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Molson, Coors agree to merge
Canadian beer giant Molson Inc. and
Adolph Coors Co. ended a week of speculation Thursday, unveiling a $6-billion
(U.S.) merger that will transform the two family-controlled companies into what
they say will be the world's fifth-largest brewing company by volume. But many
MUTUAL FUNDS: Fees and Risks
get fund brokerage fees out in the open
The OSC are accepting comments until July 27 on financial information disclosure
rules for funds. What's missing is a requirement that fund companies clearly show how brokerage commissions
affect returns. Rob Carrick reports.
CI Fund sets date for plunge into risky world of short-selling
CI Fund Management Inc. will join the growing list of mutual
fund companies short-selling stocks within its portfolio this September, an
increasingly popular practice that has divided the industry and been
condemned by some small investors. Keith Damsell has the story.
RESPs, Capital Gains and the Deluge To Come
Take matters into your own hands with your RESPs
Financial adviser Mike Morrow has noticed a difference in the way people
invest for themselves and for their children. They say, ''I don't mind losing
my money, but I don't want to lose my kid's money.'' Rob Carrick reports.
With bears more persuasive than usual, consider survivalist mode
The stock market's version of the survivalist movement says
you should buy gold and commodity stocks, or keep your money in cash,
because everything else will be crushed in the deluge to come. Rob Carrick
doesn't necessarily disagree.
Tax planning required to minimize capital gains
Question: My friend invested in rental properties in a resort area and has
large unrealized capital gains. Is there a tax planning vehicle to delay or
eliminate these gains on death? Answer: Read Tim Cestnick's analysis.
Home-business operator learns her lessons
Like many Canadians, Christine Nicholls's life -- both
job-wise and financially - has had many twists and turns. And on both
fronts, she's found something she can stick with for the longer haul, each
time thanks to a ''eureka'' moment. Tony Martin explains.
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE: Martin's Picks
Four ministers for business to watch
For Canada's business community, there may be a bit more to
the new cabinet unveiled yesterday by Prime Minister Paul Martin than
appeared on the surface. There were at least four appointments worth noting
-- two keepers, a rebirth and a new guy. Bruce Little weighs in.
Business groups laud cabinet picks