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Private Equity's New Competition?

PE Hub posted a Reuters article, Private equity to face competition from investors, says Carlyle Co-CEO:Private equity firms are awash in cash, with nearly US$1trn of available capital, but the industry is facing internal competition as limited partner (LP) investors seek to play a more active role ...

Investing Like the Mafia 2017

As famed market strategist Richard Bernstein has pointed out, investors should pattern common stock selection after the investment style of the Mafia. What causes the Mafia to get such good returns? How do they spot opportunities? Why should we as investors in publicly-traded common stocks emulate t ...

What are tontines and why their time has come for financial planning

Author Moshe Milevsky makes his case to bring back a financial instrument from the past. SPEED READER Book: King William’s Tontine: Why the Retirement Annuity of the Future Should Resemble its Past Author: Moshe A. Milvesky Publisher: Cambridge University Press Price: $56.43 for 257 pages WHO I ...

Toronto’s tech buzz is awesome, but results are what will ultimately matter

By any measure, Canada’s venture capital market, and the ecosystem as a whole, appears to be on fire. I can’t think of a time over my 10+ years of blogging when I might have said that, which is notable in its own right. Choose your own metric: number of industry events, flow of equity, s ...

Think outside the box with value investing

Will these cats start climbing? (Flickr)   The world is a wonderful place full of strange, quirky, and unusual people. They can provide an extra spice that makes life fun. Around these parts they like to mix their portfolio strategies, mashing up value investing peanut butter with momentum choco ...

My TFSA Update October 2017 - Taking Back The Towel On Oil Prices

Image Credit:Egorov Artem / Shutterstock.com In this series, I (Jin Choi) talk about my goal of reaching $1 million in my TFSA account by 2033. If you want to know what a TFSA is, I recommend you read my free book. In this article, I’ll also explain why I now believe oil prices will settle at ...

Tech Talk for Monday November 20th 2017

Pre-opening Comments for Monday November 20th 2017 U.S. equity index futures were mixed this morning. S&P 500 futures were unchanged in pre-opening trade. Wal-Mart dropped $0.89 to $96.58 after Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to Sector Perform from Outperform. Vale added $0.09 to $10.20 after RB ...

How Have Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria Impacted the Municipal Bond Market?

The financial impact of 2017’s three devastating hurricanes has varied greatly depending on the region affected. From a credit standpoint, the most important takeaway is that each region’s ability to withstand the financial impact of the storms depends on its credit quality ahead of the storm. ...

Foreign Bonds Bounced Back Last Week

Fixed-income markets in developed and emerging nations topped the winners list last week for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded products. The gains mark the second week of flat to higher prices after two months of a downtrend for offshore bonds. The SPDR Bloomberg Barclays I ...

When you break up a year after buying a condo together

Q: My son and his common-law partner bought a condo together in Vancouver last year—which has since gone up in value. The relationship did not last and she would like to buy him out as both their names are on title. Are you aware of the steps involved to legally proceed with a real estate buy o ...