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Top Funds' Activity in Q4 2017

Brandon Kochkodin, Hema Parmar and Katia Porzecanski of Bloomberg report, Hedge Funds Are Dumping Facebook and Google:Billionaire David Tepper’s Appaloosa Management more than tripled its stake in Apple Inc. and almost doubled its holding of Facebook Inc. in the final three months of last year.Ap ...

The three big risks for investors as the era of higher inflation dawns

Like Goldilocks’ porridge, the goal with inflation is to achieve a temperature that’s just right ...

Shopify may be expensive but it’s still a buy, Canaccord Genuity says

Shares of Shopify (NYSE:SHOP, TSX:SHOP) may be on an extended run, but is there still more upside to Canada’s e-commerce sensation? Definitely, says analyst Richard Davis from Canaccord Genuity, who insists that despite the sky-high valuation, Shopify’s continued high-pace growth means the sto ...

The Hydropothecary Corp has double-digit upside, Canaccord Genuity says

While real estate may be all about location, location, location in real estate, the same could be said about the pot market in Canada, where Gatineau, Quebec’s The Hydropothecary Corporation (TSXV:THCX) has secured a purchase commitment from Quebec’s liquor board. The deal makes THCX the leadin ...

Are US Public Pensions The Next Crisis?

Katherine Chiglinsky of Bloomberg reports, Next Crisis in Finance May Be Public Pensions, $1.2 Trillion Asset Manager Says:What’s on the list of concerns for a man who runs a $1.2 trillion asset manager? Swelling shortfalls in U.S. public pensions, according to PGIM Chief Executive Officer David ...

Blockchain has to overcome these issues to be a successful global payments platform

Blockchain transaction volumes are small compared to global payments platforms. However, they are reliable, and have grown rapidly over the past several years. Ethereum (ETH) and Bitcoin (BTC) are the two major public blockchains in use. BTC is primarily associated with cryptocurrency transactions ...

What bearish investors are betting against: TSX short sellers sharpening attack against pot stocks

A look at Canadian companies that are attracting substantial interest ...

The Case Against the Bell Coalition’s Website Blocking Plan, Part 4: Absence of Court Orders Would Put Canada At Odds With Almost Everyone

The first three posts in the case against the Bell coalition website plan focused on why it has failed to provide convincing evidence that the drastic step of site blocking is needed (existing law, weak evidence on Canadian piracy, limited negative impact on the market). The series continues by exa ...

Computer Modelling Group is a “no brainer” win at these levels: Echelon

Computer Modelling Group CEO Ken Dedeluk. With things looking a little less gloomy in the oil patch, Calgary-based Computer Modelling Group (TSX:CMG) deserves a price hike, says analyst Amr Ezzat with Echelon Wealth Partners, who gives the stock its Top Pick Status and a “Buy” rating. CMG, mak ...

Value investors, take note: Now is the time to watch Canadian valuations

As we return to a ‘normal volatility regime,’ markets may be cheapening enough for a heavy buying spree ...