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INVESTMENT IDEAS: Maxar Technologies; Canadian technology over global skies

Most of us have seen or heard of the “Canadarm”, the giant robot arm in use in the International Space Station and that served onboard the US space shuttles for over 25 years. Very few however, know of the Canadian spacecraft manufacturer behind the Canadarm. Maxar Technologies […]

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It’s time to consider silver-plating your portfolio

The US government’s recent decision to impose a 30.0% tariff on solar panel imports though disruptive was a timely reminder to pay attention to silver, which is the active element in the working of solar panels. There was some concern that the tariff hike may further dent […]

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Invest like the pros; consider alternative investments for your portfolio

Individual investors may feel that they are at a disadvantage when investing in the financial markets as compared with institutional investors such as pension funds, insurance companies and the large mutual fund managers, and they are right in feeling this way. Institutional investors can access a broad […]

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S&P 500: Historically expensive but changing analyst expectations drive forward valuations

Chart 1: S&P 500 index trading at a 14-year high valuation of 16.5 times their combined expected earnings per share one-year forward, versus the 10-year average of 14 times. The only time markets were more expensive in the last 25 years was during the dotcom boom years. […]

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Vulcan Asset Management outperforms global benchmarks during 2015

January 1, 2016 The investment performance of different domestic and international asset classes were very dismal during 2015.  Canadian and global financial markets saw a remarkable increase in volatility, uncertainty and fear. The Canadian equity index, the TSX Composite fell by -11.1% for 2015.  The MSCI All […]

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Understanding hidden cost of owning mutual funds

November 1, 2015 Mutual Fund Companies pay financial advisors an annual fee called “trailer fee” for selling the company’s funds to the advisor’s clients.  In a detailed recent report (A Dissection of Mutual Fund Fees, Flows and Performance), the Canadian Securities Administration (CSA) (a group which represents […]

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