The You First Blog

“Life is a long lesson in humility” – James M. Barrie Beware: “CRA” Phone Scams Continue We would like to, once again, remind you that scammers are still at it. The ruse is simple, yet effective: you receive a phone call from a person who claims to be from the CRA or representing the CRA;… Read More

“As history has repeatedly proven, one trade tariff begets another, then another – until you’ve got a full-blown trade war. No one ever wins, and consumers always get screwed” – Mark McKinnon Canada, U.S. Impose Tariffs On One Another Thursday saw volleys of trade tariffs imposed. Citing “national security”, United States Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross… Read More

Administrative Updates We have some important administrative updates we’d like to share with you. 1. E-Consent Added to Wealthview Portal The FundEX Wealthview portal now offers clients the option of electronically signing, or e-consenting, to most forms related to your portfolio. There are many advantages for the client: All documents shared from advisor to client,… Read More

“If it seems too good to be true, it probably is” – Unknown British Columbia Securities Commission Cautions Investors of Cryptocurrency Scams The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) has issued a warning to BC residents on the risks of investing in cryptocurrencies, joining their Ontario counterparts (OSC) and the Bank of Canada in warning investors…. Read More

“Nobody likes high interest rates” – Chanda Kochhar Bank of Canada Raises Five-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate The Bank of Canada raised its conventional five-year fixed mortgage rate on Wednesday, from 5.14% up to 5.34%. As we all now know, the BoC’s five-year fixed rate is a crucial piece of information for prospective home buyers in… Read More