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5 from 5i: Best and Worst Performing Country ETFs

Weekly stock market update & five stock related articles we thought were a must-read this week ...

Canada’s best Mastercard credit cards 2020

As one of the top credit card companies in the world, Mastercard is both extremely popular and also nearly universally accepted. For those already banking at BMO Bank of Montreal, a major Canadian bank that associates with Mastercard, these cards may offer all the perks you’re after, along with o ...

“We had our kids late—will we ever be able to retire?”

Natasha Hall was 40 years old when she became a parent. The broadcaster and radio host, who had been in a long-term, committed relationship, figured it was now or never. “I always knew I wanted to be a mom but I couldn’t quite get my act together to settle down properly, and my guy was kind of ...

How to Keep Your Financial Resolutions this Year

One of the all-time most common New Year’s Resolutions is to save more and spend less. But about 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail by mid-February. You’ve been there, done that. This year, you can make it happen. The key? Make a plan and then enlist technology to help keep it on track ...

Here’s how to spot the best stocks for DRIP investing

The best stocks for DRIP investing are high-quality, well-managed companies with a history of making dividend payments. Here’s how to find them. Some dividend stocks give their shareholders the opportunity to participate in dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs). This lets investors use their divide ...

Market Update. US and Canadian markets hit new one year highs in November

The month at a glance All WealthBar portfolios with sizable equity allocation had notable returns in November as all major US indices once again hit new record highs, and the Canadian S&P/TSX surged to a one-year high. In brief: November Market Movers All major US equity indices hit new record hig ...

Is global trade entering an era of ‘vigilante protectionism’?

I grew up in the New York City area in the 1980s. My dad always read the tabloids, and so I started to do so as well. That’s where I first learned about a fascinating phenomenon – the Guardian Angels. This was a large group of concerned citizens who wore distinctive uniforms, most notably red b ...

On Gundlach's Misrepresentation Of MMT

Jeffrey Gundlach launched a rather bewildering attack on Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) in a recent Yahoo! finance article. It is hard to say whether this was entirely serious. However, it continues the pattern of attacking a straw man version of MMT -- apparently based on watching a couple videos -- ...

Planning for an inheritance

My mother passed away three days after her 66th birthday, leaving me with an inheritance I never expected. Until two years ago, I assumed she would live into her 80s. But she had a terminal illness that progressed significantly in the final months of her life. Her care costs were minimal. We had gr ...

Use caution when building an aggressive ETF portfolio model to boost your returns

You can develop an aggressive ETF portfolio model to add to your conservative profits—but we recommend you follow these tips We still feel that investors will profit the most with a well-balanced portfolio of high-quality individual stocks, but ETFs can also play a role in a portfolio. Here are s ...