It’s been a tough year for Canada’s discretionary retailers, but two companies are bucking the trend and remain solid opportunities for investors, says Keith Howlett, analyst at Desjardins Securities Inc. 201 more words
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Sorry but memories of my early consulting interviews made me do it. The interviewer would ask questions like the topic of this post and the interviewee would be expected to walk through their logic to arrive at the answer. 292 more words
Popular Economics Weekly
We have said that the prospect of higher interest rates next year may spur some extraordinary growth over the next few quarters, and just out holiday retail sales seem to be fulfilling that prophecy. 325 more words
Gas prices have tumbled by double digits since the start of October as they chase oil prices lower.
While experts predict the downside to a prolonged slump in crude prices will likely start to be felt by households and consumers next year, the immediate effects of lower oil are all positive from the vantage point of the average Canadian. 267 more words
Sometimes the smartest actions are the ones you don’t take. That old dictum seems relevant at a moment when the markets are a paradox: Each new high only makes many veteran investors more nervous that disaster looms. 818 more words