Market and Investment Insights

Important Tax Information – 2014 Returns

TAX TIME! Are You Ready? It is getting close to that time of year again, tax time; and most individuals are required to file their income tax returns on or before April 30. We’re pleased to provide you with a tax planning guide to assist you with your 2014 income tax preparation. As you prepare […]

The Year That Was and Looking Ahead to 2015

2014 in Review Canadian equities did well in 2014 with the S&P/TSX Composite earning 11%. The strongest performing sector was Consumer Staples (+49%) while the worst was Energy (-5%). US equities once again had a stellar year with a third straight year of double-digit gains. The S&P 500 posted a 14% return while the Dow […]

Fed Closes Chapter on Easy Money

Source: Wall Street Journal, Morning Wrap, 30-Oct-2014 “As the Federal Reserve bids farewell to quantitative easing, it’s time to grade the central bank’s final round of stimulus. The benefits and drawbacks of QE have been subject of a hot debate on Wall Street for years. Many suggest the Fed’s bond-buying program has been a major […]