Posted on November 16th, 2014 by Barry Schwartz

  By Barry Schwartz Over the past fifteen years I’ve learned a few things about investing and managing money. No two investors are alike. But here’s what works for me. 1) I am not a better investor because of my university and investment degrees. All that I have learned about investing and managing money has […]

Posted on October 26th, 2014 by Barry Schwartz

By Barry Schwartz That’s it? The great stock market correction that everybody and their brother predicted would happen in Canada is already over? The week of October 14, 2014 was damaging, especially for those overweight commodities but this correction ended with bang, not a whimper. One week later, the TSX recovered 6.5% percent and is […]

Posted on October 21st, 2014 by David Baskin

By: David Baskin Pretty much everyone likes to talk about house prices, particularly here in Toronto. Maybe that’s because we all have to live somewhere, and for most of us, our house is a major asset. The question of whether Canada is having a real estate bubble, similar to what occurred in the U.S. in […]

Posted on October 18th, 2014 by Jeff Pollock

On October 8th, earnings season officially kicks off with Alcoa reporting after the bell. Thousands more companies will follow in the coming weeks. After September’s poor market results — only the fifth month with a negative return in the past 21 months — investors will look to see how companies are coping with the macroeconomic […]

Posted on October 18th, 2014 by David Baskin

Stock prices go up and down all the time, and for lots of reasons. Partly they are driven by real economic or company specific news. If a company makes more money than predicted, we would expect its shares to rise. If the economy is doing worse than forecast, we think that most stocks will fall. […]

Posted on October 18th, 2014 by Jeff Pollock

Gold bugs have been disappointed with the performance of bullion since the precious metal topped $1,800 per ounce several years ago. It closed at $1,220 on September 26th.. The USD has appreciated for eleven straight weeks, a streak unseen since 1967. This comes as investors foresee an end to the Federal Reserve’s QE3 money printing […]