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Human–Machine Collaboration and Model-Aware Investing

It’s been said that people don’t become wiser with age, they just become “more so” Whatever we did well — and more importantly, whatever we did poorly — is magnified. The same is true when we add computers and data to human decision making. Algorithmic / machine learned / artificially intelligent (AI) tools are increasingly […]

Making sense of the markets this week: September 28

Each week, Cut the Crap Investing founder Dale Roberts shares financial headlines and offers context for Canadian investors. Is beating the market a thing of the past? There are many reasons why it gets harder and harder to beat the market. Even for the likes of Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett.  That’s the conclusion of “The […]

InnerWorkings Jumps 5.5% On HH Global Merger Nod; Streets Says Hold

Shares of InnerWorkings rose about 5.5% on Friday after the marketing solutions provider said that its shareholders approved the merger deal with UK-based HH Global Group at a special stockholders’ meeting held on Sept. 24. The merger, which is expected to close on Oct. 1, would create a combined global marketing services company. Under the […]

Should you buy real estate through a corporation?

Photo by Mike Swigunski on Unsplash One of the main tax benefits of Canadian real estate is the ability to claim an unlimited principal residence exemption on the property value appreciation. One exception may be if the land is more than half a hectare (1.24 acres), unless the minimum municipal lot size at the time […]

CrowdStrike To Snap Up Preempt Security For $96M

CrowdStrike Holdings has agreed to acquire Preempt Security in a cash-stock deal valued at $96 million. Under the terms of the transaction, the cloud-based cybersecurity provider would pay approximately $86 million in cash and the remaining $10 million in its common stocks. The company expects the acquisition to be completed during its third-quarter fiscal 2021. […]

On Horses, Tractors, and Markets

Growing up on a cattle ranch in central Texas, I developed a certain respect for the tools of the trade. Horses, tractors, trucks, trailers, bailing wire, and duct tape were all daily-use items for us. Each tool has its purpose, of course, and each tool has advantages and disadvantages for a particular job. Take, for […]

2020 Income Tax: What you can’t—and can—claim for your work-from-home office during the COVID-19 pandemic

Photo by Nina Uhlíková from Pexels You furnished a functional home office, you’ve got face masks ready by the door for when you need to run an errand, and you bought sanitizer (so many bottles of sanitizer). You’ve done your part to stay home and help flatten the coronavirus curve. The question now is: Can […]

Fintechs in a Post-COVID 19 World: Targeting Gen Z?

Are you still figuring out millennials? Or do you plan to in the next few years? It might already be too late. Investment professionals have been overwhelmed in recent years with tips and tricks on how to win the loyalty of the millennial generation. Yet time flies, and now the oldest members of this mercurial […]

Westport Soars 39% As Weichai JV Gets Chinese Certification

Shares of Westport Fuel Systems’ soared 38.9% on Friday after the natural gas-fueled engine maker said that its Weichai Westport Inc. (WWI) joint venture (JV) received Chinese certification for its 12-liter high pressure direct injection (HPDI) 2.0 engine. The certification from the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China was held up because of “delays […]

Real estate during COVID-19: to invest or not to invest?

Photo created by rawpixel.com – www.freepik.com It goes without saying that COVID-19 has had an unprecedented and far reaching effect on the Canadian economy. With record unemployment and job uncertainty being a reality for many, it can be tough to find the silver lining. However, it’s important to remember that in times of fear and […]

Making sense of the markets this week: September 21

Each week, Cut the Crap Investing founder Dale Roberts shares financial headlines and offers context for Canadian investors. Perhaps we’ll all work for Amazon one day One of the economic casualties of COVID-19 has been the mall while, at the same time, online shopping went through the Amazon warehouse roof. So his tweet more than […]

Goldman Upgrades Veeco To Buy; Shares Jump 14%

Goldman Sachs upgraded Veeco Instruments to Buy from Hold and lifted the stock’s price target to $16 (45.5% upside potential) from $13.50, pushing shares up more than 14%. Goldman analyst Brian K. Lee said that Veeco (VECO) should benefit from the ongoing node transition to 7 nm and below in the upcoming cycle. Lee is […]