Travel

Spinoffs, Takeovers and Special Situations Hotline – Friday, May 24, 2019

TRANSAT A.T., $11.53, symbol AC on Toronto, is one of the largest tour operators in North America. Through its Transat and Air Transat brands, the Quebec-based company offers air travel, hotel stays and vacation packages to about 60 destinations in more than 25 countries. Those holiday spots includ ...

Canada’s best credit cards for travel insurance

These days, nearly all credit cards include some kind of travel insurance. Like purchase protection, it’s an easy add-on to entice customers, but savvy Canadians know that not all insurance is created equal. Most travellers really only need to consider a few kinds of coverage: emergency medical, ...

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 ...

Tech Talk for Friday May 17th 2019

  Next Tech Talk report To be released on Tuesday May 21st. Monday is a holiday for markets in Canada. StockTwits released yesterday @EquityClock Canada #Manufacturing Sales up 15.3% (NSA) in March, stronger than 13.8% increase that is average for the month. $MACRO #CDNecon #CAD Philadelphia #Ma ...

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 ...

When are credit-card rewards worth paying an annual fee?

For the last decade or so, Jim and Willina Collins have enjoyed a regular bonus by using their no-fee cash-back credit card to pay for many of their expenses, including holiday flight and accommodation bookings, gasoline, vehicle repairs, and insurance on their vehicles (the couple have a car and a ...

Renting out the cottage? Don’t miss out on these 11 tax-deductible expenses

If you’re fortunate enough to have a vacation property in your family, you may have thought about cashing in on the hungry cottage-rental market as an easy way to make some extra income and write off a portion of your costs. But it isn’t a free-for-all; you’ll need to be mindful of a few rule ...

Three Bright Spots Outside the United States

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” - Saint Augustine I recently returned home after a 10-day trip to Scotland with my family for Spring Break. We rented a car in Glasgow, made our way up into the Highlands and took a ferry over the Isle of Lewis, where w ...

Spinoffs, Takeovers and Special Situations Hotline – Friday, May 10, 2019

TRANSAT A.T. INC., $9.86, symbol TRZ on Toronto, is one of the largest tour operators in North America. Through its Transat and Air Transat brands, the Montreal-based company offers air travel, hotel stays and vacation packages to about 60 destinations in more than 25 countries. Those holiday spots ...