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.

Top 10 estate planning tips

The TaxLetter contributing editor Mark Halpern recalls Martin Luther King’s sagacious advice: “If we are to go forward, we must go back.” When it comes to planning your financial future,   Read More

Interest rates continue to move up

The Money Reporter regularly surveys insured deposit-taking institutions so you know where to get the best interest rate on insured deposits all across Canada.
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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