The Rise of Accessible Investing in a Fintech Generation + MORE Oct 15th

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Making sense of the markets this week: November 28 + MORE Nov 26th

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What is growth investing? Nov 3rd

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Each week, Cut the Crap Investing founder Dale Roberts shares financial headlines and offers context for Canadian investors. 

Winter is coming for U.S. stocks

Back in early September, I asked if the stock markets could run on fumes. It’s not that economic recovery had reversed itself, but that most of the news on the economic front showed that things were softening. 

Here’s a chart for iShares U.S. equities ETF, ticker IVV, courtesy of Seeking Alpha. 

Yes, I asked about the economy running on fumes at the most recent peak. And markets appear to have run out of gas, for now. 

In two very interesting back-to-back, hold-my-beer tweets, the Globe and Mail’s Scott Barlow suggested that winter might be coming for U.S. stocks. 

That’s the suspicion of Michael Wilson, Chief Investment Strategist at Morgan Stanley. 

Subs: "‘Winter is coming’ for U.S. corporate profits"— Scott Barlow (@SBarlow_ROB) October 12, 2021

Wilson sees headwinds this earnings’ season…

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With average prices up another 14%, Swiss bank UBS warns of housing bubbles in Canada  CBC.caToronto Ranked Second Largest Real Estate Bubble Risk in the World  StoreysToronto has the second-riskiest housing bubble in the world: report | Urbanized  Daily HiveVariable mortgages a hit with Canadian homebuyers  CTV NewsToronto’s Real Estate Is So Pricey, Its Housing Bubble Risk Ranked 2nd-Largest In The World  Narcity CanadaView Full coverage on Google News

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The Rise of Accessible Investing in a Fintech GenerationCreated for

For generations, the benefits of investing have been reserved only for those who possess the luxuries of time, mobility and money. Knowledge of the stock market, the value of shares and the mere concept of making your money work for you are only now truly becoming public knowledge. Considering how vital investing can be to one’s long-term financial stability, making it more accessible is undoubtedly a positive. But why did it take so long and what sparked this change? If you’re reading this from a smartphone, computer or tablet—the answer should be obvious.

Technological integration has transformed just about every industry on the planet, and the financial sector is no exception. Particularly known as fintech (financial technology), digital platforms have simplified the ways we save, spend and now invest our money. Take RBC InvestEase, for example. The digital investing platform is an online investment service providing an affordable, low-effort way to invest…

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