IMF: US Commercial Real Estate Remains a Risk

The US Commercial Real Estate sector remains a risk despite despite investors’ hopes for a soft landing, according to an article by IMF posted last month. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, some $1.5 Trillion of commercial real estate debt is maturing in the next two years. About one-fourth of this debt is in office …

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On The Challenges Faced By The Magnificent Seven Stocks

The Magnificent Seven have had a great run in recent years including last year. They continue to remain strong and some have shot up even further so far this year. For example, Meta Platforms (META) soared over 20% this past Friday after great 4th quarter earnings and the announcement of a dividend payment. Meta had …

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Why Staying Invested for the Long Term is Important: Canadian Example

Equity markets in most countries go through periods of bull and bear markets on a regular basis. Bull markets propel valuations to astronomical levels sometimes and that leads to a eventual plunge. Bear markets, though painful, are not a time for investors to thrown in the towel. The recent decline during the Covid-10 pandemic was …

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Overview of Canadian Government Spending by Function: Infographic

One of the arguments often made by Americans about its allies is their defense spending. It is not secret that most of Europe depends on the US to provide security while they focus their spending on social and other items. The same scenario is true with its neighbor Canada as well. Canadian defense spending is …

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Fixed-Income Annual Returns 2014 to 2023: Chart

One of the simplest and easiest strategies for reducing risk with investing is diversification across asset classes. In addition to equities, it is important to hold fixed-income assets in a portfolio. Bonds can provide a cushion during adverse market conditions and one can also reinvest coupon payments in equities for instance or reinvest in other …

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