Netflix launches campaign to set record straight about $500M Canadian investment + MORE Oct 10th

How to go about securing the best return for your investment in Canada.
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South Africa, Zimbabwe look for mining revival under new leaders + MORE Feb 26th

The downfall of former presidents Jacob Zuma and Robert Mugabe is seen as the best opportunity in many years to remove the steep barriers to investment in both countries. .... More »

Toronto stock index plunges on tumbling energy prices, loonie loses ground + MORE Nov 15th

TORONTO _ Canada’s largest stock index nose-dived Tuesday while U.S. stocks slumped as the price of oil saw its biggest single-day drop since October. The S&P/TSX composite index retreated 113.13 points to 15,913.13, with the energy sector leading the broad-based decline as the December cr.... More »

Advisors don’t want to talk about cheaper alternatives + MORE Oct 16th

Let’s start with a question: how would you feel if you bought something based on the recommendation from a trusted source, only to find out later that they knew there was cheaper alternative that is just as good? That, in essence, was the question I put to the audience during a keynote presentati.... More »
The best way to use your RRSP to invest in real estate
Q: What investments are eligible inside an RRSP? How do I use the funds in my RRSP to buy an income property?
A: Mutual funds still represent about one third of RRSP assets in Canada, Wendy, but there are ever increasing alternatives. The common ones are cash, guaranteed investment certificates (GICs), bonds, stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). These six are the primary RRSP-eligible investments.
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Some lesser known alternatives include currencies (excluding digital currencies like Bitcoin); mortgages (which can include your own mortgage); precious metals (like gold and silver bullion); private market investments (including specified small business corporation shares and exempt market securities); options (although CRA warns about writing uncovered call options or put options); and annuities (which are finally becoming more attractive as interest rates rise).
You can use your RRSP to invest in real estate, Wendy, but unfortunately you can only do so indirectly…

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A Vancouver senior is suing her former financial adviser and his investment firm, claiming her retirement nest egg was decimated largely by excessive commissions her broker earned by purchasing risky investments she didn’t authorize.

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Netflix Inc. offers more details about the streaming company’s plans to spend $500 million on making Canadian content, as it defends its tax status in Canada.

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CBC.caSears Canada to ask court for permission to liquidate all remaining storesCBC.caSears Canada said Tuesday it plans to seek court approval to begin liquidation of all of its remaining stores and assets. "Sears Canada, with the recommendation of its advisers and approval of the monitor, FTI Consulting Inc., is seeking an order to …Sears Canada to seek court approval to liquidate all remaining storesCTV NewsSears Canada going out of businessToronto StarSears Canada throws in the towel, seeks total liquidationFinancial PostCanada NewsWire (press release) -Bloombergall 26 news articles »

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Sears Canada says it plans to seek court approval to begin liquidation of all its remaining stores and assets.

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