Canada's Economy

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 ...

Tax confusion: What’s deductible and what’s not

A penny saved is a penny earned. That’s one of the great truisms in life —and in personal finance. But I don’t think the Canada Revenue Agency (the CRA) entirely agrees with it.  To them, money spent on earning income is deductible, but money spent on ultimately saving money by arranging f ...

So What Happens in the Next Recession?

I’m not a macro economist by any stretch of the imagination and yet I cannot help wondering what is going to happen in terms of policy response the next time Canada goes into a downturn.  It is not a question of whether there will be another recession, only when. By policy response, I am of cour ...

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 ...

Canadian Industrial Profile: Clothing and Department Stores—Autumn 2017

This industry profile provides a five-year forecast for Canada’s clothing and department stores industry. ...

Canadian Industrial Profile: Furniture and Appliance Stores—Autumn 2017

This industry profile provides a five-year forecast for Canada’s furniture and appliance stores industry. ...

Canadian Industrial Profile: Grocery Stores—Autumn 2017

This industry profile provides a five-year forecast for Canada’s grocery stores industry. ...

Canadian Industrial Profile: Home Improvement Stores—Autumn 2017

This industry profile provides a five-year forecast for Canada’s home improvement stores industry. ...

Canadian Industrial Profile: Transportation and Warehousing—Autumn 2017

This industry profile provides a five-year forecast for Canada’s transportation and warehousing industry. ...

Canadian Industrial Profile: Wholesale Trade—Autumn 2017

This industry profile provides a five-year forecast for Canada’s wholesale trade industry. ...