Recent Blog Posts

Below is a collection of recent blog posts covering topics from personal finance to latest economic and market developments.  Choose a category on the right hand side if there's a particular subject that interests you.  If there is anything you'd like us to answer (and possibly feature on our blog) submit a question on our You Ask, We Answer form found at the bottom.

30 June, 2022

Weekly Update - Ugly first half comes to a close with both stocks & bonds down

Volatility has gripped markets this year on concern that hawkish central banks could tip the global economy into a recession. This is our weekly market update....

24 June, 2022

Weekly Market Update - Inflation hits 39 year high

On Thursday, Canada’s annual inflation quickened to 7.7% in May of 2022, the highest since January 1983 and above market expectations of 7.4%. This is our weekly market update....

08 June, 2022

Estate Planning: First Steps

Whether your assets are big or small, everyone can benefit from a formalized estate plan. Developing an estate plan involves preparing and providing instructions on how you would like your estate affairs managed and assets distributed....

26 May, 2022

Market Headwinds Ahead

Twelve months ago, the narrative was that we were heading into another “Roaring 1920s”, with the global economy set to see years of high growth as it emerged from the pandemic. What a difference a year makes; the narrative has now flipped as concerns...

19 May, 2022

Stock Price Volatility Reflects Opinions, Not Facts

We’ve been on a market rollercoaster ride recently, witnessing some of the biggest swings in more than two years. I call this the “Inflation Phantom” rollercoaster....

21 April, 2022

Another Volatile Quarter

In his Q1 market update, Wayne Gillespie offers his perspectives on a volatile quarter where inflation and concerns over Ukraine are influencing global markets....

13 April, 2022

The Point of Maximum Pain

In our outlook for 2022, we noted that the macroeconomic backdrop was becoming more challenging....

13 April, 2022

Our Perspective: Inflation, Ukraine, and the Drama of Investing

We as humans have a tendency to over rationalize the past, over dramatize the present and underestimate the future....

08 April, 2022

Canada’s Budget Highlights

The Federal Government released its new budget on April 7 - focused on incentives to make life more affordable....

06 April, 2022

Who Will Win? – It’s Anybody’s Guess!

Diversification is the technique of allocating portfolio resources or capital to a mix of investments. The goal of diversification is to reduce the volatility of an investment portfolio by offsetting losses in one asset class with gains in another....

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