Food & Ag

February 15, 2018

Most central banks cherish their independence; the Bank of Canada is not so defiant: The Bank of Canada is facing a series of emerging risks that could make monetary policy less effective when the next shock hits, deputy governor Lawrence Schembri warned in a speech Thursday to the Manitoba Associa ...

A guide to having retirement income for life

With 1,100 Canadians reaching the official retirement age of 65 every day, there’s a sea of change occurring in the investment world. The move from wealth accumulation is rapidly moving to its opposite, de-accumulation or “decumulation.” Decumulation is actuary Fred Vettese’s preferred term ...

STOCKS RECOVER FROM HIGHER INFLATION REPORT -- NASDAQ 100 IS FIRST INDEX TO REACH 50-DAY LINE

MAJOR STOCK INDEXES BOUNCE BACK FROM EARLY SELLING ... January's CPI report came in higher than expected and caused stocks to open lower. The headline reading of 2.1% and core reading (excluding food and energy) of 1.8% were higher than economists were expecting. After opening lower, stocks regaine ...

Tech Talk for Wednesday February 14th 2018

Pre-opening Comments for Wednesday February 14th U.S. equity index futures were lower this morning. S&P 500 futures were down 26 points in pre-opening trade. Index futures moved lower following release of economic news at 8:30 AM EST. Consensus for January Consumer Prices was an increase of 0.3% v ...

Your relationship may cost you $72,000 in the long run

You can’t put a price on love. Or can you? Well, yes, actually you can, and in Canada, it’s a whopping $72,082.57. That’s right, folks. Your eyes are not deceiving you. From the first date, to a year-long courtship, then another year of being engaged, to a wedding and honeymoon, the total co ...

Tech Talk for Monday February 12th 2018

Pre-opening Comments for Monday February 12th U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P 500 futures were up 28 points in pre-opening trade. Cisco added $0.97 to $40.50 after RBC Capital raised its target price to $44 from $40. CAE (CAE $21.94 Cdn) is expected to open higher after RB ...

Federal Court of Appeal Finds NEXUS Pass Confiscation Not Justified

On February 8, 2018, the Federal Court of Canada released its decision in Gunwani Sodhi v. The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, 2018 FC 145 in which Justice Campbell found that the confiscation of Mr. Sodhi’s NEXUS membership by the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) ...

How to pick stocks for fun and profit

SPEED READER Book: Stocks for Fun and ProfitAuthor: Herman VanGenderenPublisher: Tellwell Talent Sold by: Amazon digital services Price: Hardcover, $65.71; Paperback, $33.92, Kindle Edition, $9.99 WHO IT’S FOR: Investors—both novice or experienced—seeking to learn more about investing on the ...

Canada Suffers Significant Job Reversal in January

The Conference Board of Canada’s Chief Economist Craig Alexander offers the following perspectives/insights: Quote “The Canadian economy suffered a major employment decline in January. But given the job boom in late 2017, a pullback was overdue. The trend rate of job creation over the last s ...

How to fund a year long trip around the world

James Fletcher said goodbye to Toronto in 2016 for a year-long adventure to 21 countries, where he rode down Bolivia’s “death road” on a mountain bike, watched a cricket match in India and learned to surf in Nicaragua — and he did it all for about $25,000. “It was absolutely mental. I cou ...