Picking the right ETF may be a question of balance

Picking the right ETF may be a question of balance

The other day over dinner a friend issued me a challenge. “Suppose I gave you a million dollars to invest, but you could only put it in two securities. Not funds, just stocks or bonds,” he said. “Which ones would you choose?” I didn’t have to think twice before answering. “None,” I replied. “It’s not […]

‘Get the balance back’: Amid seal and sea lion boom, group calls for hunt on B.C. coast

‘Get the balance back’: Amid seal and sea lion boom, group calls for hunt on B.C. coast

For the first time in decades, a small-scale seal hunt is taking place on Canada’s West Coast — all in the hopes that it leads to the establishment of a commercial industry to help control booming seal and sea lion populations and protect the region’s fish stocks. In early November, a group called the Pacific Balance Pinnipeds Society (PBPS) started using First […]

Find balance and strength in Downward Duck

Find balance and strength in Downward Duck

Shoot the Duck is a figure skating manoeuvre in which one travels forward or backward in a squatted position with a leg held forward, parallel to the ice. It is a close cousin of the Pistol Squat from fitness circles and yoga’s Hasta Padangusthasana. Our version, dubbed Downward Duck, is a dynamic balancing exercise that […]

Rogers’ prepaid balance change sparks customer anger

Rogers’ prepaid balance change sparks customer anger

Surprised, angry, betrayed. These emotions often come into play when customers think a long-time supplier is tilting the rules in its own favour. Rogers Communications recently told customers with prepaid cellphone plans that it would confiscate balances above $ 150 if not used up by Dec. 31 of this year. The change was relayed in […]