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Cruel October

By on October 26, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments

October is the cruellest of months for stock markets. Thirty years ago, there was the stock market crash of 1987, a one-day drop of 22.6 per cent on October 19. That was somewhat unique, since a recession did not accompany it; the cause was program trading – computers tricked into selling all at once. Stock […]

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The Slow Road to Riches

By on October 26, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
The Slow Road to Riches

We’re not talking about Bill Gates type riches, just a comfortable cushion to live on if you fall on hard times or stop working. There is a two-word solution: Compound interest. Compound interest is when you earn interest on your interest. Say you have $500 in a bond or stock and it pays you 5 […]

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Arnold Amber was CBC TV’s behind-the-scenes mastermind

By on September 11, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Arnold Amber was CBC TV’s behind-the-scenes mastermind

Most viewers never knew his name, but Arnold Amber, who died in Toronto on Labour Day at the age of 77, was the brains behind TV programs that millions of Canadians watched. For a decade and a half, he was the man in charge of special news broadcasts at the CBC, covering elections, leadership conventions, […]

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J. Pearce Bunting embraced technology at the Toronto Stock Exchange

By on June 19, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
J. Pearce Bunting embraced technology at the Toronto Stock Exchange

J. Pearce Bunting, who died last month at the age of 87, was president of the Toronto Stock Exchange for 17 years, from 1977 to 1994. He was from central casting: handsome, well dressed, with impeccable manners and a fine pedigree; he was the public ideal of what a stock exchange president should be. He […]

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Adventurer Jack MacKenzie was the oldest man to ski to the North Pole

By on June 19, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Adventurer Jack MacKenzie was the oldest man to ski to the North Pole

Jack MacKenzie, who died last month at the age of 95, had a remarkable string of accomplishments in his long life: He was the oldest man ever to ski to the North Pole; made 30 trips across the North Atlantic during the Second World War, ferrying aircraft to Britain; was the first federal taxman in […]

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J. Pearce Bunting embraced technology at the Toronto Stock Exchange

By on May 11, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
J. Pearce Bunting embraced technology at the Toronto Stock Exchange

J. Pearce Bunting, who died last month at the age of 87, was president of the Toronto Stock Exchange for 17 years, from 1977 to 1994. He was from central casting: handsome, well dressed, with impeccable manners and a fine pedigree; he was the public ideal of what a stock exchange president should be. He […]

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Financial Advice

By on March 22, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Financial Advice

Getting good financial advice is hard. Here are a series of videos made by Fred with AFBS that can answer many common questions.

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David Culver was a devoted CEO who fought to preserve history

By on March 2, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
David Culver was a devoted CEO who fought to preserve history

David Culver was an athletic man who liked to keep trim by walking to work from his house in Montreal’s Westmount neighbourhood to his office at what was then the headquarters of Alcan Aluminium Limited, downtown in Place Ville Marie. When he became the chief executive officer of Alcan in 1979, one of the perks […]

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Anglican priest, author Tom Harpur argued that Jesus was an allegory

By on February 9, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Anglican priest, author Tom Harpur argued that Jesus was an allegory

Tom Harpur was a devout Christian who was not certain that Jesus existed, but did believe in the principles that were taught in his name. He knew before he wrote his most powerful book, The Pagan Christ, that his views would be controversial and unsettling. “My goal is not to summarily dismiss the deep beliefs […]

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Jean Portugal chronicled stories of Canadian veterans

By on January 12, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Jean Portugal chronicled stories of Canadian veterans

Jean Portugal, who has died at the age of 95, spent years chronicling the accounts of Canadian veterans of the Second World War, and published their stories as We Were There, in seven volumes. Ms. Portugal, who worked for The Globe and Mail for many years, was named to the Order of Canada in recognition […]

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