Public Investments

U.S. stocks jump, send Nasdaq higher for the year
08 Mar

U.S. stocks jump, send Nasdaq higher for the year

Investors are getting a reprieve, but will it last?AP Photo/Richard Drew U.S. stocks surged, with financial markets showing signs of recovery after the worst week in two years for American equities. The 10-year yield fell back from the four-year high hit earlier Monday as the dollar slipped. The Nasdaq Composite Index turned positive for 2018, with…

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Advisors shifting to fee-based management
08 Jan

Advisors shifting to fee-based management

Advisors are shifting to fee-based management but have not cut commissions completely. Many focus their practice on F-series funds for a high net worth clientele, and turn to other low cost solutions to serve small investors.  Distribution networks are battling fiercely over the $4.1 trillion in Canadians’ financial assets at Dec. 31, 2016, statistics compiled…

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Yielding to pressure: Alternative investments may offer returns, but have risks, too
03 Jan

Yielding to pressure: Alternative investments may offer returns, but have risks, too

There qualification rules about who can invest including having a net worth that tops $5 million Many Canadian investors are unhappy with their investment portfolio returns. Generational lows in interest rates combined with the Canadian resource-heavy market being one of the world’s worst performers during the past five years has made it challenging to produce…

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World’s biggest bond market braces for the week that could change everything
20 Nov

World’s biggest bond market braces for the week that could change everything

By Brian Chappatta This week is fraught with peril for Treasuries traders, no matter if they’re bulls or bears. The next five trading days will bring a torrent of market-moving information: President Donald Trump is poised to finally announce his nominee to lead the Federal Reserve; U.S. central bankers have an interest-rate decision to make;…

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