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Pension plans turn to private equity

Pension plans and institutional investors are flocking to private equity.

Will REITs remain profitable?

The Canadian housing market is in good shape.

Rep fined, suspended over private placements

A rep admitted to failing to use due diligence when recommending a private placement to his clients.

  • By: Staff
  • April 23, 2013 August 21, 2018
  • 05:59

Gold’s losing love and lustre

Many experts had predicted gold would pull back, but even the staunchest of bears didn’t expect this current slump.

Faceoff: Precious metals

Is the outlook for gold and silver becoming bearish?

How to invest in healthcare

John Bell-Irving, investment advisor at Macquarie Private Wealth, focuses on superior growth investments in U.S. biotech for his 30-to-50-year old clients.

Invest in liquid gold

In the right market conditions, rare single-malt scotch whisky can fetch intoxicating prices.

3 tips when investing in companies

Knowing what makes a company valuable helps you hang on to winners. Here’s how to help clients.

Base metals will bounce back

Base metals are struggling, but long-term forecasts are positive.

U.S. real estate is still a bargain

For an investment property, look no further than the Southeastern U.S.

  • By: Phil Wood
  • March 20, 2013 September 6, 2018
  • 06:00

No housing bubble, says Scotia

Canadian real estate is turning from a seller’s to a buyer’s market.

Examining PE and infrastructure alternatives

Private equity, private debt and infrastructure investing are popular with institutional investors because payoffs complement the publicly traded parts of portfolios.

Cash in on celeb memorabilia

Celebrity memorabilia is one of the world’s most lucrative markets.

A top-down approach to investing

Collectible cars are rolling pieces of art that can be both enjoyed and exhibited. And, like many other collectibles, they can also be a safe…

Sprott Money offers precious metals storage

Sprott Money has developed an allocated and segregated storage program for precious metals.

  • By: Staff
  • March 1, 2013 August 21, 2018
  • 14:03

CFTC to weaken derivatives rules

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is set to pressure from global banks to loosen derivatives regulations.

  • By: Staff
  • March 1, 2013 August 21, 2018
  • 10:52

Add alternatives to client portfolios

Despite recent strong performance on the equity front, restricting investments to traditional asset classes is unlikely to be a viable option for clients looking for…

  • By: Staff
  • March 1, 2013 August 21, 2018
  • 05:59

Desjardins Investments ups risk of real estate fund

Desjardins Investments has changed its global real estate fund.

  • By: Staff
  • February 27, 2013 August 21, 2018
  • 11:12

Not an investment for flippers

Money begets money. But those who’ve invested in rare coins are minting big bucks.

Time to move into gold, says Sprott

People are focusing on equities, so precious metals aren’t getting much attention.

Why to invest in gold

Investors should be enthusiastic about gold and gold-mining equities, says Doug Groh, portfolio manager and senior research analyst at Tocqueville Asset Management in New York.…

  • By: Katie Keir
  • February 8, 2013 August 22, 2018
  • 05:59

Institutional investors value real assets

Institutional investors are moving beyond traditional investments.

Carrying debt can make sense

Debt isn’t always negative. Here are some times when it’s a good idea.

Stamps deliver top investment returns

Few hobbies are persued as universally as stamp collection.

FINRA issues voluntary form for crowdfunding portals

FINRA has issued a voluntary Interim Form for Funding Portals designed for prospective crowdfunding portals.

  • By: Staff
  • January 11, 2013 August 21, 2018
  • 10:46