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May 17, 2017

By Scott Ronalds

Of dragons, wealthy barbers and saving more

Observations from an investment lunch with David Chilton.

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May 15, 2017

By Tom Bradley

The fee mystery

An amusing and depressing story about a Wall Street Journal reporter who tries to find out what fees she's paying her investment advisor.

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May 11, 2017

By Tom Bradley

Is a GIC an investment?

Many people think of Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GICs) as investments. But maybe they shouldn't. We explain.

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May 8, 2017

By Tom Bradley

Almost live from Omaha

Key takeaways from the Woodstock for Capitalists.

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May 4, 2017

By Tom Bradley

CRM2 - A missed opportunity

CRM2 presented a great opportunity for Canadian wealth managers, but too many of them whiffed. Here's what they're missing.

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April 18, 2017

By Scott Ronalds

A closer look at America's domination of the global stock market

America increasingly dominates global stock market indices, which isn't such a good thing.

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March 28, 2017

By Scott Ronalds

Best case / worst case

A look at some of the triggers that could cause the markets to climb appreciably higher or spark a meaningful pullback.

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March 10, 2017

By Tom Bradley

Canadian banks: sales or service?

In another case of the big banks behaving badly, TD is in the hot seat for its sales practices.

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March 8, 2017

By Tom Bradley

If not now, when?

Words of wisdom from marketing guru Seth Godin.

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February 22, 2017

By Tom Bradley

We're No.2. We try harder.

We didn't win Morningstar's 'Steward of the Year' award this year. But we have every intention of living up to the old Avis motto – “When you’re only No.2, you try harder.”

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January 30, 2017

By Tom Bradley

The straight goods on economics

Five things they don't tell you about economics.

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January 25, 2017

By Scott Ronalds

Fifty-two grand!

With the turn of the calendar comes a fresh $5,500 in contribution room for your Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA). Even better, the lifetime contribution limit for these accounts now stands at $52,000!

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