Global Markets Commentary: Turbulence

September saw both stocks and bonds decline, reinforcing its reputation as an ugly month for investors. Going back to 1950, anxiety has been justified. This year, September was a disappointing end to a disappointing Q3....

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Fight the feelings: How emotions hold us back from making money

There’s not an investor on this planet who hasn’t felt the deep pit of despair when seeing their portfolio drop. That intense feeling of panic has caused countless people to sell out of stocks or do something else they wouldn’t otherwise normally do....

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Equity and Fixed Income Strategy - September 2023

Lower inflation trends have supported equities all year – through higher valuation multiples – even in the face of a generalized economic slowdown. However, as we have already come down from 8% to a much more palatable 3% range, the future tailwinds...

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Global Markets Commentary: Real Reality Check

August brought a reality check to global capital markets as rip-roaring stock market gains took a breather. All major global equity markets fell in August, with losses in the 1.5% to 4% range. Chinese equities were harder hit, declining 8.5%....

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All in the Family: A Primer on Gifting Property

For many parents and grandparents in Canada, the desire to help your children often includes giving them cash, property or real estate. These gifts can help your children acquire a home, reduce accumulated student debt, or even help offset the costs...

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Taking Money Out of an RESP

As the new school year begins, many students are preparing to take the next big step in their educational journey by heading off to university, college, or another continuing education program aligned with their interests and career aspirations....

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Retirement Strategies to Stay Focused on the Long Term

No matter how often we’re told to prepare for stock market volatility, we are often greatly unnerved by it and wonder if there is anything that can or should be done in response....

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Strategies for Your Retirement Savings Plan

A TFSA is a multi-purpose, tax-efficient savings account that complements your existing retirement savings plan. Your TFSA contributions grow tax-free and can also be withdrawn on a tax-free basis at any time, and used for any purpose (i.e., a new ca...

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Planning For Certain Risks in Retirement

With the steady improvement in life expectancy, many more people will be around to celebrate their 90th birthdays than in the past – but will they have enough retirement income to last their lifetime? According to Statistics Canada, a 65-year-old man...

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Intergenerational Transfers of Family Businesses – Proposed Tax Changes

The Canadian tax legislation contains a number of anti-avoidance tax measures such as those which seek to prevent corporate ”surplus stripping,” that can create a higher tax cost on the transfer of a business to a family member versus a sale......

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