In attempting to answer this question, we need to consider the key market facts, and other influences affecting our area.
There's an emerging crisis precipitated by drastically changing demographics.
Refined over the five decades of its existence, this program aims to alleviate economic impediments.
Every indicator seemed to portend a very negative outlook for the year.
An even more shocking under performance emerged for Canadian mutual funds invested in large cap U.S. stocks.
There are those who believe that a major gift to a family member may have tax consequences.
A new client disclosure requirement, known as CRM2, is now the mandatory disclosure standard for Canada’s Financial Services industry.
In garnering support for their side, both the ‘pros’ and ‘cons’ generally overstate the benefits and risks of either outcome.
An Investment Plan might not be enough to enjoy your retirement years.
Time to bail from equities? The Royal Bank of Scotland certainly thought so.
Canada’s negative equity returns are due primarily to the decline in the price of resources, most notably the collapse of oil prices.
For much of 2015 the attention of Canadians and our political parties has been heavily focussed on the plight of Syrian refugees.
Unpredictable world events will inevitably occur to throw off even the most-meticulously-founded predictions.
Performance figures of hedge funds also tend to be overstated.
Why do so many investors continue to hold mutual funds, despite long-term evidence of their consistent underperformance?
With a monthly sales-to-listings ratio exceeding 22 per cent, our real estate market has shifted firmly into a “seller’s market.”
Because neither earnings nor capital gains are ever subject to income tax, these accounts are a superb savings and investment vehicle.
Or not? Traditionally, bonds and bond funds in an investment portfolio have been considered reliable moderators of market risk.
Every month we read and hear more concerns expressed about our ever-increasing level of household debt relative to disposable income.
Many retirees remain unsure about the process of converting an RRSP to a RRIF and the timing of when it can be done.