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Canada’s Best Cash-Back Credit Cards 2017

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7 serious strategies for reward credit card fanatics

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3 credit card pairs that will fast track your rewards

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Canada’s Best Rewards Credit Cards 2017

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Objects in the mirror may be closer than they appear

A few weeks ago I watched Logan, Marvel’s final installment in the Wolverine franchise. When Wolverine saves several horses from oncoming traffic on the highway, the scene is striking—not because of Wolverine’s heroics, but because the trucks look weird. At first, I couldn’t put my finger o ...

ETFs offer a low-fee passport to rising global markets

We think conservative investors can hold up to 10% of their portfolios in foreign stocks. One way to do that is by choosing exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with an overseas focus. The best ETFs continue to offer very low management fees and well-diversified, tax-efficient portfolios of high-quality st ...

Canadian Natural Resources – Oil prices still too low

Is Canadian Natural Resources (TSE:CNQ, NYSE:CNQ) stagnating or is their growth on the horizon? The stock is up 7.99% over the last 10 years and 24.22% over the past 5 years. Will there be growth or is it a stock you buy during the lows? CNQ has shown up on my watch list on and off over the past de ...

What you need to know about the Toys ‘R’ Us bankruptcy filing

Toys ‘R’ Us filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy this week in the United States—and plans to soon do the same in Canada where it has 70 stores. Excuse us if we wax nostalgic over the prospect of the company disappearing (many of us bought a first toy for ourselves or kids there), but the company ...

Will the Fed start normalization this week?

The dials of geopolitical and monetary risk are spinning in different directions across the globe. Of note in the U.S., markets are wondering whether glimmers of political bipartisanship bode well for reform legislation, and the Federal Reserve (Fed) is gearing up for what may be one of its most im ...

Q: Hi, Pat. I have held Bank of America for a number of years and have a profit of over 50%. Do you see a further increase in value of this stock in the future? Also, I hear that Warren Buffett is buying more shares. Thanks.

A: Bank of America, $24.89, symbol BAC on New York (Shares outstanding: 10.6 billion; Market cap: $260.6 billion, www.bankofamerica.com), has moved up since November 2016, along with many other U.S. bank stocks. Those gains are partly because the Trump administration has pledged to reduce some of t ...