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The best instant approval credit cards in Canada

The approval process for a new credit card can be a daunting one, especially if you have to wait several days for confirmation before your personal card is printed and mailed to your home. Luckily, many credit cards now have instant approval, making the application process much quicker and less str ...

Thoughtful Giving: 6 Generous Gift Ideas That Aren’t Things

If you’ve ever visited a mall in the days leading up to December 25th, you know how intense the holiday shopping season can be.  One third of all Canadians say the holiday season is more stressful now than it was five years ago—the main reasons being overcrowded stores, pricier gifts, and the ...

Thoughtful giving: 6 generous gift ideas that aren’t things

If you’ve ever visited a mall in the days leading up to December 25th, you know how intense the holiday shopping season can be.  One third of all Canadians say the holiday season is more stressful now than it was five years ago—the main reasons being overcrowded stores, pricier gifts, and the ...

NBA controversy underscores China’s bullying tactics

Author: Tanja Porčnik Appeasing Beijing can come with financial and reputational costs. Read more about NBA controversy underscores China’s bullying tactics Tags:  china human freedom human freedom index measuring human freedom ...

Semis Extend Bounce off Key Retracement - XLI and XLF Surge off Support - Ranking and Grouping Key ETFs

Today we will rank and group the key ETFs that I follow. Instead of showing all five groups, like in last week's commentary, I will focus the middle three groups, which I think are the most interesting and still have potential. I am not even going to cover the laggards or ETFs in clear down trends, ...

State of the Stock Market - Big Sectors Hold Strong

The broader market may not seem bullish right now, but there is clearly a bull market somewhere within stocks. In particular, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 are currently within five percent of all time highs, which were hit just five weeks ago. Moreover, they held well above their early June lows duri ...

​Retail Sales Healthy in Second Quarter Despite Flat June

Ottawa, August 23rd, 2019—The Conference Board of Canada’s Senior Economist Christopher Heschl offers the following insights on today's release of data on retail trade: “Today’s Statistics Canada release showed retail sales remained nearly unchanged in June. This is following a decline of ...

Camp like a rock star

You could consider Norm Glowach savvier than most: He didn’t arrive at Camp Copperhead with any illusions about how far the fantasy would go. So he wasn’t let down when the star attraction turned out to be a little bit of a grump who “doesn’t suffer fools.” Glowach, a government worker fr ...

ECB worries have receded, but Fed policy doubts have some pundits on the defensive

I spent the past week in Knoxville, Tennessee, watching my daughter’s basketball team play in a national tournament. I am the unofficial scorekeeper of the team, which makes the experience even more interesting, as I track the games on a variety of metrics. What I found is that the risks to my da ...

Mindful Investors Minimize Distractions

When you're a student pilot, your first couple of solo flights remain very close to your home airport. Basically, you get up in the air and do a couple laps around the landing pattern. This is meant to get you comfortable being in the plane by yourself, as well as help you gain confidence for the ...