How to stick to a strategy despite market pressure

Trendy or not, portfolio manager Peter Frost sticks by value investing. In recent years, when investors were searching for companies with big ideas and high earnings multiples, his focus on steady cash flows and high dividend growth sometimes seemed outmoded. “I struggle in times where the market really gravitates to companies with high earnings multiples,” […]

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Harperland meets Ford Nation

When Doug Ford praised Stephen Harper’s record during a campaign rally in Toronto last night, the Prime Minister wasn’t in the room. After Ford finished speaking and melded into the crowd, another Conservative had the job of announcing Harper’s arrival. Richmond Hill MP and candidate Costas Menegakis gave Harper a 30-second welcome. Harper made his way […]

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Why Canadians voted early — and in droves

Actor Gordon Pinsent walked out of the Elections Canada office in downtown Toronto, Blue Jays cap in hand, without casting his ballot. “I was hoping to get in there, but it’s going to be a long wait,” he says. It’s lunchtime on the Tuesday before election day, and the voting station in Toronto Centre is […]

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Your behind-the-scenes allies at investment funds

You may not have heard of their job, and you don’t know their names, but these people help you protect clients. They’re the members of mutual fund independent review committees (IRCs). These IRCs—typically teams of three or four people with backgrounds in accounting, regulation and investing—weigh in on conflicts of interest. They’re independent of the […]

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Stick on the ice, eye on the money

When NHLer Matt Stajan made his first million at age 20, his financial advisors were the same people who taught him how to count—his parents. During his rookie years, Mike and Nada Stajan helped their son manage money, even though several outsiders had offered to help with his finances. They were his natural choice, he […]

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