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The Hydropothecary Corp has double-digit upside, Canaccord Genuity says

While real estate may be all about location, location, location in real estate, the same could be said about the pot market in Canada, where Gatineau, Quebec’s The Hydropothecary Corporation (TSXV:THCX) has secured a purchase commitment from Quebec’s liquor board. The deal makes THCX the leadin ...

PSP's Chief Heads to BlackRock?

Barbara Shecter of the National Post reports, Another Canadian pension fund chief heading to BlackRock:For the second time in under two years, the head of a major Canadian pension plan is leaving to join New York-based investment firm BlackRock Alternative Investors.André Bourbonnais has stepped d ...

Hashtag Trending – Uber/Waymo trial begins; Elon Musk launches a Tesla Roadster into space

A high-profile trial between Uber and Google’s self-driving division Waymo begins in San Francisco. Tesla founder Elon Musk launches one of his company’s first vehicles into space. And Julian Assange’s request to temporarily leave the U.K.’s Ecuadorian embassy has been denied. From Facebook: ...

When Is A Startup No Longer Considered a Startup?

I’m working with a client that has a beautiful and spacious office overlooking Lake Ontario. The company is growing like a weed and currently employs about 60 people. It’s now a small business. When I worked for the company two years ago, there were 11 people sitting around a large table within ...

When Is A Startup No Longer Considered a Startup?

I’m working with a client that has a beautiful and spacious office overlooking Lake Ontario. The company is growing like a weed and currently employs about 60 people. It’s now a small business. When I worked for the company two years ago, there were 11 people sitting around a large table within ...

CPPIB's Big Investment in Chinese Properties?

Rajeshni Naidu-Ghelani of CBC News reports, CPPIB to invest $800M in Chinese real estate developments:The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) will invest $800 million in two new property developments in China by developer Longfor Properties, it announced on Monday.The projects include a 74 ...

Hashtag Trending – Twitter takeover rumours; Assange’s freedom; Google Bulletin

Rumours that Salesforce might buy Twitter are revived. The founder of WikiLeaks has a bad toothache. And Google looks to enter the local news space. ...

The Danger of Irrational Complacency?

Jeff Cox of CNBC reports, An indicator with a perfect track record just sent a 'powerful' sell signal:The relentless gush of cash into the stock market is sending a powerful "sell" signal, according to a Bank of America Merrill Lynch gauge that has been a reliable indicator in the past.Investors po ...

Ray Dalio on the Dollar, Stocks and Bonds?

Ray Dalio, Chairman & Chief Investment Officer at Bridgewater Associates, published a comment on LinkedIn, Mnuchin’s Comment on the Dollar:Regarding Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s comments about the administration’s weak dollar policy, I want to make sure that you understand what having currenc ...

The 2018 Treasury Bond Bear Market?

Brian Romanchuk, publisher of the Bond Economics blog, wrote a comment over the weekend, The Highly Predictable Treasury Bond Bear Market (added emphasis is mine):The benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury has entered a predictable mild bond bear market, and the financial press has rolled out their "What ...