How Pipeline Infrastructure Creates Value

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Throughout this year, the political implications of building new pipeline infrastructure throughout North America will have some serious consequences on market movements. Between the Keystone XL pipeline running from Canada across the USA, and the ever growing demand from developing … [Read more...]

2012 Investing Trends: Changing Real Estate Rental Dynamics

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With the New Year, investors are scurrying to cover their tax losses, and figure out what will be relevant in 2012. Having done the math on a number of option pieces from around the web, I’ve put together a list of my favourite investing trends for 2012. Each day I’ll go into … [Read more...]

Corporate Bonds and High Yield Bonds

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The next major investment trend that I want to point out surrounds debt, but in a different way than previously discussed. Granted, most of us don’t even want to think about debt after such a terrible decade for mortgages and credit cards, but it is important to remember the … [Read more...]

2012 Investing Trends: Bargain Shopping

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Similar to the last post’s discussion of how American consumers are switching to lower cost housing options, the second major trend for 2011 that columnists are suggesting will be a major investing opportunity relates to discount stores. Specifically, deep discount dollar stores … [Read more...]

Investing In Real Estate Income Trusts: Commercial

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In the last article I went through a couple of reasons why it is that Apartment REITs showed some fantastic returns after the 2009 recession. However, moving forward, we might have seen the best of times already. While this doesn’t necessarily exclude them from future inclusion in our … [Read more...]

Increased Demand for Energy Infrastructure

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So far, all of the major trends we’ve discussed have revolved around expanding consumer demand, as a result of population growth and changes in income dynamics. However, this kind of growth has some implications for growth of the economy as a whole. Specifically, as consumer spending … [Read more...]

2012 Investing Trends: Agricultural Demand & Agricultural ETF

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A recurring theme for investing in 2012 that people are discussing today involves developing countries. Specifically, trends seem to be surrounding how markets will adapt to accommodate increasing population sizes, and growing levels of wealth. One of the most pervasive investment … [Read more...]

Why Pipeline Infrastructure Matters More for Monster Caps

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Over the year, we’ve seen a great deal of debate occurring over the environmental feasibility of the Keystone pipeline project. This project proposes to build a massive new pipeline from Canada, which will transport petroleum products all the way throughout the USA. While … [Read more...]

Investing in Real Estate Income Trusts: Apartments

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If you look back as far as immediately after the crash of 2009, one of the best investments you could have possibly made would have been into undervalued hard-assets. Between foreclosed homes being bought, renovated, and flipped for 360% returns over a year, and gold sky-rocketing by … [Read more...]

Will Gold Mining Stocks Be Big In 2012?

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One of the biggest rallies of 2011 was the gold market. Mainly because of its perceived ability to store value, gold more than doubled in price, as investors saw volatility levels go through the roof. The end result has been a massive increase in the price of gold, as well as a … [Read more...]

2012 Investing Trends: Population and Wealth Dynamics

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Over the last two articles (bargain shopping & investing), we’ve discussed how it is that the North American consumer is changing to favour thrift and savings. Across the ocean, the Chinese consumer is entering an entirely different trend. Over the course of 2012, investors are … [Read more...]