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Your Financial Fitness: Test and Improve it!

Published by Scott Blair on Nov 10, 2017

When it comes to financial literacy in Canada there are three types of people. Those that get it and those that don’t.   (Sorry, old joke)   Kidding aside, November is financial literacy month.   Our ... Continue reading

Who Do You Look to For Advice?

Published by Scott Blair on Oct 29, 2017

Ours is a funny business. We are by definition Investment Advisors but the connotation is that we help only in what stock to choose (or mutual fund or sector). These are investment decisions, but are ... Continue reading

October Newsletter - How much do you leave behind?

Published by Scott Blair on Oct 23, 2017

It’s hard to put a number on. Most parents with kids and grandkids and/or charities would like to leave something but the question is how much and what would this leave for them to live on?   Said differently... Continue reading

Time to Kick the "Home Bias"

Published by Scott Blair on Sep 26, 2017

Global Economies are Healthy – International Investing is Good Diversification   Time to kick the “Home Bias”   Global Manufacturing PMI Heat Map: The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) is an indicator ... Continue reading

September Newsletter - There's a lot going on in the World

Published by Scott Blair on Sep 18, 2017

The three key hot button issues at the moment are North Korea, the Canadian dollar and inflation/interest rates. In this months issue we will address each one.   North Korea   This is a frightening prospect.... Continue reading

U.S. Dollar is at its lowest level in 3 years

Published by Scott Blair on Sep 18, 2017

Very interesting article.   http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/14/news/economy/us-dollar-2-year-low/index.html   ... Continue reading

August Newsletter: Stuck between a rock and a hard place

Published by Scott Blair & Zoe Adrian on Aug 16, 2017

In the last few years, we have become accustomed to solid positive equity returns.  Your return so far, this year may not be as much as you have seen previously, yet you hear that the US Equity markets... Continue reading

Watch Manulife Investments Chief Investment Strategist Philip Petursson on Various Topics

Published by Zoe Adrian on Aug 16, 2017

Here's are four good clips on various topics from Philip, one of the strategist's whose views we pay attention to.  He happens to be Manulife Investments Chief Investment Strategist and a very nice guy!... Continue reading

The Secret Economic Lives of Animals

Published by Scott Blair on Aug 01, 2017

This has nothing to do with investments or insurance, it's just a fun, interesting read. Enjoy   https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2017-biological-markets/ ... Continue reading

July Newsletter - A Positive Outlook

Published by Scott Blair on Jul 12, 2017

The equity markets have indeed been on a long bull run. Almost ten years, which is truly unprecidented. Bull runs have three defined phases. 1. Denial, 2. Acceptance and 3. Euphoria. We are reluctantly... Continue reading