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June 2019 Portfolio Management Team Update

Market & Economic Environment: The global equity rally that had taken North American indices to new highs in April came to a shuddering halt in May, as a couple of unexpected tariff-related tweets from President Trump shattered market calm and investor complacency. On May 5, Trump tweeted that tariffs would rise on goods from China, […]

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Permanent Life Insurance… an effective estate transferring strategy

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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Is your financial plan protected?

May 2019 Portfolio Management Team Update

Market & Economic Environment: Global equities added to their stellar first-quarter gains in April, with the TSX Composite, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite reaching new highs in the month to complete one of the fastest market rebounds on record. The TSX rose 3.0%, bringing its gains for the year to 15.8%, led by the Consumer […]

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MACROSCOPE: It’s that time of year again

May marks the beginning of the six-month period (May to October) when stocks have historically underperformed the other six months (November to April). This performance differential is the root cause of the well-known “Sell in May and go away” market adage. Click here to read our latest market bulletin.

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