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Tech Talk for Thursday January 23rd 2020

  StockTwits released yesterday @EquityClock Capital One $COF, an S&P 100 stock moved above $105.70 to an all-time high extending an intermediate uptrend. Strength followed higher than consensus fourth quarter earnings. ‘Tis the season to own Capital One $COF between now and May! Cerner $CERN, ...

The U.S.-China trade deal presents a paradox for markets

Last week, the U.S. and China signed their Phase 1 trade agreement. This trade deal is a paradox – in my view, it is both inconsequential and yet extremely important.   It is inconsequential for two reasons: Tariffs will remain in place on a large amount of goods traded between the U.S. and Chin ...

Don’t be tempted by forecasts, says CBC pension plan CEO

When pension plans have access to a lot of forecasting information, it’s easy to be tempted into straying from an initial plan. Yet sticking to strategy ... ...

Tech Talk for Tuesday January 14th 2020

Pre-opening Comments for Tuesday January 14th U. S equity index futures were lower this morning. S&P 500 futures were down 2 points in pre-opening trade. Index futures were virtually unchanged following release of the December Consumer Price Index at 8:30 AM EST. Consensus was an increase of 0.3% v ...

How to make sense of contradictory investment advice

Q. Several investment sources are giving advice that seems contradictory. On the one hand, it is often preached that the key to smart investing is having a long-term view. That is, buy and hold good-quality stocks for long periods of time (10-plus years). It is argued this kind of passive approach, ...

TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite Card review: Should you sign up for this travel rewards card?

The TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite isn’t necessarily the first TD travel card you think of, given TD’s deep relationship with Air Canada and Aeroplan—but it’s worth considering for its flexible redemption program and partnership with Expedia. You can use the Expedia For TD online porta ...

What to do if you haven’t filed an income tax return

Millions of Canadians file their tax returns late—and if you’re one of them, you may figure that with so many others in the same boat, surely the transgression can’t be too terrible.… Right? Well, no. Assuming you have a refund coming, it’s not a great financial plan to let Canada Revenue ...

MAPF Performance: December 2019

Malachite Aggressive Preferred Fund’s Net Asset Value per Unit as of the close December 31, 2019, was $8.0900 after giving effect to a dividend distribution of 0.118132. Returns to December 31, 2019 Period MAPF BMO-CM “50” Preferred Share Index TXPR*Total Return CPD – according to Bl ...

Tough lesson: vehicle safety is the owner’s responsibility, too

Q. My pickup is a 2004 Tundra that has only 200,000 km on the odometer, and the body is in excellent shape. When I took it in for service, the mechanic called me to come have a look at the frame. With the pickup on a lift, he showed me extensive rust along the main frame and stated the truck was re ...

Canada’s best cash back credit cards 2020

The concept behind cash back credit cards is very easy to understand. You get a small percentage back on purchases you make with the card, and the reward comes in the form of cash back, meaning money. The beauty of this system is that cash back rewards are flexible and you can spend them on anythin ...