Sharon Gray

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30 Days of Avocado Recipes

Avocado is a fruit that has gotten its fair share of hype in recent years — which it owes largely to the delicious innovation that is smashing it on …

Healthy Eating

Make Any of These 50+ Healthy, No-Bake Desserts and Everyone Will Ask, "Can I Have the Recipe?"

When turning on your oven is just not happening, whip up one of these healthy no-bake desserts. From vegan to low-carb to low-sugar to gluten-free, we have a recipe for everyone! The no-bake brownies (that taste like chocolate caramel!), low-calorie chocolate cherry ice cream, and frozen chocolate …

Healthy Eating

How to make blackberry macarons at home

We can’t all fly to Paris on a whim when a craving for macarons hits. So we got pastry chef Nadège Nourian to show us how to make blackberry macarons …

Should you rent or buy? Take our personality quiz

Whether you should rent or buy a place to live is one of those eternal personal finance dilemmas – but it’s not just about money.<p>“Lifestyle is a …

Calgary boxer wins historic title belt

Calgary’s Steve “The Dragon” Claggett is the talk of the Calgary boxing world as he arrived on Monday at his gym Southpaw Boxing as the first …

Five muscle groups that are too often ignored at the gym

After 12 years as a trainer, I know that having a training plan is crucial. A plan keeps you focused, allows you to track your progress and gives you objective data to understand why you are, or are not, reaching your goals.<p>I also know that developing a strength routine can be stressful, …

How technology entrepreneur Andrew D’Souza invests his own money

Andrew D'Souza's entrepreneurial journey started when he was 10 years old and convinced his local newspaper, The Mississauga News, to start delivery in his neighbourhood – and put him in charge of the route. He then recruited some of the local kids to help him pack the papers. Mr. D'Souza later …

Here’s the right way to go shopping for stocks

When buying or selling investments, individuals act in a completely different way than when they shop for cars, groceries, and other consumer goods. These very different approaches to buy or sell decisions can explain why investors get such different, often disastrous outcomes when making financial …

RBC launches new income ETFs as talk swirls it will launch its own robo-adviser

Royal Bank of Canada's asset-management arm launched four new exchange-traded funds that tap into strong demand among investors for regular income – and executives aren't ruling out using the funds to create a bank-owned robo-adviser in the near future.<p>The new funds, which focus on preferred …

Assume the crash position: Expect more gloom for Canada's stock market

Canada’s stock market has suffered through a lost decade of returns. Why the bad times for Canadian investors could continue.<p>In recent weeks, the …

The words you need to know during this stock market downturn

What’s a bear market? And what’s the difference between that and a secular bear market? Here’s a mini-glossary of terms<p>It’s been a miserable start to …

Stock Markets

Recipe: Lively beef stew with root vegetables

Preheat oven to 300 F. Combine coriander, ginger, cinnamon and chile de arbol. Toss with beef. Season with salt and pepper.<p>Heat oil in heavy ovenproof pot over high heat. Working in batches, add beef and brown on all sides, 6 to 8 minutes in total. Remove from pot and reserve.<p>Reduce heat to medium. …

Try It Now

Hunting for dividend data? Help is here

<b>You often mention that company XYZ has increased its dividend every year for the past so many years. Where do you get this data? Is there a website that provides this information? If so, please let your readers know, as I am probably not the only person who is interested.</b><p>At The Globe and Mail, we …

Opinion: How to pick stocks that will outperform for the next 20 years

Is it possible for investors to pick winning stocks on their own?<p>The investment-advisory and money-management industry says you can’t — it’s too …

Investing

A watch list keeps investors ready for anything

Jean-Francois Dion, portfolio manager with RBC Wealth Management in Toronto, takes a quick glance at an Excel spreadsheet open on his screen. Bright green and dark red letters predominate.<p>It's his watch list – an assortment of a dozen or so solid companies he's keeping an eye on, stocks that could …