All Jargon Slayer stories

What are reverse ATMs?

What is a debt trap cycle?

What is reverse budgeting?

What is short selling?

What is greenwashing?

Similar to judging celebrity Met Gala looks while you’re rotting in bed with dirty sweatpants, “greenwashing” is all about talking the talk, but not walking the walk.

The low down on the Lipstick Index

The beauty industry is a booming business totalling $3.5 billion in Canada alone. You might think people would appear more plain-faced during economic downturns, choosing to forego spending on makeup—but the lipstick index demonstrates that the opposite might be true. 

The low down on Housing Starts

Canada's got a housing supply shortage, and it’s getting worse: The latest data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) showed that housing starts for March declined 11% from February. 

The low down on the Greater Fool theory

In the fourth grade, I paid a boy $20 for a gold POG slammer, confident I could get more for it or trade it for an abundance of Sailor Moon POGs. I was wrong. 

The low down on Junk Bonds

In last week's edition, we explored safe haven assets. One of them was bonds—they are a low-risk, fixed-income option with a steady, scheduled payout but don't offer exceptionally high yields (since the risk is so low.)

The low down on safe haven assets

If you’re feeling like a rudderless ship in a stormy sea of investment uncertainties, you might want to find a safe harbour for your cash and park it in a safe haven asset for the short term.