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What “The Big Short” Can Tell Us About Market Risk

The Big Short is an excellent movie about the 2008 crash, but it tells investors little about how to deal with turbulent and dangerous markets. In fact it may perpetuate bad investing advice.

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Are Economists Incompetent or Just Unhelpful?

Over the past two years, despite a great deal of negative news, the BoC has never changed it’s views on threats to the Canadian economy. How can that be?

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How Much Should You Care About Currencies?

As Canadians we are all familiar with the dispiriting feeling of traveling abroad and finding out our money just doesn’t travel as far with us. Canadians for generations have felt the plight of coughing up extra to go to the United States, the UK and Europe. That was until recently. As the Canadian Dollar hit parity […]

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Correlation: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About the Market and Love Diversification

This year has seen further gains in the stock market both in Canada and the United States. But after five straight years of gains (the US is having its third longest period without a 10% drop) many are calling for an end to the party. Calling for a correction in the markets isn’t unheard of, […]

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Why Buy an ETF?

It’s become an excepted fact amongst business reporters that the best investments to buy are ETFs, otherwise known as Exchange Traded Funds. What is an ETF and why are so many journalists convinced that you should buy them? Well an ETF is a fancy way to describe an investment that looks very similar too, (but isn’t quite) […]

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