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Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022

Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022

For investors, 2021 was much like 2020 – another year like no other. The big difference: with vaccination rates rising, the world is learning to live with Covid-19 and realizing that uncertainty is the new normal. That’s why stocks rebounded faster after each...
What happens when the pandemic is over?

What happens when the pandemic is over?

Talk about a game changer. Pfizer just announced a pill that promises to prevent up to 90% of Covid-19 deaths.1 It comes just weeks after Merck announced its own drug to treat patients with the virus that upended the world. The UK has already granted conditional...
Get Ready for a New Normal: Choppy Markets

Get Ready for a New Normal: Choppy Markets

For many consecutive months through the pandemic, investors enjoyed a smooth ride to ever higher returns. That solid trajectory of growing portfolios and wealth has been replaced by market swings within one day and over the course of a week. This is not to say that...
Nervous about “peak reopening”? Don’t be

Nervous about “peak reopening”? Don’t be

We’re getting there. It’s the beginning of the end of the pandemic in Canada and the U.S. People are feeling relief and optimism. However, for many investors, it’s also a time of concern. This concern is captured in a term you’re going to hear more and more in the...
The Rise of Bitcoin: What you need to know

The Rise of Bitcoin: What you need to know

There is something other than GameStop and how a group of netizens took on Wall Street that has investors excited1. Bitcoin. It seems everywhere you turn there is a headline about the cryptocurrency. Here are a few of the latest stories. Rapper Jay-Z and Twitter CEO...
Teaching kids about money – yes, please

Teaching kids about money – yes, please

As a parent of four children in elementary school and as a Senior Investment Advisor, I think the Ontario government’s decision to revamp the mathematics curriculum in grades one through eight and introduce a realistic and relevant approach to financial literacy is...
Investing in the time of COVID-19

Investing in the time of COVID-19

If 2008 taught investors anything, it’s this: The market will always climb back regardless of how far it has fallen. Those investors who were able to separate fear and emotion from their decision making during the global financial crisis and stayed invested enjoyed a...
The Coronavirus: No Need To Panic

The Coronavirus: No Need To Panic

Investors are living through perhaps the fastest sell-off of stocks in history. Since mid-February, markets dropped significantly as negative coronavirus news developed and governments wrestled with the situation. As of March 12th, the Dow Jones Industrial average had...