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  1. Investing
    Hi, I'm looking at SQQQ to build a hedge (-3x NASDAQ) because on the NASDAQ there's some companies with very lofty PEs that will probably come down at some point. Now I was wondering what if it doesn't? SQQQ is now at US$18.10 and what if the NASDAQ was just to keep going up? What happens to...
  2. Investing
    Hi, I am new to investing and have excess cash sitting in various high interest savings accounts (1.5% !!) I am in my early 30's and have no debts or property. I am looking to take half our cash savings and hedge against weakening canadian dollar and hedge against a down turn in the stock...
  3. Investing
    iShares Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend Index Fund (CYH) hedges it foreign currency exposure which I would like to avoid. Is there a version of this ETF or another very similar ETF which does not hedge? Also if held in TFSA or non-registered account, I believe any distribution would be...
  4. Investing
    In the vein of "hope for the best, plan for the worst", how would one best hedge against a collapse of the CA real estate market (aside from selling home and renting)? Short (or buy puts of) REITs? Short CA banks? Buy USD assets?
  5. Investing
    On many of the financial blog sites, folks have actively discussed allocation percentages across Canadian, US, EMEA, BRIC and bond/income markets. I have not seen anyone propose adding commodities as a way of further diversification in that these types of investments generally act...
  6. General Personal Finance Talk
    Are you buying gold as a hedge against monetary inflation? Are you reducing debt at the expense of future investment? Will global stimulus cause global inflation? If every country is experiencing inflation, will we notice? This is an excellent forum to discuss how the average family is...
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