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It could be worse: An optimist’s guide to investing in 2019

It could be worse: An optimist’s guide to investing in 2019

It’s one thing for Warren Buffett to say, as he famously did, that the key to good investing is to “be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful”; It’s another thing to have the guts to do it. But if there was ever a time when markets smelled like fear, with

TSX ends the year down 11.6%

For the year, the TSX fell 11.6 per cent.Canadian Press The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX rose 100.86 points, or 0.71 per cent, to 14,322.86. For the year, the TSX fell 11.6 per cent. Leading the index on Monday were Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd, up 6.6 per cent, Semafo Inc, up 6.5 per cent, and Baytex

‘Twas the week before Christmas: Mawer’s 2018 year-end investing review — in poem form

"Dear Santa please bring us one approved pipeline."Angela Weiss/AFP The “boring” Mawer Investment Management Ltd. is a privately owned, independent investment firm, managing over $50 billion in assets for individual and institutional investors across all major investment strategies, with more than 150 employees across Calgary, Toronto, and Singapore. Each year, some of the firm’s more creative

Mark Zuckerberg halts stock sales as Facebook shares slide

Mark Zuckerberg said in September 2017 that he would unload 35 million to 75 million Facebook shares over the following 18 months as part of a pledge to give away almost all of his fortune during his lifetime.David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Mark Zuckerberg’s multibillion-dollar stock sale ground to a halt in the final months of 2018.

Warren Buffett once said he didn’t invest in tech stocks because he didn’t understand them — he might have been right

Apple dropped to as low as US$144.51 in extended trading, trimming the value of Warren Buffett’s stake by about US$3 billion.AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File Warren Buffett has a questionable track record investing in technology companies. It’s only getting worse with Apple Inc., which had already lost more than US$350 billion in market value since October,

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