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Outlook on the Junior Mining & Exploration Sectors from WRIC 2013

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With speakers, analysts, exhibitors and investors all converging in the same space, the World Resource Investment Conference (WRIC) is a great opportunity to gauge the pulse of the Canadian junior mining and exploration sectors.  Of course, with a year that has unfolded the way it has for the junior mining and exploration space, many attendees and speakers were content that …

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Questrade vs Virtual Brokers – A Comprehensive Pricing Comparison of Their Lowest Commission Plans

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Canadian Discount Brokerages Cut Commissions Canadian discount brokerages are in the midst of a price war.  The newer entrants to the Canadian discount brokerage market, such as Questrade and Virtual Brokers, have driven prices for equity trade commissions to below the $1 per trade mark.  With Questrade’s recently announced $0.95 commission per trade offering, they now rival Virtual Brokers’ $0.99 …

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Social Media and Investing – LinkedIn

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Introduction As part of our special series on social media and investing, we take a look at the professional social network, LinkedIn. What is LinkedIn LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) was launched in 2003 and is a social networking website for professionals.  As of January 2013 the site boasts more than 200 million users in more than 200 countries and territories. LinkedIn is …

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Canadian Securities Regulators’ Resources for Canadian Investors

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Whether you are a beginner investor or a seasoned pro, staying on top of the mountains of investment information available online is a constant challenge.  The sheer quantity of information often makes it difficult to find quality, reliable sources to turn to. With so many opinions to wade through  investors have to constantly be cautious about where their information is …

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Contrarian Investing and Junior Mining Stocks: An Interview with Benj Gallander and Ben Stadelmann

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Contrarian investing is no easy feat.  You have to be willing to disagree with popular opinion and be willing to jump into a company or market that others have either shunned or abandoned outright.  Yet value investors as famous as Benjamin Graham and his star student Warren Buffet have both taken contrarian approaches, being ‘greedy when others are fearful, and …

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Social Media and Investing – StumbleUpon

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Introduction As part of our special series on social media and investing, we take a look at the discovery engine and social network, StumbleUpon. What is StumbleUpon? StumbleUpon, founded in 2001, is primarily a discovery engine.  Unlike search-based engines (such as Google), discovery engines are useful for when you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for. In a typical web …

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Uncovering Junior Miner & Exploration Value and Acquisition Targets – An Interview with Sid Rajeev

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At the 2013 Cambridge House Vancouver Resource Investment Conference (VRIC), Sid Rajeev, the head of research at Fundamental Research Corporation, presented his outlook on 2013 and why mergers and acquisitions (M&A) might be something investors want to put on their radar for the upcoming year.  In particular, Rajeev focused on the mining and exploration sectors and laid out his reasoning …

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