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June 2021 – Why do I need a Will?

Why do I need a Will? If you’re like most people, you probably don’t like thinking about your mortality. It’s never a pleasant subject, but it is an important, and often overlooked, tool that should be included in your financial plan. What is a Will? Think of a Will as being your voice from beyond […]

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June 2021 Portfolio Management Team Update

Market & Economic Environment The TSX Composite reached a new record high in May, boosted by its substantial weighting in cyclical sectors, while U.S. indices traded sideways in the month. The index gained 3.3% last month, reaching an intra-day record level of 19,914.01 on May 31. The Canadian benchmark’s gains for the month were led […]

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May 2021 Portfolio Management Team Update – Market & Economic Environment

The TSX Composite and U.S. indices reached new highs in April, buoyed by strong economic data and progress on the Covid-19 vaccination rollout. The Canadian economy expanded in March for the 11th straight month, while U.S. GDP accelerated to a 6.4% annual rate in the first quarter as personal consumption – the biggest part of […]

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Term Insurance – An Inexpensive Way to Add Peace of Mind

As interest rates have continued to fall over the past few years, Canadians have continued to help themselves to more and more borrowed money. Household debt levels continue to climb, and yet many Canadians continue to leave some of this debt uninsured. This can potentially leave their family(ies) and financial plans at risk. Nobody wants […]

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April 2021 Portfolio Management Team Update

With the TSX Composite, S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average reaching new record highs in March, global equities added to their February gains to finish the first quarter on a strong note and record their fourth straight quarterly advance. The TSX Composite rose 3.6% in March for a Q1 gain of 7.3%. For the […]

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Risk Management – Portfolio Insurance

All financial plans are a great way to plan for your future, but unless you are including a risk management component to your plan, you are leaving yourself exposed to potential risks that may render your plan useless. Let’s be honest, how often does life go as planned? Whether you are still working and saving […]

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