Bonds

A starter TFSA with a few too many moving pieces

Me and My TFSA LIZ ENRIQUEZ AGE, 26 PLACE: Hamilton, Ont. TFSA TOTAL: $7,732 STRATEGY: Still looking for an easy, lost-cost growth strategy LIZ’S TFSA HOLDINGS Equities RBF1008 Global Bond Fund SR D                           $1,005 RBF1022 U.S. Equity Fund (Cdn.) Series ...

November 23, 2017

Chris Bourke of Bloomberg wrote a piece about Australia’s housing market that interested me because of Canada’s presence in the charts: Click for Big That represents the failure of Canada’s housing policy since 2006 – the vast expansion of the CMHC insurance books has enabled the banks ...

Ringgit appeal

Currency traders are pricing in a rate hike by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) as early as January next year, and the current wind behind the ringgit could see it strengthening further against the greenback. The local unit closed at a fresh year-high of RM4.11 against the US dollar yesterday, bolstered ...

USD limps out of Thanksgiving Holiday ” Wobble Wooble”

USD limps out of Thanksgiving Holiday ” Wobble Wobble.” As to be expected the overnight session was very quiet as is typical with most US Traders off to celebrate Thanksgiving.However, if you were long EURUSD, there was much to be thankful as the single currency continued to gather steam and ee ...

Continuing Bet Against Inflation

My longer term inflation pressure gauge strongly suggests some acceleration of inflationpressure over 2018 - 19. However, the shorter term inflation pressure measure, althoughhitting a low this year, has advanced only meekly despite a nearly global advance in economicmomentum. The broad CRB commodit ...

Gold Has Been on A Tear All Year - Rory Hall

November 23, 2017 The way gold has been moving the past few weeks, it’s easy to overlook the 11% growth it is enjoying during 2017. As we move towards year end , we see gold has been flat while suffering attack after attack from the banking cabal. The charts over the past ten trading day have t ...

OTPP's Barbara Zvan on Managing Risk?

This morning I had a chance to speak with Barbara Zvan, Ontario Teachers' Chief Risk & Strategy Officer. You’ll recall I spoke with Barb last month when I covered Canada's new pension hub, but I asked her if we can cover risk management in a separate topic and she graciously accepted to speak wit ...

Fighting climate change with green infrastructure

Image: chombosan / Shutterstock According to NASA, 16 of the 17 warmest years on record have occurred since 2001. So—with climate change high on the global agenda—almost every nation signed the 2015 Paris Agreement, the primary goal of which is to limit the rise in global temperatures to belo ...

Morning News: November 23, 2017

China War on Online Loans Makes Waves in New York Euro-Area Growth Accelerates on Path to Decade-Best Performance Britain to Hike Levy on Diesel Cars Black Friday Is Eating Itself (Even in Britain) FCC Plan to Roll Back Net Neutrality Worries Small Businesses Bitcoin Breaks Through $8,000: Is It St ...

Gobble Gobble – Dollar in Trouble

Thursday November 23: Five things the markets are talking about While investors believe the Fed will raise rates in December, many are trying to gauge how aggressively the central bank will tighten monetary policy next-year. Yesterday’s FOMC minutes showed that most Fed policy makers saw a near- ...