Knowledge is Power: US Banks, Successful Investors’ Habits, Gold Investing Edition

Time to buy U.S. banks? (Blackrock Canada) Schwab Sector Views: Consumer Staples: More than Meets the Eye (Schwab) The Oil Sands’ Next 50 years – Whither the oilsands: Sunset industry or a greener future?   (Financial Post) Observations on the advisor industry: From Australia to the U.S. (Vanguard Advisors) What’s the best way to invest in gold? (Hargreaves …

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Knowledge is Power: American Economy, Emerging Stocks, Long Term Investing Edition

Interesting fact: The Sahara is the world’s largest hot desert. It is almost as big as the USA. Source: National Geographic UK: The demise of the progressive dividend (Trustnet) India, Pakistan and Bangladesh 70 years after the British left (Livemint) One rule for ordinary Americans, another for American hedge fund managers (MoneyWeek) Stocks and the meaning of …

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Knowledge is Power: S&P 500 Flaws, American Air Rage, Singapore Dividend Stocks Edition

Comparative Economics Fact: Interest paid on mortgages and property taxes are tax deductible in the US. In Canada they cannot be deducted. Credit Suisse Yearbook 2017: Low Interest Rates Hit Returns on Equities  (Credit Suisse) Natural Beauty: The Most Mesmerizing National Parks in Europe (Sputnik News) Six myths about emerging markets (M&G Investments) A further 21 great investment quotes, AMP …

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Knowledge is Power: Auto Industry Disruption, Democracy for Sale, Fundamental Thinking Edition

Dividends: not just for income (Fidelity) The best democracy money can buy (The Hindu) Fundamental Thinking in an Uncertain World (Mclean Partners) These Americans moved to Canada for political reasons. They don’t regret it (The Guardian) Italy’s Struggling Economy Has World’s Healthiest People (Bloomberg) What does disruption bring to the auto industry and beyond? (Blackrock) …

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Knowledge is Power: Fizzling Trump Trade, Australian Economy, Canada Real Estate Edition

Now that he has launched some cruise missiles and dropped the MOAB and really became the President, the real question is: Will he be nominated for the Nobel Peace prize… The Expensive Ingredient of Cheap ETFs (Jason Zweig @WSJ) and see Good tax, bad tax and ETFs (Blackrock) Health care stocks that are good for you (Blackrock) Global S&P …

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Knowledge is Power: Oil Opportunities, Emerging Markets and American Democracy Edition

Ian Cowie: why I’m sticking with Europe during Brexit (CityWire, UK) Why emerging market fundamentals are positive for 2017 (Schroders) Opportunities amid the oil dip (Blackrock) This Is Why Australia Hasn’t Had a Recession in Over 25 Years (Bloomberg) Stop wasting money: Confronting confirmation bias can make you a better investor (Financial Post) The clouds are lifting for …

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