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How will COVID-19 impact the real estate market in Canada?

To say the events of the past few months have had an unprecedented impact on how our society functions would be an understatement. As the threat of the COVID-19 global pandemic grows across Canada and all levels of government...

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...

What should retirees do with their investments amid COVID-19?

The speed and severity of the decline in global stocks and the potential for further losses have a lot of people wondering if they should sell now and protect their retirement savings. Canadians who are close to retirement or...

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...

Canada’s 2020 tax season: 4 things you need to know before you file – National

Let’s face it, online software and auto-fill features are making tax-filing less and less painful even for the do-it-yourselfers. Still, whether you’re outsourcing the work to an algorithm or an accountant, it’s always a good idea to know when deadlines...

“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...

Coronavirus: What will happen to Canada’s housing market amid the pandemic? – National

As the novel coronavirus pandemic forces parts of the economy to shut down, the snow is melting in areas of Canada in what’s normally a prelude to the busiest weeks of the year in real estate. But will the health...

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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You want to protect your money’s future purchasing power, and the best way to do this is to invest....
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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...