Investing & Assets

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Don’t have the time or the skill to build your own income portfolio? Gordon Pape has an ETF for you For many investors, steady cash flow is the top priority. But they »

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With stock indexes at record highs, there is talk of a Goldilocks market that could run for some time. But watch out for the black swan! Ho-hum. Another new record for the »

Stock Smarts – When to sell

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It’s one of the toughest decisions investors have to make. Gordon Pape offers some advice on when to say good-bye to a security A few weeks ago, I was the guest speaker »

The TSX: Six Years On

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The TSX finally gets back to its pre-crash levels and there could be more upside left   It took six years to the day but the Toronto Stock Exchange finally got back »

Iraq and the TSX

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Energy stocks shoot up as jihadists seize huge sections of the country.   A small but well trained and battle toughened army of jihadists has swept across northern Iraq desert sandstorm, roiling »

ETF Price War Heats Up

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Costs are being slashed as companies fight for a larger share of a growing market The iShares franchise, which is owned by BlackRock Asset Management Canada, dominates the ETF market in this »

Stock Smarts: A Hidden Gem

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Here’s a fund that earned more than 50 per cent in the past year – and you’ve probably never heard of it. Every once in a while I use the filter systems »

Q&A: TFSA Profits

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A reader expects to earn 25 per cent a year on his money. Is it better doing so in an RRSP or TFSA?   Q – I just read your book about »

Investors’ Dilemma

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Despite all the hype about some indexes hitting new records, the reality is that stock markets lack conviction and investors are confused. Perhaps this was the year to sell in May and »

Zombie Bonds

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The great bond bull market was supposed to have ended last year. But it hasn’t worked out that way and bonds are off to a strong start in 2014. Like zombies, bonds »