These five stocks are eating up your index fund. Here’s a better strategy for investing in this market

Not since the tech bubble of the late 1990s has the S&P 500 been so dominated by a handful of richly valued glamour stocks—a cast that in those days starred the likes of Cisco, Lucent, and IBM. Today, the superhot names are the Fab Five: Microsoft (a stalwart in ’99 as well), Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook. Starting last year, their weight in the S&P 500 jumped, then exploded in 2020 as they defied the…

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Three reasons why you need this VPN for safer online banking

This article was created by StackCommerce in partnership with Content Works, Postmedia’s commercial content division. While Postmedia may collect a commission on sales through the links on this page, we are not being paid by the brands mentioned. A Virtual Private Network, or VPN, is a service that routes your browsing activity through an encrypted tunnel to a remote server, effectively masking your movements online and keeping you off the radar of hackers and snoopers.…

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg decides against removing Trump’s controversial post

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Trump needs Twitter. Twitter needs Trump. Who needs who more?

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Facebook appeases Trump as Twitter spars with him over posts

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Fortune poll: Who supports Round 2 of stimulus checks—and who doesn’t

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Inside Tulsa’s underdog bid for Tesla’s next big factory

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Will real estate prices plunge? That may depend on the sellers

The economic uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 has contributed to contradictory estimates of future housing prices and sales. Leading the bears is the Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation (CMHC), projecting average housing prices to fall by nine to 18 per cent. Others, including economists at the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), are not convinced prices will fall as steeply as the CMHC projects. Many homebuyers and sellers have been left perplexed by these conflicting forecasts — much can…

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Alberta couple has $1.5 million in financial assets, but shaky job market could derail retirement plans

In Alberta, a couple we’ll call John, 50, and Jane, 48, have two children in their early 20s. One is an apprentice welder. The other has a disability and is likely to require financial assistance for the rest of his life. In the present COVID-19 driven crisis, they fear their savings could evaporate through job layoffs or asset loss. The couple’s current income, $170,000 a year before tax, is precarious. John gets $150,000 in base…

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Don’t confuse this with junk mail: The IRS is sending 4 million stimulus payments via prepaid debit cards

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