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.

Buy Aston Hill VIP for high income

Aston Hill VIP Income Fund (TSX – VIP.UN) continues to benefit from strong equity market returns, particularly in the U.S., as well as relatively attractive performance in the high-yield credit   Read More

Safety Abroad

Look beyond North America’s borders and benefit from ADR investing

ADRs, or American Depositary Receipts make it easy for you to buy overseas companies and provide you with an extra measure   Read More

Stock options are costs

Public Canadian companies are required to include the cost of stock options among their expenses. We like this accounting rule for several reasons.

First, stock options can work against you. After   Read More

You have many options

Individual investors once had few asset classes (or types of investments) to choose from: There were common stocks, fixed-income investments (including preferred shares) and cash such as Treasury bills or   Read More

The sports money machine

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The sports world is all a-buzz about this week’s announcement of a broadcast deal struck between the National Hockey   Read More

ADRs for Industry Access

 
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American Depositary Receipts diversify your portfolio, reduce risk and give you industry access.

Since we last updated   Read More

Barrick Gold remains a hold

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Key stock Barrick Gold is earning far less these days. It angered big investors by issuing 163.5 million   Read More

Expand your investment horizon

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The recent squabble over the debt ceiling in Washington serves to illustrate why it’s a good idea to diversify   Read More

How to diversify with ADRs

American Depositary Receipts, or ADRs, are a form of alternative investment that offer you diversification. It’s tempting to call them American Diversification Receipts. They give you access to global stocks and industries   Read More