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2nd Rainiest City In the World
Measured by number of days per year of rainfall, Vancouver ranks as the world’s 2nd rainiest city. Number 1 is of course London, England, but Vancouver isn’t far off. This should come as a surprise to nobody, since Vancouver is located in what used to be a rainforest, and still…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Environmental   Jan 26, 2015  
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The Makeup Of Vancouverites
Vancouver is Canada’s largest west coast city, sitting on the Pacific, nestled into a range of mountains as a backdrop to the city. Even other Canadians from different cities will concede there’s no more beautiful city in Canada than Vancouver, and as far as Canada goes, you won’t find better…
By:  in  News and Society  >  International   Jan 26, 2015  
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Hollywood North
For years, Vancouver was dubbed “Hollywood North” due to its reputation as a destination for movie productions, often big budget, high profile movies. Around this reputation grew up lavish, sophisticated studios, talented locals, a dedicated service industry, and a fully compliant government. Then something changed, Vancouver was getting too much…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Movies TV   Jan 26, 2015  
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Most Expensive Real Estate In the World
On a per income basis, Vancouver has the most expensive, or in other words, the least affordable, real estate in the world. Being a Vancouverite, I can attest to this. Vancouverites are as house poor as it gets. They spend upwards of 50% of their income on their mortgage, and…
By:  in  Real Estate  >  Homes   Jan 25, 2015  
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Money Printing is Not Inflationary
The FED says it has injected over 4 trillion US dollars into the economy with its “QE” program, over the course of 6 years, give or take. The stated intention was to create 2% inflation, because apparently this is the sweet spot percentage which benefits the most people in the…
By:  in  Investing  >  Stocks   Jan 25, 2015  
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Teck Resources Bets on Quick Recovery
Don Lindsay, Teck’s CEO, is betting on a quick rebound in commodity prices, or so it appears. Despite Teck bleeding cash and watching commodity prices fall precipitously, Don has decided to maintain the 2015 Capital Expenditures budget. This includes 2.9 bn on the Fort Hills oil sands project, with oil…
By:  in  Investing  >  Stocks   Jan 25, 2015  
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King Abdullah is Dead
Saudi Arabia’s king Abdullah died a few days ago, at the age of 90. Besides the human rights atrocities this man committed, from authorizing beheadings and lashings, to the abuse of women on multiple levels, among the house of Saud he was respected and brought stability to the regime. The…
By:  in  Politics  >  World Politics   Jan 25, 2015  
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Central Banker Bubble
Before the 1929 crash, all commodity prices had crashed, economic activity was down and falling, and the world was engulfed in currency wars. Currency wars are when nations devalue their currency in an effort to boost exports, at the expense of other exporting nations. Does this scenario sound familiar to…
By:  in  Investing  >  Retirement Planning   Jan 24, 2015  
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Investing is Boring
Many investors and traders have lost a lot of money on the price of oil falling so far so fast, and some have lost jobs too, very good jobs. Since oil began to fall in July of 2014, traders all over the world have been trying to call the bottom,…
By:  in  Investing  >  Stocks   Jan 24, 2015  
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The Role Of A Financial Advisor
World GDP in US dollars is officially down by 5%, and falling. At the lowest point of the crash in 2008-2009, it was down 10%. Every commodity price has fallen by about half. Central banks around the world are resorting to negative interest rates because the lowest rates in recorded…
By:  in  Investing  >  Retirement Planning   Jan 24, 2015  
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