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Update on Volatility August 2019

Market & Economic Environment: Volatility has returned with a vengeance. Continued trade tensions between the US and China, concerns over the inversion of the US yield curve, and a lack of consensus between the US federal reserve and the POTUS has resulted in massive fluctuations daily in the value of publicly traded securities. When looking […]

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Critical Illness Insurance… For the Kids

Insurance for children may seem odd at first glance, but if you look closer, you may find a few great reasons to consider it. First, approval for a Critical Illness insurance policy is, in part, underwritten based on family medical history. If you get sick, your children may not be able to get approved for […]

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August 2019 Portfolio Management Team Update

Market & Economic Environment: Equities took a breather in July after an exceptional performance in the first half of 2019 that saw North American and U.S. stocks post their best performance in two decades. The TSX Composite was little changed with a gain of 0.15% in the month despite gains in eight of its 11 […]

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iA Wealth Monthly Market Snapshot

It was an eventful month of July with China and the U.S. restarting trade negotiations and the Federal Reserve lowering U.S. interest rates for the first time in 11 years, resulting in a mixed month for equity markets globally. Canadian stocks were fairly muted, as the S&P/TSX Composite eeked out a 0.1% gain during the […]

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Luft Financial Model Portfolios: Q2 2019 Review

Luft Financial model portfolio updates help you understand the complexity of your assets, better manage them & develop successful investment strategies. Click here to view our latest model portfolio update. Click here to view our latest portfolio model update.

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Advice for Investors

Health and wealth make for ‘best’ stocks Posted By Investor’s Digest of Canada On 2019-07-11 @ 3:00 pm In Canadian Stocks,Dividend Stocks,Gold Stocks,Healthcare Stocks,Mining Stocks,US Stocks While drugs and gold were the two most popular forms of payment for votes in the recent election in India, portfolio manager Elvis Picardo proffers far better reasons for picking a pharmaceutical stock […]

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