Alternative Investments

These are investments that are not found in a typical securities portfolio of stocks, bonds and cash. For most individual investors these assets would include art, antiques, precious metals, and rare collectibles like coins, paper currency and stamps, or other non-traditional collectibles such as sports cards, autographs, books, wine, music, toys and other such ephemera. Other larger, more complex, alternative assets such as hedge funds, venture capital pools, major infrastructure projects, etc. tend to be the purview of institutional investors or accredited high net worth individuals.

Investing in residential real estate

Canada’s residential real estate market may be growing into a giant collapsible bubble. Portfolio manager and regular MoneyLetter columnist Keith Richards argues there are better ways to seek capital gains   Read More

A REIT to buy for high income

Here’s a solution for the ‘wannabe’ real estate investor searching for the simple answer to ‘How to make money in real estate’. You can earn almost six per cent—and someone   Read More

Yes Brexit, Please—We’re British

With apologies to the “No Sex, Please—We’re British” playwrights,  The MoneyLetter’s behavioural finance analyst Ken Norquay takes a look at why people make seemingly irrational decisions about investment strategy. His   Read More