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Disney’s profit warning drags down U.S. media stocks

Walt Disney Co Chief Executive Bob Iger said on Thursday that the business's earnings per share for this year will likely be consistent with a year ago, dragging down shares of media stocks.Iger also said Disney's streaming service would only feature movies from blockbuster franchise "Star Wars" and Marvel movies such as "Avengers" and "Iron Man."Disney earned $5.72 per share in fiscal 2016. Analysts are expecting the company to earn $5.88 annually, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Read more [...]
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Why you should care that our civil-justice system is broken

Allison Speigel is a commercial litigator with Speigel Nichols Fox LLP, a boutique commercial litigation law firm. Canada is always touted as one of the best countries in which to live, but it ranks an unimpressive 112 from 190 countries according to this . For good reason: Our civil-justice system is on the fritz. Litigating a civil claim (e.g. contract claim, land rights claim, etc.) can take several years and cost tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars.Even though you may know about some Read more [...]
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Why bitcoin could be the new gold

Could bitcoin be the next gold?The idea has a great deal of intuitive appeal. Gold bugs and bitcoin fetishists are inclined to share a profound distrust of fiat money and the nation-state, an impregnable bullishness about their favoured asset class and an obsessive attention to details of market moves along with a blithe disinterest in bigger-picture difficulties.The idea has become especially popular as the value invested in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has marched up over the last year. Read more [...]
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Proposed tax changes spark Curiosity about alternative financial strategies

Ottawa's proposal to alter the tax structure for integrated businesses has a lot of owners looking at alternative approaches to shield earnings for retirement and estate planning.Tax experts are fielding an increasing number of calls from small-business owners concerning the advantages and disadvantages of setting up vehicles like Individual Pension Plans (IPPs) and corporate-owned life-insurance policies.The questions come as the Liberal government proposes to limit the usage of private corporations Read more [...]
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Technical or not, debt-limit default could spell Treasuries nightmare

Nobody doubts that the United States will make good on its debts.However if Congress fails to lift the debt ceiling in time, what is called a "technical" default -- one which only delays interest and principal payments -- are on deck for the {}14.1-trillion (U.S.) Treasury market, introducing a potentially devastating variety of complications.Bond-market industry groups are not waiting to see how it plays out. They are fine-tuning prior blueprints for how to manage affected securities so trading Read more [...]
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Why DIY investors are being blocked from Purchasing a Few of Canada’s lowest-cost Capital

Since Canadians increasingly turn to lower-cost alternatives for their investment dollars, they're discovering a hurdle they did not know exists: Some of the most common low-cost mutual fund families are not available on do-it-yourself online platforms.Funds offered by numerous companies which have Mawer Investment Management, Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel and Steadyhand Investment Funds Inc. are no longer available on some of the most commonly used platforms, such as those run by leading banks.The Read more [...]
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Proposed tax changes spark Curiosity about alternative financial strategies

Ottawa's proposal to alter the tax structure for integrated businesses has a lot of owners looking at alternative approaches to protect earnings for retirement and estate planning.Tax experts are fielding an increasing number of calls from small-business owners concerning the advantages and disadvantages of setting up vehicles like Individual Pension Plans (IPPs) and corporate-owned life-insurance policies.The questions come as the Liberal government proposes to restrict the usage of private corporations Read more [...]
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Alternative strategies flourish amid proposed tax changes

Ottawa's proposal to change the tax structure for incorporated businesses has many owners looking at alternative ways to shelter earnings for retirement and estate planning. Tax experts are fielding a growing number of calls from small-business owners about the pros and cons of setting up vehicles such as Individual Pension Plans (IPPs) and corporate-owned life-insurance policies. The queries come as the Liberal government proposes to restrict the use of private corporations for making passive Read more [...]
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How the first 20 minutes of your day can set you up for success

You all know about that morning-routine thing: Everybody raves that waking up early and sticking to your routine can help you to get more done. But if you get out of bed at 5 a.m. or 3 p.m., it is the first 20 minutes of your day that could set you up for success.The brain produces electrical patterns, frequently referred to asnbsp;waves. Scientists have foundnbsp;. When you awake, your mind works at approximately 10.5 waves per second. The range from eight to 13 Hz, or cycles per second, Read more [...]
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Bullish on Louisiana Pacific

On July 9, 2016 ($18.48 [U.S.]), we reported that a rise over $19.50-$20.00 would indicate goals of $22 and $25 for Louisiana Pacific. These goals were reached and exceeded as the stock rallied and reached a high of $26.92 (A). The stock has since pulled back to support near its climbing 40-week Moving Average (40wMA -- B) and now seems ready to resume the up-trend (C). Behaviour indicators including the climbing 40wMA as well as the climbing trend-line (solid line) affirm the positive status. Read more [...]
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