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February Newsletter - Scott's Memories of Black Monday

Published by Scott Blair on Feb 13, 2018

This month's Newsletter is a bit more personal than most. On October 19, 1987, Black Monday, I was on the bond desk.  We had spent the summer setting up Freedom Bond brokers as a business and I ran the... Continue reading

January Newsletter - 2018 Looks Good, but not All Good

Published by Scott Blair on Jan 23, 2018

First the Facts   Let’s start with the facts, then move to the bad news and then the good news. Below is a picture of the Dow Jones Industrial Average over the last 10 years. From the high in May of 2008... Continue reading

Who wants $25 bucks for free?

Published by Scott Blair on Jan 08, 2018

Hi all. This may seem like an odd blog post but it's worth $25 to you. Loblaws is the subject of a class action suit for allegedly price fixing the sale of bread through their outlets between January ... Continue reading

Apps To Help You Save

Published by Alexander Hutchison on Dec 15, 2017

One thing you can hear in the office almost daily is Scott saying, “If you haven’t saved any money, you won’t have any money to invest.” A good saving habit is paramount for any financial plan. The only... Continue reading

December Newsletter - 2018 is looking pretty good

Published by Scott Blair on Dec 12, 2017

2017 has been a good year in both the Canadian and US equity markets. In fact, there is no equity market in the world which is not up.   First, in North America the three engines of growth are still in... Continue reading

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