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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Online Investing for Canadians. – Review

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Online Investing for Canadians. – Review – book review by Douglas Gerlach Whether you’re a pro on the Internet or just a beginner, this book shows you everything you need to know to start investing online. It directs you to reliable, informative Web sites and discussion groups that will help […]

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Closed-end funds that trade at a discount – Closed

Closed-end funds that trade at a discount – Closed – End Funds Closed-end funds are companies whose main business is to invest. They do not accept money from investors on a continuous basis. If you are interested in buying them you have to buy from other investors. They are traded on stock exchanges like other […]

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Prescription for growth: Pharmaceutical HOLDRs Trust invests in 20 key pharma stocks

Prescription for growth: Pharmaceutical HOLDRs Trust invests in 20 key pharma stocks Chuck Chakrapani As wealthy boomers age, there will be a growing need for a variety of drugs. Moreover, research scientists are on the verge of developing several breakthrough drugs. Many of these drugs may be cures for ailments, and/or promise health-enhancing, life-extending benefits. […]

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Most important investment parameters: Einstein described compound growth as the eighth wonder of the world

Most important investment parameters: Einstein described compound growth as the eighth wonder of the world – Albert Talbot Stevens To be a successful investor, it is important to understand the laws that govern investment growth. I’m not talking about the legal world of courts and lawyers, but the mathematical laws of how money grows. Albert […]

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Closed-end funds

http://www.looksmart.com/ http://www.findarticles.com/ FindArticles > Money Digest > Feb, 2003 > Article > Print friendly Closed-end funds – Investment Capsule CLOSED – END FUNDS CLOSED-END FUNDS THAT TRADE AT A DISCOUNT Closed-end funds are companies whose main business is to invest. They do not accept money from investors on a continuous basis. If you are interested […]

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even better, mortgage-backed securities also rank close to government bonds when it comes to safety

MBS deliver higher yields than many bonds: even better, mortgage-backed securities also rank close to government bonds when it comes to safety Fixed income investors tend to buy investments that are traditionally considered safe, such as Government of Canada bonds. This is understandable given that people who depend on the interest received do not want […]

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growing and consistent distribution yields and a solid debt position enhance Pengrowth’s appeal to fixed income investors

Pengrowth Energy Trust for steady income: growing and consistent distribution yields and a solid debt position enhance Pengrowth’s appeal to fixed income investors Doug Hawkins Pengrowth Energy Trust (PGF.un; TSE & ME) is a closed-end oil and gas investment trust managed by Pengrowth Management Ltd. The fund was created in 1988. On a monthly basis, […]

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IAT Air Cargo Fund supports solid yield: strong occupancy rate and top-tier clientele provide steady income

IAT Air Cargo Fund supports solid yield: strong occupancy rate and top-tier clientele provide steady income – Facilities The fund IAT Air Cargo Facilities Fund (TSE: ACF.UN; Recent price: $9) distributes income earned from providing air cargo facilities. The fund owns all equity and debts associated with International Aviation Terminals Inc. It flows through earnings […]

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Scotiabank buys Charles Schwab Canada

Scotiabank buys Charles Schwab Canada – Money Matters Scotiabank, Canada’s fourth largest bank, announced it will purchase the Canadian operations of Charles Schwab Canada. The Schwab Canada operations will be rebranded under the Scotia McLeod name once regulatory approval is given. COPYRIGHT 2002 Money Digest COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group

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New Canada Mortgage bonds: Canada Mortgage Bonds will pay interest and at competitive rates

New Canada Mortgage bonds: Canada Mortgage Bonds will pay interest and at competitive rates Chuck Chakrapani Most Canadians are familiar with Mortgage Backed Securities. MBS are investments in a pool of residential mortgages with payments guaranteed by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). With an MBS you receive a blend of principal and interest, as […]