 open-top racecars were made in the 1930s, more are available.

  • By: Staff
  • December 17, 2013 August 21, 2018
  • 08:53

A smooth exit from character conversion funds

Carol Bezaire, vice-president of tax and estate planning at Mackenzie Investments, breaks it down. It’s clear why the government targeted these funds: their derivative structure…

Use alternatives to boost retirement portfolios

Retirees and institutional investors share the same priorities.

  • By: Katie Keir
  • November 15, 2013 August 21, 2018
  • 05:59

3 reasons REITs will outperform

REITs stocks are reasonably priced and can offer returns.

Corporate real estate stagnant

The Toronto office market is stagnant.

  • By: Staff
  • October 28, 2013 August 21, 2018
  • 10:46