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Q2 Outlook: Where does opportunity lie for Canadian investors?

Many of the macro themes underpinning our second quarter Global Investment Outlook – better economic activity, an upturn in corporate earnings and fading fears of deflation – are also evident in Canada. Notably, our BlackRock GPS for the Canadian economy has risen steadily since the middle of 2016 on better retail sales, employment and wholesale trade data, and points to further modest upside to consensus...

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Flow Show: ETFs Net Up, Mutual Funds Dip – Barron’s (blog)

Barron'sFlow Show: ETFs Net Up, Mutual Funds DipBarron's (blog)While demand for exchange-traded funds rose in the past week, long-term mutual funds saw outflows. Mutual funds posted $1.2 billion of net redemptions from the $6.4 billion of inflows they saw last week, according to the Investment Company Institute or ...Would You Buy an ETF Without Knowing What's In It?Bloombergall 4 news articles »

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Investing Blog Roundup: Selecting an Asset Allocation

After choosing to save and invest in the first place, the next most important investment decision is the asset allocation you choose for your portfolio. This week, Darrow Kirkpatrick and Jim Dahle each provide some suggestions for how to go about selecting an asset allocation. 5 Simple Asset Allocation Strategies from Darrow Kirkpatrick Designing Your Glide Path from Jim Dahle Other Money-Related Articles Replacing Lost Or Stolen Savings ...

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The New Scariest Chart In The World (For US Stock Investors)

The Federal Reserve may find it difficult to minimize market volatility when it begins to slow the reinvestment of its balance sheet given the uneven maturities of its holdings. Given the unprecedented correlation between central bank balance sheet size (and flows) and the US equity market... The uncertainty of the unwind (and unevenness of maturities) makes the following chart the scariest for investors in a world where every event risk...

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Turner’s Take Podcast: April 6, 2017

Daniels Trading commodity futures broker Craig Turner discusses the US jobs number, the ECB meeting, and the Fed with respect to Gold, USD, Euro, Stocks and Treasuries. We also look at the estimates for the next WASDE report and what that means for corn, wheat and soybeans.  What to know what to look for in the commodity markets?  Take a listen to Turner’s Take Podcast!   Craig...

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Twitter Co-Founder Ev Williams to Sell Shares – Motley Fool

The Globe and MailTwitter Co-Founder Ev Williams to Sell SharesMotley FoolShares of Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) are under modest pressure today after co-founder Ev Williams said he planned on selling potentially upwards of 30% of his stake in the microblogging service. In order to pre-emptively justify his decision and get in front ...Twitter dips after co-founder says selling some of his sharesReutersTwitter co-founder selling shares, like everybody elseCNETall 21 news articles »

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Starbucks Food Woes Look Worse With JAB’s Panera Acquisition – Bloomberg

BloombergStarbucks Food Woes Look Worse With JAB's Panera AcquisitionBloombergStarbucks Corp. has been struggling for years to pull off its ambitious plan of selling more food. That task just got tougher. JAB Holding Co.'s $7.2 billion acquisition of bakery-cafe chain Panera Bread Co. on Wednesday vaults the investment firm ...The caffeine-fueled company that wants Panera to beat Starbucks at its own gameCNBCWhy Panera Bread Founder Ron ...

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Personal finance links: moving forward

Credit cardsMillennials are adept at playing the credit card reward game. (wsj.com)Got a late fee on a credit card? Call to get it removed. (barrons.com)Amex is stepping up its game against high-end credit card competition. (finance.yahoo.com)AgingApril is National Financial Literacy Month. (peterlazaroff.com)Can a single financial education class help improve impulsivity? (wsj.com)Sponsored linkWebinar: What You Ought to Know about Trading VIX & Volatility. Hear ...

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Fed Minutes Show a Divided Central Bank on Trump and Inflation

Federal Reserve officials last month struggled to come to grips with two big uncertainties facing the U.S. economy — whether it would be safe to let inflation rise faster for a while and how to assess the impact of President Donald Trump’s ambitious economic stimulus plans. Minutes of the Fed’s discussion at their March meeting released Wednesday showed near-unanimous support for the quarter-point increase in its key policy rate...

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