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Tech Talk for Monday February 19th 2018

  Next Tech Talk report Please join us tomorrow, Tuesday February 20th, when the next report is scheduled to be released.  Today we are observing a holiday in Canada and the U.S. ...

Tech Talk for Friday February 16th 2018

Next Tech Talk report Next report is released on Tuesday February 20th. Monday is a holiday in the U.S. and Canada. Pre-opening Comments for Friday February 16th U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P 500 futures were up 3 points in pre-opening trade. Index futures were virtually ...

Common travel scams and how to avoid them

(Pexels) Travel scams are the worst. There’s no worse way to ruin your mood and vacation than getting ripped off. It doesn’t matter where in the world you are, someone will try to take advantage of you. The good thing is, most travel scams are similar throughout the world, so you can protect ...

Federal Court of Appeal Finds NEXUS Pass Confiscation Not Justified

On February 8, 2018, the Federal Court of Canada released its decision in Gunwani Sodhi v. The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, 2018 FC 145 in which Justice Campbell found that the confiscation of Mr. Sodhi’s NEXUS membership by the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) ...

Are Brittany and Wayne on track to retire at age 59?

Brittany and Wayne Hart are a young couple living in Pickering, Ont. Brittany, 28, earns $80,000 annually with an annual increase of about 3% as an Ontario government employee while Wayne, 33, works in sales earning $45,000 a year with 2% increases in salary annually. The couple has an 18-month-ol ...

Can this couple retire at age 59?

Brittany and Wayne Hart are a young couple living in Pickering, Ont. Brittany, 28, earns $80,000 annually with an annual increase of about 3% as an Ontario government employee while Wayne, 33, works in sales earning $45,000 a year with 2% increases in salary annually. The couple has an 18-month-ol ...

Emerging markets as a source of corporate revenue

As you may well know by now, Trimark portfolio managers are not macro investors. We don’t spend our time formulating top-down macro views. Instead, we research individual companies to find those that we believe offer the best return potential. The Trimark Global Equities Team’s research is stri ...

How to fund a year long trip around the world

James Fletcher said goodbye to Toronto in 2016 for a year-long adventure to 21 countries, where he rode down Bolivia’s “death road” on a mountain bike, watched a cricket match in India and learned to surf in Nicaragua — and he did it all for about $25,000. “It was absolutely mental. I cou ...

A rising tide for fixed income?

In my recent blog on the impact of the tax reform, I explained why I believe the new tax law should be extremely supportive of the U.S. investment grade (IG) bond market, including provisions that could lead to reduced supply. Looking beyond IG, the news appears to look good for other fixed income ...

Building a Rules-Based Trend Following Model - 4

We have covered most of the preliminary issues such as digital measures and compound measures.  This article will discuss the concept of Weight of the Evidence.  I have been fond of a weight of the evidence approach for over 30 years.  The concept of “weight of the evidence” came from Stan W ...