Investing

How Small Investments Can Lead to Big Change

According to a recently released United Nations report, one million plant and animal species are facing extinction due to human activity. The world’s unprecedented...

Impact Investing: The New Generation of Social Responsibility

Vermilion Energy heats the 15-hectare Tom d'Aqui tomato greenhouse in Parentis, France, using geothermal energy from its oil production. Credit: Vermilion Energy Inc.  Impact investing...

Is Ethical Investing Good for Returns?

Sustainable, socially conscious, green, ethical and responsible investing is hot. But when you’re looking at socially responsible investing from a performance point-of-view, at the end...

The “Year of the Pig” and Stock Markets

The Chinese New Year started on February 5th, marking the official Year of the Pig. After the economic zaniness of the previous Year of...

Why You Shouldn’t Fall in Love with a Stock

When we are obsessed with a person, an idea, or a thing we don’t make rational decisions. It’s human nature. The role of the investment...

To Hedge or Not to Hedge?

When it comes to travelling south of the border, the value of our loonie is top-of-mind. If the Canadian dollar dips below 70 U.S....

What’s Your Circle of Competence?

Imagine that you are a super successful businesswoman who has been the CEO and president of leading global retailers in Hong Kong and in...

Robo? SPY? TIPs? A Primer on ETF Acronyms

One of the most confusing things about investing are the acronyms. These abbreviations seem like a secret code to the uninitiated, obscuring understanding. But...

No Free Lunch—What Investors Can Learn from Venture Capitalists

Raise your hand if you reject foie gras. Force-feeding an animal through a tube, then killing it and removing its diseased liver, is no...