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Our guide to Black Friday Weekend deals 2017

Whether you’re planning to do all your Christmas shopping on Black Friday—or just to buy a neat deal or two for yourself—this is the weekend to get organized and tick some items off your holiday shopping list. Deals are everywhere. Here’s a quick checklist of just a few great ones that we s ...

Financial advice for Canadian expats who want to invest

Canadian expats have a big need for financial advice. But that advice probably isn’t readily available. That’s a problem. After all, investing for retirement isn’t something you want to ignore until you get back. For now, you’re working as a teacher or other professional. You’re seei ...

What to know about Loblaw’s new PC Insiders loyalty program

A Loblaws store is seen Monday, March 9, 2015 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz Loblaws has rolled out yet another planned change to its President’s Choice loyalty program. In a strategy like Amazon’s Prime subscription, they are also asking consumers to pay for it. It’s just th ...

Tech Talk for Tuesday November 21st 2017

Tech Talk for Tuesday November 21st U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P 500 futures were up 8 points in pre-opening trade. Campbell Soup dropped $3.83 to $46.10 after reporting lower than consensus third quarter earnings. The company also lowered its fourth quarter guidance. D ...

Green energy, the Green Party, and Germany’s governance crisis: the McGuinty Syndrome?

Dalton McGuinty, Ontario’s most recent former premier, might have in mid-2011 whispered a rueful warning to German Chancellor Angela Merkel about the political wisdom of green energy: “note the world values survey when it comes to paying money to help the environment.” The 2001 version of tha ...

A TFSA to protect against an apocalypse

Trevor Bonnici AGE: 47PLACE: TorontoTFSA TOTAL: $47,895STRATEGY: a portfolio that protects against hyperinflation and maintains his purchasing power TFSA Holdings Gold 25% Mawer Global Bond Fund 35% 1 to 5-year TIPS VTIP ETF 10% Polar Long/Short Fund (POL202) (small- to mid-cap Cdn. e ...

What are tontines and why their time has come for financial planning

Author Moshe Milevsky makes his case to bring back a financial instrument from the past. SPEED READER Book: King William’s Tontine: Why the Retirement Annuity of the Future Should Resemble its Past Author: Moshe A. Milvesky Publisher: Cambridge University Press Price: $56.43 for 257 pages WHO I ...

Toronto’s tech buzz is awesome, but results are what will ultimately matter

By any measure, Canada’s venture capital market, and the ecosystem as a whole, appears to be on fire. I can’t think of a time over my 10+ years of blogging when I might have said that, which is notable in its own right. Choose your own metric: number of industry events, flow of equity, s ...

Think outside the box with value investing

Will these cats start climbing? (Flickr)   The world is a wonderful place full of strange, quirky, and unusual people. They can provide an extra spice that makes life fun. Around these parts they like to mix their portfolio strategies, mashing up value investing peanut butter with momentum choco ...

Tech Talk for Monday November 20th 2017

Pre-opening Comments for Monday November 20th 2017 U.S. equity index futures were mixed this morning. S&P 500 futures were unchanged in pre-opening trade. Wal-Mart dropped $0.89 to $96.58 after Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to Sector Perform from Outperform. Vale added $0.09 to $10.20 after RB ...