Review of Factors Which Influence Interest Rates

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There are many factors which influence the rate of interest a person or corporation pays on its debt. These range from a review of macro economics, social, and political issues to micro issues reviewing the person or corporation’s ability to repay the debt. Lets review a few factors which influenc...

Yoga is a miracle drug

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Yoga is a gift to the universe. A physical, mental, and spiritual gift to humanity that has existed in a variety of forms for over 5,000 years. However, much of its modern origin can be traced back to the Gupta dynasty of ancient India. While the Monarchs of many other kingdoms extensively research...

Lethbridge Review: Strength in Stability

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Times are tough in Alberta. Amid a slowdown in the province’s energy sector and the election of the new provincial NDP government, there is a high level of uncertainty surrounding the fortitude and future of many major rental markets in the province. Geopolitical turmoil, supply concerns, and a l...

Living Life Large: Johnny Lam, CFO & COO, Mainstreet Equity Corp.

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My Favourite Food I am a food venturer and love to try different types of food; a lot of people ask me what types of food I like the most. My answer is very simple – “Natural Favour”. I am a strong believer of natural goodness. I always choose vegetables that grow naturally, animals that ru...

Is Short Selling Worth the Risk?

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Short selling is a technique used by investors to try to profit from the falling price of a stock. As such, short selling is typically used when an investor believes a stock is overvalued or there is an upcoming event that will trigger a substantial decline in the stock price. Other reasons why an i...

Edmonton Arena District: The Future of Downtown Edmonton

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Downtown Edmonton is booming, as the $2.5-billion mega-development dubbed the Edmonton Arena District (EAD) races to complete the project’s first phase in time for the 2016 NHL hockey season. Phase 1 of the project, which includes the new (and very much needed) Rogers Place arena, the Winter Garde...

International Students: Phases of Cultural Transition

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Moving to a totally new country can be a bit scary for International Students. If an individual is well equipped with the knowledge that they are not alone and most people experience this transition phase, it just reduces the anxiety. I know this for a fact as my journey in Canada began 4 years ago ...

Investing in Real Estate through the Stock Market

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Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Real Estate Operating Companies (REOCs) are increasingly becoming a larger part of the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) index. This is occurring for several reasons, but includes an aging demographic looking for income from a relatively stable source such as rea...

A Review and Guide to Dining and Staying in Saskatoon

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I find myself frequenting Saskatoon for work regularly, staying in various hotels and eating in different restaurants while in town. Growing up in Saskatchewan we made the occasional trip to “The City” and so I was familiar with Saskatoon - the’ old Saskatoon’. Today, there are so many new a...

How Prudent Acquisitions Create Value

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More often than not, real estate investment decisions are made based on two simple considerations – an investment property’s current ability to generate a healthy return and the asset’s future potential to produce a stable yield. However, when ‘value investing’ in real estate, the logic do...