Who is Buying What From Where

Welcome to America's day of consumer blowout and retail frenzy called Black Friday, the official launch of Christmas shopping season. It is US Thanksgiving, no doubt a ritual giving thanks for all the spectacular retailers in America! But for investo

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Redemption for Colombia, in soccer and economic potential.

For Colombians around the world, today’s contest represents a national celebration and collective sense of redemption even before the opening kick-off against the jittery Brazilian powerhouse.

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Domestic Winners vs Canadian Global Champions: Time to Switch Gears

What better indicator for the state of the domestic retailing sector than the earnings numbers of two of Canada's largest grocery chains. And how depressing is it when the verdict from the the

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Ireland (Part 2): The Poster Child of European Recovery?

As a Quebecer, one can appreciate the Irish economic narrative and some glaring similarities over the past 50 years. Both Ireland and Quebec were once agrarian based societies under heavy influence from the Catholic church where the evolution had som

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IRELAND (Part 1) and Co.: The World's 10th Largest Country - 110 Million

Back in the spring of 1985 as a graduated university student, I saved money and did the European travel thing and the climax of my 7 month meandering brought me to my ancestral homeland, Ireland, for close to 5 weeks. It was a spectacular combination

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When the Public Comes Stampeding Back in to the Market

All aboard the equity train. That seems to be the vibe reading from the stats last week about more big surges of money inflows to the equity markets. The simple breakdown of what happened in January amounts to a record inflow into equity funds and ET

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More on Investing Psychology: My Personal Rules of Investing Behavior

The idea in setting rules of behavioral engagement in your stockmarket investing strategy is to build a framework of portfolio maintenance and upkeep that keeps you diversified, flexible, and more involved in the process.

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The Psychology of Investing: Maybe the Most Important Thing of All

Over the years, dealing with individual investors of almost every net worth, risk, and age profile, you build quite the mental database of investor psychology from every angle. That's why I feel that the emerging field of behavioral finance as a seri

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Big Money Managers, Big Liquidity, Little Flexibility

We have explored the hidden issues that lurk beneath in the world of the exchange traded fund (ETF), but there is now a glaring corrolary to the whole auto pilot investing process that is so popular today. That is, the

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ETFs vs Active Investing: The Food Analogy, True Costs, and Real life Stories

The last time you went to the grocery store and bought a new brand of yogourt, cereal, tomato sauce, or any new snack food item; I bet you turned over the packaging and looked at the ingredients and

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