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The Best Investments in Canada

You want to protect your money’s future purchasing power, and the best way to do this is to invest. The whole point of investing your money is to earn a rate of return that’s equal to or greater than...

How the COVID-19 pandemic is ‘driving innovation’ in Canada and around the world

Around the world, people are finding new ways to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic and protect those on the front lines. Joelle Foster, the chief executive officer of North Forge, a Winnipeg-based tech company, says the people in Manitoba should...

How bad will Canada’s COVID-19 recession be?

The black swan has landed. The novel coronavirus pandemic is well underway worldwide, but it wasn't until this month that Canadians started coming to grips with the economic pain it can bring, in addition to its heavy human toll. Economists are...

5 Tips for Surviving Economic Uncertainty

It certainly has been a challenging start to Spring as we’re all grappling to make sense of the events around us. What will the immediate impact be on our jobs, businesses, investments and our physical and emotional health? When...

Why isn’t everyone a value investor?

According to popular belief, value investors would like to buy shares in companies that trade at low price-to-earnings (P/E) and/or price-book value of equity (P/B) ratios. This so-called “naive” value investing approach assumes investors buy all low-priced (in relation...

How Investors Can Profit During This Market Downturn

We’re all feeling the impact of COVID-19. Nervous governments have banned large events, restricted certain businesses, and told people to stay home as much as possible. People who previously didn’t care about hygiene are now washing their hands multiple...

Investing in the time of COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed life as we know it. It’s still hard to fathom exactly what’s going on, both with the markets, which fell by about 6% in Canada and 8% in the U.S., and in life. My kids are...

“How are my investments protected?”

Canada’s financial system is known around the world for its stability, but it isn’t immune to the pressures that face global banking. Economic uncertainty, changing regulations and shifting investment markets can all lead to a lack of trust in...

Why worries about the coronavirus are pushing mortgage rates down

Economists are busy trying to calculate the potential economic toll of the coronavirus outbreak that's currently making its way around the world. But there's one marketplace that is already, quite unexpectedly, quantifying the full force of the bug: mortgages. Rates for fixed-...

Investing is not a guessing game

What are the chances of getting heads or tails when flipping a coin? Given that there are only two possible outcomes, even the average fifth grader could probably correctly answer is 50-50. But what if the last 10 coin-tosses resulted...
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Canada’s economy was slowing even before COVID-19 hit, January GDP numbers show

Canada's economy expanded by 0.1 per cent in January as manufacturing and the financial sector grew while transportation, mining, oil and gas and the...

Where to find and apply for COVID-19 financial relief

Alberta and Saskatchewan offer payments for anyone who is unable to receive federal aid. Quebec has a province-run temporary aid program for those who are...

Did coronavirus cancel your travel plans? Here’s how to get your money back 

Whether it’s a trip you booked months ago, or a last-minute deal you snagged when news coverage of the coronavirus was still just a...

Oil price falls below $20 US a barrel, its lowest since 2002

The benchmark price for a barrel of North American oil dipped below $20 US on Monday morning, the first time that's happened in 18...