....And speaking of our wealth, what about global diversification?

The following chart from STATSCAN shows what we own as Canadians in foreign assets. If you figure that our total net worth collectively is $6.3 trillion, and our total stock, bond, GIC, and mutual holdings at all levels is just over $3 trillion, then

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We're worth more per capita than the Americans! Kinda.

We're worth $40,000 more per household than the Americans!! Our per capita net worth - approximately $360,000 per household - is now well above that number for the US - just north of $320,000. When Environics Analytics released the big stat a few wee

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A story about Portfolio (liquid) Assets vs Real Estate (illiquid) Assets

Taking care of retail investors' money in different capacities since the 1980's, gives me a bit of perspective about financial cycles and smart asset allocation, especially when things get way out of whack. I remember with almost digital clarity the

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Corporate Governance: Has US-style activism arrived in Canada?

In September of 2006, I attended what may be viewed as an historical annual meeting of MOSAID Technologies in Ottawa. It was a big day in the evolution of canadian corporate governance because it was one of the first times to my knowledge that a

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