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Dreaming of home ownership? Make it a reality with an FHSA

Helpful Tips, Investments, Personal Finance

Canadians saving for their first home have another option—the First Home Savings Account (FHSA)—a registered plan that allows for tax deductible contributions along with tax-free growth and withdrawals¹ to buy or build your first home.2

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Financial markets at a glance - March 31, 2024

Investment Views, Investments

 

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Discover the benefits of index funds

Investment Views, Investments

An index fund is an investment fund that aims to provide returns similar to those of market benchmark. This is generally done by investing in the same securities (or a representative sample) as the target benchmark. ­

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Why FOMO (fear of missing out) is not a sustainable investment plan

Investment Views, Investments

Although it can be tempting to put your investment goals aside to chase these returns, beware of FOMO, which can introduce an unreasonable level of risk in your portfolio. 

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Emblem Portfolios in action - Asset allocation update, April 16, 2024

Investments, Tactical Updates

Key takeaways:  

  • Exposure to international equities was increased by 0.25%-1.5%
  • Exposure to US equities was decreased by 0.25%-1.5%
  • Our exposures to the other asset classes were rebalanced back to target
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2024 Federal Budget @ your fingertips

Investments, Personal Finance

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Uranium and the demand for nuclear power generation

Investments, Off the Cuff

Jennifer Law, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager, delves into the market factors influencing uranium prices, their impact on investment decisions, and the team's outlook on potential opportunities.

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2024 Market Outlook: Fixed Income Overview

Investment Views, Investments

We maintain a positive view of fixed income as it appears rates have peaked, growth trajectories are slowing (making less risky assets relatively more appealing), and yields are starting the year at an attractive level. We believe this could cause the yield curve to re-steepen and lead to less inverted, or even positive, sloping curves.

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2024 Market Outlook: Canadian Equities

Investment Views, Investments

Economic growth is expected to continue to slow in 2024. Higher interest rates are anticipated to weigh more heavily on Canadian consumers and overall economic activity in 2024. Higher rates have had a disproportionately negative impact on Canadians due to higher consumer debt levels and shorter duration mortgages compared to the U.S. Unemployment is also expected to continue to increase at a slightly higher pace compared to 2023.

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2024 Market Outlook: Global equities

Investment Views, Investments

As we begin the new year, we have a slightly negative outlook on Europe, slight optimism on China and a continued positive view of Japan. 

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