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Should I Buy Weed Stocks?

Well you could. It seems like there is a lot of momentum and that the train is not running out of steam any time soon but you have to understand that there is a chance for permanent loss on investment. If you are willing to lose what you are going

Beginning Investor Q&A

Are you a beginner investor? We are looking to get everyone investing soundly - please send your questions directly to our Facebook page. We can't say that there are no stupid questions, but better to embarrass yourself anonymously on a website rather than in person with a financial professional. Obviously none

Choosing the Right Investment Advisor

I was catching up with a pharmacist friend in Yaletown this week when he told me that another buddy from back in the day had become an investment advisor ("IA") and was coming over to talk about his finances. We were grabbing dinner at Blue Water Cafe later that night so

Understanding the Yield Curve

What is Yield? Yield (also called Yield To Maturity, or YTM) is the return investors receive for holding a bond. Yield takes account of both the interest/coupons investors get and the bond price relative to its par value. What are Treasuries? US Treasuries are debt instruments the US Department of the Treasury issues

Understanding China and the Investment Thesis

We have been meaning to support our China bull case for a while but have been indolent. But here it is. China is a better investment vehicle than the US. Executive Summary Scale Government Efficiency Favorable Labor Force Diaspora We especially like China right now because asset prices have retreated in the face

Emerging Markets We Are Investing In Right Now (for Canadians)

Start Investing Now and Invest in an ETF or Good Mutual Fund In various posts we have written for the mass market (our fellow professionals who are nurses, social workers, plumbers), instead of just investment banking hopefuls, a few notes that repeat the same general themes. We espouse the need to invest

Investing in Stocks Today with the Trump Backdrop

After a steady, low volatility rise in markets buoyed by the perception of a pro-business Trump government, promises of government driven infrastructure spend and large corporate tax cuts being effected. As covered extensively in the market news media, stock prices have been expensive and are amidst one of the longest bull

Buying Property as an Investment for Young Professionals

Sell Side Handbook regularly advocates for young professionals to invest their savings in the stock market as it is the best way to grow wealth. Cash in a savings account is stagnant and erodes in value over time due to price inflation over time. Investing spare funds ensures that money

Interview with: Private Debt Analyst

What is Private Debt? Think Private Equity, but in debt instruments. Private Debt invests in privately placed bonds that are closely negotiated between the bond issuer and purchaser. Debt structures are often highly tailored to the needs of the issuer. Due to this closed negotiation process, private debt investors often can "peek under

Observations on Chinese Assets and Investing

The stock market has continued to move higher to start 2018 as talking heads discuss how long the current bull market has been and how expensive stocks are on a historical basis. Not knowing what to invest in has resulted in flows into alternative investments such as Bitcoin and emerging

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