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Stimulus rumors stoke U.S. markets

U.S. stocks rose on speculation the government would engage in a fresh round of stimulus spending, while the Federal Reserve elite prepare to meet in…

  • By: Staff
  • August 22, 2011 June 16, 2018
  • 11:50

Desjardins jumps to 20th on safe bank list

Desjardins Group, Canada's largest cooperative financial group, climbed from 25th to 20th on Global Finance's list of the World's 50 Safest Banks 2011. Holding strong…

  • By: Staff
  • August 22, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 11:48

Riding the market rodeo in retirement

Retirees, like many other clients, can be emotional and extremely reactive to market shocks. how can their advisors prepare to handle frequent fluctuations in their…

Can Europe tame the debt?

The word 'albatross' is sometimes used metaphorically to mean a psychological burden that feels like a curse. Investors reacted as if cursed by the proposed…

Surviving the consolidation game

Advisors need to move to the client experience business.

Invesco reshuffles, Anderson departs

Invesco has announced the departure of chief investment officer Graham Anderson, with the company shifting its focus to an "investor-led team approach" to fund management.

  • By: Staff
  • August 19, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 10:13

Avoid exempt market risks

Anyone in this space knows that as of September 28, 2010, the sale of exempt products in Canada, with a few notable exceptions, requires registration…

Does diversification matter?

Is modern portfolio theory dead? Perhaps, perhaps not, but either way it might not be doing your clients much good.

Philadelphia Fed data point to recession

If you look at the manufacturing numbers in the Atlantic states, the U.S. is likely already in a recession.

Goldman to open Canadian dark pool

Another new stock market is set to debut in Canada, this time in the hands of New York investment bank Goldman Sachs.

More trouble for S&P and SEC

Even as the world teeters on the brink of another economic precipice, the fallout from the 2008 financial crisis continues.

  • By: Staff
  • August 18, 2011 August 21, 2018
  • 11:12

U.S. sees stagnant jobs market, rising inflation

There was some disconcerting economic news out of the U.S. this morning, with job growth stagnating and inflation on the rise.

The true cost of beta: Part Two

So how does one go about getting alpha? The only way is to get off the benchmark and loosen investment constraints such as limits on…

Upbeat BoC survey signals rate hike on the way: analysts

Despite challenges, executives are optimistic about sales growth for the next year

  • By: Staff
  • October 15, 2018 October 15, 2018
  • 14:12

U.S. consumer spending well below estimates

Spending edged up a slight 0.1% in September

Home sales dipped 0.4% in September

Last month saw the first month-over-month decline since April

Advocis, IAFP brand battle continues

Canada's Trademarks Opposition Board rules in the IAFP's favour for a second time

  • By: Staff
  • October 15, 2018 October 15, 2018
  • 14:28

Starlight Capital to launch global real assets trust

It will invest in real estate and infrastructure

  • By: Staff
  • October 15, 2018 October 15, 2018
  • 11:23

Bank of America profits rose 32% in Q3

Higher interest rates and lower corporate taxes were the main factors

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’