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Episode 4: The Lights are Out in the Travel Sector – Will They Ever Go Back On?

Many sectors have been impacted by the pandemic, but none more completely than the travel sector. One week is was functioning at full capacity, and then the next the lights had completely gone out, or so it seems. When they go back on, they will shine on a completely different sector, one is which ...

Tech Talk for Thursday March 12th 2020

Pre-opening Comments for Thursday March 12th U.S equity index futures were lower this morning. S&P 500 futures were down 139 points. Index futures are responding to growing coronavirus fears. Index futures were virtually unchanged following release of economic news at 8:30 AM EDT. Consensus for the ...

American Express (AMEX) Cobalt Review

If you’re looking for a travel card with a valuable rewards structure and attractive travel perks, the American Express Cobalt should be on your radar. In addition to a sweet welcome offer that’s worth up to $300 in travel, all of your card purchases earn Membership Rewards points, and you get ...

BMO Air Miles World Elite Mastercard Review

One of the largest travel rewards programs in Canada, Air Miles is affiliated with a wide variety of everyday retail partners, from grocery stores and gas stations, to liquor stores and travel outlets, where members earn points on their purchases. Savvy collectors know they can boost their earn rat ...

A guide to the best robo-advisors in Canada for 2020

The robos are everywhere. What was once a little-known investing tool for tech-savvy investors is now commonplace, with everyone from newbie savers to retired boomers using robo-advisors to help manage their money.  While advisors and traditional fund companies still manage the majority of money i ...

February 24, 2020

Click for Big Sometimes things work! No sooner do I post a comment deprecating market timing than out jumps a coronavirus to punch us in the nose. Try predicting that in advance!: The S&P 500 index, which had reached a record high as recently as Wednesday, fell 3.4 percent, its worst single-day p ...

MATCO MARKET INSIGHTS – CORONAVIRUS CONTAGION FEARS DRIVE GLOBAL STOCK MARKETS SELLOFF

News that the Coronavirus (Covid-19) is spreading outside of China, has caused investors to hit the panic sell button. With Covid-19 not yet contained, the economic damage continues to spread from China and across multi-national companies in the airline, hotel, cruise, casino, entertainment and log ...

4 great-value spring break travel destinations for Canadians

Winter Break, March Break, Spring Break—whatever you call it, and regardless of what time you get off (it’s the first week of March for most in Quebec, and the last week for Manitoba), many people are itching to get away. But the question is always: Where do you go? Here are four great-value op ...

Walmart Rewards Mastercard alternatives: the 9 best Walmart credit cards

The mega-retailer Walmart has grown considerably over the years, from its humble origins as a small store in 1960s Arkansas to the worldwide chain it is today. The company’s Canadian history started in 1994, beginning with the acquisition of 122 Woolco stores. A lot has changed in the past 25 yea ...

The best credit card promotions in Canada

Credit card promotions or bonuses are rarely the sole reason to sign up for a specific card, but the right offer can definitely sweeten the pot. Whether you’re looking for cash back, a jump-start on travel rewards or deep savings on your credit card debt, chances are there’s a promotion to suit ...