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How not to plan for retirement

We applaud the Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO) for taking the initiative to investigate how ordinary Canadians approach the dilemma of figuring out how they’re going to amass enough money to   Read More

Primero Mining

Acquisition and reserves update lift target price

Mr. Parkin updated his model for Primero Mining Corp. (P-TSX, $7.10) after the precious metals producer made a pair of announcements: the acquisition of   Read More

Four Tax-wise Strategies

Maximize your TFSA contribution in 2014

When the Government of Canada introduced Tax Free Savings Accounts effectively beginning in 2009, it set the contribution limit at $5,000 per year.

The plan was   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

TransAlta Corp. – An update

TransAlta Corp. (TSX-TA, $12.65) has long been the acknowledged weak sister in my Canadian Stocks for Dividends 6-Pak. I concluded my last article (February/First Report) keeping my fingers crossed for   Read More

Follow the money

Some of my research involves sentiment indicators, which measure the level of bullish or bearish behavior by two distinct groups of investors.

One group, sometimes referred to as the “smart   Read More

Money for something

Announcing a REAL target for your retirement savings goals.

For a couple of issues of this newsletter advisory, I have been (more than) hinting at how the retirement/planning complex has been   Read More

Sector overview

It’s best to diversify across the five main sectors of the economy: finance, utilities, consumer products and services, manufacturing and resources. Each of these broad sectors is made up of   Read More

Market-laggards

Our Investment Planning Committee believes the stocks in the column below have little appeal and should underperform the market over the next six months. We view them as holds or   Read More

Time to Think Big

At first glance, it appears that small stocks do much better than big stocks.

But look closer and both groups do about the same most of the time.

From 1926 through 2006,   Read More

Calm is the word

The Toronto market is up in peaceful fashion.

Please note the below data is to February 21, and the Toronto market has risen since then,

We are far enough into the New   Read More

Soft drink stocks: PepsiCo

– Analysts: Bill Schmitz Jr./Eric Katzman, Deutsche Bank

PepsiCo Inc.’s (PEP-NYSE, $76.69, Consumer Products Sector) product portfolio is “a tale of two cities”, with beverages struggling as snacks thrive, according to   Read More

Financial planning: Life insurance

– Mark Halpern, CFP, TEP

Review your existing life insurance

Do you have adequate life insurance protection? Ensuring you have the right life insurance can be an important component of your overall   Read More

A solid dividend fund

At the Money Reporter, we rely on mutual funds especially to cover off your U.S. and international exposure, but also to give you some diversity in your Canadian equity allocation.   Read More