Weekend Business – Jan 19th

Blackberry maker Research in Motion is doing really well this year :0) The cell phone maker’s stock price has gone up more than 100% since just half a year ago. Many people thought RIM was dead but investors are taking a second look now. As one of Canada’s most iconic tech companies I really hope they can make a come back. We sell a lot of resources in this country but it would be great to improve the number of knowledge jobs as well. RIM plans to release its new product the BlackBerry 10 later this month. Will it be a successful launch or a big flop? Who knows. Disclaimer: I have 50 RIM shares myself.

NHL is back on
After a long lock out, the season finally gets started today. This is great news for sports bars and helps to stimulate the local economy. Go Canucks 😀

Resource Conferences
Gold metal oreCambridge House International will be hosting a number of investment conferences throughout the US and Canada.  Most of their events are free like the one I’m going to in Vancouver tomorrow. Last year more than 500 companies and a number of analysts gathered here to network and share ideas. They have another event held at the Telus Convention Centre in Calgary later this year. If you live in a city where they will come to I recommend going to these conferences. You will learn a lot about investing 😀

Random Useless Fact: You can save money by not buying new calendars every year. For example in 2013 you can re-use calendars from 2002, 1991, 1985, 1974, 1963, or 1957.

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01/19/2013 10:54 am

Good point about the sports bars being back in business with more customers as many of them have been slow going. They probably feel like those who work in snow clearing in our part of Ontario, slow and hoping to pick up any day now. Thanks for the mention mate. Mr.CBB

01/19/2013 11:57 am

Thanks for the link love!

01/20/2013 9:56 am

Thanks bud! I’m happy NHL IS back too. Bettman has got to be one of the worst commissioners in sports for allowing two lockouts on his watch!

Debt RoundUp (@DebtRoundUp)
01/20/2013 1:04 pm

I am happy that the NHL is back on. It should be a fast paced season. I am not sure Blackberry will wow anyone with their new release. I had one for quite some time, but it just wasn’t as exciting as Android or Apple. They have a lot of catching up to do and businesses are keeping their eyes out to see if they will stay or go.

Miss T (@prairieecothrif)
Miss T (@prairieecothrif)
01/20/2013 6:41 pm

I like hearing that RIM is doing better. I like to hear that Canadian companies are doing well. My friends sure are glad that hockey is back. They were quite upset they couldn’t use their season tickets.

01/21/2013 2:12 pm

Canadian companies should do well long term. After all, currency parity with USD, massive natural resources, smallish population, prospect of the Artic being opened to China-Japan-East Coast-EU transport can only spell a rosy future for our Canadian friends.. Yup – the maple leaf (Canadian or Norwegian – who cares?) is a buy.

Kanwal Sarai @ Simply Investing
Kanwal Sarai @ Simply Investing
01/22/2013 7:55 pm

Thanks for the mention, I really appreciate it!

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