Stricter Rules on Mutual Funds Urged
The Ontario government should beef up governance of mutual funds and expand the
rights of investors to sue public companies as two top priorities for securities
regulation reform, corporate lawyer Purdy Crawford said yesterday. Janet
McFarland has more.
OSC Advised To Create Separate Tribunal for Securities Offences
Almost Five Years Later, Where's the OSC Review?
MUTUAL FUNDS 2: Playing It Safe
Merrill Survey of Fund Managers Finds Them More Pessimistic,
Global fund managers have become increasingly risk averse and significantly
more pessimistic about corporate profits and the U.S. stock market, according
to the latest monthly Merrill Lynch and Co. Inc. survey. Angela Barnes
Science and Tech Funds Take a Beating
Equity funds that invest in science and technology were beaten down by nervous
markets in July as high oil prices, potential terrorist attacks and fears of a
soft patch in the global economy unsettled investors. Read Carolyn Leitch's
Canadian Investors Piling into Income-Oriented Funds
Canadian investors continued to favour income-oriented mutual funds in July,
the latest industry sales figures indicate.Last month, dividend and income
funds raked in $369.7-million in net new sales, excluding reinvested
distributions, making it the best-selling fund class, the Investment Funds
Institute of Canada reported yesterday. Keith Damsell has more.
ETC: Spending Habits, Advisor
Evaluation, Good Gas Prices,
Negotiating a New Job? Think Outside the Tax Box
The latest edition of the Income Tax Act has 2,430 pages this time around.
Just nine of those pages deal with deductions available to employees. Tim
Cestnick looks at alternatives to those nine pages.
Canada's Wealthy Not Cheapskates, Poll Finds
There's a better than one-in-five chance that a key reason you hardly ever see
your wealthy neighbours is that they're away on holiday. About 21 per cent of
affluent Canadians take four or more vacations a year, according to a survey
from American Express Canada Inc. Read this special report.
CFP Designation is Consumer's First Line of Defence
It's simple to do a rudimentary background check on a financial adviser: Just
look for the letters CFP after his or her name on a business card, website or
advertisement. Rob Carrick explains why.
Seven Reasons Why Rising Oil Prices are a Very Good Thing
Oil prices hit another record yesterday -- $47.27 (U.S.) a barrel. Rejoice.
Eric Reguly explains why this is better news than you might think.