Find upside amid relentless change

Find upside amid relentless change There’s never a dull moment in investing, what with rates rising, geopolitics taking centre stage, new tech developments popping up in unexpected places and ETFs flooding the market — not to mention real flooding and other natural disasters occurring around the globe. In such an environment, how do you manage […]

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Fed to end quantitative easing in October

Fed to end quantitative easing in October The Federal Reserve says it will start in October to gradually unwind its US$4.5-trillion balance sheet, which expanded to unprecedented levels in efforts to spur economic growth after the 2008 financial crisis. The balance sheet primarily consists of government and mortgage-backed bonds. As the bonds mature, the Fed […]

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1832 Asset Management announces team changes

1832 Asset Management announces team changes William McLeod has joined 1832 Asset Management L.P. as vice-president and portfolio manager. McLeod has more than 13 years of investment industry experience, and was recently portfolio manager and head of Canadian equities at a global banking institution. The firm also announced that Cecilia Mo has made a personal decision to take a […]

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Why aren’t clients investing?

Why aren’t clients investing? More than one-third of Canadians (36%) do not have an investment account, finds a survey by Tangerine Investments. Further, just 4% of non-investors have considered opening one. Why don’t Canadians invest? More than two-thirds (70%) say they don’t have enough money; 25% are worried about the risk of losing money; and […]

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Clashing views at embedded fee roundtable

Clashing views at embedded fee roundtable Expect policy on embedded commissions to be published in early 2018. So said John Mountain, the OSC’s director of investment funds and structured products, at Monday’s roundtable discussion on the proposal to ban embedded fees. Maureen Jensen, OSC chair, specified springtime. Though the roundtable focused on three alternatives to […]

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NDP has no love for proposed tax measures

NDP has no love for proposed tax measures Finance Minister Bill Morneau is putting the squeeze on federal New Democrats, chiding them for failing to support his proposals to end what he calls unfair tax advantages for some wealthy small business owners. In a letter to three New Democrat MPs, Morneau says he was surprised […]

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Foreign purchase of Canadian bonds hits all-time high

Foreign purchase of Canadian bonds hits all-time high Statistics Canada says foreign investment in Canadian securities totalled $24.0 billion in July, led by a record acquisition of Canadian bonds. Read: Expect ‘significant’ increase in bond yields: economist  The total for the month reversed the sale of $858 million in Canadian securities by foreign investors in June. […]

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