Capitalism: A Love Story

I am not a big fan of Moore's work having had enough of his style after seeing "Roger And Me" twenty years ago. But I knew I would have to talk about the movie given my take on capitalism so as I learned as a Boy Scout in Troop One I wanted to be prepared. Read Article

Investor Know Thyself

Before you make any decisions on where to investment your nest egg ask yourself are you prepared to take on greater risk for potential greater reward. Read Article

Investing In Thanks For Dads

Fathers are the economic engines of our capitalist democracy and on this day they deserve our thanks, respect, and gratitude. Read Article

Lifting The Risk Bar

I have said many times that the only senior who should be invested in stocks is Warren Buffet. Read Article

Negotiate Negotiate Negotiate

I recently had to face a hard dilemma that involved my 6 year old daughter Madeline. Read Article

Tax Free Savings Account Too Good To Pass Up

I know its hard to believe but the Tax Free Savings Accounts that came into being in January are not too good to be true they are too good to be missed! Read Article


Talisman Energy Inc. shredding shareholder value

October 10 2014 – Read Article1 comment

Weak prices for oil and natural gas are also putting a caution flag on the track when it comes to a potential recovery for this hurting cowboy

Latest Research

Imris Inc. a case of great tech but a bad stock

Oct 24 2014 – Read Article1 comment

The research conducted indicates that IM has been selling off for the better part of three years when it traded for just over $8.00.

Reader Response

    Re: Nuinsco Resources Ltd. a candidate for a tax loss sale

    by vincent eng - September 29, 2014 - Read - Reply

    Lou, you are great. I am learning the rope of investing bit by bit.Thank you. vinc

    Re: Investor Know Thyself

    by Tony - September 9, 2014 - Read - Reply

    Hi Lou i have 3 mutual funs accounts that i started years ago, as well as an TFSA. the funds are mostly balanced and equity funds with a hint of foreign, while the TFSA fund invests the cash in dividend funds. I estimate i will be working about another 20 years. Considering that i maintain a higher than normal risk level for another 10 years maximum. What path would you...

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Government Spending

Research In Motion playing catch up

Aug 9, 2010 – Read Article

Keep your powder dry and remember the best time to buy a stock is when it has established an uptrend. Anticipating a bottom could see you finding new lows with your money.


Imris Inc. a case of great tech but a bad stock

Oct 24, 2014 – Read Article

The research conducted indicates that IM has been selling off for the better part of three years when it traded for just over $8.00.

Financial Services

First National Financial Corporation setting up a trade ahead of Q2 results

Jul 23, 2014 – Read Article

With the symmetrical triangle in play and a dividend yield of 6.47% FN offers a reasonable opportunity for a profitable trade.


Student Transportation Inc. may have to wait for the next bus

May 9, 2011 – Read Article

I am not sure that now is the best time to be buying STB. The company is set to report its Q3 results on May 11, 2011 which is an event that can cut both ways.

Investment Strategies

HudBay has more downside potential

May 12, 2010 – Read Article

I agree with you that HBM has potential as a short but make sure to take some target practice before you strap on the six gun and head out to the gun fight.


Synaptics Inc. has been selling off since early July

Oct 20, 2014 – Read Article

What has to be respected at this juncture is the downtrend that has been established and the implications that it has for the direction of the stock.


Flow Through Shares

May 6, 2009 – Read Article

After the RRSP, flow through shares are the last bastion of tax avoidance in Canada. They are part of the tax code and as long as the company issuing them is in compliance with the statutes you will not have to fight a rear guard action with CCRA.


Boardwalk REIT in a tight trading range

Jan 21, 2013 – Read Article

At this point I don't anticipate a lot of selling pressure that would kickstart a correction.

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