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50 top Canadian stock picks for 2019 as chosen by the pros

Last year was a rough one for investors, with markets turning in their worst performance in 10 years. And volatility promises to be a constant challenge for investors in 2019. But where there is upheaval there is also opportunity, and the drop in valuations means there are potential bargains to be ...

The Green Organic Dutchman’s stock is in serious trouble, this investor says

A lot has changed in the cannabis space since last spring when The Green Organic Dutchman (The Green Organic Dutchman Stock Quote, Chart TSX:TGOD) appeared on the scene with the largest-ever IPO for a Canadian pot company. And while the company continues with its expansion plans, its share price is ...

Market Update. Oil’s dip takes energy out of stocks, but economic engine still humming

Let’s face it: markets have been down. If you’re an investor, it doesn’t feel great. But what’s happening, here? First, we had an unprecedented bull market for most of the last 10 years. Not to oversimplify things, but as the saying goes, what goes up must come down. It doesn’t have to s ...

The Gundlach Effect?

Michael Sheetz of CNBC reports, Jeffrey Gundlach says the S&P 500 is headed to new lows: 'I'm pretty sure this is a bear market':DoubleLine Capital CEO Jeffrey Gundlach said Monday that he "absolutely" believes the S&P 500 will go below the lows that the index hit early in 2018."I'm pretty sure thi ...

The jury is still out on the Green Organic Dutchman, this analyst says

It’s been a good seven months since cannabis company the Green Organic Dutchman (Green Organic Dutchman Stock Quote, Chart TSX:TGOD) made headlines when its IPO raised $115 million, then the biggest in the sector. But while the stock fared well for a while, more than doubling in value by mid-Sept ...

The Threats Facing Private Equity?

Sebastien Canderle, the author of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Private Equity, sent me a guest comment, Can private equity handle the growing threat of disruption?:When I started working in London in the early 1990s, I came across the book The Insider’s Guide to Raising Venture Capital. Back ...

Can Pensions Beat a 60-40 Portfolio?

Julie Segal of Institutional investor reports, Not One Ivy League Endowment Beat a Simple U.S. 60-40 Portfolio Over Ten Years:The performance of Ivy League endowments has trailed a passive portfolio of 60 percent U.S. stocks and 40 percent bonds over the past ten years — and has been more volatil ...

Spinoffs, Takeovers and Special Situations Hotline – Friday, November 30, 2018

BEYOND MEAT INC. plans to launch an initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq exchange under the symbol BYND. It aims to raise $100 million. Beyond Meat designs its plant-based “beef,” “pork” and “chicken” to taste like real meat. This includes simulating the texture and appearance of ...

Busy November at PSP Investments?

It's been a busy month at PSP Investments so I decided to do a recap. At the beginning of the month, Benefits Canada reported, AIMCo, BCI, PSP close agreement to affiliate timber investments:The Alberta Investment Management Corp., the British Columbia Investment Management Corp. and the Public Sec ...

Hashtag Trending: Airbnb poaches Amazon exec; Cyber Monday breaks records; Ohio accepts cryptocurrency for taxes

Airbnb poaches Amazon exec for CFO, Cyber Monday hits record sales, and Ohio becomes first state to accept bitcoin payments. First up from LinkedIn: Airbnb has named Dave Stephenson as its new chief financial officer or CFO. The move comes ahead of the home-sharing company’s planned IPO, set to ha ...