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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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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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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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Retirement. What’s the worry and why?

Investments, Personal Finance

A fear of retirement continues to grip Canadians, even as retired Canadians lead happy lives. This is supported by the headlines you read, the sound bites you hear on television and the research that continues to focus on retirement. A recent report on Retirement noted that almost 7/10 working age people are worried about running out of money and having enough money to live on day to day.1 A Retirement Risk Survey by the Society of Actuaries found the following 2 concerns:

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Life & Money Matters: Retirement Realities for Boomers

Investments, Personal Finance

Does your retirement reality fit your own vision and experiences? In this video, Peter demystifies the commonly held perceptions about retirement among boomers and younger generations.

 

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The Quality Factor

Investment Views, Investments

2016 was a breakout year for Canadian equities. After trailing the US stock market in the preceding five calendar years, the S&P/TSX Composite bounced back in 2016 with a gain of 21.1%, compared to a gain of 8.6% for the S&P 500 (including currency effects) - great news for your Canadian equity investments.

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Life & Money Matters: Pay Yourself First

Investments, Personal Finance

The power of saving early and steadily for the long term can make a great impact on your retirement lifestyle. In this installment of Life & Money Matters Peter shares some thoughts on the benefits of paying yourself first.

 

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