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Gold’s 47-Year Bull Market

The following monthly chart shows that relative to a broad basket of commodities*, gold commenced a very long-term bull market (47 years and counting) in the early-1970s. It’s not a fluke that this bull market began at the same time as the final official US$-gold link was severed and the era of i ...

DP Weekly Wrap: No Holiday Surprises

Thanks mostly to a pop on Tuesday the market once again moved to new, all-time highs. Typical of holiday trading volume was lower than average, except for Tuesday, which had a surge confirming the price advance. Positive market action on a holiday week was no surprise, considering the persistent st ...

Apple wants iPhone 8 users to unlock their devices with their faces

Alongside the rumors surrounding the upcoming iPhone 8, including a narrow bezel, an OLED display-equipped model and wireless charging, perhaps the juiciest of them all has just surfaced. Bloomberg reports that Apple is working on 3D face recognition tech that it will use to let you unlock the next ...

November 23, 2017

Chris Bourke of Bloomberg wrote a piece about Australia’s housing market that interested me because of Canada’s presence in the charts: Click for Big That represents the failure of Canada’s housing policy since 2006 – the vast expansion of the CMHC insurance books has enabled the banks ...

Tax confusion: What’s deductible and what’s not

A penny saved is a penny earned. That’s one of the great truisms in life —and in personal finance. But I don’t think the Canada Revenue Agency (the CRA) entirely agrees with it.  To them, money spent on earning income is deductible, but money spent on ultimately saving money by arranging f ...

Commercial real estate bull run to continue: Morassutti

Canada’s bull run in commercial real estate shows no signs of abating despite ongoing threats to NAFTA and concerns over Canada’s overheated housing market, said CBRE’s executive vice-president at an annual market and economic update in Vancouver this week. Paul Morassutti is the executive v ...

A starter TFSA with a few too many moving pieces

Me and My TFSA LIZ ENRIQUEZ AGE, 26 PLACE: Hamilton, Ont. TFSA TOTAL: $7,732 STRATEGY: Still looking for an easy, lost-cost growth strategy LIZ’S TFSA HOLDINGS Equities RBF1008 Global Bond Fund SR D                           $1,005 RBF1022 U.S. Equity Fund (Cdn.) Series ...

Our guide to Black Friday Weekend deals 2017

Whether you’re planning to do all your Christmas shopping on Black Friday—or just to buy a neat deal or two for yourself—this is the weekend to get organized and tick some items off your holiday shopping list. Deals are everywhere. Here’s a quick checklist of just a few great ones that we s ...

Uber is deploying ‘hundreds of electric cars’ in India with Mahindra

In its latest electrification effort, Uber announced that it will be deploying ‘hundreds of electric cars’ in India in partnership with local manufacturer Mahindra and Mahindra. more… ...

Understanding the ups and downs of commodities

The past few weeks have seen commodity prices experience some significant swings, with different commodities impacted by different factors. I find that investors have a lot of questions about commodities and what drives them — particularly given all the dramatic weather events over the past few w ...

Six Canadian Banks Cut by Moody’s on Consumers’ Debt Burden

Six of Canada’s largest banks had credit ratings downgraded by Moody’s Investors Service on concern that over-indebted consumers and high housing prices have left lenders vulnerable to potential losses on assets. Toronto-Dominion Bank, Bank of Montreal, Bank of Nova Scotia, Canadian Imperial Ba ...

Canadian Industrial Profile: Transportation and Warehousing—Autumn 2017

This industry profile provides a five-year forecast for Canada’s transportation and warehousing industry. ...

How you’re taxed when selling a business to family

Q: I want to sell our Dairy Queen (DQ) to my oldest daughter. The profit year after year is $56,000.00 to $76,000.00 but sales are about $1.5 million. We do not own the building—we lease it from a large company. We only own the equipment inside and the signage. I would like to sell the DQ to h ...

Flag Failure in Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF Could Bode Ill for Oil and XLE - Small-caps Correct - Oracle Bounces

.... Small-cap ETFs Form Falling Flags .... XLE Stalls as XES Breaks Down .... Watching Two Timeframes for Oil .... Shipping ETF Turns Up .... Oracle Bounces off Support ....  There are lots of small consolidations on the charts as the market digests the gains from mid August to early October. The ...

Zedcor Energy Inc. Announces 2017 Second Quarter Results

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Aug. 14, 2017) – Zedcor Energy Inc. (the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:ZDC) today announced its financial and operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017. “We are pleased to report that revenue in the second quarter of 2017 increased 60% ...

Dividend Income – October 2017

Lots of discussions on the markets being high and what to do. I stay the course, save my hard earned money, invest it, reinvest the dividend and repeat the process. I prefer to stay invested and ride the wave then try to figure out when it’s time to pull back and get back in. How often does a sur ...

Tesla Model S Versus … The Renault ZOE? (Video)

The Tesla Model S P100D has been tested against the … Renault ZOE?   Carwow has apparently decided to compare and contrast the differences between the longer range EVs found on the far ends of the plug-in spectrum for Europe; and is answering the questions that no one is asking. The... ...

Top 10 digital transformation projects of Canada’s top employers

Many of the companies featured on Indeed.com's top 25 Canadian employers list are focused on digital transformation products. ...

Canadian Industrial Profile: Wholesale Trade—Autumn 2017

This industry profile provides a five-year forecast for Canada’s wholesale trade industry. ...

Provincial Outlook Executive Summary: Autumn 2017

This quarterly economic forecast provides highlights of the Provincial Outlook report, which presents the short-term outlook for Canada's provinces. ...