Investment Strategy: Leveraging

July 21, 2015 Jelani Smith 0

Interest rates are at an all time low, with economies around the world maintaining low interest rates, or slashing rates, such as Bank of Canada’s recent decision to lower the interest rates to 0.5% in July 2015. How can we take advantage of this? Low interest rates do have economical benefits, such as lower interest payments on debt. Keep in […]

WeBeam: Networking Sensation

July 14, 2015 Jelani Smith 0

WeBeam CEO of We Beam Inc., Nicholas Ivanecky created WeBeam with the objective of making networking easier. The networking allows users to capitalize on real opportunities within a 50m radius. What is WeBeam? WeBeam is the easiest way to meet people. This app is a solution for attending networking events but not knowing who is in the room. WeBeam app […]

Mutual Fund Essentials

July 10, 2015 Jelani Smith 0

What is a Mutual Fund? Mutual Funds are a pool of professionally managed assets invested collectively, for investors with similar objectives. A fixed income Mutual Fund has a higher percentage of less risky assets, such as bonds and cash, where as equity Mutual Funds have a higher percentage of riskier assets, such as stocks. Keeping in mind, over the long […]

How to Network Like a Pro: 7 Tips

July 8, 2015 Jelani Smith 0

Networking is key to landing that dream job you’ve been aiming for – building connections within your field will provide you with a competitive advantage among other applicants. According to a survey done by Forbes, 41% of employees found a job through networking. Do not underestimate the power of networking – talking to the right people and building relationships can […]

Student Life: Personal Finance

June 30, 2015 Jelani Smith 0

Rising tuition, rising textbook costs, rising food prices – it seems to never stop. For a typical student attending university or college, managing your personal finances isn’t always easy. According to Stats Canada, the average Canadian University tuition for the 2014/2015-year is $5959. However, some programs, such as Dentistry can easily cost over $18,000 per year. These days, tuition appears […]

Ambarella Inc. – Stock on the Rise

June 17, 2015 Jelani Smith 0

Medium cap stock, Ambarella Inc., (NASDAQ: AMBA), continues to outperform the markets at an unparalleled rate, despite the worries over the Fed rate hikes, and Greece’s economy. Currently trading $122.23 USD, and with a market cap of $3.69 Billion, Ambarella Inc. is in the growth stage. Stock Overview Ambarella: YTD, 140.99%, 52 week, 356.08% NASDAQ: YTD, 6.94%, 52 week, 17.50% […]

The Quarter Life Crisis

June 15, 2015 Bukhtar Khan 1

The Quarter-Life Crisis’ is a transition period during which a person begins to feel anxieties about the direction of their life and the stress of becoming a responsible adult.  Individuals going through this difficult changeover can relate to feelings of being lost, scared, lonely or confused about which steps to take in order to become successful in their chosen career path. […]

Stock Selection: To Buy or Not to Buy?

June 10, 2015 Jelani Smith 2

A mini guide to choosing the right stock… What to look for in a stock? Picking the right stock does involve a mixture of technical and fundamental analysis. Overlooking one aspect of the stock selection process can be a costly mistake, affecting the value of your portfolio. It’s important to do your homework before selecting a stock, and not to […]

2014 Canadian Market Recap

March 10, 2015 Jelani Smith 0

North American Equities provided average returns within 2014, with the DOW gaining 7.5% and the TSX gaining 7.4%. Major headlines included Ali Baba’s record breaking Initial Public Offering (IPO) of over $20 Billion, declining oil prices, and low interest rates. Declining oil prices is definitely a big win for Canadian consumers, as goods become cheaper, thus leading to a 0.7% […]

3 Rules To Successful Investing

February 5, 2015 Jelani Smith 5

Equities are known to have higher volatility over the short run; hence they’re considered more of an investment for the longer term, where there is typically an uptrend. Many equity investors go into the market with the objective of making the highest Return on Investment (ROI) possible, however it is important for them to keep in mind the three basic […]