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Investors, avoid these assumptions if you want to understand the market

Investors, avoid these assumptions if you want to understand the market

Think you can ignore your "safe" stocks? California utility PG&E Corp. was considered a "safe" blue-chip stock. Now look at it.David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Recently, we had a conversation with a client, along the lines of “something must be wrong with XYZ stock, since it keeps going down.” Certainly, seeing a stock that you own decline

Canadian stocks post their best start to the year since 1980

Cheech Marin, right (with Tommy Chong), is still hot on pot — as a business, at least — after a successful career portraying a stoner.Handout The last time Canadian stocks started the year with such a dramatic gain, Michael Jackson’s Rock With You was the No. 1 song, the Rubik’s Cube had just hit store

U.S. stocks suffer worst week since 2011 amid White House chaos

U.S. stocks sank to a 19-month low to close out their worst week since August 2011, with every sector losing ground and heavy selling in technology shares driving the Nasdaq indexes into a bear market. Treasuries edged higher. Heavy volume sparked by the simultaneous expiration of futures and options lashed stocks that have been under

‘Twas the week before Christmas: Mawer’s 2018 year-end investing review — in poem form

"Dear Santa please bring us one approved pipeline."Angela Weiss/AFP The “boring” Mawer Investment Management Ltd. is a privately owned, independent investment firm, managing over $50 billion in assets for individual and institutional investors across all major investment strategies, with more than 150 employees across Calgary, Toronto, and Singapore. Each year, some of the firm’s more creative

Traders don’t need Mnuchin to tell them equities are in trouble after he spends the weekend quizzing bank CEOs on their liquidity

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plans to convene a call with the President’s Working Group on financial markets on Monday, a panel created in the aftermath of the Crash of 1987.Evan Vucci/AP Photo file If the Treasury Secretary wants to keep tabs on the financial system when the market is tumbling, that’s fine. But the idea