Extra Money: Mortgage or Investments?

The topic of paying down one’s mortgage vs. investing seems to be a never ending debate with everyone having  their own opinion on which method is better. The argument for either side of the equation usually heats up over the topic of investment return. While some argue that investing can yield a higher after tax return based on historical figures, others posit that those historical figures are likely not going to be

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Investing In Canada

The importance of global diversification is often discussed as important as an investor in today’s global economy, and with the MSCI World Index and EAFE (Europe, Australasia and Far East) Index both up about 27% in U.S. dollar terms in 2009, that message remains important. However, over the past few years, we’ve been reminded of the great investment opportunities in Canada. More Than Just Resources Canada has not gone unnoticed by

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3 Key Issues That Influence the Stock Market

As we head into the fall and we look forward toward next year, it is important to take a look at the general econimc landscape, assess the data that we have access to, and develop our views on the performance of our investments going forward. The following are three high-level economic data points that we can use, along with our other tools, to further assist us determining our views on

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A Look at the Market’s Big Picture

Just a few days into August and markets seem to have picked up where they left off in July. Here’s a summary of market action and key developments from last month, including monthly benchmarks. Investors saw more data indicating that healing is underway in the global economy. Increased optimism paved the way for a fifth consecutive month of gains across world markets. International stocks advanced. The MSCI World Index returned

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