Comparing investment returns is a tricky task

Comparing investment returns is a tricky task
Each investor is unique in their goals and personal risk tolerance, so their investment portfolio should be customized to their situation By Bill Green Columnist, Troy Media You worked hard for your money and, in turn, your money should be working hard for you. However, when comparing returns, you need to be sure you’re making a fair comparison. Investors often... Read More

Want an innovative economy? Fund research

Want an innovative economy? Fund research
To transform Canada’s ability to compete on the global stage requires a significant funding commitment to research By Paul Armstrong & Carol Herbert EvidenceNetwork.ca, Troy Media With Canada’s 150th birthday squarely in the rear-view mirror, we should now look to our future. Our government has been staking much on an “innovation economy.” So how do we get there? Follow the... Read More

Hidden or visible, you’re paying investment fees

Hidden or visible, you’re paying investment fees
Be smart, shop around and make sure you’re aware of the total fees you pay and what you’re getting for them By Bill Green Columnist, Troy Media Some fees for investments are hidden, some are visible. But there’s always some type of fee or cost involved in investing. Some people will disagree with my broad use of the word fee,... Read More

Changes in financial services impacts investors

Changes in financial services impacts investors
by Derek Wood The financial services business has undergone major changes over the last 30 years. Probably the biggest change began in 1987 when banks were granted permission to own brokerage firms. Today it is estimated that between 80% and 90% of Canadian retail investment assets are under bank administration. Other changes to the investment industry that have occurred include:... Read More

Dollar Cost Averaging into Equities

Dollar Cost Averaging into Equities
During the past year in Canada, both domestically and internationally, we entered 2016 with our national economy on the verge of recession led by a drastic slowdown in Alberta’s economic output under a new provincial government. Consider the significance and scale of the events, the national economic trend has more recently reversed in the back half of the year with... Read More

Taxes, not basic necessities make up largest Canadian household expense

Taxes, not basic necessities make up largest Canadian household expense
The average Canadian family spends more on taxes than on housing, food and clothing combined, finds a new study recently released by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “Most people don’t realize it, but the average Canadian household now pays more in taxes than they spend on the basic necessities of life combined,” said Charles Lammam,... Read More

BrightPath On The Path To Major Growth

BrightPath On The Path To Major Growth
BrightPath Early Learning Inc.  (TSXV: BPE) received a 42% boost in its share price when the Company announced today that it would be acquiring a portfolio of 20 child care centres located in Ontario. BrightPath will pay $22 million for approximately 2,500 licensed spaces in 20 early learning and child care centres located in the Regions of Peel and Halton,... Read More

Legacy Education Alliance Stock to Watch

Legacy Education Alliance Stock to Watch
Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (OTCQB: LEAI) stock shot up 48% to $0.37 cents on higher than average volume. The Company is an international provider of practical, high-quality, and value-based educational training on the topics of personal finance, entrepreneurship, real estate, and financial markets investing strategies and techniques. They’ve recently released their fiscal year end results where revenue decreased $9.3 million... Read More