Interest Rates and the Economy

CPPIB and the Caisse Focus on EMs?

CPPIB put out a press release, Driving long-term value creation through investor-corporate dialogue in Brazil:How long-term value creation can be driven by investor-corporate dialogue was the subject of an October 9 discussion with senior executives from Brazilian corporations at CPPIB’s Sao Paol ...

The Federal Reserve‘s obsession with imminent inflation – for once I agree with President Trump

President Donald Trump has done and said many negative things in the policy realm that I strongly disagree with. But on the subject of the Fed policy of restoring higher interest rates because of the supposed threat of inflation,  I must say I believe that the Fed is following the wrong policy. It ...

Drawing down retirement savings as a single senior

Q: As I approach the early days of my retirement, I am considering various drawdown scenarios. I am single and will soon turn 61. As additional background I have a DB pension. I have approximately $170,000 in RRSPs and am considering withdrawing from these before my TFSA and non-registered investm ...

Canada’s Best Cash-Back Credit Cards 2018

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Canada’s Best No-Fee Credit Cards 2018

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Has the Market Topped Out?

Matthew J. Belvedere of CNBC reports, 'We've had the bulk of the gains we're going to get' in stocks, warns a disciple of Julian Robertson:The stock market has basically topped out and won't deliver the eye-popping returns that investors have become accustomed to in recent years, hedge fund manager ...

Canadian home sales activity edges lower in September

Ottawa, ON, October 15, 2018 – Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales edged down slightly between August and September 2018. Highlights: National home sales edged back 0.4% from August to September. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activ ...

Can earnings season stop the market’s decline?

Markets are crashing! Sell your stocks! The world is coming to an end! There’s a good chance you’ve heard at least something like this over the last week, whether from cable TV, a business news website or your panicked friend who wants to pull everything out of the market. Stocks have taken a t ...

How to invest a $240,000 inheritance

Q: I am 63 years old, and stayed home to raise my family for a number of years, so do not have a lot of employment years or high income. I am currently working, but my health is slowly diminishing due to rheumatoid arthritis and not sure how much longer I can work full time. I may only receive $50 ...

Market dips, but smart investors take a long-term approach

The stock market has taken a dip lately and we’re seeing more turbulence than usual. The Dow Jones dropped about 830 points yesterday. We wanted to keep you informed about why this is happening. But we also wanted to give you a timely reminder: the market will always have its ups and downs. But o ...