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16 Vitamin A Foods For Your Health

You've already been told vitamin A is great for the eyes, immune system, bones and teeth, but there's so much more to this powerful compound.<p>Firstly, …

Marijuana ‘infinitely worse’ than tobacco, should be discouraged: Harper

Marijuana is "infinitely worse" than tobacco and its use should be widely discouraged in Canada, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper says.<p>The remarks come the morning after the federal leaders' French-language debate, in which Harper's clash with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau over the issue of …

Where to find bargains in the dark corners of the stock market

<i>Norman Rothery is the value investor for Globe Investor's</i> Strategy Lab<i>. Follow his contributions</i> here <i>and view his</i> model portfolio here<i>.</i><p>Warren Buffett bought a basket of cheap South Korean stocks about a decade ago. In doing so, he put the country on the map for North American value investors and a …

Investing

Opinion: 5 stocks making money from global megatrends

As we approach the end of 2014, it’s natural for investors to examine their performance this year and speculate over what’s next come 2015.<p>But let’s …

Bloodbath in Canadian small caps leaving bargains in its wake

For the average investor shrewd enough to navigate the perilous Canadian small-cap stock space, there are places of refuge amid the carnage.<p>While broader North American stock indexes are at or reasonably close to record highs, Canadian small-cap stocks remain gripped in a dizzying selloff …

Investing

Do financial experts invest better than non-experts? Research suggests no

It would be reasonable to assume that the personal investment portfolios of professional fund managers should outperform non-professional investors. But that might not be the case.<p>A new research paper examined the personal portfolios of 84 mutual fund managers in Sweden. Authors Andriy Bodnaruk …

Investing

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<i>Wealth Management Unwrapped</i> is Charlotte B. Beyer’s new book about how high-net-worth individuals ought to go about hiring, working with, and if …

Are cheap energy stocks really a bargain?

Canadian energy stocks have been battered black and blue recently, leaving many investors running for the sidelines or pondering whether a good buying opportunity is at hand.<p>While markets around the world have slid from their record highs in the past month, Canada's energy sector has been among the …

Oil

Pharmaceutical industry gets high on fat profits

<b>Imagine an industry that generates higher profit margins than any other and is no stranger to multi-billion dollar fines for malpractice.</b><p>Throw in widespread accusations of collusion and over-charging, and banking no doubt springs to mind.<p>In fact, the industry described above is responsible for the …

Pharma

Actually, You Might Be Poorer Than You Think

Watch your wallet -- you may be poorer then you think.<p>Recently, CIBC announced that it was going "all in" on wealth management.<p>Basically what this …

Finance

Financial 'Experts' No Better At Finance Than Normal Humans

Knowing more about finance does not lead to better financial decisions.<p>In fact, some of the most supposedly financially knowledgeable people -- mutual-fund managers -- don't make better financial decisions than other people, according to a new study by Michigan State and Notre Dame researchers, as …

GARTMAN: This Is A Market Melt-Up (SPY, DIA)

A few weeks ago the markets didn't look so hot.<p>But the S&P 500 made a new all-time intraday high on Thursday.<p>Dennis Gartman, author of The Gartman …

Why retirement savers need more stocks, less bonds

Rob Arnott, the chairman of Research Affiliates, recently published research suggesting that retirement investors should boost their stock allocation …