Three easy steps to protect your portfolio from being mismanaged


There’s without doubt investing can be quite overwhelming at times, particularly because most people don\’t know where to start and, consequently, end up diving head first in to the market without knowing just how deep the water is first. Five reasons to ignore stock exchange doomsayers Peter Hodson: The doomsayers always come out whenever stock markets get more volatile, like ...

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Vale SA is looking to sell up to 30% of metals unit in possible IPO


Vale SA, the world\’s largest nickel producer, is considering selling about 25 percent to 30 % of its base metals business in an initial public offering. Work on the transaction continues, although the Rio de Janeiro-based miner is only going to proceed if nickel and copper prices reach \”appropriate\” levels, Investor Relations Director Rogerio Nogueira said in Sao Paulo Wednesday.\”We ...

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John Poulter brings quantitative analysis to develop an optimal ETF strategy


John Poulter chief investment officer at Portfolio Strategies Securities Inc., an IIROC registered firm, is really a quantitative analyst, which means he spends his time utilizing a mathematical method of markets for the purpose of designing efficient portfolios. But until five years ago, those three decades of work C mainly at Connor Clark and also at Cumberland Private Wealth – ...

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Canadian Pacific Railway looking for a rebound


Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has been around a bit of a slump, but the stock might be set to recover after falling 12 percent so far this season. “CP is our favorite railroad because it is the best at school operator,” said Stephen Boland, analyst at Odlum Brown, in a note to clients that reiterated his buy rating and $235 ...

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TSX turns lower after three-day surge, Wall Street drops


Canadian stocks fell, following a three-day rally, as crude prices slipped and investors awaited a resolution to the Greek debt negotiations. Surge Energy Inc. and Suncor Energy Inc. each retreated 3.2 percent to pace declines among energy producers. First Quantum Minerals Ltd. lost 4.7 percent as industrial metals slid. BCE Inc. rose 0.9 percent after saying it will install a ...

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TSX continues rally Wednesday as U.S. markets fall


TORONTO – The Toronto Stock Exchange enjoyed its third consecutive advance Wednesday, apparently indifferent to renewed fears of the debt default by Greece and the possibility of rising interest rates in the U.S. that sent markets elsewhere tumbling. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 42.60 points at 14,947.51, after rising about 250 points over the previous 2 days. The loonie ...

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Outside of Greece, global angst likely to be ‘short lived affair’


For all the angst being developed by the escalating havoc in Greece and the possibility that it\’ll leave the eurozone, the result on world markets seemed contained despite an extensive selloff on Monday. Many analysts even seemed to find some joy as Europe’s primary benchmark, the Euro Stoxx 50, fell a lot more than four per cent during the session, ...

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How to make your portfolio ‘as inefficient as possible’: Pay down the mortgage


There’s been an abundance of fear-mongering concerning the Canadian housing market C whether that’s Deutsche Bank stating it is overvalued by 65 per cent, or U.S. hedge funds shorting the country’s banks and mortgage providers. Jerome Hass, a portfolio manager at Lightwater Partners Ltd., had similar views about the London, England, property market just under a decade ago, as well ...

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Gran Tierra Energy Inc upgraded to buy


Gran Tierra Energy Inc. was upgraded to purchase from hold at Canaccord Genuity as a result of its renewed capital resolve for Colombia. Analyst Christopher Brown also raised his price target on Gran Tierra shares to $5 from $4, hoping that the company’s new management team will fulfill their promises to shareholders. West Face Capital’s successful shake-up of Gran Tierra’s ...

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Why emerging market stocks have better days ahead


Shanghai’s primary equity index plummeted into official bear market territory on Monday, but better days are ahead for emerging-market stocks, says Ian Scott, global equity strategist at Barclays Capital Markets. “EM equities now offer a higher risk premium than DM equities,” Scott said inside a note to clients. “Previously, that has meant they\’ve subsequently outperformed.” The strategist increased his recommended ...

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