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.

23 September, 2022

Weekly Update - Stocks Drop as Central Banks Fight Inflation with Rate Hikes

Canadian inflation appears headed in the “right direction” but remains too elevated, a top Bank of Canada official said. Here is our weekly update....

16 September, 2022

Weekly Update - Hot Inflation Print Knocks Recent Gains Off Mark

Stocks turned downward last week after a hot inflation print on Tuesday sparked the biggest rout in more than two years, although the downturn was more subdued on the Canadian stock market....

26 July, 2022

Appointing an Executor: Who Will You Choose?

When appointing an executor for your estate, the person who first comes to mind won’t necessarily become your final choice....

21 July, 2022

A Rough First Half

In his mid-year update, Wayne Gillespie provides his perspectives on a tough period for investors as high inflation continues to weigh on global markets....

14 July, 2022

The Knock-On Effects of Inflation

In his Q2 update, Rana Chauhan, Counsel’s Chief Investment Strategist, says while its natural for investors to anxious about inflation, with Central Banks taking aggressive action and demand beginning to slow, investors need to be rational and focus...

08 July, 2022

Slamming on the Brakes on Inflation

Persistent inflation pressures have prompted global central banks to accelerate their plans, and we now anticipate the most aggressive and synchronized global tightening cycle since the early 1980s....

28 June, 2022 Estate planning

Estate Planning: Transferring Your Estate

Estate Planning: Transferring Your Estate reviews the final steps of estate planning regarding the actual transfer of your estate to your heirs and beneficiaries....

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....

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