What investors need to know about Canada Sep 20th

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When To Sell Your Investment Property? Sep 25th

Theoretically, real estate appreciates forever. The housing market rises and falls but given enough time, all properties are worth more than their purchase price. However, holding on to properties forever is impossible. Moreover, taking advantage of a high point in the market can be the best decisio.... More »

Kevin Durant breaks down Jimmy Butler's 40-point triple-double from the NBA Finals | Detail on ESPN+ - ESPN + MORE Oct 8th

Kevin Durant breaks down Jimmy Butler's 40-point triple-double from the NBA Finals | Detail on ESPN+  ESPNNBA Finals 2020: Taking stock of the Finals MVP race between LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Jimmy Butler.  NBA CALakers to wear Mamba jerseys in Game 5 with chance to win an.... More »

Near retirement with no defined benefit pension? Here’s what you need to know Oct 21st

If you’re a typical reader of this column, I’m guessing retirement is on the near-term horizon for you, or already arrived in the form of “semi-retirement.” And if you’ve diligently saved in registered and taxable plans all these decades but lack an employer-sponsored defined benefit (DB) .... More »

Should you sell your home to your kids? Oct 13th

Q. A scenario we are thinking of is “selling” our principal residence to our three adult children. We would use the proceeds to build a vacation home that they will eventually inherit. When they buy our home, it will not be a principal residence for any of the children, as they all have homes. I.... More »

Canadians with COVID-19 or caring for those with it can apply for federal money Monday - CTV News Oct 5th

Canadians with COVID-19 or caring for those with it can apply for federal money Monday  CTV NewsCanadians forced to miss work due to coronavirus can apply for federal financial support  Global NewsCanadians can get $500 a week if they have COVID-19 or care for those who have it&n.... More »
What investors need to know about CanadaI will bet there’s not one Canadian (aside from Nordic sports enthusiasts, perhaps) who is excited about the coming winter. With COVID-19 cases rising, the real possibility of more lockdowns ahead and no warm-climate winter vacations to look forward to, the next few months are going to be long and terrible. It may be doubly brutal for investors who own Canadian equities—which is most of us—as it’s unlikely that our stock market will make any meaningful gains over the coming months. 
It’s already been a difficult few months for Canadian investors, quarantine aside. The S&P/TSX Composite Index, which is down about 5% since the start of the year, has been one of the worst performing markets among G7 countries. While that is a lot better than where we were in March, when the market fell by 35% over a handful of weeks, our market is well behind America’s S&P 500, which is up 3% year-to-date.
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So, what gives? Well, for starters, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google and Netflix don’t trade on our exchange…

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