Why Companies Offer Shares On The Stock Market

Raising Capital Let’s not forget why the stock market exists in the first place. It’s a financial instrument for legit businesses to raise funding to expand operations. The media likes to write about the huge windfalls for individuals when a company IPOs, but companies in general issue shares to the stock market in order to raise…

Deflation

Lately there has been a lot of talk about deflation. As normal consumers, we probably don’t feel the same was as what the politicians and economists are talking about. Things we want keep going up in price, our wages keep getting lower and there is not enough interest being paid on our GIC savings account.…

Love Hate Relationship

Internet, cell phone service, data plans. They all sound like necessities in life in the digital world that we live in. Imagine a day without Facebook. How about a week without getting on Instagram. No YouTube? No way! We love our mobile devices and we’ll pay anything to stay connected all the time, but we…

A Farewell to the Penny

Your parents probably told you “A penny saved is a penny earned”.  Well starting on Monday that saying doesn’t take much meaning any longer, as the penny will be phased out of circulation in Canada.  This should have been foreseen, as the amount of money it took  for the raw materials and labour to create…