Reid McKay
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POSTED ON May 03, 2013 BY Reid McKay

Few businessmen posses the enterprise and acumen required to lead a company to success. Even fewer still have the gumption, drive and tenacity needed to take that company to the forefront of an industry. Jack Welch is one of these few. Though he was the youngest CEO General Electric had ever had, Welch was able… Continue Reading

POSTED ON March 15, 2013 BY Reid McKay

The animosity and societal disconnect of living in the downtown core of a large city can be stressful — living expenses are much higher, available space is limited. For some, it seems like only the most seasoned urbanites are courageous enough to start a family in the concrete jungle. Of course, the typical sought-after home… Continue Reading

POSTED ON March 08, 2013 BY Reid McKay

Research has found that nanoparticles present in Bee venom can destroy the human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV), while leaving surrounding cells unharmed. Read more ->

POSTED ON March 04, 2013 BY Reid McKay

Remembering one of Canada’s greats who died nineteen years ago today. It was nineteen years ago today that John Candy passed away in his sleep from a heart attack while filming a movie in Durango, Mexico. Appearing in over 40 films, John led an illustrious career, becoming one of Canada’s most successful entertainers. Born in… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 27, 2013 BY Reid McKay

In Palm Springs last Sunday, Mercenary Geologist Mickey Fulp told California Resource Investment Conference attendees, “A large exploration discovery in a relatively unknown terrain” is what’s needed to kick off this market. Sprott Global Chairman and panel emcee Rick Rule added, “What this market needs is a very large discovery that I own the hell out of.” All… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 23, 2013 BY Reid McKay

The top ten political foibles by former Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi Born in 1936 Silvio Berlusconi started out as a vacuum salesman by day, and earning a reputation by night singing at nightclubs on cruise ships. In 1961 he graduated from law school, and started a residential housing construction company based in his native… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 20, 2013 BY Reid McKay

After 20 years of occupying one of the most influential positions in the global wireless industry, Jim Balsillie has decided to step down. Unable to align himself with the new image CEO Thorston Heins has projected for Blackberry, Balsillie dumped his remaining 5.1% stake and vacated his position as Head Chairman, in what can only… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 14, 2013 BY Reid McKay

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POSTED ON February 14, 2013 BY Reid McKay

It seems that Canadian gold mining company, Bandera Gold Ltd.  (CVE:BGL), has been caught up in an elaborate scam. In 2005 Bandera paid $6.5 million to Mexican mining firm Minera San Jorge for a 60% stake in the two Cinco Minas mines located outside Guadalajara, but never received the paperwork proving their stake. Southridge Minerals, subsidiary… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 13, 2013 BY Reid McKay

Canadian oil companies are getting less for their oil due to pipeline bottlenecking. Most of the Oil extracted in Western Canada is piped to Illinois for refinement and then to Cushing, Oklahoma for sale. In recent years the sale price differential between Canadian crude oil, known as WCS (Western Canada Select), and its American counterpart… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 07, 2013 BY Reid McKay

CEO Ivan Glasenberg, a superstar trader in the commodities industry, is being catapulted into the media spotlight after his company, Glencore, is to merge with Xstrata. Though the merger stands to make this billionaire an even wealthier one, it may come at a price not measured in dollars. Having made past deals with Apartheid South Africa,… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 06, 2013 BY Reid McKay

Our current system of education judges individuals against a preconceived idea of the optimal academic mind. In this RSA Animate video Sir Ken Robinson claims that our conformist method of education is antiquated, and needs to be updated if we are to reach our full potential. Robinson illustrates how our children are “living in the most intensely stimulating period… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 04, 2013 BY Reid McKay

In this short interview with Eric King of King World News , Michael Belkin – Founder, Financial Market Strategist & Author of the Belkin Report, warns that investors are not prepared for the coming year, and that too many believe we are in recovery, when we’re not. He suggests the possibility of a 30% decline… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 03, 2013 BY Reid McKay

Economists expecting “substantial declines over the next year or two”. The recent Global Forecast Update (Scotia Bank, 2013) illustrates how deleveraging of the private and public sectors coupled with geopolitical unrest, an expanding income gap, and euro zone unemployment could still put the moderate global economic recovery into a tailspin. The Update supports central banks… Continue Reading