Posts Categorized: Market Insights

Thinking responsibly about socially responsible investing

“Do the right thing.” That’s the new corporate motto for Alphabet, Google’s parent company, putting a more proactive spin on Google’s “Don’t Be Evil.” On the one hand, Google’s change in mantra from “don’t be evil” to “do the right thing” is a perfect example showing we do not want to just avoid the worst, but… Read more

More than ever, responsible investing is important

Canadians are big on Socially Responsible Investing (SRI). They’ve thrown $1.5 trillion at investments that are aligned with fighting climate change, promoting human rights and other causes. Cleantech investing is practically a textbook example of people putting their money where their mouth is when it comes to investing in their… Read more

Marijuana investing. The straight dope

Is all the buzz around marijuana investing deserved? How did the value of marijuana stocks get so high in the first place? Why are they currently on a bit of a low? And with valuations at a discount, is now a good time to get in on… Read more

Green investing goes online with our new Cleantech option

Green investing goes online with our new Cleantech option

Now investors don’t have to choose between doing what’s right for the environment and what’s right for their portfolio. Our new Cleantech add-on lets investors focus 5% of their money into PowerShares PZD, an environmentally progressive fund with a track record for performance. Adding Cleantech allows… Read more