Andrew Ecclestone

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Bank of Japan’s architect of ‘shock and awe’ plots retreat from stimulus program

More than five years into a radical plan to boost the world’s third-biggest economy, the Bank of Japan sent a message of quiet surrender last week, admitting it couldn’t stoke inflation and walking back steps intended to do so.<p>The man leading the BOJ away from its program of unprecedented …

Seven simple value investment strategies that walloped the market over the past 15 years

Seven simple investment strategies walloped the market over the past 15 years. They each look for bargains in different ways, but they all generated serious returns.<p>Each strategy sticks with a single value ratio, sorts the market’s stocks by that ratio each year and then invests an equal amount of …

Investing

See 200 Years of Immigration in the United States as a Graphic of a Growing Tree

Culture & Exploration<p>200 Years of U.S. Immigration Looks Like the Rings of a Tree<p>These data visualizers imagined each era of U.S. immigration as a ring in a growing tree trunk.<p>U.S. immigration by origin at birth, 1830-2015<p>1950<p>1850<p>1900<p>2000<p>Each dash<p>represents<p>100 immigrants.<p>Each ring represents<p>one …

Immigration

BMO’s run in 2018 marks another win for our winning bank picking strategy

Analysts at RBC Dominion Securities have upgraded their recommendation on Bank of Montreal to “outperform” from “sector perform,” and investors who follow our strategy of buying laggard bank stocks will no doubt applaud the move.<p>Our strategy at the start of this year identified BMO as the best …

Business (Canada)

Value investing strategies that could make for sunny outcomes

Common wisdom has it that sunny summer afternoons are best enjoyed on the beach, picnicking, or otherwise frolicking in the great outdoors. Such activities work for balanced souls, but I think there’s nothing better than spending the day exploring financial databases and testing investment …

The Top 1000: A better way to predict which stocks will outperform

One of the most surprising advances I’ve witnessed in my lifetime is our increasing ability to predict the future. The flawed human prognosticators we relied on back in the day have been replaced by analytics systems that can crunch reams of data and tell us—with shocking accuracy—what’s going to …

‘Barbell’ strategy can pump up your portfolio

Lifting weights is generally good for your fitness regime. But could a barbell strategy also help you manage your equity portfolio?<p>The barbell investing approach calls for buying the three top-performing sectors and three bottom-performing sectors from the previous year, according to data from the …

DAVID ROSENBERG: 5 indicators suggest we're at the top of this stock market cycle

The FAANG stocks have ruled the technology sector the last few years and have had a heavy influence on the entire stock market.<p>Apple is the world's most valuable company by market capitalization, with Amazon and Google not far behind. So anyone indexing US large-cap equities —which means almost …

Stock Markets

Demographic challenges are key to solving Canada’s inflation riddle

For the first time in three years, headline inflation in Canada has moved above the Bank of Canada’s 2-per-cent target. Whether or not it will continue to increase, the fact that the bank’s three core measures of inflation averaged above 2 per cent for the first time in six years certainly suggests …

This Is How Long You Should Hold A Plank For

The answer might surprise you.<p>If you're holding a plank for 60-second intervals or longer, you're doing it wrong.<p>Plenty of experts say planking for …

Two Canadian bank stock buying strategies that have produced amazing returns

Staying loyal to one Canadian bank stock has its advantages. So does owning them all. But if you want to get the most out of an investment in this sector, try buying a fresh bank stock each year.<p>Which one? That depends upon which of two stock-picking strategies you employ. But number crunching for …

Before and After: A Clever "Wall + Headboard in One"

We featured Malcolm's epic small kitchen renovation earlier this week, but couldn't resist sharing another DIY project from his condo. In less than a …

Deep Blue

Opinion: Why you should probably just give up trying to beat the stock market

This past week saw the release of not one, but two, reports showing how incredibly difficult it is for stock investors to beat the market.<p>If we …

This chart is a blunt reminder about the randomness of investment performance

Each and every year since I started this website, I’ve updated the following asset- allocation quilt:<p>For the second year in a row, each asset class …

Investing

Be afraid? Investors are eating up stocks at the fastest pace in years

The “very stable genius” calling the shots in the White House loves dangling the freight-training stock market in front of America as an affirmation …

Stock Markets

Essential reading for successful investing, fearless market forecasts, and a simple but solid ETF portfolio

Michael Mauboussin wrote what I believe is the single best short paper ever written for investors and pretty much everything he writes is insightful, useful and wise. Mr. Mauboussin is a professor of finance at Columbia University, the former head of global financial strategies at Credit Suisse, …

Opinion: The blockchain economy is coming, with or without bitcoin

The rational price of bitcoin is an open question.<p>But with bitcoin BTCUSD, -2.87% futures now trading in CME US:BTCF8 and CBOE US:XBTF8 and a …

Bitcoin

Opinion: Science shows this is how you can make better investment decisions

There are serious flaws with our decision-making process.<p>Neuroscientists have used the latest functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) techniques …

Microcap stocks: A simple strategy that has produced 16 years of stunningly good returns

Architects can reveal stunning vistas and create stimulating environments when they put ceiling-to-floor windows in office buildings. It's something I experienced this week while pecking away at a Bloomberg terminal perched next to such a window.<p>Peering down at the city from 15 storeys up inspired …

The real reasons financial advisers don’t land more clients — and what to do about them

You offer a solution people need. So why don’t you have a line of people out your door, begging to work with you?<p>For one, people don’t know what you …

Opinion: Why stock-market investors should be worried about the junk-bond market

<i>(Correction: Changes S&P 500 return to 10.7% from 0.7% in ninth paragraph.)</i><p>CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — If you’re the worrying investor type — and there …

Stock Markets

Pete Cowen's signature 'Tennis Ball' drill

<i>By Stephen Deane, Head Professional at Emirates Golf Club</i><p>Last month we discussed Pete Cowen’s signature ‘Spiral Staircase’ drill which focussed on …

The First Ever Fund Managed by a Robot Is Here. So Far It's Beating the Market

It can process over 1 million pieces of information a day.<p>As if professional mutual fund managers didn’t have it hard enough.<p>Not only do they have to …

Opinion: Tony Robbins: 7 questions you must ask to keep a financial adviser honest

This is the first of a series of articles from life- and business strategist Tony Robbins on sharpening your investing and personal-finance …

Retirement

A value strategy seeking the most succulent returns

Thanksgiving dinner should come with a warning label. Something like, the turkey and gravy may induce belt loosening and mild catatonia. Complications may occur when taken with an extra slice of pumpkin pie.<p>Complications can also bedevil stock pickers when it comes to back-testing their favourite …

A simple TSX stock-picking technique that would have produced 18.5% annual returns over the past 15 years

Applying simple value-investing strategies to the S&P/TSX 60 index produced wonders in recent years. It's high time to put them under the microscope.<p>The S&P/TSX 60 follows 60 of the largest enterprises in Canada. It includes big banks, insurance companies, utilities, resource firms and others. Over …

Opinion: World leaders are taking investors down a dangerous economic path

Conditions for investors around the world are getting worse.<p>Let’s start with Europe, the world’s second-largest economy. The European Union is a …

Stock Markets

This 20-Minute Yoga Flow Can Help Relieve Back Pain

Anyone who struggles with back pain knows how distressing it can be.Whether it’s soreness that impedes your sleep or aches that hurt your …

Pain

Swing By Numbers: New Study Unlocks 6 Swing Secrets

GolfTEC tested 30,000 players to find out what makes a great swing great<p>The handicap system does a simple, elegant job of identifying a player's ability. A 20-handicapper, a single-digit golfer, a club champion and a tour player all have different skill levels that lead to different scores. But …

Golf

Journalist Who Exposed The Racist Creator Of Trump’s CNN Tweet Gets Death Threats

Sexton is no stranger to online harassment.<p>WASHINGTON — A journalist who revealed the racist, anti-Semitic internet troll behind the CNN beat-down …