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Obama success story: Third biggest stock market boom since 1900

Obama success story: Third biggest stock market boom since 1900*/

– Obama success story: Third biggest stock market boom since 1900By E.P.Bannon31 August 2016A recent commentary published in the New York Times celebrates the boom in share prices under President Barack Obama.The article appeared in the Sunday, August 21 print edition of the Times under the headline, “The Great Obama Bull Market,” but was initially published online under a headline even more explicit about the beneficiaries of Obama’s policies: “The Obama Years: The Best of Times to Be a Stock Investor.”The author, Jeff Sommer, begins by describing the stock market under Obama in glowing terms.
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Why the stock market can be a better investment than real estate

Why the stock market can be a better investment than real estate*/

– Isn’t real estate a better investment than the stock market?After all, the perception is that real estate “appreciates steadily,” while the stock market is volatile.Furthermore, real estate seems like a tangible investment, one an investor can “see, feel, and touch,” which only adds to the perception that real estate will hold its value in the long run.
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Why Canada’s stock market is a global top performer

Why Canada’s stock market is a global top performer*/

– The Canadian economy may be underperforming but that’s not preventing the country’s assets from delivering the best returns in over half a decade.After witnessing the slowest two-year growth outside a recession in at least 60 years, the Canadian stock market has been one of the world’s top performers this year.Total returns for Canadian government bonds and stocks and combined gains for the loonie are seeing their best performance since 2009.“Gold has been having a banner year and oil has also had a great run in the last few months,” says Steve Tate of Tate Financial.
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