5 More Days Left Before the 2009 Cornwall Annual Year in Review Breakfast at The Aulstville Theatre – December 18, 2009 – Cornwall Ontario

5 More Days Left Before the 2009 Cornwall Annual Year in Review Breakfast at The Aulstville Theatre – December 18, 2009 – Cornwall Ontario

You have 5 days to get your tix to the hottest event in Cornwall; the 2009 Annual Year in Review. Last year Mayor Bob Kilger announced the new Shoppers Drugmart Distribution Centre coming to Cornwall.   This year the only way you’ll find out first what’s going to happen is to get your tickets before […]

Globalive Wireless – New Wireless Player in Canada – Hopefully will bring more competition to Fat Market – December 13, 2009

Globalive Wireless – New Wireless Player in Canada – Hopefully will bring more competition to Fat Market – December 13, 2009

Canada has some funny views about communications.  They tend to grant monopolies that make huge amounts of money for companies like Ma Bell and the cable companies on the back of the users, IE, we taxpayers.  Competition isn’t really heard of. The result is that Canada has one of the most expensive systems for internet […]

2009 Cornwall Year in Review – Friday December 18th – Aultsville Theatre – 7 AM – Cornwall Ontario –

2009 Cornwall Year in Review – Friday December 18th – Aultsville Theatre –  7 AM – Cornwall Ontario –

The Year in Review meeting is a popular meeting that is expected to attract hundreds of business people, including special guests from outside of the City. The meeting will be held on Friday, December 18, 2008 at 7:00 am, at Aultsville Theatre at St. Lawrence College. The highlight of the meeting will be a review […]

ROGER SAUVÉ – The People of Cornwall and SD&G – A 10 week feature for the Cornwall Free News – Week 4 – Job Numbers – Cornwall Ontario – November 24, 2009

ROGER SAUVÉ – The People of Cornwall and SD&G – A 10 week feature for the Cornwall Free News – Week 4 – Job Numbers – Cornwall Ontario – November 24, 2009

ROGER SAUVÉ – The People of Cornwall and SD&G – A 10 week feature for the Cornwall Free News – Week 4 – Job numbers down 1,800 this year How is the job market in Cornwall? This question is not as easy to answer as you might think. Employment estimates, and estimates is all that […]

Why Reducing the GST was wrong and why the HST is a more fair tax.

Why Reducing the GST was wrong and why the HST is a more fair tax.

Nobody wants to pay tax.  I sure as heck don’t.   Taxes though, like death, are something you can’t avoid.   The challenge for society is how to tax fairly. Doctrines can be voted on and discussed, but the status quo is that we Canadians, whether at Federal, Provincial, or Municipal levels vote for people whose jobs […]

Canuck Buck on Par with US Dollar as Commodity Prices Rise

Canuck Buck on Par with US Dollar as Commodity Prices Rise

L I N K It’s a good day to go cross border shopping as our Canadian Loonie is buying more in the US.  The Loonie is almost on par withe the US dollar.    Fueled by high oil prices and a declining US dollar the high loonie hurts employment in Canada. “Canadian Prime Minister Stephen […]

Gold Hits Record High – Are you buying or Selling? CORNWALL ONTARIO

Gold Hits Record High – Are you buying or Selling?  CORNWALL ONTARIO

Last time I stepped into Pommier Jewellers here in Cornwall the store was packed with happy shoppers.   Is the high price of gold causing you to buy or sell?   Gold hit $1070.80 US in London yesterday, a new world record. I always get nervous when a stock or financial device hits a record level as […]

Record Low Canada Savings Bonds rate – where to save your money?

Record Low Canada Savings Bonds rate – where to save your money?

Real Estate listings in several area cities such as Ottawa and locally in Cornwall have prices inching upwards, especially while interest rates are so low, are sparking questions where to put your money safely? The Stock Market isn’t for everyone, and I personally, like some of you, are not big fans of mutual funds.     Many […]

Is October Going to be the next big Market Crash?

Is October Going to be the next big Market Crash?

I’ve always felt that the stock market has been a basic game of 3 card monte.    You can “guess” right, but you have no real control of how it can go.  The market can defy logic at times, and that usually is because what the average consumer knows is a whole lot less than the […]

Buy American not really good for America

Buy American not really good for America

I hate populist gut reaction politics.    This whole Buy American thing in response to the recession is just plain silly and in some cases spites the nose the feeds the something or other…..   L I N K “There are some real downsides to Buy American,” Brady said in an interview. “It delays projects. We have […]

The Financial Page

The Financial Page

Here is a list of interesting bits from the news as I am hearing a lot of people over enthusiastic about the economy recovering. While we do have things a bit better in Canada than in the US or other parts of the world the recession is still there and its impact is most likely […]

150 Years for Bernie Madoff

150 Years for Bernie Madoff

This is such an interesting case philosophically speaking.    People are sentenced to less time for murder than for stealing money.    Was it the crime or who the victims were and the publicity of this case that drew such a penalty? L I N K “He stole from the rich. He stole from the […]

List of 25 Hedge Fund Managers that MADE MONEY in 2008

List of 25 Hedge Fund Managers that MADE MONEY in 2008

Yes, while Rome burns around us there is a core of Money people that predicted the current crisis and have made a whack of dough. L I N K Alpha Magazine’s 2008 Top Moneymakers 1  –   James Simons, Renaissance Technologies Corp, $2.5 billion 2   –  John Paulson, Paulson & Co, $2 billion 3 […]