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Low-interest investments are now an opportunity for fraudsters, says Quebec securities regulator


MONTREAL – The head of Quebec’s financial regulator says the current low-interest environment causes an increase in fraud risk as investors search for higher margins. “Ten years ago, scammers could attract people by promising 20 percent interest, for instance. In today’s world with a very low rate of interest, you can be promised three per cent and it could be ...

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CN Rail upgraded on rare valuation opportunity


Canadian National Railway Co.’s 14-per-cent pullback since Feb. 1 and material underperformance versus United states equity indexes have the stock trading below 16x estimated earnings per share for 2016. That’s within the lower 1 / 2 of its three-year historical range along with a significant discount to the S&P 500. This is a rare occurrence, especially in the past 5 ...

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Is there a huge investing opportunity in the oil markets?


A rare occurrence now happening on oil markets may well be a huge opportunity for investors who play it right, says Tim Pickering, president and chief investment officer at Auspice Capital Advisors Ltd. Pickering said Canadian crude prices are currently in “backwardation,” which means the future prices are expected to be less than the spot price, but every other crude ...

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