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September 19, 2016

By Salman Ahmed

Agrium and PotashCorp: It ain't over till it's over

Why we're watching closely the proposed merger of PotashCorp and Agrium.

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August 3, 2016

By Tom Bradley

Lower house prices - Be careful what you wish for

What will 'success' look like if the government's efforts are effective in cooling off the Vancouver housing market?

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July 27, 2016

By Salman Ahmed

The ETF industry is evolving, not in a good way

A look at how ETF providers are engaging in the same bad behaviours that the mutual fund industry has been guilty of.

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July 21, 2016

By Scott Ronalds

Investing: An amazing concept that deserves more love

At its core, investing is simply about owning companies. We sometimes forget just why this is a very cool thing.

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July 18, 2016

By Tom Bradley

Investors, advisors welcome to the age of transparency

CRM2 has finally arrived. Here’s what it means to fee and performance disclosure.

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July 6, 2016

By Tom Bradley

The pitfalls of negative interest rates

The world economy is not designed to work with negative interest rates. It doesn’t mean we shouldn’t invest, but it does require that we proceed with caution.

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June 30, 2016

By Tom Bradley

Happy trails

It appears that trailing commissions, or trailers, are going the way of the dodo bird.

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June 24, 2016

By Tom Bradley

Brexit: What it means and what we're doing

The UK's 'Brexit' referendum has been a jolt to the capital markets. Here's what it means and what we're doing.

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June 20, 2016

By Tom Bradley

Please sir, I want some more

When I read about the steps the banks are taking to maintain their oligopolistic profits – staff cuts and fee increases – I feel a little like Oliver Twist asking for more gruel.

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May 12, 2016

By Tom Bradley

Markets are so volatile ... or are they?

Markets sure seem unstable lately. But how does today's volatility compare to the past? You'll probably be surprised.

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May 3, 2016

By Tom Bradley

Has ScotiaMcLeod sold you to another advisor?

Some important steps to consider if your bank has sold you to another advisor.

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April 26, 2016

By Tom Bradley

The ongoing tension: Short-term profits versus long-term wealth

It would be refreshing to hear more firms announce that they're sacrificing short-term profits to enhance the long-term value of their franchise.

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