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Take a deep breath: If you want to short Tilray, you’ll pay 900% for the privilege

Take a deep breath: If you want to short Tilray, you’ll pay 900% for the privilege

Tilray CEO Brendan Kennedy in New York on the company's listing on Nasdaq.Bloomberg file photo The demand to short shares of the marijuana company Tilray Inc. is smoking hot. The cost to finance a new short position in the cannabis company soared to as high as 900 per cent on Wednesday, data by financial analytics

Finding shelter from stormy markets is getting harder than ever

Rising correlations threaten traditional asset allocation models like 60% stocks, 40% bond portfoliosAP Photo/Jeff Chiu Diversifying your portfolio is getting a lot tougher. Major asset classes have been trending together to levels rarely seen over the past decade and, more often than not, that trend has been down. Investors who enjoyed easy gains as markets

Copper stocks look better than gold as commodity prices rise

Copper rods sit on storage racks at the Aurubis AG metals plant in Hamburg, Germany. China has accumulated most of the world's copper stocks, with miners and investors trying to figure out what that means for future demand.Martin Leissl/Bloomberg Commodity prices have finally risen to the point that miners can start new development projects, but

Why Risk-On/Risk-Off may be a thing of the past

Stocks and bonds have not declined in unison like this since the dysfunctional days of the global financial crisis in late 2008Dan Acker/Bloomberg The post-crisis era has been dominated by a risk-on/risk-off trading environment where risk assets such as stocks and safe assets such as bonds move in opposite directions. That may no longer be

Is the Fed really falling behind the curve?

Jerome Powell, chairman of the Federal ReserveAP Photo/Carolyn Kaster Predictions of four Federal Reserve interest-rate hikes this year are on the rise. But the central bank has two questions to answer before it decides to act more aggressively than planned: How much preemptive tightening is already in the pipeline, and how symmetric is the 2

Vanguard Investments to introduce its first mutual funds in Canada

TORONTO — Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. says it has filed a preliminary prospectus with Canadian securities regulators to offer four low-cost and actively managed mutual funds. This represents Vanguard’s first suite of mutual funds in Canada and will complement the firm’s 36 exchange-traded funds in the country. Franklin Templeton boosts Canadian ETF offerings with Emerging

Move over Apple, Amazon, marijuana is coming to the Nasdaq

Toronto-based Cronos produces and sells medical marijuana in Canada.Postmedia News The Nasdaq Stock Market will list its first cannabis shares on Tuesday, marking a key milestone for an industry that has been rejected by the Trump administration. Cronos Group Inc., which already trades in Canada, will be the first marijuana company on a major U.S.