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People are downloading their Facebook data and posting it to Twitter, and the results will terrify you

The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to roll on. As it does, people are becoming more and more aware of just how much data Facebook has on them.<p>One easy (yet slightly horrifying) way to see it all in one place is to request all of your Facebook data as a zip file. A lot of people have been …

Social Media

Rob Carrick's 2018 ETF Buyer's Guide: Best international equity funds

Stick to Canadian companies as an investor and you miss out on what's happening in 97 per cent of the global stock market.<p>Adding U.S. stocks to your Canadian holdings brings you up to 55 per cent of the global market. To access opportunities in the rest of the world, try an exchange-traded fund …

Investing

57 Ways to Lose Weight Forever, According to Science

The ultimate list of research-backed weight loss tips that will keep the pounds off for good.

Nutrition

Actively managed ETFs just keep getting hotter

Actively managed exchange-traded funds continue to gain assets as more new products are launched.<p>Bristol Gate Capital Partners, a boutique investment manager, became the 29th firm to join the roster of Canadian ETF providers this week, bringing two equity funds to the Toronto Stock Exchange: …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

Exercise

What are ETFs? A beginner’s guide to exchange-traded funds

<b>Pop the champagne! Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, recently celebrated a milestone birthday: January marked 25 years since the world’s largest ETF</b> …

Investing

Are you using your TFSA to its full potential?

Canadians love their tax-free savings accounts and exchange-traded funds. More than 12.7 million people had a TFSA in 2015, an increase from the previous year of about 1 million.<p>At the same time, Canadians are putting more money into ETFs: $26-billion last year, a record-breaking figure that pushed …

The 2 Best Pot Stocks to Consider Buying Now -- And 1 to Avoid

If Canada legalizes adult-use marijuana, select pot stocks could soar. However, investors will have to choose wisely.<p>The pot industry is among the …

How to Earn Passive Income: 15 Ways to Consider

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might …

Five low-cost ETFs to play the U.S. market

Canada has a lot going for it: safe cities, pristine wilderness, universal health care. Plus, we're good at hockey, eh?<p>But when it comes to investing, the Great White North has been getting badly outscored by the red, white and blue. The U.S. S&P 500 index posted a scorching total return, including …

Investing

How Wealthsimple’s chief investment officer is preparing investors for a sudden turn in the markets

Dave Nugent may oversee investments at a cutting-edge Canadian robo-adviser, but his investment strategy, by his own admission, is downright "boring." Mr. Nugent, the chief investment officer at Wealthsimple, sees a big part of his job as promoting a steady investment approach and tempering …

Investing

The 3 Best Artificial Intelligence Stocks of 2017

Adobe, NVIDIA, and Micron are well positioned to benefit from the AI revolution.<p>Over the course of the last few years, the world has embarked on a …

Artificial Intelligence

Desjardins Securities unveils its top stock picks for 2018

Analysts at Desjardins Securities released their sector-specific outlooks and top picks for 2018 in a series of research notes on Friday.<p>The firm's stock selections for the year consist of 34 stocks spread across nine different sectors.<p>"2017 was an interesting year for the markets, which saw the …

Business (Canada)

Why rising interest rates aren’t a death knell for dividend stocks

It's one of those investing axioms few people question: If interest rates rise, dividend stocks will tumble.<p>With bond yields climbing and the Bank of Canada potentially hiking interest rates next week, now is a good time to consider the consequences of higher rates. But as we'll see, the …

Investing

The painful lesson that pot and bitcoin investors have yet to learn, an AI stock pick, and the chill that's hit bonds

The biggest asset bubbles tend to start with the most solid foundations. In the mid-1990s, technology companies were earning their high valuations with incredible growth. Microsoft Corp. was selling Windows software at an extraordinary pace and Nortel Networks Corp. was meeting insane demand from …

Investing

3 Stocks That Could Make You Rich

These stocks are set to ride the waves of enormous wealth-generating trends.<p>How can you get rich? There are plenty of paths to wealth.<p>You could win …

Genetics

I'm 29 and manage $100 million — here are the 7 best pieces of advice I can give you about investing

At 29 years old, I manage $100 million in assets.<p>Some may think I'm on the young side to be managing so much money, but with multigenerational clients — everywhere from millennial parents looking to enter the market all the way to boomers trying to secure their savings — my age is one of my …

Investing

The 4 Largest Pure-Play Marijuana Stocks

There are now four pot stocks with a market cap in excess of $1 billion.<p>Marijuana hasn't come by the nickname "the green rush" by accident. If we …

Every investor needs to know these 12 valuation ratios

An uninformed investor: "This stock is so cheap! The current stock price is only $0.50!"<p>A smart investor: "Umm…the stock price means nothing. Your stock's EBITDA multiple is negative!"<p>I know. Cheesy example. But hopefully, it gets the point across. Just because the stock price is trading under $1 …

Investing

Want to Get Paid Every Month? These Dividend Stocks Are for You

You'll be surprised at how easy it is to get the income you need.<p>Your bills come every month, so it would be nice if your portfolio income did too. …

Investing

The Philips Hue LightStrip might be your new favorite thing in the world

Everyone loves Philips Hue bulbs. What’s not to love? They’re class-leaders on every level. We recently told you about a sale on everyone’s favorite …

Home Automation

Six Canadian stocks to consider buying on the dip

Bargain-seeking investors may still find deals on Canadian stocks.<p>Unlike a nearly 12-per-cent rally this year in the U.S. equity market, domestic stocks are marginally in positive territory after a pullback that began in February. Energy, resource and financial stocks, which make up about …

Business (Canada)

Here's What to Do If Your Identity Is Stolen

The Equifax data breach just raised the odds you'll be a fraud victim.<p>In the wake of <b>Equifax</b>'s massive data breach, millions of Americans are more …

Identity Theft

Dividend investing works: Here’s five years of proof

<i>John Heinzl is the dividend investor for Globe Investor's</i> Strategy Lab<i>. Follow his contributions</i> here<i>. You can see his</i> model portfolio here<i>.</i><p>Wednesday is the fifth anniversary of Strategy Lab (cue sound of Champagne corks popping), and to mark the occasion, I'll be taking a detailed look at how my …

Investing

Six budding stocks that trade for less than $5 a share

Investing in small or micro-cap stocks is fraught with risk, but the potential for owning a multi-bagger is also greater.<p>Early-stage companies often fly under the radar compared with their large-cap cousins because they lack brokerage coverage. Some may not generate much in the way of revenue or …

FDA

Ensure your estate planning doesn’t create a family feud

My grandfather used to tell me that he'd feel better after visiting his doctor, because the doctor would always tell him, "Your health problems are normal for your age." I never understood why this would make Grandpa feel better because, eventually, dying would become normal for his age. Which is …

Retirement