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Will The Markets Keep Rising?

Will The Markets Keep Rising?

Minus a few blips along the way, stock markets have gone steadily up since the depths of the financial crisis in March 2009. This has some investors worried. After all, what goes up must come down. However, while that’s typically true, the fact is the markets...
The Impact of Rising Interest Rates on Investors

The Impact of Rising Interest Rates on Investors

Good news for the economy isn’t so good for investors. That’s at the crux of the flat returns many Canadian investors have experienced so far this year. If we dig a little deeper, we can see the domino effect of healthy early economic performance numbers...

Financial Post – Small Business Digest Article

This October, I spoke with Denise Deveau of the Financial Post to discuss how “Your Surplus Cash Could Be Helping You Grow The Wealth of Your Business”. We spoke about how those lucky businesses that have excess cash in hand may not be working it to their...
Investing In Your Corporation

Investing In Your Corporation

With no immediate end in sight to record-low interest rates, it’s time to think seriously about how to put your excess cash to work and build wealth effectively. For example, if you are an entrepreneur or professional and have incorporated your business, did you...
Will This Bull Market Continue In 2015?

Will This Bull Market Continue In 2015?

With the U.S. just celebrating their 6 year anniversary of the current bull (positive) market run, many investors are wondering can the rally in the equity (stock) markets continue? I have heard many investors and analysts say that the equity markets both here and in...
Should You Put Your Money In An RRSP Or A TFSA?

Should You Put Your Money In An RRSP Or A TFSA?

With RRSP season upon us, many investors are trying to decide whether they should be putting money into their RRSP. Over the past few weeks, several have asked me whether RRSP investments make sense or should they consider depositing money into a tax free savings...

Qualities Of A Good Advisor

The Canadian and U.S. markets continue to be as volatile as they ever have been. Whether it is geopolitical tensions between Russia and Ukraine, terrorist activities around the world, or the price of oil and commodities falling sharply, the current volatility is here...
Wine Tasting Sips & Investment Tips 2015

Wine Tasting Sips & Investment Tips 2015

We had a great turnout for our annual wine tasting event on January 22, 2015 at Quince Bistro in Toronto. Joining us were some of my current clients and some new people – all interested in learning about the potential pitfalls that could derail the market rally...
What’s Next For The Canadian Dollar?

What’s Next For The Canadian Dollar?

Yesterday on a Global News panel, we discussed what the Canadian dollar will do next as the price of oil continues to plunge. The impact of the Bank of Canada’s interest rate cut to .75% brought the dollar down to 81.1 cents US overnight, but equity markets...

Growing Your Portfolio In Uncertain Times

Volatility in the current stock markets has left many investors puzzled about their next steps. Is it possible to grow your portfolio? Are there opportunities to invest? Today, the days of the buy and hold strategy are gone. Ask yourself: Are the investments being...