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Possibly getting rich quick with a few swipes on one’s phone certainly sounds appealing and based on recent statistics and news reports, more and more Canadians are diving headfirst into the choppy do-it-yourself investing waters. According to Investor Economics, a financial services research firm, Canadians opened more than 2.3 million gross new accounts between January […]

How does a rise in passive investing impact corporate governance?

Institutional investors own more than 70 per cent of U.S. public firms and passive funds have seen significant growth, from five per cent of mutual funds in 2000 to more than 30 per cent today, but the jury is still out on what this means for corporate governance. Using a theoretical framework, a new paper […]

As central banks stepped into the market to fund operating losses, the ability to raise capital has usurped the natural function of markets: price discovery, says Rob Almeida, investment officer and global investment strategist at MFS Investment Management. Many companies have experienced an epic year raising capital because both good and bad businesses have been […]

Retail equity investors may be outperforming investors with far more expertise as markets grapple with the coronavirus fallout and recovery. A report from Goldman Sachs Group showed that a portfolio of stocks popular among retail investors surged 61 per cent since bear market trough, compared to a 45 per cent gain seen for stocks favoured […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 19, 2020 November 11, 2020
  • 09:19