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MACROSCOPE: TSX tumult underscores importance of diversification

The near-record plunge in the TSX Composite in the first quarter of 2020 illustrates yet again the fragility of an index that is heavily exposed to cyclical sectors; it also underscores the importance of geographic diversification for Canadian investors. Click here to read the rest of Macroscope 26.  

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MACROSCOPE: Dare we hope for green shoots?

(This article was written on March 25, 2020; all market data is of close on that date). Former U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke immortalized the term “green shoots,” when he used it to refer to a nascent recovery in the American economy on March 12, 2009, literally days after U.S. stocks bottomed and the […]

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Dealing with the “Coronavirus Crash” – FAQ

(This article was written on March 18, 2020; all market data is of close on that date). SUMMARY The global economy has not faced a worldwide threat like the COVID-19 pandemic since the Second World War. This is probably the first time in decades that large swathes of the global economy are grinding to a […]

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2019 Client Tax Slip Mailing Schedule

When Will You Get Your Tax Slips? There are different mailing dates for different account types. Click on the link below to view the expected delivery dates for both mail and online tax slips and reports. 2019 Client Tax Slip Mailing Schedule Checklist

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