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Charlotte Rutherford

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In 2017, cryptocurrencies and the decentralized network that enables them were thrust into the mainstream. Bitcoin staged a stunning rally that saw it go from a $1,000 valuation in January to $20,000 in December 2017. This year has been a different story. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been battered as a number of nations have […] ...
Posted: May 20 2018 @ 9:09 PM
Ever hear of the popular adage of "Sell in May and Go Away"? Is there truth to this saying or could this strategy to real damage to your investment portfolio? ...
Posted: May 13 2018 @ 8:54 PM
When markets are good, advisers and portfolio managers get too much credit for investment returns. Clients are happy that their nest egg is growing and attribute their good fortune to their provider. Conversely, when markets are bad, investment professionals take the heat. Whether it’s fair or not, it happens a lot.  … ...
Posted: May 06 2018 @ 3:18 PM
As you’ve probably heard by now, the stock market now finds itself in this, the ninth year of the current bull market dating back to the end of the 2008-2009 financial crisis. As far as history repeating itself, the data suggests that these cycles typically last only about six years or so. But if that […] ...
Posted: Apr 29 2018 @ 11:08 PM
Although 2018 has been a roller-coaster for stock markets globally, their allure has continued to be an addiction for Canadians. This has been particularly true when compared to other assets like cash, property, and bonds. While it is true that those other assets have a great appeal during the economic cycle, stocks have always held […] ...
Posted: Apr 22 2018 @ 10:39 PM
While the recent performance of the stock market may have been disappointing, the reality is that it has enjoyed a period of stunning growth. For example, the S&P 500 has risen by 3.5 times since its low during the financial crisis. And while this rate of growth may not be achievable in every year, its […] ...
Posted: Apr 15 2018 @ 10:35 PM
Canada’s first cannabis mutual fund is cutting back on pot stocks. The UIT Alternative Health Fund has pared its holdings in recreational marijuana companies to 33 per cent, from 44 per cent at the end of 2017, while raising cash and shifting to health-care stocks like Jamieson Wellness Inc. and Pinnacle Foods Inc. The UIT […] ...
Posted: Apr 08 2018 @ 8:15 PM
The previous week had been a tumultuous one for the markets. Amazon’s shares dropped more than $100 as President Trump had declared war on the retail giant. Facebook is being investigated for privacy breaches in several countries. But that aside, market investors are most concerned with the enveloping trade-wars started by the American president. But […] ...
Posted: Apr 01 2018 @ 10:37 PM
The rapidly escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China is taking its toll on equity investors around the globe. Following U.S. President Donald Trump’s imposition of up to US$60 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods, Beijing quickly responded with a 25 per cent levy on imports of U.S.-made goods. They total US$3 billion on […] ...
Posted: Mar 27 2018 @ 8:50 PM
Your 2018 edition ultimate Questrade review is here! This comprehensive breakdown explores in-depth every product, service, feature, and quirk offered by Questrade. If you're thinking about joining, you need to read this review ASAP! ...
Posted: Feb 05 2018 @ 1:48 PM


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