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Ottawa has brought this country's housing fantasy to an end

The fantasy of endlessly rising house prices is over.<p>If the housing market doesn't respond to measures announced by the federal government on Monday, then expect more action ahead. Argue all you like about how economic and real estate fundamentals affect prices. In the end, it's government action …

The top 5 fall day trips from Toronto

The top fall day trips from Toronto will let you get out of town to appreciate our province's stunning foliage. Whether you want to hike or just …

The 6 Best TV Shows and Movies You Should Watch To Learn About Money

Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu have all got you covered.<p>If you’re trying to learn good financial habits or discover the secrets of the American economy, …

Swiss central bank steps up stock buying spree | Reuters

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland’s central bank now owns more publicly-traded shares in Facebook (FB.O) than Mark Zuckerberg, part of a mushrooming stock portfolio that is likely to grow yet further.<p>A man walks on the Federal Square in front of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) in Bern, Switzerland June …

QuickTake Q&A: Saudi Stock Market Steps Up Bid for Foreign Cash

For the second time in 15 months, Saudi Arabia is loosening rules on foreigners investing in its almost $400 billion Tadawul Stock Exchange. The goal …

Here’s how the Fed (and others) will drive gold to $1,700

Expect Apple to grab plenty of attention this morning. Shares are down 2% in premarket, after EU officials told Ireland to send the iPhone maker a …

How a New Hire Added $1.5 Billion to United Airline's Market Cap

Investors decided Tuesday that adding Scott Kirby to the United Airlines turnaround formula made the company worth $1.5 billion more.<p>Shares of the …

The golden age of natural gas

U.S. carbon emissions from power plants have fallen to 25-year lows. No country is reducing its emissions faster. Remarkably, we are doing this while …

World’s Top Performing Fund Is Running Out of Good Stocks to Buy

The world’s best-performing stock fund is discovering the downside of success.<p>After producing a three-year return of 275 percent, more than any other …

STOCKS DROP: Here's what you need to know

First, the scoreboard:<p><b>Dow:</b> 18,435.29, -67.70, (-0.37%)• <b><br>S&P 500:</b> 2,173.42, -6.96, (-0.32%)• <b><br>Nasdaq:</b> 5,213.29, -19.04, (-0.36%)<p><b>Additionally:</b><p>San Francisco's out-of-control housing market might start looking more 'normal'<p>America is running out of young people 'willing to flip burgers'<p>The latest sign that …

Deutsche Bank Calculates How Much Of The S&P's Value Is Due To Central Banks

It is no secret that earnings have gone nowhere over the past two years (and are set to decline for 6 consecutive quarters), while on a GAAP basis …

The Great Stock Buyback Boom Is Over

Buybacks were crucial in bringing the market back to life after the Financial Crisis.<p>The great stock buyback boom may be on the wane, undermined by …

'Perfect storm' or 'Idiot Wind?' Why are ICBC rates rising?

When just about anything goes wrong these days, we blame a 'perfect storm' of events. In the past week alone, the list has included tragedies ranging …

Michael Lewitt: We're In The Late Stages Of Ponzi Finance

<i>By FS Staff</i><p><i>The following is a summary of our recent interview with Michael Lewitt, which can be listened to in full on our site</i> <i>here</i> <i>or on iTunes</i> …

Trading Patterns Show Israel Real Estate Stock Rally May Be Done

The clouds are starting to gather over Israeli real-estate stocks.<p>After clocking up the best gains in seven years versus the country’s benchmark …

The Boom in Stock Buybacks May Be Over

The great stock buyback boom may be on the wane, undermined by falling company earnings.<p>U.S. company stock buybacks are down 21% in the first seven …

Why Bank of America's Shares Are Up 11% in August

Bank of America's headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. Image source: iStock/Thinkstock.<p>With August coming to a close, it looks like <b>Bank of America</b> (NYSE: BAC) will end the month as the best-performing big bank stock, at least among the eight global systematically important banks.<p>Its stock …

Short Sale

What is a 'Short Sale'<p>A short sale is a transaction in which an investor sells borrowed securities in anticipation of a price decline and is required …

Investing

How low interest rates are crippling capitalism

Since the EU referendum, all eyes have been on sterling.<p>The pound has fallen.<p>But take a look around. The Bank of England must be the envy of the …

Trump leaves some on Wall Street wary and confused | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump has said a lot of things that, were he a sitting U.S. president instead of a candidate for the job, could be expected to roil financial markets.<p>If investors were taking the Republican presidential nominee at his word, they would be selling shares of Apple Inc …

Google wants the US' wireless spectrum for balloon-based internet

Google's internet-by-air effort, Project Loon, isn't necessarily limited to countries where data coverage is frequently spotty; it might be headed to the US, too. The search firm recently sent a letter to the FCC suggesting that potentially available high-frequency spectrum (above 24GHz) should be …

Project Loon

Twitter Buys Indian Mobile Marketing Startup

Twitter is buying an India-based mobile marketing startup for an undisclosed sum, as it seeks to attract users in the developing world.<p>The …

Snapchat Revenue Boss Mike Randall Departs After Seven Months

Randall is out Just a few months after Snapchat's first ads.<p>Snapchat‘s revenue boss Mike Randall has left the company, seven months after joining the messaging startup.<p>Randall, who was hired away from Facebook in June 2014, departed last week.<p>“We thank Mike for his many contributions and we wish …

What does Microsoft have planned for Wednesday’s Windows 10 event?

Image copyright Om Malik/Gigaom.Microsoft will unveil the first major Windows update under new CEO Satya Nadella on Wednesday. Obviously, it’s a big …