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The BRRRR (Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat) Strategy: A Primer for Investors

Our company is a big fan of the BRRRR method real estate investment that Brandon Turner coined and BiggerPockets so helpfully made a calculator to …

Real Estate

Stock traders swear by these 12 technical indicators

However, if you dabble in the stock market on a day-to-day basis, or if you simply want to know what drives the thinking of other market participants, it can be very beneficial to understand the basics of technical indicators.<p>Many traders swear by them to help with the timing of their trades or to …

How Big Pharma is gouging your drug plan

Canada's drug costs are among the highest in the world and our health plans are cracking under the strain. How can we get costs under control before it's too late?<p>On the 20-minute drive between Sault Ste. Marie Airport and Jim Rennie's office at the Essar Steel Algoma plant, I spotted five …

How to find out everything Google knows about you

In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.<p>Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. …

This infographic shows the best time to buy and sell stocks

Is it possible to time the market cycle to capture big gains?<p>Like many controversial topics in investing, there is no real professional consensus on market timing. Academics claim that it's not possible, while traders and chartists swear by the idea.<p>That said, one thing that everyone can probably …

How To Achieve Dividend Investing Success In Four Steps (Example Included)

With the Fed in its seventh year of keeping yields low and bond prices no longer going up, investors have gravitated to dividend-focused stock investing. Many stocks have higher-than-bond yields, plus they offer the possibility of both dividend and price growth. The problem is many investors and …

The Stock Market Bull Who Got 2014 Right Just Published This Fantastic Presentation

For 2015, strategists are expecting stocks to move even higher, and again, no one is more bullish than Stoltzfus.<p>"We have initiated a target for the S&P 500 at the end of 2015 at 2,311," he wrote.<p>Courtesy of Oppenheimer, we've included the key slides from Stoltzfus' brand-new monthly presentation. …

Markets

Twenty top investing questions answered

I get a lot of questions from readers. That's great. The main purpose of Investor Clinic, after all, is to educate people.<p>So keep the questions coming. I can't respond to all of them personally, but I read every one and they help me formulate ideas for columns.<p>Occasionally, however, I receive a …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he says. "We want to …

The 10 Pasta Recipes to Know

It's easy to look to pasta as that happy weeknight cure-all: the palette on which to throw any bits and bobs, to dress with the random things hanging out in the pantry, to just top with cheese and call it dinner. But there are some classic pasta dishes -- or just really delicious ones -- that we …