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Real estate equity funds on top when looking at 15-year returns

The past decade and a half seem to have been quite unkind to most Canadian equity fund investors, and even worse to those invested elsewhere. In fact, performance figures for the 15-year period through December 2015 show fixed-income funds fared almost as well and in many cases better than their stock-driven kin. 1,035 more words

Financial Markets

Why Canadian stocks are down, but not out

It has been a miserable start to the year for equity markets in Canada, but a steep rally is in the cards for the country’s benchmark index, predicts Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at BMO Capital Markets Corp. 178 more words

Trading Desk

Investors should expect looming earnings period to be volatile

Estimates for fourth-quarter earnings per share for S&P/TSX Composite Index stocks have been slashed by five per cent in the past three months, with the resource sectors seeing the most revisions. 211 more words

Trading Desk

Gary Lamphier: Market meltdown leaves investors reeling

What a train wreck.

For battle-scarred investors, this will be remembered as the most gruesome opening week of a new year since Popeye debuted and the first telephone appeared in the White House. 993 more words

Local Business

Gary Lamphier: Edmonton-area stocks took a shellacking in 2015

Stocks in the Edmonton region suffered their heftiest losses since 2008 last year, as plunging crude oil prices and a double-digit decline in Canada’s main equity benchmark reverberated across a wide swath of local companies. 816 more words

Local Business

Why Benj Gallander loves 'ugly duckling' stocks

Benj Gallander’s investment approach isn’t for widows, orphans or the ‘hot money’ crowd.

Many of his stock picks are ugly ducklings — obscure, sometimes thinly traded stocks have lagged the stock market for years. 506 more words

Local Business

U.S. Fed’s rate hike sends North American stocks higher

TORONTO — The TSX shot up by more than 200 points for the second straight day as investors in search of a deal jumped back into the market after last week’s slump and the U.S. 155 more words

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