Oct 20

Screwed

What a drag it must be being a millennial. When the GFC rattled the world, you were in college. When…

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Oct 19

What Could Go Wrong? (2)

“I have a car-buying company,” says Paul. “Lately I have seen a strange phenomenon. Most of our customers are trying to…

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Oct 17

What to Worry About

Well, that was fun. Days ago markets were crashing and fools were selling. By Friday bargain-hunters were plumping stocks and…

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Oct 16

The End

Remember the Fort Mac dude who told us some weeks ago he was going to unload his house in a…

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Oct 15

Weird

It never fails. The price of stuff that people want goes down, and they don’t want it any more. We have…

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Oct 14

The Cowboy Gene

Aren’t you happy you didn’t just buy a honking big particleboard McMansion in suburban Calgary? Yeah, it was tempting. The…

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Oct 13

Progress

When my father was a boy, almost a hundred years ago, his father ran a hardware store in a small…

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Oct 12

The Last Tool

It was like having a cold Slurpee dumped in your warm lap. Bob Kaycic’s analysis of the condo market a…

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Oct 10

Thankfully

I’m a grateful guy, who’s also been called a turkey on this blog, which makes me the perfect Thanksgiving dude. Naturally…

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Oct 9

Reality Check

Was it only two days ago I warned you about deflation? Hmm. Two days later a lot more people are…

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Oct 8

The Unthinkable

In the autumn, six years ago, it was worth $116,000. Then everything went wrong. The financial crisis hit, credit dried…

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Oct 7

The Beast

Oops. Better update the D thing. For the last couple of years I’ve been telling you to be more worried about…

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Oct 6

Hopeless

My, my. In 1998 the Sun newspapers were sold to Quebecor for almost $1 billion. This week the Quebec-based company dumped…

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Oct 5

From Scratch

Days ago one of the networks gave the results of an Ipsos poll. “Is it getting more difficult to live…

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Oct 3

The Analyst

Here are six things you should reflect on this weekend, prior to taking whatever action you feel is necessary Monday. The…

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Oct 2

Predictions

He was getting a tad testy with me. “Shouldn’t there be a shelf life on predictions?” he asked. “Why do…

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Oct 1

The Snooze Portfolio

Stocks just fell more. Bonds went up. Nobody should be too surprised. There’s likely more to come, so I hope…

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Sep 30

It’s Not Working

Every year the feds spend $13 million on financial literacy. We have a Financial Literacy Leader (bureaucrat Jane Rooney). We’ve…

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Sep 29

Big D

For years it’s been one of the hottest markets in the country. There was a time when a word ad…

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