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Weekly Pulse: The number is…zero thousand

While the trading week had five days, it was really only Friday to which investors were looking forward. Indeed, the U.S. Labour Department released its…

Investment team revels in volatility

The volatility that rocked the markets from late July through the end of August could well be the start of a longer-term trend. When there…

  • By: Staff
  • September 6, 2011 August 23, 2018
  • 00:00

Gloomy jobs outlook, U.S. sues banks and more news

Failure of the U.S. economy to add any jobs during August make recession worries harder to sweep away.

  • By: Staff
  • September 2, 2011 June 16, 2018
  • 16:06

U.S. may sue over bad mortgages

Rumours are swirling that the U.S. government is preparing to sue some of the country’s biggest mortgage providers over bad mortgage packages.

  • September 2, 2011 June 16, 2018
  • 15:30

B2B Trust buys Mackenzie’s MRS Companies

Mackenzie Financial is getting out of the trust business, selling its M.R.S. Trust Company to B2B Trust.

  • By: Staff
  • September 2, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 09:52

Equity funds continue slump in August

Equity funds suffered the worst of their now four-month-long slump in August, as weak economic data and an historic debt downgrade in the U.S. pushed…

  • By: Staff
  • September 2, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 00:00

Flagging consumer confidence points to recession

A recession may be on the horizon, according to Julia Coronado, chief economist for North America at BNP Paribas.

  • By: Staff
  • September 2, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 00:00

Get beneficiary designations right

Market uncertainty has pushed retail investors to look for yield rather than returns, which has made fixed income investing expensive and potentially risky.

For some clients, buying a plane makes sense

SHOULD YOUR CLIENT BUY A PLANE? The question may seem extravagant to all but the wealthiest jetsetters. But if your client travels extensively for business,…

Rethinking remuneration

Offering bonuses may not be an effective way to boost productivity. A 2010 University of Guelph study revealed that offering employee bonuses instead of other…

Tax forms contain clues

If you’ve never read the income tax note in a company’s annual report, you’re not alone. Many portfolio managers and sell-side analysts don’t bother, either.…

When to blow the whistle

What the regulators say about disclosing illegal activities.

The rich get richer

The rich are getting richer, while incomes of the majority of the population remain stable

  • September 1, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 13:11

China’s growth slows as officials try to reassure investors

Amid a sagging stock market, forecasters are calling for slower 2019 growth

Rate of inflation slows to 2.2% in September: StatsCan

Data could indicate a slower pace for Bank of Canada's monetary policy

  • By: Staff
  • October 19, 2018 October 19, 2018
  • 11:33

Canadian economy no longer as vulnerable to oil prices: Desjardins

Discounted oil is less of a problem than in 2014

Client-focused reforms too focused on cost, industry associations say

What Advocis, IIAC and IFIC say about CSA's proposals

  • By: Staff
  • October 19, 2018 October 19, 2018
  • 15:48

Waterloo woman sentenced to jail for securities fraud

The two-year sentence also includes $150K in restitution to investors

  • By: Staff
  • October 19, 2018 October 19, 2018
  • 12:13

BMO introduces planning platform for advisors

Goals-based financial-planning tool launches in November

  • By: Staff
  • October 19, 2018 October 19, 2018
  • 11:28

WisdomTree launches fixed income ETF

It will be actively managed

  • By: Staff
  • October 12, 2018 October 12, 2018
  • 12:05

First Block Capital launches ETF based on distributed ledger technology

ETF begins trading today

  • By: Staff
  • October 10, 2018 October 10, 2018
  • 11:48

How portfolio managers use ETFs

Catching up with the ‘new breed of money manager’