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Subscribers, ask our equities analyst to profile a stock

Darcy Keith

Many Inside the Market readers have been enjoying our daily market commentary and stock profiles by Jennifer Dowty, a CFA charterholder and veteran equities market analyst and portfolio manager. Did you know we also invite subscribers to submit requests for a stock analysis of their choosing?

If you have a stock in mind that you would like Jennifer to take a look at, please send her an e-mail at Due to the high number of suggestions that are coming in, Jennifer won't be able to reply to every request. But she'll provide an overview of some of the stocks, including a look at fundamentals, what the charts and analysts are saying, and whether - in her opinion - the shares are worth holding. Globe Unlimited subscribers will be able to view these stock profiles online at Inside the Market and they'll be marked with "Reader's Choice" in the headline. Some profiles will also run in Globe Investor in print.

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Full ETF, preferred shares data restored

Darcy Keith

For the last few weeks, some of our data on exchange-traded funds and preferred shares were not displaying on Watchlists and the Globe Investor site. We have now fixed this issue, and users should once again have full access to these quote pages.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We welcome your feedback at any time by sending us an e-mail at, or by submitting a comment on this article page.

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Note to readers on mutual fund updates

The Globe and Mail obtains mutual fund information from Lipper. The process for obtaining daily net asset values starts at the fund management companies, who calculate and send those values to Lipper for fact checking and normalization. After this, Lipper sends the prices to the Globe and Mail for inclusion in Portfolio, Watchlist and Fund Quote pages.

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We're making Globe Investor, Report on Business better

We will be making changes to the Globe Investor and Report on Business home pages as well as to our stock-quote pages in the coming days. This post will guide you through the modifications and explain the rationale for the changes that we’re making.

The first change is to navigation. Not being able to find things easily is one of the most common complaints in our customer-satisfaction surveys and we are trying to improve this.

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Live, real-time stock quotes for Globe Unlimited subscribers

We are pleased to bring our Globe Unlimited subscribers live, real-time stock quotes from the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange.

Our Globe Investor readers have asked for this feature for years, since Canadian media websites and portals offer stock quotes with a 15-minute delay. Our real-time quotes, which come with a Globe Unlimited subscription, are sourced from the TSX and reflect a large trading volume, for the most accurate price.

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Globe Investor app update fixes bugs, improves design


We’ve updated the popular Globe Investor app for iPhone and iPod touch to make it compatible with iOS 7, the latest substantial operating-system release for those devices.

Gone is a glitch that blocked access to line charts, financial ratios and metrics from the drop-down drawers in My Watchlist.

On company-detail pages, news headlines, ratios, financials and general information for each company are accessible again. The same defect was preventing access to line charts, market-breadth statistics, sectors and constituents of indexes in the Markets section. These are all restored in this update.

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Globe Unlimited subscribers now get investing insight from Gordon Pape

Darcy Keith

Starting this week, Globe Unlimited subscribers will be able to read insight from Gordon Pape, one of Canada’s leading voices on investing for the last several decades, at Inside the Market.

Mr. Pape is editor and publisher of the Internet Wealth Builder newsletter and author of several books on investing. Up until now, these twice-a-week columns were available only to subscribers of Globe Investor Gold. We're happy to also now provide Globe Unlimited members access to his latest insights.

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A powerful new investing toolkit for the RRSP season

We know a lot of you are wondering where to invest your RRSP contributions this year and how to grow and keep track of your portfolio.

We recently unveiled a powerful investing toolkit exclusively for Globe Unlimited subscribers that makes decisions on investing - and keeping tabs on portfolio performance - more informative and customizable. We think that this time of year in particular you'll appreciate the enhancements we've made.

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Try our new stock screener for investing ideas

RRSP season is in full swing and you may be trying to decide where to put this year's contribution.

To help out in the selection process, Globe Unlimited subscribers can generate many investing ideas by using our new stock screener.

We recently added this tool to give subscribers a simple, intuitive and customizable way to sift through thousands of stocks to find a shortlist of the best candidates to suit a specific investing style. It may be something you wish to bookmark.

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Globe Unlimited subscribers now get more insight from Rob Carrick

Darcy Keith

Starting this week, Globe Unlimited subscribers will be able to read exclusive insight from Rob Carrick, one of Canada’s leading voices on personal finance and investing, at Inside the Market.

Until now, these twice-a-week columns were only available to Globe Investor Gold subscribers. Focused on providing trading ideas and insight for active investors, they are in addition to Rob’s personal finance columns that appear online and in print during the week. Your subscription to Globe Unlimited will now provide full access to all of Rob’s trusted commentary that has guided Canadians in their money matters for decades.

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Eight new improvements to Globe Investor Tools


Recently we introduced a powerful suite of features for investors called Globe Investor Tools, available exclusively to subscribers of Globe Unlimited. At the same time, we made it easier for our customers to contact support and give us feedback. If you haven't tried them yet, now's a better time than ever. Learn more about the tools in my blog post here.

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Market Outlook: Your one stop for 2014 market predictions

Darcy Keith

It's that time of year when the crystal balls get dusted off and market strategists offer their take on what the next 12 months will bring.

We know our readers value this. To provide a full view of the predictions for 2014 in one convenient place, we've put together this Market Outlook page at Globe Investor. You'll find a range of content from our writers and columnists, as well as full research reports from the Street and recent Q&As in which readers asked money managers and analysts their questions.

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Tips for Portfolio, Screener and The Globe's new investor tools

The Globe and Mail recently unveiled a powerful investing toolkit to let our subscribers spot investing opportunities, identify market trends and grow their portfolios.

These include a Portfolio, Watchlist, powerful stock-screening tool, new company pages and interactive charts.

In addition, we now provide you subscribers with StockReports+ -- professional-grade, unbiased research, analysis and rating on major stocks from Thomson Reuters. You can get in-depth news and insight into company books, analyst ratings, forecasts and pricing history.

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Introducing a powerful investing toolkit for Globe readers

Pierre Javad

We are proud to unveil a powerful investing toolkit to let our subscribers spot investing opportunities, identify market trends and grow your portfolio.

Our time-starved readers keep telling us they want customization, so we have built a host of features. These include a Portfolio so that you can find instant analysis on your investments from Canada’s most-award winning business newsroom. We also provide robust data sets that measure your portfolio’s performance to give you an at-a-glance report into the value of your wealth.

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Simple steps to set up your new Globe Investor Portfolio

The new Globe Investor Portfolio for Globe Unlimited subscribers offers a whole new set of powerful tools to inform your financial decisions.

To set up your Portfolio, start on the 'Portfolios & Tools' page, found here: (Watch a video on how to set up your portfolio here.)

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Looking for a good investing idea? Try our stock screener

Sometimes, all we want is one good investing idea that fits our needs. That's why we developed a simple, intuitive, customizable stock screener for our Globe Unlimited subscribers.

Professional money managers use these to screen stocks according to certain criteria -- such as earnings growth, dividends, cash flow, valuation and margins. Now, you can as well.

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Our company profiles now give you the bigger picture

As part of our powerful new investing toolkit, Globe Unlimited subscribers will be able to view more informative, vibrant company profile pages. This new feature will give active investors the ability to conduct more in-depth and intelligent research on a stock in an easier-to-consume format. (Take a video-tour of these new pages with investing columnist Rob Carrick here.)

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Globe Unlimited subscribers get full access to StockReports+

We’re excited to now provide Globe Unlimited subscribers with complete access to StockReports+ as part of our new investing toolkit.

Some of you may already be familiar with this professional-grade analysis and rating system from Thomson Reuters – we’ve been selecting one of their reports on a specific stock every week at our Globe Investor website. Now, our subscribers will be able to view a StockReports+ analysis on any Canadian or U.S. stock at any time - in unlimited quantities.

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Seven smart features of the new Globe Investor Portfolio

We hope you've had a chance to create your new Globe Investor Portfolio and get familiar with the new layout and features available to Globe Unlimited subscribers. (Learn how to set up your portfolio here and watch a how-to video here.) Once you have added some holdings, you'll start to notice some key information and analysis appearing on your screen. Here's what you'll see:

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Get Streetwise and ROB Insight in your Twitter feed


Starting today, the Globe’s Streetwise Twitter feed will include the latest ROB Insight articles, which are available exclusively for Globe Unlimited subscribers.

Streetwise brings you news and analysis on Bay Street and the world of finance. ROB Insight provides fresh, focused analysis of today's business news.

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