Investing

How To Buy Bonds

Over time, bonds should find a place in your portfolio. How much you should have will definitely depend on your investment strategy and appetite for market swings. If you are in the market for bonds, you can get in on ... Read more ...

What are ETFs and why should I invest in them?

ETFs (short for Exchanged-Traded Funds) are useful investment vehicles that track and hold a basket of securities and are traded on liquid markets such as the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). ...

Here are some tips on how to find a best portfolio pick. Some of them might surprise you

Your best portfolio pick will almost always come from a high-quality stock with a history of paying dividends Investing is relative, not absolute. It’s an art, not a science. Every stock offers a balance of risk and potential reward. Above all, you’ll want to make sure that your best portfolio ...

The Currency Market Is A Market. Act Accordingly.

One recurrent line of discussion I have seen over the years are assertions or questions about currency values that follow this format: if some particular economic event happens, then the currency will rise (or fall). This seems to be the result of "all else equal" logic, but it is highly misleading ...

"The Deficit Myth": Impressions/Review

 Stephanie Kelton's the Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy (affiliate link) has been a long-awaited book from a Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) proponent that was the Chief Economist for the Democratic Party on the Senate Budget Committee. The book provides a ...

Making the most of volatility in these uncertain times

In our last article we discussed how to reduce the risk associated with the time-value decay of options in a directional position. Now we will take advantage of the market meltdown to discuss the implied volatility in the price of an option, how it reflects the degree of market uncertainty over fut ...

April – Educational Events

April 8, 2020 Webinar – Covered Calls Time : 4:30 p.m. (ET) Speaker : OIC instructor Language: English Where : Online More information here.   April 15, 2020 Webinar – Protective Puts & Stock Repair Strategies Time : 4:30 p.m. (ET) Speaker : OIC instructor Language: English Where : Online M ...

MATCO MARKET INSIGHTS – FOCUS ON DIVIDENDS, AVOID CYCLICALS

Despite a severe market correction brought on by fears of a global pandemic around the coronavirus, or COVID-19, Anil Tahiliani, a portfolio manager and vice-president at Calgary-based Matco Financial Inc., is hanging in with his portfolio selections and has in fact added to some existing holdings ...

February 2020 Pricing Commentary

North American equity markets continued to set new all-time price records in February, up until the last ten days of the month, as escalating coronavirus fears brought extraordinary volatility to global equity markets. Despite this volatility, we remained committed to our investment stance and refr ...

March 2020 Pricing Commentary

The month of March was challenging for global financial markets as investors assessed the spread of COVID-19 and the wide-ranging economic impact of social distancing and self-isolation. Additionally, an unexpected Saudi Arabian – Russian energy price war sent the price of crude oil tumbling to a ...