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Quebec Votes 2014

<b>Philippe Couillard's victory speech</b> 12:13<p>Nineteen months after they were ousted from power, the Liberals in Quebec will form a majority government. …

January transfer window, top 50 players and targets: in pictures - Telegraph

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Cristiano Ronaldo could seal immortality by leading Portugal to glory at 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil

Portuguese capped glorious year against Sweden to suggest he could lead the nation to success in Brazil<p>A good player can only hope to win a vital game with his talent. A great one can decide to. Zlatan Ibrahimovic raised <b>Sweden</b> to the cusp of <b>World Cup</b> qualification. <b>Cristiano Ronaldo</b> lifted <b>Portugal</b> …

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Try It Now

You may have heard the conventional wisdom that suggests investment risk should be dialled down as an investor gets older. According to this thinking, the rule of thumb is to subtract age from 100 to get the percentage of stocks that should be in a portfolio – with the remainder to be put into …

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Everything you ever wanted to know about ETFs

<i>For a complete list of links to the websites mentioned below, click here.</i><p><b>1. What the heck is an ETF, anyway?</b><p>Basic, unbiased information about ETFs is available on the GetSmarterAboutMoney.ca website, which was established by the Ontario Securities Commission and, unlike many other financial sites, …

Q&A: Where to hunt for stock bargains in Canada right now

For this week's live discussion at Inside the Market, we were joined by Ryan Bushell, associate portfolio manager with Leon Frazer & Associates.<p>Mr. Bushell co-manages the IA Clarington Canadian Conservative Equity Fund and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation, with over seven years …

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Time to reject conventional wisdom on stocks versus bonds

You may have heard the conventional wisdom that suggests investment risk should be dialled down as an investor gets older. According to this thinking, the rule of thumb is to subtract age from 100 to get the percentage of stocks that should be in a portfolio – with the remainder to be put into …

BlackBerry fading as third phone option, software makers say

SAN FRANCISCO — BlackBerry’s chances of becoming a viable contender to Apple Inc. and Google Inc. in the smartphone market are dimming amid …

Let's Talk Investing: Comparing RRSPs and TFSAs

Blacklisting corrupt Quebec construction firms is fair: Chris MacDonald

(Photo: Santokh Kochar/Getty Images)<p>Under Quebec’s new Integrity in Public Contracts Act (Bill 1), companies that want to bid on government contracts …

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3 top stock picks from Wealth Management’s Lorne Steinberg

<i>Lorne Steinberg is president and portfolio manager at Lorne Steinberg Wealth Management. His focus is on North American large caps.</i><p><b>Top Picks:</b><p><b>Xerox</b><p>Xerox has transformed itself from an equipment company to a services company. Its global outsourcing business accounts for over 50 per cent of revenues, …

100 Of The Greatest Opening Sentences In The History Of Literature

Whilst the cover or even title of a book might initially gain your attention, in truth it’s the opening sentence that has the power to inspire, …

BlackBerry Q1 2014 results see shipments of 6.8 million smartphones, 100,000 PlayBooks

Waterloo-based BlackBerry has announced their fiscal Q1 2014 earning and smartphone shipments for the last 3-months totalled 6.8 million smartphones, …

New to the stock market? Forget about performance and focus on learning

If you're new to financial markets, the thought of jumping right in and taking all your savings with you may seem like a terrifying leap.<p>There are frequently stories about investments getting wiped out, unexpected crashes and unwise decisions. With all that pressure — and with so much noise coming …

BlackBerry reports Q1 net loss of $84 million - Canadian Business - Your Source For Business News

WATERLOO, Ont. – BlackBerry (TSX:BB) delivered a hazy look at its first-quarter results on Friday, posting a loss of US$84 million that fell short of …

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No deal yet for Quebec construction workers

After a three-day negotiation blitz, talks have adjourned between Quebec's construction unions and an alliance of construction companies.<p>The conciliator in the dispute has asked both sides to take a break to consider some of the issues being discussed.<p>About 175,000 construction workers put down …

Gold, silver suffer serious technical damage, more downside seen ahead

Gold and silver futures prices are sharply lower and have careened to 2.5-year lows in early U.S. trading Thursday.<p>The marketplace sees traders and investors in a keen "risk-off" mentality following Wednesday's U.S. Federal Reserve events. Fresh, serious technical damage has been inflicted in the …

The 5 Coolest Car Stunts of the Last 5 Years

We may no longer live in the golden age of the stuntman, with names like Evel Knievel attempting death-defying stunts. But don't believe that everything that can be done with a car or motorcycle has been done. These five recent stunts prove there is no en

Montreal basks in glow of C2-Mtl conference

Corrupt civil servants, shady engineering bosses, a mayor who didn't see anything and another who allegedly acted as a gangster, although – and this is a redeeming factor – he does not smoke crack. It seems the news coming out of Montreal these days couldn't be any grimmer.<p>It is against this …

Why 'The Great Canadian Short' is a buying opportunity

The "sell Canada" trade is getting crowded. The number of voices recommending investors either steer clear of our stock market or even bet against it is on the rise, but the pessimism has an upside: In a world of fully-valued stock markets, Canada is looking like a bargain.<p>A few days ago, Marc …

BlackBerry winning back Canadians, market share now at 13.5%

25 Things Every Young Professional Should Know by Age 25

If you want a job straight out of college, don't come knocking on Kirk McDonald's door.<p>The president of a tech company in New York City, McDonald wrote a brutally honest op-ed in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> called "Sorry, College Grads, I Probably Won't Hire You." He believes most college graduates …

Add Spaces Between App Icons On iOS Home Screen Without Jailbreak [How To]

Remember that jailbreak tweak named ‘Gridlock’, that lets you arrange the icons on your iPhone home screen any way you want? Well, a similar effect …

Eleven dividend stocks with room to grow

<b>What are we looking for?</b><p>Big-yield stocks are nice, but only if the payouts are sustainable. Today's screen seeks not only companies with attractive dividends and healthy payout ratios, but also with momentum and a realistic chance of growth ahead.<p><b>How we did it</b><p>In crunching today's numbers, Sudip …

These 20 stocks are poised to move higher, technical signal suggests

<i>Mr. Bowman is a portfolio manager at Hamilton-based Wickham Investment Counsel Inc., an adviser to high net worth clients. michael@wickhaminvestments.com</i><p><b>What are we looking for?</b><p>Stocks that are in a "pre-uptrend" coupled with a growing return on equity (ROE). A pre-uptrend is a term we use that …

Stock to watch: Superior Plus turnaround story fuelled by rising cash flow

<b>Superior Plus Corp. (SPB-TSX)</b><p><b>Tuesday's close:</b> $12.67 a share<p><b>52-week trading range:</b> $5.96 to $13.15 a share<p><b>Annual dividend:</b> 60 cents a share for yield of 4.7 per cent<p><b>Analysts' ratings:</b> There were four buys, three holds and no sells, according to Bloomberg data. Target prices ranged from $12 a share …

Some simple investor advice: Don’t follow your gut

Cass Sunstein, the Harvard law professor who brought the latest in behavioural economics research to the ambitious task of improving and simplifying a host of U.S. regulations during President Barack Obama's first term, has some simple advice for investors: Don't follow your instincts or …