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21 06, 2018

Black Hole Economics

By |2018-06-21T16:40:22+00:00June 21st, 2018|Blog|

This month Senior Portfolio Manager Ross Healy, provides an insightful and educational article to answer the question we all keep asking, why are the rich are getting richer and you are getting poorer? Click the link below to read the full article. Black Hole Economics   MacNicol & Associates Asset Management Inc. June 2018

12 07, 2016

Canadian Housing Market

By |2016-07-12T20:27:14+00:00July 12th, 2016|Blog|

One of the most controversial areas of the Canadian economy over the past several years has been the booming housing market, primarily led by the urban markets of Toronto and Vancouver. Proponents state that strong price rallies spur demand for home construction, while detractors list the steeply rallying home values as one of Canada’s top [...]

16 05, 2016

The Impact of the Fort McMurray Wildfires

By |2016-05-16T15:33:43+00:00May 16th, 2016|Blog|

  Alberta’s recent forest fire disaster seems to be never-ending, and Fort McMurray’s wildfire has had – and will continue to have – devastating impacts on both Alberta, and Canada as a nation. The blaze began from the exceptionally dry conditions and strong winds in Fort McMurray, which has led to the 229 000-hectare land [...]

3 02, 2016

Rich Man, Poor Man

By |2016-02-03T15:37:58+00:00February 3rd, 2016|Blog, Media|

Rich Man, Poor Man - How to Make Money as an 'Average' Investor   The online sphere of financial literature and advice columns is littered with advice as to how to profit off of the stock market as an individual investor; many of these are, in our opinion, either dishonest, over-complicated, or both. In order [...]

20 01, 2016

The Hidden Fees of Mutual Fund Investing

By |2016-01-20T16:10:01+00:00January 20th, 2016|Blog|

As of late, we at MacNicol & Associates Asset Management have been performing an increased number of obligation free portfolio reviews, which we offer to any individual who may be interested in obtaining a second opinion on their account holdings and management. Through this, we have come across one common thread: the inappropriate use and [...]

12 11, 2015

The Story Behind the Remembrance Day Poppy

By |2015-11-12T14:08:42+00:00November 12th, 2015|Blog|

This is the story of how the red field poppy came to be known as an internationally recognized symbol of Remembrance. From its association with poppies flowering in the spring of 1915 on the battlefields of Belgium, France and Gallipoli this vivid red flower has become synonymous with great loss of life in war. Yet [...]

12 12, 2014

What Drives Exchange Rates?

By |2014-12-12T20:32:05+00:00December 12th, 2014|Blog|

  Along with plunging oil prices, volatility within the foreign exchange markets has far-and-away been one of the most paramount headlines of the waning months of 2014; however, despite the visibility and relevance of the issue, many individuals remain uninformed as to what exactly drives changes in exchange rates.   At their core, currencies are [...]

22 07, 2014

Dodd-Frank and Wall Street Reform

By |2014-07-22T20:51:09+00:00July 22nd, 2014|Blog|

  Four years ago yesterday, Barack Obama signed an important piece of financial regulation into law: The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, or Dodd-Frank for short.  The primary goal of this act was to rectify and amend the poor procedures which led to the financial collapse of 2008, and to put in [...]

14 07, 2014

The Economics of LeBron’s Homecoming

By |2014-07-14T20:53:13+00:00July 14th, 2014|Blog|

  Few sporting stories have the power to bridge political and cultural divides. Typically, stories about sport tend to be about one of two things: stories of victory or of scandal. We can collectively celebrate the accomplishments of Canadian tennis prodigy Genie Bouchard or we can collectively abhor the racist remarks by disgraced owner Donald [...]

11 07, 2014

Toronto, Urbanization and the Future

By |2014-07-11T18:42:46+00:00July 11th, 2014|Blog|

Yesterday, we discussed how urbanization was affecting the developing world; for the most part, these nations are encountering these levels of urbanization for the first time, and thus the effects of the process have been exacerbated. A tremendous amount of strain is being placed on these nations’ infrastructure, in addition to an upward pressure on [...]

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