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  Six bargain dividend stocks worth checking out
SHIRLEY WON  

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Buying beaten-up dividend stocks can be a rewarding strategy: Investors get paid while waiting for their share prices to gain momentum.Some dividend payers have taken a hit recently amid rising interest rates. Others have been hurt by rising or falling commodity prices. And some names have sold off due to political uncertainty or company-specific concerns, such as rising debt.
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Emergence of Canadian unicorns sparks angel investors
SHIRLEY WON  

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Jason Nagy began investing in Enthusiast Gaming Inc. in 2016 after hearing its pitch to an angel-investor group. But he didn't expect an opportunity for a return so soon. The Toronto-based digital media company, which is devoted to video-gaming and runs Canada's largest gaming expo, plans to go public this year.
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Investors ride real estate wave with private REITs
SHIRLEY WON  

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Brice Scheschuk is a fan of investing in private real-estate securities. He likes that they don't move in tandem with stock markets and can offer unique profit opportunities.
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Hedge-fund ETFs let you invest like the pros
SHIRLEY WON  

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Hedge funds are the playground of well-heeled and institutional investors. But lower-fee exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offer similar strategies.While earning hedge fund-like returns in an ETF wrapper may be an enticing way to reduce risk or court strong performance, retail investors need to do their homework because these offerings differ vastly and can have limitations.
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Why won't Facebook embrace a subscription plan? Because consumers don't value it enough to pay
BARRIE McKENNA  

Monday, April 30, 2018

Investors pondering the fate of Facebook's business model should look back at the newspaper industry, circa 2000.Newspaper advertising revenue peaked in the United States that year at US$67-billion. And it's been downhill ever since. Industry ad revenue has since shrunk to less than US$20-billion, and it's still dwindling.
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Cash-hungry cannabis firms put spotlight on private placements
SHIRLEY WON  

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Private-placement shares are basking in a new limelight as a flurry of cannabis and blockchain companies raise capital.The purchase of stock in these smaller-cap firms through a private offering is commonly the playground of money managers, but it can also be a lucrative bet for higher-net-worth investors willing to take on additional risk.
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Feeling adventurous? Six disruptive tech stocks
SHIRLEY WON  

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Investing in disruptive technology stocks can be enticing because of their huge profit potential, but it's not easy to pick winners.These young companies are challenging the playbook of larger businesses or inventing new markets. They can experience high growth, such as Amazon.com, which has become the poster child for e-commerce disruption. Or they could become takeover targets.
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Six mining ETFs to play global growth
SHIRLEY WON  

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Resource stocks are a better bet now that the world's major economies are growing in tandem for the first time in a decade.Prices of base metals, such as copper, nickel, and zinc, should benefit from rising demand amid a synchronized global recovery.
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Six stocks with takeover potential
SHIRLEY WON  

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Betting on a stock that keeps rising is always sweet, but the icing on the cake is the takeover bid from out of the blue.Well-heeled suitors may pay a sizable premium above the last closing price for companies that hold special allure. It could be a firm that has done the risky footwork acquiring smaller industry players. It could be a company with a compelling niche technology. Or, it could be a business that offers an easy way to build scale.
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WAYS TO ADD VICE TO A PORTFOLIO
Shirley Won  

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

AdvisorShares Vice ETF (ACT) invests in U.S. alcohol, tobacco and cannabis-related stocks. Holdings include Constellation Brands Inc., Philip Morris International Inc. and AbbVie Inc. Its fee is 0.75 per cent.
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Pros and cons of investing in naughty themes
SHIRLEY WON  

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

When it comes to investing, vice can sometimes be nice.Owning so-called sin stocks, such as companies involved with tobacco, alcohol, casinos, arms and cannabis, potentially can be rewarding. While more exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offer exposure to this naughty niche, investors need to check under their hood and assess their risk tolerance before jumping onboard.
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Bet on high-growth tech with these niche ETFs
SHIRLEY WON  

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Technology stocks have surged over the past year, but the sector bears little resemblance to the speculative 1990s dot-com era.Larger companies flush with cash now pay dividends. Growth also comes from smartphones, cloud computing and robotics rather than the personal computers and hardware of the past. And exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have become more innovative, letting investors bet on tech niches instead of just the sector.
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LARGEST TECH ETF TRADES NEAR ITS RECORD HIGH
Shirley Won  

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The world's largest technology exchange-traded fund (ETF) recently clawed its way back to its record high from 18 years ago.The U.S.-listed Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) last month climbed past its March, 2000, peak of US$65.44 a unit reached just before the dot-com bubble burst.
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Look out for value traps
SHIRLEY WON  

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Bargain stocks arising from yearend tax-loss selling can be tempting, but investors need to watch out for value traps.A stock can appear cheap because it trades at a low multiple of earnings, book value or cash flow. But a beaten-down share price can continue declining or stagnate. It might never recover.
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Zero-fee ETFs can come with strings attached
SHIRLEY WON  

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Exchange-traded funds have exploded in popularity, spurred by lower fees that improve returns.But these funds, which trade like stocks, can be an even better bargain if investors don't have to pay commissions to buy and sell.
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Six ETFs that feature mighty small-cap stocks
SHIRLEY WON  

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Smaller-company stocks offer better growth potential than their larger-cap cousins, but they often come with additional risk and volatility.Exchange-traded funds (ETFs), which track an index of stocks, however, can give exposure to this sector without the wild swings from owning individual names.
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Facebook under fire
SHANE DINGMAN  

Saturday, November 04, 2017

It turns out there is something on which even Republicans and Democrats can agree: Facebook Inc. needs to grow up.At 13 years old, the world's largest social network - with 2.07 billion monthly active users, a stock market value of $522-billion (U.S.) and revenues that are fast approaching $1-billion per week - is a very rich, powerful, secretive teenager. Suddenly, it finds itself being called to account for how it is using that power, and for how it often fails to stop those who want to use its platform for evil, and perhaps illegal, purposes.
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Six ways to play a recovering energy sector
SHIRLEY WON  

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

A mid a rally in crude oil prices and signs of global economic growth, investors might be tempted to bet on a recovering energy sector.Because the price of crude has been volatile in its climb to around $54 (U.S.) a barrel recently in New York from less than $30 early last year, it may be easier and more prudent to invest in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) rather than individual stocks.
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Mylo turns spare change into investments
SHIRLEY WON  

Friday, October 20, 2017

As a postsecondary student with part-time jobs, Julien Martin finds it's tough to squirrel away money. But these days, his loose change is adding up.Using a Mylo investment app linked to his debit and credit cards, he has saved close to $400 since the summer toward his goal of building a $3,000 emergency fund. The app simply rounds up his purchases to the nearest dollar, and the difference is invested weekly in a conservative exchange-traded fund [ETF] portfolio. For instance, if he spends $5.25 for a burger, 75 cents goes into his Mylo account.
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Pooled funds bring lower fees, greater diversification
SHIRLEY WON  

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Typically aimed at high-networth investors, pooled funds can fly under the radar. They are not advertised like mutual funds, but investors with sizable assets may want to consider them to help lower their fees and/or diversify their portfolios.
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Canadian cities draft Amazon battle plans for 'the mother of all bidding wars'
ERIC ATKINS  

Saturday, September 30, 2017

A mazon.com Inc.'s call for pitches from cities to become home to its second headquarters has touched off a frenzy across the United States and Canada.Cities are crafting presentations that boast of their attributes in hopes of being picked as the place where Amazon will hire as many as 50,000 people and spend $5-billion (U.S.) as it develops its second corporate head office.
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Companies serving seniors ride demographic tailwind
SHIRLEY WON  

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Going grey may not be fun, but aging baby boomers are creating opportunities for investors of all ages.In North America, the postwar cohort can be roughly defined as those born between 1946 and 1965. Health care and financial services are among the sectors that can benefit from this investment play.
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Six stock funds offer least-volatile foreign exposure
SHIRLEY WON  

Saturday, May 13, 2017

When it comes to investing, the world is your oyster.Still, many Canadian investors prefer the comfort of owning home-grown companies. It's great when resource and financial stocks are soaring because they make up a big chunk of the domestic market.
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Fund manager's target: tech companies ripe for takeover
SHIRLEY WON  

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Takeover potential is often on David Barr's mind when he goes bargain-hunting for stocks to fill his Pender Small Cap Opportunities Fund.''We've had a total of 128 companies in the mutual fund [since its launch], and 43 have been acquired,'' says the 43-year-old president and portfolio manager at Vancouver-based PenderFund Capital Management Ltd.
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ZoomerMedia loses appeal in ex-CEO's lawsuit
SIMON HOUPT  

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

ZoomerMedia Ltd., the Torontobased media company overseen by industry veteran Moses Znaimer that targets the 45-plus demographic it calls ''boomers with zip,'' is on the hook for almost $800,000 after losing its final appeal in a long-running breach-of-contract suit filed by the former president and CEO of its television division.
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