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COVID-19 and the K-shaped recovery

Investments, Off the Cuff

In this Off the Cuff video, David Mann discusses how COVID-19 may be resulting in a K-shaped recovery which is exposing relative strengths and weaknesses in operating models.

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Tip of the week #4: Figure out what’s the best type of life insurance for you

Helpful Tips, Insurance

Now that you’ve crunched the numbers and learned the lingo, you need to think about which type of life insurance policy suits you best. There are two basic categories of life insurance: term insurance and permanent insurance (sometimes called “whole life”).

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Tip of the week  #3: Learn the insurance lingo

Helpful Tips, Insurance

We’ve done the “why” and the “how” of owning life insurance, this week it’s time to look into the “what” as in “what are they talking about?”

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Tip of the week #2: Figure out how much coverage you need

Helpful Tips, Insurance

Last week we went over the question” Why do I need life insurance?”. This week we’ll tackle the “how” – as in “how much life insurance you and your family need”. This is a fairly straightforward process but requires some legwork and university-level math skills (that’s a joke, BTW).

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Let us be the first to wish you a “Happy Life Insurance Awareness Month!”

Helpful Tips, Insurance

If the past 6 months has taught is anything, it’s that you can never be too prepared for the unexpected. For many of us across Canada, that has meant taking a hard look at the emergency response plan we have for our families and our futures. We think that plan should include some form of individually owned life insurance.

Thinking about buying life insurance can be overwhelming – especially when it’s your first time. There are a lot of choices out there and many factors to consider. Our goal is to make your insurance shopping experienc

e as painless as possible. To help ensure that you navigate your journey successfully, we are going to share a simple tip every Tuesday during September to get you started.

Without any further ado, let’s get started with our first tip.

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Leveraging market opportunities

Investments, Off the Cuff

Greg Chan discusses how our disciplined investment approach allowed us to take advantage of a short term market dislocation in this Off the Cuff video.

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Staying disciplined as speculation heats up

Investment Views, Investments

From the Desk of the CIO: Ian Hardacre shares his views on the current equity markets. Ian also discusses the importance of active management and how a good asset allocation practice can improve a portfolio’s risk-return profile.

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Ten retirement myths series: Myth #9

Investments, Personal Finance

Things often go wrong or take an unexpected turn even though you carefully planned what you were going to do. Robert Burns’ famous line basically said that the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray. That extends to intentions of staying on the job or finding paid work later in life. Here's retirement myth #9:

Retirement myth #9: Go back to work when there are not enough retirement savings

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From the desk of the CIO: Moving up the quality scale

Investment Views, Investments

From the Desk of the CIO: Ian Hardacre discusses the qualitative and quantitative factors used to assess high quality companies. Ian also provides examples of securities added to the fixed income, Canadian large cap and international equity mandates.

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What a credit downgrade means for Canada

Investments, Off the Cuff

In this Off the Cuff video, Geoff Johnston discusses the recent credit downgrade for Canada.

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