Category: Canadian Business Magazine

Why You Probably Shouldn’t Invest In Google 7

Why You Probably Shouldn’t Invest In Google

If you’re considering investing in Google, you would have higher statistical odds of beating this snazzy stock with a randomly selected company off the New York Stock Exchange. Sound bizarre?   I explain my rationale for Canadian Business magazine:  ...

ETF War Offers Opportunity For Canadians 19

ETF War Offers Opportunity For Canadians

It’s been a few years since we’ve had a good old-fashioned gas-price war at the pumps. But most of us can still remember the vehicle lineups. Some car owners even filled Jerry cans to squeeze every last ounce of value...

Hedge Funds:  Luxury Prices For Lousy Investments 4

Hedge Funds: Luxury Prices For Lousy Investments

People who are rich enough to be deemed “accredited investors” qualify to wade into hedge fund waters.   These are investment products deemed superior, mostly by myth, rather than by reality. If you aren’t wealthy enough to swim in these...

Women Investors Beat Men in Good Times and Bad 0

Women Investors Beat Men in Good Times and Bad

You’re driving to the lake this summer when you see a horrific single-car accident.  Is the driver more likely to be male or female?  Most of the time, you’d be right if you guessed it was a man.  In a...

Facebook Buyers Deserve To Lose 4

Facebook Buyers Deserve To Lose

I received more questions from readers and friends about the (previously) pending Facebook IPO than any other investment topic…ever.  A disconcerting number of people wanted to know whether I was interested in buying shares, and whether they should be adding...

MOAR Than Dogs of the Dow II 7

MOAR Than Dogs of the Dow II

Many global investors today feel stuck having to choose the least of three evils. The United States is a heavily burdened lifeboat without a clear bailing system. Europe is a cracking tectonic fault line. And the Shanghai composite index is...

Retirement planning is easier in small chunks 5

Retirement planning is easier in small chunks

Thousands of Canadians crossed a milestone off their bucket lists on May 6, the day of the Bank of Montreal Vancouver Marathon. If you want to interrogate a slew of goal-setting maestros, there’s no better place. Take a masseuse down...

Index funds offer a simple plan for retirement riches 32

Index funds offer a simple plan for retirement riches

Everybody knows the mantra Buy Low, Sell High. But when stocks are on sale, most investors shun them. They freak out, sell stocks and stuff money into mattresses, tin cups…and bonds. Then, when stocks increase in price, investors stampede into the same...

Emerging economies don’t always produce the best equity opportunities 0

Emerging economies don’t always produce the best equity opportunities

Brad Pitt didn’t win the Oscar for his turn as baseball general manager Billy Beane, but the movie adaptation of Moneyball did result in renewed attention to Michael Lewis’s excellent 2003 book. In it, he traces how Beane’s Oakland A’s...

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