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By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, September 19, 2014

Sliding commodity prices weighed on Canada’s metals and mining, gold, and materials sectors, pushing the S&P/TSX Composite Index to a weekly loss of -1.7%. U.S. and global markets, however, gained on the week as risk-aversion faded following the decisive 55% “No” vote in Thursday’s Scottish referendum on separation from the United Kingdom. The blue-chip S&P 500 Composite Index advanced 1.3% on the week, after backing off from another record high on Friday.


By Robyn K. Thompson | Friday, September 19, 2014

Q – I’d like to set up a savings plan, but the rates for bank savings accounts seem really low. Are there some higher-interest alternatives where I don’t have to lock in my money, as I would with GICs? – Frank B., Brockville, Ontario


By Maria Fernanda Parra | Thursday, September 18, 2014

Emerging market (EM) equities as an asset class are often one of the most misunderstood investment classes of all. For one thing, they represents investments in a very diverse set of countries unknown to many institutional and novice investors. Their diversity is reflected in the many classifications that analysts have created to group similar countries based on criteria such as size, growth, population, and even capital markets development. But the EM asset class has fallen out of favor. Is it ready for a comeback?


By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, September 17, 2014

After stepping down from his post at Claymore Investments in April 2012, it was only a matter of time before Som Seif returned to the investment industry. Last year, he launched Purpose Investments, a fund company that offers a small family of competitively-priced mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Here’s a look at the Purpose offerings.


By Olev Edur | Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The past several years have been as tough on the Chinese investment front as on any other region, with many mixed signals having emanated from that market since 2008. But Kenrick Leung, portfolio manager at Amundi Hong Kong, which sub-advises the Renaissance China Plus Fund offered by CIBC Asset Management Inc., believes better times are ahead.


More recent articles

By Patrick McKeough | Monday, September 15, 2014
By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, September 12, 2014
By Robyn K. Thompson | Friday, September 12, 2014
By Margaret O'Sullivan | Thursday, September 11, 2014
By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, September 10, 2014
By Knowledge Bureau | Tuesday, September 09, 2014
By Gordon Pape | Monday, September 08, 2014
By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, September 05, 2014
By Robyn K. Thompson | Friday, September 05, 2014
By Samantha Prasad | Thursday, September 04, 2014
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