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Stocks are richer than most investors think

Most pundits, when asked whether the current momentum in equity markets is sustainable, have cited how inexpensive the market actually is despite reaching new highs...

Can a computer generated portfolio deliver better returns?

Michael Nairne: Overall, models are consistent in their application; experts are influenced by emotion and extraneous variables

How to prevent your investments from cracking

David Kaufman: Don't put all your eggs in one basket is a short form of saying diversify your investments. But the question really isn't whether...

Four questions every investor should ask their advisor

David Kaufman: We tend not to ask our advisors the tough questions, mostly out of fear of exposing how little we know. Here are four...

David Rosenberg: Why the Fed isn’t tapering — yet

The reality is that the economy and the labour market have not performed as well as the Fed had thought a few months back. The...

The 5 most common investor questions answered

Keep in mind the next time you are questioning your portfolio that the stock market is part science, part art, part experience, and part educated...

5 key themes to watch in Canadian energy

To call the Canadian energy sector challenged would be an understatement, but here are some bright spots that could represent opportunities for investors

Five stocks to spend summer with

Peter Hodson: If you are serious about your money, your investment brain should not turn off even if you're lucky enough to be spending some...

5 investing tips from the cowboy code

A little old-fashioned cowboy common sense can also go a long way to staying on top of a volatile market for more than eight seconds...

What to consider when assessing alternative investments

While alternative asset classes and investment strategies dramatically vary in their attributes during different economic scenarios, the elements that must be assessed when considering adding...

Revisiting Benjamin Graham, the father of alternative investing

Benjamin Graham was an early adopter of the concept of alternative investing: garnering higher risk-adjusted returns than the market by doing things differently, rather than...

Energy stocks primed for an upturn

The upside potential for Canadian oil stocks from Keystone's approval outweighs the downside that appears to be already factored into company valuations

5 things to watch out for in analyst reports and company statements

Here are a few things to be cautious about when reading broker and analyst reports, plus one thing to remember about company statements

Five phrases investors should never say

Independent View: Investors will often repeat common statements when talking to their advisors or friends, often thinking there are rules for the stock market. Well,...

Retail investors warming to stocks as equity inflows turn positive

Barring a mass exodus out of stocks in January’s final week, the month will be the first in 22 months that stock funds have enjoyed...

Why you should invest in Canadian energy now

Martin Pelletier: Canadian energy has a core strategic value that is simply not being reflected in the current public markets, making it one of the...

5 things you should know before buying a mutual fund

Independent View: While mutual funds offer some advantages, such as “professional” management and diversification, there are plenty of bad things about the industry

The best websites to help you choose winning stocks

Today’s retail investor has free access to mountains of information about stocks, bonds and exchange-traded funds that would have been available only to professionals at...

Mortgage funds 101

Alternative Investor: There is a lot more to consider than just projected returns when deciding which mortgage investment corporation to invest in

Stock Picking 101: Look at the big picture before the numbers

Martin Pelletier: We prefer to start by asking ourselves: What is the strategic value of the sector the company is operating in, and how is...