Canadian Consumer Products & Services Stocks

Our guide to Black Friday Weekend deals 2017

Whether you’re planning to do all your Christmas shopping on Black Friday—or just to buy a neat deal or two for yourself—this is the weekend to get organized and tick some items off your holiday shopping list. Deals are everywhere. Here’s a quick checklist of just a few great ones that we s ...

How a quiet income stock became a tasty treat for growth investors

Premium Brands Holdings’ business was expanding at a slow but steady rate until the company did a deal with Starbucks to provide breakfast sandwiches to complement the coffee and sweets the company is famous for ...

What are tontines and why their time has come for financial planning

Author Moshe Milevsky makes his case to bring back a financial instrument from the past. SPEED READER Book: King William’s Tontine: Why the Retirement Annuity of the Future Should Resemble its Past Author: Moshe A. Milvesky Publisher: Cambridge University Press Price: $56.43 for 257 pages WHO I ...

Think outside the box with value investing

Will these cats start climbing? (Flickr)   The world is a wonderful place full of strange, quirky, and unusual people. They can provide an extra spice that makes life fun. Around these parts they like to mix their portfolio strategies, mashing up value investing peanut butter with momentum choco ...

GreenSpace Brands is undervalued, Beacon Securities says

Following the company’s second quarter results, Beacon Securities analyst Doug Cooper remains bullish on GreenSpace Brands (TSXV:JTR). On Wednesday, GreenSpace Brands reported its second quarter, 2017 results. The company lost $439,000 on revenue of $15.4-million, a topline that was up 57 per ce ...

The Iron Chancellor and the Iron Rule: Merkel struggles to explain reality to game-theorizing Greens

Angela Merkel is as dexterous and tough in domestic affairs as Bismarck was in foreign affairs, so I mean no disrespect to her or any German when I give her Bismarck’s nickname The Iron Chancellor. I mean quite the opposite: absolute respect. She is impressive. The Iron Chancellor’s modern-day ...

Unhealthy breakfast cereals get five times the shelf space of healthy ones, study finds

A new study from the University of Ottawa has found that sugar-filled breakfast cereals aimed at children get centre stage in Canadian supermarkets over more healthy alternatives. The research concluded that unhealthy cereals got 5.3 times the shelf space compared to healthy cereals and were more ...

Tech Talk for Thursday November 16th 2017

Pre-opening Comments for Thursday November 16th U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P 500 futures were up 9 points in pre-opening trade. Index futures were virtually unchanged following release of economic news at 8:30 AM EST. Consensus for Weekly Jobless Claims was 235,000 versus ...

Looking into the face of Canada’s new face of technology leadership

When I started my first interview for this series, I sat down with Corey Cox and Karim Ramji in the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, constructed in 1930. Talking about cloud infrastructure, Internet of Things solutions, and other ‘fourth platform’ technologies in the cozy confines of the expansi ...

Loblaw closing 22 stores and launching home delivery

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Brampton: Loblaw Companies Ltd. says it has finalized a plan that will result in the closure of 22 unprofitable stores across a range of its banners and formats. The decision comes as the retailer plans to bring home delivery services to two of the country’s biggest cities in t ...