Aerospace

Guaranteed income is a no-brainer, right?

Those near or in retirement really like the idea of receiving a Guaranteed Lifetime Income (GLI).  But tell them this is the same as an old-fashioned life annuity and suddenly many lose interest. That’s a pity because, as this column has long argued, there is a growing need for a Guaranteed Lif ...

Longtime Vancouver home owners can’t afford tax hike

VANCOUVER —Lynne Kent says owning a home in Vancouver that’s valued at $4 million isn’t the blessing it may appear to be. She and her husband are among a small group of homeowners in British Columbia facing a tax bump on homes assessed at over $3 million who say they simply can’t afford it ...

Trade talk tempers Asian market optimism

Investors began 2018 with a generally optimistic view, but this euphoria faded by quarter-end as protectionism and talk of a U.S./China trade war became a key concern. Despite investor pessimism, we expect further volatility might create the opportunity to invest in high-quality Asian equities at l ...

Growing need for airline pilots boosts Canadian stock

This Canadian stock continues to strengthen its powerful niche in the global aerospace industry. It dominates the world market for flight simulators and is training more and more of the world’s pilots. The company has a strong order backlog of $2.7 billion and expands its expertise with well-targ ...

Tech Talk for Tuesday May 8th 2018

  Observation The TSX Composite Index moved above 15,791.15 to reach a three month high.   StockTwits released yesterday @EquityClock Bombardier $BBD.B.CA, a TSX 60 stock moved above $4.18 extending an intermediate uptrend. Technical action by S&P 500 stocks to 10:00: Mixed. Breakouts: $COP $I ...

Why Ottawa needs to push for tontine-type annuities

Tontines offer a shared or pooled type of annuity that increases for those who live longer. iStock Those who are just embarking on the retirement journey – or contemplating it in the near future – are no doubt familiar with the attendant anxieties. In the absence of an inflation-indexed Defin ...

Tech Talk for Thursday May 3rd 2018

Pre-opening Comments for Thursday May 3rd U.S. equity index futures were lower this morning. S&P 500 futures were down 7 point in pre-opening trade. Index futures moved lower following release of economic news at 8:30 AM EDT. Consensus for first quarter Productivity was an increase of 1.0%. Actual ...

Wynne says Liberals would expand Greenbelt if re-elected

TORONTO — Ontario Liberals are promising to expand a large stretch of protected land around the Toronto region if re-elected June 7, a pledge that comes after the provincial Tories backtracked on a promise to allow housing development in the green space. The future of the Greenbelt — the world ...

Tech Talk for Wednesday May 2nd 2018

  Observations Continuing strength in the U.S. Dollar Index and its related ETN finally had an impact on commodity prices and commodity stock prices. See commodity section below. Other major currencies were under technical pressure. The British Pound dropped below137.12 completing a double top pa ...

NASDAQ 100 Trio Report Blowout Results, Technology Looking To Extend Rally

Market Recap for Thursday, April 26, 2018 Two familiar areas - technology (XLK, +1.82%) and consumer discretionary (XLY, +1.62%) - saw money rotate their way on Thursday, with especially strong action in both internets ($DJUSNS, +4.11%) and semiconductors ($DJUSSC, +2.35%) leading the technology s ...