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Budget 2015 is highly optimistic about oil prices. The market disagrees: Mike Moffatt

Much has been made of the manoeuvres in Budget 2015 needed to ensure a small surplus. Through a combination of $1 billion from the sale of GM shares, a $2 billion reduction in the contingency fund and $1.8 billion taken out of Employment Insurance (a holdover from Budget 2014), the …

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Guess who owns half the world’s assets

The likes of Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jay Gould — the robber barons of the late 19th century — might feel right at home in today’s economy. The coffers of the uber-rich have exploded since the Great Recession, reaching a level “possibly not seen for almost a century,” according to a …

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Shopping for investment advice difficult: report by regulators finds

It is difficult for investors to comparison shop for financial advice, especially when it comes to fees and other costs, according to a “mystery” shopper report issued by securities regulators on Thursday. The report — a joint effort of the Ontario Securities Commission, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada …

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Types of Investors That Entrepreneurs Need to Avoid

Let’s just say that every investor is different, without trying to define what is good or bad for you and your startup. Investors are human and subject to human tendencies, whether they are your rich uncle, an angel investor with personal funds or a venture capital investor with institutional money. …

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Wall Street Lower as Fed Minutes Awaited

Wall Street fell on Thursday morning ahead of the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s September meeting that investors are counting on to provide insight into the Fed’s thinking on interest rates. A six-day rally in global stocks was checked on Thursday as weak trade from Germany and factory data out …

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Markets keep an ear to the ground

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) successfully confounded the stock market with its latest policy review. It announced a 25-basis point cut in the repurchase rate, thus meeting consensus expectations (and disappointing the few super-optimists hoping for a 50-basis point cut. However, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan made several hawkish points …

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Federal Reserve Officials Leave Interest Rates Steady

Federal Reserve officials had lots of people thinking they were ready to hike interest rates yesterday for the first time in nine years. But as NPR’s John Ydstie reports, the Fed decided to wait. The reason – it’s worried about troubled economies outside the U.S. The U.S. economy has been …

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Investors and advisors have their work cut out for them

It appears we are still making the same investing mistakes we have been making for years–over and over again–according to a new report out from Natixis Global Asset Management. Topping the list is letting your emotions dictate your investment decisions, followed closely by focusing too much on the short-term. It …

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Trust and teamwork lead to success

You developed the Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s. What special considerations did that project require? The owners were looking for a unique look and feel that would keep customers coming back. The project has a vibe and experience during the day and at night. The nighttime sound and light show …

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What Does It Take to Start a Worker Co-Op?

That belief, backed by the reality of gaping inequality and downward pressure on most Americans’ wealth and wages has led many people to look for ways, not only to ameliorate the pain and pressures of business-as-usual, but to find new ways of doing business. Worker-owned cooperatives, where workers are offered …

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