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The art of flipping race horses

Similar in concept to flipping real estate, pinhooking involves purchasing year-old, untrained racing prospects, breaking them to race, and selling them for a profit.

Global property markets strained: report

Global housing markets remain under strain, says the latest Global Real Estate Trends report by Scotiabank.

  • By: Staff
  • September 14, 2012 July 10, 2018
  • 09:43

Is high fashion worth the investment?

Investing in modern fashion isn't a safe bet, but investing in valuable vintage pieces can be well worth the risk. Here's some tips on how…

Is Canada headed for a U.S.-style meltdown?

As a result of low yields, benign inflation, and an overvalued Canadian dollar, current conditions involving a slow growth world are conducive to more defensive…

Include this liquid asset in portfolios

Long a component of celebration, fine wine is now a source of solace for investors worldwide.

Slow the real estate rush

Many immigrant clients value property over less tangible forms of wealth, since a home is a tactile sign of success.

  • By: Katie Keir
  • September 5, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 00:00

Hedge funds’ assets climb to $2.3 trillion: study

Single-manager hedge funds withstood market swings and regulatory reforms in the first half of 2012, with reported assets under management rising by 5.23% to $1.892…

Ireland launches fund for women entrepreneurs

Ireland has launched a £250-million, government-supported fund called the Competitive Feasibility Fund for Female Entrepreneurs.

How to buy art

Art purchases aren’t just for show; they’re also a solid investment to pass on to future generations. Help clients start a collection with these tips.

Beware the group RESP

A Toronto couple was dealing with the death of their one-year-old daughter when they were hit with yet more shocking news; the group RESP they’d…

  • By: Staff
  • August 22, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 10:55

TIGER 21 portfolios long on private equity

TIGER 21’s latest asset allocation report shows the super rich are increasingly choosing alternative investments.

  • By: Staff
  • August 16, 2012 August 21, 2018
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5 risks to retirement income

Conventional wisdom about retirement planning needs to be adapted to suit the new environment faced by today’s Canadians who are retired or about to retire.

  • By: Staff
  • August 9, 2012 August 24, 2018
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Global investors reject gold

In tough markets, investors have historically turned to safe-haven investments such as core sovereign bond markets and gold, reports Financial Times contributor Peter Tasker, a…

Housing bubble to burst

When will the Canadian housing market bubble burst? Soon, says a recent report by Royal LePage.

  • By: Staff
  • August 7, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 06:00

One way to invest in the film industry

Independent film financing is finding a new investor base in Canada.

Forecast: Commercial real estate fundamentals are strong

Clients looking for yield would do well to consider options in commercial real-estate investing – everything from REITs to private ventures that produce income streams…

  • By: Staff
  • July 26, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 06:00

5 pointers for business buyers

Both on- and off-balance-sheet assets and liabilities matter

Is the bond bull market going bust?

Ever since the global financial crisis, Canada’s policy makers have been priming consumers for high interest rates and tighter mortgage regulations. Although we’ve avoided a…

How to read the commodities market

Researchers have made surprising discoveries about how the commodities market works.

Do your clients own stolen art?

Your wealthy client wants to buy art. But he reads the papers and sees stories about recent high-profile theft cases. So, he wonders, how can…

Oracle billionaire invests in Hawaiian island

Do you have exciting vacation plans for the summer? Oracle billionaire CEO is buying his own land in Hawaii, pineapple island in Lanai.

A fresh look at currency

Investors should think about currency risk as might approach a dessert menu, according to the head of currency implementation with Russell Investments. “When we talk…

Institutional investors want diversity: Russell Investments

In the current economic climate, institutional investors are cautious and want alternative investment options, says a survey by Russell Investments.

  • By: Staff
  • June 20, 2012 August 21, 2018
  • 06:00

Help clients get into private equity

Private equity funds have grown in popularity as a one-stop shop for investors to access a pool of private investments. Help clients take advantage, and…

Are hedge funds suitable for the average investor?

People are looking for greater returns. Are hedge funds suitable or unsuitable for the average investor?