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Humans have become data-producing machines

Every Google search, credit card purchase, social media interaction, and doctor’s visit leave traces of information about you, where you’ve been, who you’ve interacted with, and what you like. What’s more, advertisers, data brokers, and government agencies can collect and analyze the digit ...

Acquisition readies Telus for 5G

The company recently paid $931 million for new 600 MHz radio frequencies. The purchase is key to the launch of its ultrafast 5G wireless Internet service. In the meantime, the stock yields a high 4.6% yield and the company has raised its dividend an average 8.6% annually over the past 5 years. TELU ...

Currency Trading is a Great Way to Lose Money

Studies show that although 84% of currency traders think they can make profits, only 30% actually do. What can we learn from this fact? • People are vastly overconfident in their ability to wring gains from what seems like a simple game. In currency-dealer records, traders win more than 50% of ...

Tech Talk for Tuesday May 21st 2019

Pre-opening Comments for Tuesday May 21st U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P 500 futures were up 14 points in pre-opening trade. Home Depot slipped $1.20 to $189.75 despite reporting higher than consensus first quarter earnings. Autozone gained $22.17 to $1000.00 after reporti ...

rough copy 1 of The economics of Fuller Employment in the Twenty-first Century

The economics of fuller employment in the twenty first century. By Harold Chorney Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, CEA annual meetings Banff, Alberta May 30 2019 (this version is minus the charts because of computer problems) The economics of fuller employment in the twenty first century Ev ...

Celebrating An Investor's Obituary

I've begun writing my own obituary.  No worries.  I don’t have any incurable health issues to be concerned about.  It's simply an exercise that I believe will have value and will be beneficial to my investment efforts.  The catalyst for this rather unusual undertaking was James Hagerty's piec ...

Manufacturing Performing Poorly, But Signs Point to a Turnaround

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   The Conference Board of Canada Manufacturing Performing Poorly, But Signs Point to a Turnaround  Ottawa,May 16, 2019—The Conference Board of Canada’s Economist Robyn Gibbard offers the following insights on today's Monthly Survey of Manufacturing:  “While w ...

How to Invest Without Suffering from Behavioral Biases

We make poor decisions when presented with financial data, because the subsconscious mind is in control of our interpretation of the facts. • Simply saying, ‘I will not be affected by my subconscious mind,’ is pointless. That very statement could well be another head-fake by parts of your b ...

9 ways to save on your next road trip

One of the best things about a driving holiday—besides the scenery you get to experience along the way—is that it can be inexpensive. But your choices around where to stay, what kind of vehicle you choose and even which roads you drive can quickly cause your costs to add up. So, to help you sta ...

Core Inflation Cools

The Conference Board of Canada Core Inflation Cools  Ottawa,May15, 2019—The Conference Board of Canada’s Principal Economist Alicia Macdonald offers the following insights on today's consumer price index data:  “Total inflation hit 2.0 per cent in April while core inflation growth de ...