IPOs

Canadian Pensions Embrace New Technologies?

Earlier this week, the Caisse put out a press release, CDPQ Expands Its Artificial Intelligence Offering:Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) has announced the creation of a fund dedicated to Québec businesses with a proven track record in artificial intelligence. Funded with a $250- ...

Caisse Invests in India's Financial Services?

Benefits Canada reports, Caisse to invest in Indian financial services company:The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing about US$250 million in ECL Finance Ltd., the non-banking arm of Edelweiss Financial Services.The investment is intended to enable ECL Finance to capitalize on ...

Investing in biotech and therapeutics

Over the past year, some of the most interesting and intellectually-stimulating pitches we heard have come from startups in biotech, specifically companies developing therapeutics. From non-hormonal contraceptives that work for men and women to muscle-promoting gene therapy, the potential impact of ...

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 ...