Author: Gordon Pape

Gordon Pape
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Some investors are like elephants – they never forget. That explains why many people still refuse to invest in the stock market even though it has been more than five years since »

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Ottawa’s attempt to create a fourth wireless carrier is bad news for the shares of Rogers, BCE, and Telus It has not been a good year for Canada’s telecommunications sector. As of »

Q&A: Struggling with Debt

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A reader has been contributing a lot of money to his RRSP to save taxes but now the debt load is starting to be worrisome   ‪Q – I am 54 years »

The Longevity Portfolio

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How to handle an RRIF If they handed out Oscars for the toughest investment decisions, my vote would be to give it to everyone who has a RRIF. If you’re in that »

Q&A: Canada Pension Plan Benefits

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How many years to earn the maximum payment? Q – How many years do you have to contribute to CPP to receive the maximum amount? – Marie B. A – The number »

Higher Rates? Not For A While

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Low rate environment is likely to continue until at least mid-2015 and perhaps longer. If we’re to take the words of our central bankers at face value, low interest rates will still »

What’s Next For REITs?

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Real estate investment trusts are having a better year than expected. The question is: how long can it continue? When the year began, the outlook for real estate investment trusts (REITs) was »

Q&A: Brokerage Fees

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How much should you expect to pay to buy shares? Here, a look at typical brokerage fees   Q – How much is the usual cost to have a broker purchase a »