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“Do Not Pray For Easy Lives. Pray To Be Stronger” -John Fitzgerald Kennedy   Dow Jones and S&P 500 Reach New Heights Both the S&P and Dow closed at new records today. The broad-based S&P 500 added 8.79 points at 1,804 while the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 52.85 points to close at 16,062. The… Read More

“Please Accept The Noble Offer of My Steady Hand and Compassionate Heart” -Charlie Sheen to Rob Ford   TSX Closes Higher The Toronto stock market closed higher Friday amid optimism that the U.S. Federal Reserve won’t be cutting stimulus as early as thought. The S&P/TSX composite index rose 51 points to 13,482. The Canadian dollar… Read More

  Many Canadians feel they’ve lost control of their finances and are unable to break free from bad spending habits. In fact, 76% admit they spend too much money, and have a hard time stopping the frivolous spending, finds a November 12, 2013 study by Capital One Canada and Credit Canada Debt Solutions.  The top… Read More

North American markets racked up solid gains throughout October but they have stalled somewhat amid increasing uncertainty about when the Fed might start tapering its US$85 billion of monthly bond purchases, particularly after strong employment and economic growth reports released last week. Analysts say that U.S. markets could be in for some kind of retracement… Read More

“Take A Walk On The Wild Side”  -Lou Reed   TSX Dips Lower The Toronto stock market closed lower Friday even as investors took in encouraging manufacturing data from China and the United States. The S&P/TSX composite index declined 23.8 points to 13,337.46, pressured by continued weakness in the gold sector as prices hit a… Read More