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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

What would you pay to be in Hugh Hefner’s shoes?

For the third time, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, 86, separated from his trademark red robe long enough to marry.

Should clients invest in healthcare stocks?

One area of healthcare stocks – U.S. hospitals – may be easier to manage than the average. Read: Investing in biotech In fact, ft.com reports…

BC proposes revoking EMD registration exemption

The British Columbia Securities Commission is considering requiring people to register as EMDs, even if they sell only private placement securities. In 2009, British Columbia,…

  • By: Staff
  • January 3, 2013 August 21, 2018
  • 12:34

Canadians wary of foreign investments

Canadians aren't likely to have snap up foreign investments this year.

  • By: Staff
  • January 2, 2013 August 21, 2018
  • 09:42

Why invest in film?

Movies are arguably the cheapest and most popular form of entertainment. Regardless of the economy, films are made, watched and profited from the world over.

Superstars for sale: Buying memorabilia

When someone’s famous, almost everything she touches or owns turns into a collectible—regardless of its intrinsic value.

Japan is now boarding: ETF Insight

Japanese equities could turn bullish as soon as next month, says ETF Insight.

  • By: Staff
  • December 17, 2012 September 6, 2018
  • 11:48

TSX seeks comment on EM issuer guidelines

The TSX and TSX Venture Exchange have published a joint consultation paper on emerging market issuers.

  • By: Staff
  • December 17, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 11:03

Purchase a timeless investment

When stock market returns wind up being a disappointment, looking for alternatives becomes the need of the hour. And what better alternative than luxury watches,…

Scotia launches private real estate pool

Scotia Private Client Group has launched a Private Real Estate Income Pool.

  • By: Staff
  • November 27, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 15:01

Exempt market course to be updated

The EMDA plans to work with the IFSE Institute to revise the content of the current Exempt Market Products course.

  • By: Staff
  • November 16, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 11:53

Rule change to funnel complaints through OBSI

Take your disputes to the Ombudsman. That’s the simple take on CSA’s proposed amendments to National Instrument 31-103 that would require more securities market participants…

  • By: Staff
  • November 15, 2012 July 10, 2018
  • 13:12

Think outside the commodities box

Broaden your horizons when it comes to resource investing

Investing in fixed income in uncertain times

As 2012 comes to a close, what’s the outlook for fixed income and equities in the coming year?

Invest in companies first

If you rent an apartment, you’re probably focused on the monthly cost. If it gets too high, you might just find another place to live.

Investing in biotech—It’s a science

Healthcare was always a topic of dinner-table conversation for John Bell-Irving. With a doctor for a father and head nurse for a mother, he couldn’t…