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Slow & Steady Wins the Race

In North America, the majority of investors get their financial market updates from television and news media sources. Inevitably, that means over the past couple weeks your morning headlines (which are primarily geared to the USA) would have read something along the...

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Crazy Time – Crazy Charts

It is a crazy time right now with wars, record fuel prices, supply shortages, rising interest rates, and the most overvalued housing market in the world (to name a few!). We could write paragraphs on how each of these would impact (or ultimately not impact!) your investments over the long-term, but instead, we thought this article did a great job of summing up some of the craziest charts out there right now. The link to the full article is below, however, we’ve summed it up here and added our comments to each item.

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The Importance of A Long-Term Investment Philosophy

As we talk to investors, we find that many of them behave the same way.  That is they behave like speculators and primarily focus on the price of what they own.  They forget to look “under the hood” to understand the value of what they own.  This seems to be because...

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One Year Later

On March 20th 2020, the S&P500 index (a main stock market reference to judge the US economy) was down 34% from its previous high reached that February. During that span, we witnessed one of the most volatile stretches in stock market history.  The pandemic...

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Steps to Lower Your Income Taxes Next Year

Income tax season is now upon us… the time of year where your mailboxes have filled up with tax slips and receipts as you gather your documents to prepare your 2020 tax returns. We can hear the angst in client’s voices when they ask our advisors “so, do I owe more...

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Why doing nothing is so hard to do

Remember: Patience is a virtue Although the best investors understand the importance of patience, it is one of the most difficult skills to learn as an investor and portfolio manager. You’ll often hear the expression “patience pays off”, but what does that actually...

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Time is money

“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it ... he who doesn't ... pays it. - Albert Einstein Even in the early 20th Century, Albert Einstein knew that compound interest had the potential to change lives. It is suggested that...

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Looking Back to Move Forward

We are now past the end of the third quarter in what continues to be an eventful year for not only our health, but financial markets and the economy as well. In light of all that investors have been through, we thought it might be worthwhile to briefly summarize where...

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Stock Market Movements – A Simple Explanation?

With large single day stock market moves of up to 10% or more earlier this year, some of us may have been asking the question…WHY? It is common for investors to crave simple explanations for stock market movements, perhaps searching for a sense of certainty, in a...

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A Thought About Risk

“In an information-intensive, fast-moving world where instant gratification is prized, I would make the case for the rewards of practicing patience” says Tony DeSpirito, Chief Investment Officer for US Equities at BlackRock Inc., one of the world’s largest...

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Slow & Steady Wins the Race

In North America, the majority of investors get their financial market updates from television and news media sources. Inevitably, that means over the past couple weeks your morning headlines (which...

read more

Crazy Time – Crazy Charts

It is a crazy time right now with wars, record fuel prices, supply shortages, rising interest rates, and the most overvalued housing market in the world (to name a few!). We could write paragraphs on how each of these would impact (or ultimately not impact!) your investments over the long-term, but instead, we thought this article did a great job of summing up some of the craziest charts out there right now. The link to the full article is below, however, we’ve summed it up here and added our comments to each item.

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