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Behind the scenes, rivals are racing to trim thousandths of seconds from routes to Moscow, Hong Kong and Tokyo, while also scrambling to find new technologies, including the use of drones as platforms for wireless links. The race to transmit at nearly the speed of light comes as regulators in Europe and the United States debate cracking down on a sector accused of increasing market volatility and multiplying the risk of a market meltdown.
Behind the scenes, rivals are racing to trim thousandths of seconds from routes to Moscow, Hong Kong and Tokyo, while also scrambling to find new technologies, including the use of drones as platforms for wireless links. The race to transmit at nearly the speed of light comes as regulators in Europe and the United States debate cracking down on a sector accused of increasing market volatility and multiplying the risk of a market meltdown.
(Brian Jackson/Photos.com)

The year ahead from Edward Jones: Volatility and Opportunity

Craig Fehr, investment strategist at Edward Jones, stopped by the Globe and Mail on Wednesday for an in-depth look at markets – and the opportunities ahead. He warns of a pickup in volatility, likely driven by the Federal Reserve’s attempt to move the economy off stimulus and on to more sustainable drivers, but believes investors can navigate the transition. He prefers life insurers over Canadian Banks – but read on to find out what he means by “resource-lite” ideas.