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CI Financial's options now include dividend cut

CI Financial Corp. may cut its dividend or borrow to raise cash to buy back stock from Bank of Nova Scotia, which is planning to unload its 37 per cent stake in the mutual fund company.<p>The company is looking at its options now that Scotiabank has said it will sell the stake, worth about …

A kinder, gentler way to buy into hedge funds

Getting hit by a truck might have been the best thing to ever happen to Ari Shiff.<p>"I couldn't trade," he says. It was the 1990s, and he'd just moved to Vancouver, already several time zones behind most major stock exchanges. He thought he hated risk before the accident, but once he couldn't nimbly …


Want high returns? Don’t pay for liquidity you don’t need

<i>Norman Rothery is the value investor for Globe Investor's</i> Strategy Lab<i>. Follow his contributions</i> here <i>and view his model portfolio here</i><i>.</i><p>Warren Buffett has a problem that most investors could only dream of. He has too much money. His company sits on a huge pile of cash and he's having a hard time …


With numbers you can prove HR is valuable

<i>This excerpt is from</i> The Real Deal on People – Straight Talk on How The CHRO Creates Business Value<i>, by Les Dakens, reproduced with permission of Carswell, a division of Thomson Reuters Canada Limited.</i><p>When I was given the North American HR job at Heinz, in Pittsburgh, my new boss was the head of …

Warren Buffett, we need more belching in the boardroom

There needs to be more belching in corporate boardrooms.<p>Not literally, I mean. In fact, you shouldn't blame me for this metaphor at all. It's legendary investor Warren Buffett who used the phrase. Unfortunately, he was comparing the act of voting "no" on a corporate board to the rather untoward …

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Bill Gates: ‘Techno-Fixing Luddite or world savior?

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Is Bill Gates a “Master of the Universe,” the global savior leading his new “Billionaires Club” of …

No longer the darling: How to prepare for a falling loonie

Gasoline price increases as the loonie falls<p>Economist Philip Cross uses 2012 average spending per household data to show the impact of a falling dollar on spending on gasoline. Average cost in 2012: $2,394<p>SOURCE: Philip Cross