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By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, November 26, 2014

REITs had been on quite a tear until mid-2013 when Ben Bernanke’s infamous tapering talk sent bond yields soaring. With yields on the rise, the prices of income producing investments, including real estate stocks and REITs were sent lower. Many investors who held REITs, real estate ETFs, and mutual funds were a little taken aback by the big drops, and many sold out of the sector entirely. But most of the funds have since recovered their losses, with many posting impressive gains in the past year. The real estate equity category gained 16.4% in 12 months ending Oct. 31, the fourth-best showing of all categories in the period.


By Tyler Mordy | Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Saint Francis of Assisi once reminded his congregation to “preach the gospel at all times, and, when necessary, use words.” Apparently, the European Central Bank’s president, Mario Draghi, slept through that sermon. In what is now famously known as his “Do Whatever It Takes” speech in July 2012, Draghi used rhetoric rather than real policy action to resurrect markets.


By Patrick McKeough | Monday, November 24, 2014

The value and quality of the stocks you consider are far more important than what the share price happens to be doing at any given moment. Stocks go up and down every day. Sometimes there is an obvious cause in good or bad news. But there’s a large random element to stock price changes, particularly over short periods. Here are two of the most common investment errors:


By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, November 21, 2014

* First Asset launches two new factor-based ETFs
* Mutual fund sales booming
* Stocks advance on China, Europe stimulus plans


By Robyn K. Thompson | Friday, November 21, 2014

Q – With most markets up year after year for the past several years, if you have a long-term time horizon (greater than 10 years), what is wrong with keeping money in a money market fund or bond fund within an RSP and waiting for the large correction to come before diversifying into equity funds? – Marc L.


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By Bruce Loeppky  | Thursday, November 20, 2014
By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Brian Bridger | Tuesday, November 18, 2014
By Gordon Pape | Monday, November 17, 2014
By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, November 14, 2014
By Robyn K. Thompson | Friday, November 14, 2014
By Samantha Prasad | Thursday, November 13, 2014
By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, November 12, 2014
By Wilfred Hahn | Tuesday, November 11, 2014
By Patrick McKeough | Monday, November 10, 2014
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