The You First Blog

We regularly get questions from clients about the CAD/USD exchange, and recently, the questions have become more frequent. We polled a host of fund companies for their thoughts on where the Loonie is headed. For reference, the CAD / USD traded at $1.3231 or $0.7558 USD / CAD, as of September 5, 2019. The consensus… Read More

“Change is inevitable—except from a vending machine.” —Robert C Gallagher Improvements to Wealthview Secured Portal Beginning this fall, a major Wealthview update will take place that will build upon the original foundation in very helpful, user-friendly ways. Here are some of the highlights: Enhanced Family Linking: you will now be able to consolidate all family assets,… Read More

“I’m amazed how little politicians seem to have learned from history. Nobody is benefiting from a trade war” – Carlos Moedas Trump Tweetstorm – Following New Chinese Tariffs on Imported US Goods – Pushes Markets Lower to End Week Investors flocked to safe-haven assets on Friday following President Trump’s tweetstorm in response to the Chinese… Read More

The yield curve inverted, and the DOW dropped 800 points. Now what? Yesterday, the DOW dropped 800 points, the single largest drop of 2019. This was largely due to news that the yield curve had – briefly – inverted. It is important to note that yesterday’s yield curve inversion was only temporary, as the 10-year… Read More

“President Trump is taxing the USA masses with import tariffs” – Steven Magee U.S. / China Trade Tensions Update Though most of Canada took time to relax and celebrate the Civic long weekend, the U.S. and China missed the memo. Both sides have taken steps to escalate their ongoing trade dispute over the course of… Read More