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Lavish lifestyle should be a Red Flag

Aug 26, 2009 12:00 am | Author: investright

  Time and time again, we find out that a financial advisor who has been caught red handed doing a ponzi scheme has been living a lavish lifestyle. Do you remember Ian Thow? He had a...

Exchange traded funds: Which kind are you buying?

Aug 13, 2009 12:00 am | Author: investright

Several years ago, we issued an Investor Alert that talked about the fact that income trusts were, in fact, not fixed income investments. At that time, we were concerned that too many retirees were investing in income...

Victims of BC Ponzi scheme speak out

Aug 10, 2009 12:00 am | Author: investright

Last week, the BCSC issued a panel decision finding four BC residents had perpetrated a “deliberate and well-organized” fraud in a Ponzi scheme that resulted in the loss of over US$10 million by more than 800...

Investor Watch: Inverse and leveraged ETFs

Jul 15, 2009 12:00 am | Author: investright

What do I need to know about exchange traded funds (ETFs) in general? The term exchange traded funds is used to describe a category of products, some very risky, some not so risky. Before making...

Ponzi: The Canadian connection

Jul 07, 2009 12:00 am | Author: investright

Interesting piece in the weekend edition of Montreal’s The Gazette about Carlo Ponzi (sometimes referred to as Charles Ponzi) and his connection to the Quebec city. By now – thanks to Bernie Madoff – how...

Madoff sentence

Jun 29, 2009 12:00 am | Author: investright

150 years. That’s the jail time that convicted fraudster Bernard Madoff was sentenced to today in a packed New York courthouse. In handing out the maximum sentence to Madoff, U.S. District Judge Denny Chin said,...