2020 was a year to remember, filled with hardship for many, and silver linings for some. As we begin a new year, it’s a time to reflect on the past year to consider what went well and what could be improved upon. Here’s a Financial Checklist to help you and your family start the year […]
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Bond markets and stock markets usually move opposite to each other, hence their diversification benefits. Today, they appear to be indicating the same thing by moving strongly upward together. One of them must be wrong. Historically, the smart money is the bond market viewpoint. Yet today, central banks are distorting true risk and value by their market operations. The bond market is likely saying that recession is coming. This leads us to continue our shifts to a more defensive portfolio posture.
Markets have become more turbulent again, not that we should be surprised. In fact, opportunities are now becoming more apparent and for that, we are excited as it will help us grow your portfolio. However, we also recognize that the larger ups and downs can be very emotionally difficult to endure. Trust can be tested. […]
From the desk of Erin Gendron… In October, Financial Planners Standard Council (FPSC), Canada’s governing body for financial planning conducted a survey* of over 1500 Canadians. They found that 41% of Canadians lack confidence in their financial affairs. 33% of Canadians feel they would fail a financial stress test (meaning they somewhat or strongly doubt […]
From the desk of Erin Gendron… This is a message for our younger clients or those who are “young at heart”. Insurance: Something no one enjoys talking about, but a ‘must have’ conversation. We feel a sense of responsibility to have this conversation with you – or with a friend or loved one you know […]
Don’t Look Now…but U.S. stocks are in a decided uptrend as a period of market anxieties appear to have faded—at least for the moment. There are a number of factors that investors say are underpinning the recent resurgence in risk-taking that’s lifted the market. Muted Inflation: Inflation was the culprit for roiling the market back in […]