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Pay No Attention to the Bubble Behind the Curtain

Mortgage slaves, growing non-prime debt and private lenders are helping define the worsening picture of the Canadian housing bubble. But don’t worry, because according to banks, economists and politicians everything is alright!

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A Financial Advisor’s Thoughts on the Election

There are a lot of issues in this election. The Walker Report looks at three that can be meaningful when it comes to investing and saving.

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What The *$#! Is Going On? (And What To Do About It)

Over the past month it would seem that all hell has broken loose on global markets. A generous explanation might use the phrase “increased volatility” while a more pessimistic reading would say that we are heading for another global recession. Either way, people are nervous and money is being pulled out of the market by […]

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Beware False Prophets

Big shifts in economies tend to invite long term speculation dressed up in the language of certainty. But history shows that investors committed to a prediction fare far worse than those who assume little about the future.

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Cities Are Hurting Your Retirement

The Economist endorses the Walker Report! Well not really, but they have joined my cause on the problems we face with regards to urbanism and increasing urban density. It’s not everyday that you can say that the economist endorses your position (even if they don’t know it) but in early April my constant nagging about the insane […]

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The Next Debt Bubble or The Last War?

I recall hearing from my mother once that my grandparents had been deeply scarred by the great depression. In a multitude of ways it had affected the financial decisions they made for years after it was all over. It would probably be fair to say that investors have been similarly scarred by the 2008 financial […]

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Apple’s Watch and The End of Innovation

In early 2013 the Economist lamented that we may never produce something as innovative as the toilet. Certainly they were right in some ways, as some early innovations provided massive improvements in the standard of living with very little effort, where as new innovations did not add the same kind return for effort. It’s an […]

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Only Time Gives Clarity to Investors

The reality of the 21st century is that finding clarity in world events for investors is almost impossible. Take the recent price drop in oil, which has been hailed as both a good and bad thing. And as the new lower price of energy slowly becomes the norm, everyday news reports come in about its respective benefits and […]

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The Zombie Apocalypse and Investing

If 2008 was the financial apocalypse it is often written about, it is a zombie apocalypse for sure. It’s victims don’t die, they are merely resurrected as an infected horde threatening to infect the other survivors. And no matter how many times you think the enemy has been slain, it turns out there is always […]

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Super Cool New Device Won’t Fix the Economy

Apple just unveiled its new watch (called the Apple Watch no less) and briefly I watched the stock price climb quickly as the promise of Apple’s great new thing came to life. But before Apple had its big webcast yesterday, I was actually having a look at this nifty thing called NAVDY. NAVDY seems like […]

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