Why are strategists still so positive, despite all the bad news

Why are strategists still so positive, despite all the bad news

Wall Street forecasters are still a remarkably optimistic lot despite plunging share prices and recession forecasts that have become as common as long-weekend hotdogs. On average, top strategists predict the S&P 500 index will finish 2022 at 4,482, according to a report by Aneet Chachra, a portfolio manager at the British-American fund company Janus Henderson. … Read more

Fears of a COVID-19 summer surge prompt experts to call for a return to masking

Fears of a COVID-19 summer surge prompt experts to call for a return to masking

A woman wears a mask while riding the subway in Toronto on March 14, 2020.Carlos Osorio/The Canadian Press It’s time to bring back indoor mask-wearing requirements, some health professionals say amid concerns of a potential surge in COVID-19 cases this summer. In fact, according to Alberta emergency physician Chuck Wurster, public-health authorities across the country … Read more

Just stop it with the stop-loss orders

Just stop it with the stop-loss orders

I went to cash just before the pandemic (good) but then stayed out during the market’s big climb (bad). I started buying again last fall and am now two-thirds fully invested in high-quality dividend stocks. Here’s my question: When I buy a stock, should I be paying more attention to the stop-loss function? If so, … Read more

Canadian Amber Bracken wins World Press Photo of the Year for residential school memorial photo

Canadian Amber Bracken wins World Press Photo of the Year for residential school memorial photo

Clothing on crosses along Highway 5, symbolizing children who died at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in Kamloops, BC, on June 19, 2021.Amber Bracken/The New York Times News Service On June 19, 2021, Canadian photojournalist Amber Bracken took a photo of a memorial on Tk’emlups te Secwepemc land just outside Kamloops, BC: Red dresses … Read more