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Five pieces of advice from the man who brought investing to regular people

Five pieces of advice from the man who brought investing to regular people

John C. Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group of Investment Cos., died on Wednesday.AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File John C. Bogle, who died on Wednesday, is widely seen as having changed how ordinary people invest their money. His firm, the Vanguard Group of Investment Cos., which grew to have US$4.9 trillion under management, was built on

Newmont-Goldcorp deal may finally bring legitimacy back to gold sector — but expect volatility along the way

Newmont Mining Corp. and Goldcorp Inc. of Vancouver have agreed to combine their gold companies in a deal worth about US$10 billion.Postmedia A US$10 billion mega-deal to merge two of the world’s premier gold companies may bring legitimacy and, with it, investors back to the largely depressed sector in Canada, experts say. On Monday, Colorado-based

Firm that crushed competition on investment returns last year wants to start one of Canada’s biggest hedge funds

Waypoint Investment Partners generated a 6.2 per cent return in its segregated accounts in 2018 by investing in companies that pay fat dividends, then using those payouts to buy options to bet on market volatility.Brent Lewin/Bloomberg A Canadian investment firm that crushed the returns of its peers last year is looking to raise $500 million

Traders don’t need Mnuchin to tell them equities are in trouble after he spends the weekend quizzing bank CEOs on their liquidity

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plans to convene a call with the President’s Working Group on financial markets on Monday, a panel created in the aftermath of the Crash of 1987.Evan Vucci/AP Photo file If the Treasury Secretary wants to keep tabs on the financial system when the market is tumbling, that’s fine. But the idea

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