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Understanding the Risks in Your Portfolio


It’s important for investors to understand that there are always risk factors involved with any type of investment. Understanding how …

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Looking for Returns in today’s Low Yield World?


At an Investment Forum I attended in October, several speakers commented on the need for people to temper their expectations …

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An Insured Annuity Offers Financial Security & Safety

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Today we Canadian’s are living longer.  One of the biggest concerns that aging Canadians have is outliving their retirement savings. …

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Understanding Investment Risk – Part 2

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Managing Risk: While risk awareness can lead investors to make prudent decisions, it is also possible to be overly cautious. …

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Understanding Investment Risk – Part 1

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We all take risks in the hope of gaining something.  It may be buying a home, changing careers or going …

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Where to Look for Investment Growth

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Since the election of Donald Trump in November, U.S. stocks have surged to all-time highs, and the S&P/TSX Composite index …

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RRSPs, TFSAs and Overall Investing


As we approach the crazy RRSP rush deadline for another year I can’t help but wonder why so many investors …

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What can we expect in 2017?


As we start into 2017, here are some comments on what investors should consider in the coming year. Investors may …

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Finding Income in Today’s Low Interest World


A quick scan of current five-year GIC rates shows most are below 2%. After factoring inflation at 4% and the …

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Do Our Investments Needs Change as We Retire?


Retiring at age 65 gives us an average life expectancy of about 20 years, which means half of us will …

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Investment Opportunities for Seniors in 2015!


Changes made for the 2015 tax year include an increase in the allowable TFSA contribution room limit for 2015 and …

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“Must-knows” about Investment Risk

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Why it’s essential to understand risk: In order to plan for your financial future, you need to understand that investment …

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The Benefits of Investing in Segregated Funds

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With today’s market volatility, investors should consider the benefits that segregated fund policies offer them, as well as the unique …

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Update on the TFSA verses RRSP debate


Now that the annual TFSA contribution limit has been increased to $10,000, Canadians who had maxed out their contributions can …

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Investment Choices

Stop Doing What Doesnt Work

Are investors disconnected from today’s investment choices?  Almost half of Canadian investors that were polled said that the main objective …

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Living With Today’s Investing Realities

Investing Realities

Today’s investing realities are less than desirable, but they are what they are and we need to make the most …

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Investing Thoughts for 2015

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With tax season underway, tax returns coming in, and hopefully new years resolutions still in place, it is a good …

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Some thoughts on investing into 2015

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Attending a Manulife investment conference recently, I came away with investing information I feel is helpful in countering the barrage …

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Looking Forward 12 months For Investors

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I want to pass on some thoughts expressed by Phil Peturrson at a recent financial seminar hosted by Manulife. As …

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