Top Articles for the week of Apr. 08

MOST READ: The top performing mutual funds of the first quarter, four cheap U.S. stocks, and an explanation of why Canada is in unchartered economic territory

Ruth Saldanha 15 April, 2019 | 5:00PM

What did investors read about last week? The top performing mutual funds of the first quarter, four cheap U.S. stocks, and an explanation of why Canada is in unchartered economic territory were the most popular articles last week

Four cheap U.S. stocks that are winning
Who said you can't get a sustainable competitive advantage on sale?

Top performing mutual funds of Q1
Three marijuana funds had returns over 30%, while one global equity and one U.S. equity fund made the top 5

Canada is in uncharted economic territory
Why a broken market cycle mechanism is making the means of a recession unknown

Ontario to restrict use of planner and advisor titles
Legislation will protect the use of financial planner and advisor titles and include a proficiency requirement

It's still a good time to invest in Canadian real-estate - selectively
Capital appreciation shouldn’t currently be the key consideration, but there are opportunities in income generation if you look carefully

Is concentration the new diversification?
Medalist fund manager Virginia Au argues that the constraint of finding good investments, and the paucity of time, make concentration a good strategy

Pre-retirees: are you taking too much risk?
Having amassed the assets they need for a comfortable retirement, pre-retirees should transition a portion of their portfolios into safer investments, says Christine Benz

Manager is cautious, preparing for the next opportunity
“When markets want to bid stocks to record highs and not worry about risks, that’s when we want to take advantage and sell into that strength,” says CIBC’s Colum McKinley

The best performing mutual funds of 2018
Of over 1,000 medalist mutual funds that had positive returns, most of the top performers are U.S. focused

Oil rises above US$70 on Libya turmoil
Military action and sanctions push prices to a 2019 high, but Morningstar analysts argue that supply and demand looks well-balanced

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