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Emblem Portfolios in Action

Investments, Tactical Updates

Increased Canadian Equities, Decreased U.S. Equities

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Why Everyone Needs a Will

Investments, Personal Finance

Making a Will is an important part of your tax and estate planning. Everyone—wealthy or not—should have a Will. Most of us don’t like to think about writing a Will, yet it’s one of the best ways to ensure your estate is managed for your loved ones in accordance with your wishes after your death.

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Millennials and Retirement

Investments, Personal Finance

In my last article, I wrote about Age, Gender and Retirement Perspectives. The opinion of retirees and older workers alike is that millennials may have a better chance to control their future when it comes to saving money for their future lifestyles. Let's take a closer look at that and consider the millennial perspective.

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Age, Gender and Retirement Perspectives

Investments, Personal Finance

Do you think that retirement for you and future generations will be significantly different than it is for current retirees? If you say, “yes”, you’re not alone. Most consumers anticipate meaningful differences. Thoughts, expectations, confidence and planning do differ when considering age and gender. Here are some recent findings shared with permission from the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute. If the Shoe Fits: Generational Names and Retirement Attitudes, 2017.

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Performance Capture Ratios

Investment Views, Investments

There are many statistical measures available to help evaluate an investment’s performance. Arguably, investors are less sensitive to performance when markets are rising and more sensitive when the markets are falling. Therefore, a measure that separately analyses performance into these two buckets may be a useful component of an investor’s due diligence process.

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Off the Cuff with Geoff Johnston

Investments, Off the Cuff

Geoff Johnston discusses his top 5 reasons why the U.S. Federal Reserve's rate hike is positive news in this Off the Cuff video

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Top 6 Mistakes First-Time Home Buyers Make and Why You Need to Know About Term Life Insurance

Helpful Tips, Insurance

Signing a mortgage can be the best time for first-time home buyers to consider term life insurance.

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Life & Money Matters: Accumulating Money

Investments, Personal Finance

Saving for retirement is tough, considering all of the demands you have now. But with the numerous investment options available, how do you choose which one is right for you? In this installment of Life & Money Matters Peter discusses the three things you need to accumulate money.

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5 tips for financial success in later life

Investments, Personal Finance

The things you need to do to build your finances which can support your wants and goals are simple. Sometimes doing them isn't so simple. For most people, this becomes a matter of choice. Practice makes it easier. Here are some tips to build lifestyle success for your future you.

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Emblem Portfolios in Action

Investments, Tactical Updates

In our last tactical update, we cited the market’s overly optimistic view towards U.S. equities. This resulted in decreased U.S. equity targets in the Emblem Portfolios, and increased targets towards Canadian equities and fixed income. While it did take some time to begin unfolding, U.S. equities did initiate a slight correction, with the S&P 500 declining 0.7% since March 1st. Over the same period, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 1.9%.

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