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Business and financial district in a city with pillars

Wave of dividend increases and share buybacks expected as banks report

This week's earnings are the first since Canada's banking regulator lifted pandemic restrictions


Protecting index investors from dual-class shares

How important is shareholder democracy?

  • By: Mark Yamada
  • November 26, 2021 November 26, 2021
  • 11:17

Global house prices jump in Q2, BIS reports

Canada is among the leading gainers since the financial crisis

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IOSCO seeks standards for ESG ratings, data

Review of ESG ratings highlights conflict, transparency concerns

  • By: Staff
  • November 24, 2021 November 24, 2021
  • 09:25

Best bets for inflation hedges

With its limited track record, crypto doesn't make BMO's short list

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Making the most of a dividend strategy

A cyclical tilt makes sense but comes with risk

  • By: Staff
  • November 19, 2021 November 23, 2021
  • 14:19
Business and financial district in a city with pillars

Compared to credit crisis, pandemic easier on financials: Fitch

Fiscal support, regulatory relief eased pressure on financial firms' ratings

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Banks, insurers seen weathering inflation, rate hikes

Higher interest rates generally good for financials, but there are risks, DBRS says

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Energy drives industrial prices higher in October: StatsCan

Petroleum demand has outstripped supply since early 2021

Businessmen are skeptical looking at stock market charts.

Searching for yield with fixed-income ETFs

Interest in one-stop solutions may grow

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Banks, insurers well armed to boost shareholder returns: DBRS

OSFI's move to lift limits on capital returns marks a vote of confidence

  • By: Staff
  • November 9, 2021 November 9, 2021
  • 14:12
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Energy, airline sectors ill-prepared for net-zero: Moody’s

Transition plans for large emitters put planet on track for 2.6C warming

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Adjusting portfolios for rising inflation

In the long run, real stock returns have outpaced inflation around the world

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Manulife Financial raises quarterly dividend by 18% after ban on increases lifted

The firm also announced a plan to buy back up to 39 million shares

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IGM Financial reports record earnings in Q3

The firm's wealth management segment reported record-high assets under advisement

U.S.-based funds set to pay out big year-end distributions: Morningstar

Report suggests investors consider delaying purchases until after distributions are made

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Does KYC risk assessment impede investor outcomes?

Investors cannot be solely deemed conservative, moderate or aggressive

  • By: Mark Yamada
  • November 2, 2021 November 2, 2021
  • 12:30
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Advisors prepare for enhanced suitability

The requirement to put clients’ interests first “reinforces the importance of suitability”

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Heed the warning signs of stock market frauds

Use the fraud triangle to root out problem investments

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CFA Institute releases final ESG disclosure standards

Industry group aims to tackle greenwashing with first edition of the highly anticipated standards

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Canadian DB plans returned only 0.6% in Q3: RBC report

Pensions faced market volatility caused by labour shortages, supply chain disruptions and rising consumer prices

  • By: Staff
  • October 29, 2021 October 29, 2021
  • 12:46
Bull and Bear

Advisors more bullish than investors heading into Q4: surveys

Positive advisor sentiment increased for Canadian equities, natural gas, crude

  • By: Staff
  • October 28, 2021 October 28, 2021
  • 12:46
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The problem with pay equity efforts

Women disadvantaged by focus on median pay, miss out on top dollar

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Global sustainable debt set to top US$1 trillion: Moody’s

Pandemic catalyzes interest in sustainable finance

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Dual-class structures under fire in wake of Rogers crisis

The structure can be problematic because it creates an ``inferior class of shareholders''