Investments and Inflation


This question seems to pop up in online forums all the time. Are equities or stocks a good hedge during high inflationary times? According to the data of S&P 500 returns and historical inflation data, I have constructed a table comparing the two side by side…

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Shopper’s Drug Mart


This store is amazing for the frugal. It's entire business involves jacking up regular product prices but keeping weekly ad prices very low. Their milk and egg prices are among the most competitive in the industry. They are basically saying, "If you aren't looking to shop around, then we will try to profit off of you. ...

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Should your TFSA hold Savings or Investments?


Is it better to hold high interest savings or stocks and index funds in your TFSA? Let's analyze: For simplicity, you have $5000 contribution room this year for your TFSA. Let's say you managed to save up $10000, an impressive feat. You want a 50/50 ratio of cash savings to stocks/funds. Thus, you want $5000 in cash ...

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