Market Brief - May 25th, 2018

After a strong start Monday on the back of easing trade tensions, the S&P 500 is flat and the TSX down a fraction for the week. Dovish Fed minutes and the adoption of the Dodd-Frank reform bill that will reduce regulation for many small US banks were...

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Market Brief - May 11th, 2018

It was a very different week than we had last, with markets mostly moving higher. The Dow Jones was up 1.80% for the week, and the S&P 500 and S&P/TSX both had a strong week on the back of softening US inflation data which has capped the ascension in...

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Market Brief - April 27, 2018

It was another unpredictable week in the equity markets with several hundredpoint intraday swings in either direction. We’ve seen this pattern for several weeks now and the million-dollar question is what will it take to make this stop. Perhaps inves...

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The Value of Advice

The investment industry has attracted much attention lately with negative press and scrutiny relating to the costs associated with investing. It’s understandable — investors have many options when seeking financial advice and, often, clearly differen...

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An Annuity as Part of a Balanced Portfolio

There are many challenges when it comes to retirement planning and with healthier lifestyles and longer life expectancies, many retirees have been confronted with the reality that retirement income may need to provide support for a longer period of t...

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Asset Allocation is Important

From an investment perspective, asset allocation deals with the way in which your securities are allocated within broad categories....

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Check Your Credit Rating

One of the most important assets we have as individuals is our credit rating. It determines whether diverse group of people who can affect our lives will choose to do business with us or not. These might include the landlord of a new dwelling we wish...

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Common Investing Errors

During periods of buoyant market conditions, making money in the investment markets may not be difficult. You know the scenario: It seems like every security you choose is worth more the next day. There seems to be no need for careful research. On pa...

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How Good Golfers Can Parallel Great Investors

There are few games more humbling than the game of golf. As it turns out, there are many parallels between golf and investing....

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Improving Your Investing Behaviour

Has volatility in the marketplace got you down? Here are some worthwhile considerations on how to improve one’s investing behavior:...

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