You are here
Home > Investing > Equities

Responsible Investing Primer

What is Responsible Investing? Responsible investing ("RI") integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment processes and decision making. Responsible investing is currently estimated at over $20 trillion in AUM or around a quarter of all professionally managed assets around the world (Forbes). In the social media age, stakeholders both shareholders

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

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

Block Trades/Block Sales

What Is A Block Trade? For a company that is already publicly listed, there are times when an investment bank or a syndicate of investment banks will purchase a significant amount of shares from a major shareholder or group of shareholders in a private, negotiated transaction in what is known as

Stocks

For the purposes of our investing section, we look at stocks from an academic1 and a value investing perspective. In our industry and career sections, we look at stocks based on how market participants approach stocks. This distinction may explain any differences in philosophy or voice within the website. This post

Weekly Movers Sep 15, 2017 – Empire Co, Tahoe Resources, Yellow Pages Ltd, Hurricane Irma, Movie Theatre Stocks, Car Rental Stocks

Top Weekly TSX Gainers (Week of September 15, 2017) Empire Company Ltd (TSX:EMPa, Chg:24.3%) Industry: Consumer & Retail EMP.A has consistently underperformed the Canadian grocer comp since the messy $5.8bn takeover of Safeway Canada. Sobey’s SAP software led to technical integration hurdles and frustrated employees. Logistic problems led to many out-of-stock products and

Weekly Movers Sep 8, 2017 – Centerra Gold, Dollarama, Pacific Insights Electronics, New Gold, Aimia, Hudbay Minerals, Hurricane Irma

Top TSX Weekly Gainers (Week of September 8, 2017) Centerra Gold Inc (TSX:CG, Chg:17.2%) Industry: Metals & Mining - Gold The political tension between the Kyrgyzstan government and CG, the majority-owner and operator of the largest gold mine (Kumtor) in Kyrgyz Republic, has been high. For more than two years, CG and the

Weekly Movers Sep 1, 2017 – Polaris Materials, Prometic Life Sciences, Toromont, Painted Pony

Top TSX Weekly Gainers Polaris Materials Corp (TSX:PLS, Chg:183.3%) Industry: Basic Materials Vulcan Materials, a $16bn construction aggregates and concrete producer agreed to acquire PLS for $2.79/share in cash, valuing PLS equity at about $252mm. PLS closed last Friday at $0.96. Prometic Life Sciences Inc (TSX:PLI, Chg:25.8%) Industry: Healthcare On August 29, 2017 PLI announced that

Weekly Movers Aug 4, 2017 – Altus Group, Second Cup, Spin Master, Air Canada

Top Gainers Second Cup (TSX:SCU, Chg: +60.0%) Industry: Consumer & Retail A long history of negative same store sales growth and a shrinking store base are not a good combination especially when the balance sheet is levered. With a 6.0x net leverage ratio (on a LTM basis) and stock price below $2.0, SCU

Top