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50 top Canadian stock picks for 2019 as chosen by the pros

Last year was a rough one for investors, with markets turning in their worst performance in 10 years. And volatility promises to be a constant challenge for investors in 2019. But where there is upheaval there is also opportunity, and the drop in valuations means there are potential bargains to be ...

Spinoffs, Takeovers and Special Situations Hotline – Friday, January 18, 2019

CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORP., $8.95, symbol CZR on Nasdaq, operates 49 casinos in 13 U.S. states and five countries. Those properties include Caesars Windsor in Canada. Activist investor Carl Icahn is now reportedly building a sizable shareholding in the company. Although the exact size of his curre ...

Two simple and cheap portfolios for responsible investors

When I started my Sustainable Economist blog in 2012, there were only a small handful of socially responsible and green Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). With so few options available, it was challenging to create model portfolios that were properly diversified. My, how times have changed! It feels lik ...

Is cashing in RRSPs now to maximize OAS and GIS a good idea?

Q. Does it make sense to cash in RRSPs to maximize Old Age Security (OAS) and Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)? A serious cancer illness in 2008 took our finances “off the rails.” We had to start over. I’m 63 (Bob) and my wife Laura is 61 and we’re from New Brunswick. I have $135,000 in ...

Cineplex could bounce back, this portfolio manager says

In 2018, Cineplex (Cineplex Stock Quote, Chart TSX:CGX) had what could be summed up as a year to forget, with its share price falling off a cliff not once but twice and ending up down a full 31.9 per cent. And while the jury is still out on whether the movie and entertainment company can […] The ...

Which ETFs Will Outperform This Month? Here's the List.

The S&P 500 crashes more than 30% every 10 years, on average. Another such destruction of your wealth is on the way. • Can a simple formula keep your life savings from being shredded while still delivering market-like returns across bear-bull cycles? The answer is ‘Yes.’ Best all of, it’s ...

How to spend 4 great vacation days in Orlando without any kids

Many people make the mistake of believing that Orlando is a destination that you only go to if you have kids. I’ve been to Orlando on more than one occasion with just adults, and let me tell you, this city might be one of the best-kept secrets. From amazing sporting events to a growing culinary s ...

Should Mark invest his tax refund or put it to his mortgage?

Q. I’m confused as to what to do with my tax refund—pay off the mortgage, or contribute to an RRSP or TFSA. I’m 39 years old, and in 2018 I expect to earn about $200,000 in Alberta, so my tax bracket is high. I’ll probably earn about $125,000 to $150,000 in 2019. I have a mortgage of about ...

The pros and cons of Vanguard’s new sustainability ETFs

Imagine my great joy when I saw the announcement that Vanguard had launched two new ESG index ETFs. For those who don’t know, ESG—Environmental, Social and Governance—refers to the three central factors in measuring the sustainability and ethical impact of an investment in a company or busine ...

How woman executives can craft a financial plan

Book: Corner Office Choices: the Executive Woman’s Guide to Financial FreedomAuthor: Bridget Venus Grimes, CFPPublisher: Lioncrest PublishingPrice: Paperback: $15.99 Who is it for?: Busy women looking for a new life plan. What’s a “life plan”?: A roadmap to help you set short and long-t ...