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Winter of our discontent: Investors might soon find out who is downturn ready and who isn’t

Winter of our discontent: Investors might soon find out who is downturn ready and who isn’t

The story of the grasshopper and the ant, which has its origins in La Cigale et la Fourmi by Jean de la Fontaine, tells of the preparations an ant makes during the pleasant weather of summer while the grasshopper merrily sings, only to find herself destitute during the depths of winter. During this past decade

Royal flush: How the Maharaja saved this royal family’s jewels

Maharaja Gaj Singh II and his daughter, Princess Shivranjani Rajye, pictured in Toronto at a Royal Ontario Museum gala celebrating a new exhibit featuring the family’s treasures.Credit: Royal Ontario Museum Maharaja Gaj Singh II, head of the Rathore clan, the warrior caste that reigned over the kingdom of Marwar-Jodhpur in present-day Rajasthan, northwest India, for

The Power List: 25 movers and shakers we’re buzzing about

Auto exec Linda Hasenfratz provides a strong voice on NAFTA Linda Hasenfratz isn’t worried when U.S. President Donald Trump tweets or makes an off-the-cuff comment about ripping up the North American Free Trade Agreement. “It’s a negotiation. I don’t think you should ever be surprised by things your opponents may or may not say and

Yielding to pressure: Alternative investments may offer returns, but have risks, too

By Arthur Salzer Many Canadian investors are unhappy with their investment portfolio returns. Generational lows in interest rates combined with the Canadian resource-heavy market being one of the world’s worst performers during the past five years has made it challenging to produce the necessary returns to fund people’s current consumption patterns and expected retirement lifestyles.

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