SPOTLIGHT: Happy Birthday Bull Market
SECTOR UPDATE: Mileage May Vary In New Economy Stocks
Techs' Results Expected To Match Stellar Stock Gains
As stocks in general continue their
outperformance, some Wall Street analysts
are saying techs will follow suit. And this
time, revenue is actually keeping pace with
Analysts Downgrade Telecom, Cable Sectors
Some analysts are cutting ratings on the telecom
and cable TV sectors, reflecting a less positive
view of several major companies. If your clients
own stocks in these sectors, read on to find out
which names are under scrutiny.
PERSONAL FINANCE: Mortgage and Fund MER News from Rob Carrick
Rewards-Based Mortgage Not Necessarily A Smart Financial Move
Banks aim to woo your clients with new mortgage
products that offer rewards-program lures. But
Rob Carrick writes that the loss of a rate discount
isn't worth the perk premium.
Is Your Fund Firm Earning Its Keep?
What larger funds offer good value and
reasonable fees? A measure called the
Fund Fee Value Indicator, which considers
both fees and returns, helps identify them.
AIM Trimark and PH&N are singled out for
kudos, while other companies' funds don't
fare as well.
THE DOLLAR: 7-Year Record Set
Dollar Bounds Past 75¢
Internationally, investors are abandoning the
US greenback, which means a relative boost for
the loonie. Economists are calling this the
"strongest year ever" for our dollar. This has
finance ministers concerned, and market-watchers
paying close attention to the B of C.
PLUS: Prices Climb With Dollar
PENSION REPORT: To Have And Have Not