Dollars and Sense

Dollar and U.S. equities rise in tandem

The U.S. dollar has shaken off its negative correlation with U.S. equities. Since the fall of Lehman Brothers, the dollar and equities have moved in the opposite direction to each other, but this year they have both risen, reports Some analysts say the reason for this trend is the perception among investors that the […]

By Staff |March 1, 2013

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Dollar-cost averaging keeps emotion in check

Dollar-cost averaging (DCA) helps investors through market swings and lowers long-term costs, says BMO InvestorLine. DCA involves investing a fixed amount of money on a regular basis – whether the market is up or down – over a specific period of time. As a result, an investor buys fewer shares when prices are high and […]

By Staff |February 1, 2013

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Canadians determined to save more in 2012

Forget shedding pounds, it’s saving dollars that’s an overriding priority for Canadians pondering a worthy New Year’s resolution, according to a poll from Investors Group. When asked to choose between the two alternatives for a New Year’s resolution, 63% of respondents said saving money was more important than losing weight (27%). Paying down debt and […]

By Vikram Barhat |December 22, 2011

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D&S: Throwing darts at a stock table

Building you own financial plan is easy, and almost nobody needs an advisor. Right?

By Dean DiSpalatro |April 21, 2011

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