Making sense of the markets this week: November 23 Nov 20th

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Unique ideas for your last will and testament Dec 1st

When you write a will, it is your opportunity to ensure your final financial and other wishes are carried out by your executors. given how many people have no will at all, I am happy to see technology is making it easier to prepare and sign a will without having to leave home. But there are circumst.... More »

Financial aid guide for university and college students in Canada + MORE Dec 2nd

Financial aid is rarely an after-thought, but student debt is often a bigger problem than most university and college students in Canada anticipate. Rising tuition fees and expenses of going to college or university have become increasingly large burdens to bear for students—many of whom are alrea.... More »
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Making sense of the markets this week: November 30 Nov 28th

Each week, Cut the Crap Investing founder Dale Roberts shares financial headlines and offers context for Canadian investors. The 10 biggest stocks won big over the last 10 years This decade belonged to the winners, says Michael Batnick on The Irrelevant Investor. From that post…  “…if you own.... More »
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This 29-year-old U.S. citizen living in Toronto makes $60,000 a year as a tech analyst. How should he invest his money? Nov 23rd

‘What investment products should I avoid to minimize tax headaches and risks? More generally, how should I invest as a U.S. citizen in Canada?’ Joe asks..... More »
Making sense of the markets this week: November 23Each week, Cut the Crap Investing founder Dale Roberts shares financial headlines and offers context for Canadian investors.
It’s déjà vu vaccine all over again as we make sense of the markets
This week began, like last week, with some very positive (and welcome) news on the vaccine front. As you may remember, on Mon., Nov. 9, U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced that their COVID-19 vaccine is 90% effective.
The markets and our collective hope that we’ll get to the other side of the pandemic sooner than later received another shot in the arm. This week, the good news was courtesy of pharmaceutical company Moderna—and they upped the ante, suggesting their vaccine is shown to be 94.5% effective. Not to be outdone, Pfizer came back with updated data to show their vaccine is actually 95% effective. 
I like that trend. And so do the stock markets, as this next item suggests: 
U.S. stocks get an initial boost, set a new record
U.S. and global stocks hit a record on Mon, Nov…

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