May 11, 2022
Pacific Trader: Can CloudMD stage a miraculous recovery?
Michael McCullough

The stock: Two years ago, at the start of the pandemic, the idea of providing digital health care services was just what the doctor ordered—or was that her investment advisor? With its aggressive acquisition strategy, CloudMD Software & Services (TSXV:DOC)...

May 3, 2022
Vancouver's Pocketed takes home $25,000 cash prize at Odlum Brown Forum Pitch Finale
Rushmila Rahman

Imagine how easy life would be for entrepreneurs if they could sign up for a platform that matched startups with funders—like Tinder for business grants. That’s exactly the kind of idea that made Pocketed the winner of this year’s Odlum...

Apr 29, 2022
Local donation platform Charitable Impact racks up $1 billion in contributions
Rushmila Rahman

Despite a reputation for being generous, Canadians reached a monumental low when it came to charitable donations in 2021, according to this report. However, as of April 2022, that trend seems to be reversing, if Charitable Impact is any indication.

Apr 29, 2022
WeBC’s new report sheds light on the unmet financial needs of female entrepreneurs
Rushmila Rahman

Getting a business off the ground has never been easy. How do you secure enough funding? What kind of support and services are at your disposal? Answering such questions can be tough, but if you’re a female business owner, things...

Apr 27, 2022
Pacific Trader: This junior miner’s 500-percent rise will help you forget the markets’ woes
Michael McCullough

The stock: Some weeks it’s best for your sanity, if not your portfolio’s value, to tune out the market noise and think about long-term wealth creation. That’s what the investors in Filo Mining (TSX:FIL) have been doing for the past...

Apr 20, 2022
Community Savings Credit Union launches an account for cannabis cultivators on 4/20
Rushmila Rahman

Given that cannabis is legal in Canada now, you’d think the industry would be riding high on its success. But nearly four years since pot went legit, with financial services still all but denied to growers, it’s just another case of...

Apr 13, 2022
Pacific Trader: Hardwoods Distribution offers growth on the cheap
Michael McCullough

The stock: Inflation can be a fickle companion. A year ago, investors had fallen hot and heavy for the building supply sector, whose profits were spiking thanks to a pandemic-driven passion for home improvement. In retrospect, that was a warning...

Apr 12, 2022
Personal sovereignty, finance, and the way forward: VRIC May 17 & 18
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Vancouver Resource Investment Conference If you’re a savvy investor with a diverse portfolio and a keen eye for macroeconomics, you’ll want a seat at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference May 17 & 18, 2022. Maybe your crypto investments are healthy and now you’re hungry to learn about traditional opportunities. Or...

Mar 30, 2022
Pacific Trader: Can Wall Financial build its way back?
Michael McCullough

The stock: Its properties literally have a high profile in the Vancouver skyline, but Wall Financial Corp. (TSX:WFC) is a public company that behaves like a private one in many respects. It publishes the bare minimum of disclosure on its corporate website. Ukraine-born entrepreneur and philanthropist Peter Wall, who co-founded...

Mar 16, 2022
Pacific Trader: A clean, green way to profit from the oil and gas gouge
Michael McCullough

The stock: Investors who have already decarbonized their portfolios find themselves standing uncomfortably on the sidelines as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine drives shares of oil and gas companies to levels not seen since 2014. But wait, there’s a way to...

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