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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

How to Measure Trends

– Ken Norquay, CMT


 

Is there an economic indicator that can help the average investor sort out the long-term ups and downs of the financial markets?


In my book, Beyond the Bull,   Read More

How to tap into your RRSP

 – Samantha Prasad LL.B.

We all know the cardinal rule relating to RRSP withdrawals before maturity: DON’T DO IT!

The tax hit on withdrawals from your RRSP has always been a huge   Read More