The You First Blog

On Sunday, the United States and Canada reached a last-minute deal to save NAFTA as a trilateral pact with Mexico. The full text of the agreement can be located here. The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) largely leaves the broad North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) intact, and maintains current supply chains that would have… Read More

2018 Mid-Year Review

July 24, 2018
Anthony's Update
Anthony Sabti

Following a particularly volatile start to the year in the first quarter, many global equity markets delivered somewhat steadier returns in the second quarter. The MSCI World Index finished the period with a gain of 1.9% in U.S. dollar terms, while the S&P 500 Index, a broad measure of U.S. stocks, rose about 3.4%. Overseas… Read More

Miles Zyblock, Chief Invesment Strategist with Dynamic Funds, released an interesting article this week. The summary is that the U.S. and Japan were entrenched in their own trade war during the 80s, which took 12 years to settle.    Despite the trade tensions, it was a pretty good decade for markets. In other words, capital markets… Read More

2018 Federal Budget Recap

February 28, 2018
Anthony's Update
Anthony Sabti

Following last week’s provincial budget release, yesterday Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivered his 2018 Federal Budget. The key item was additional clarity on the taxation of passive income in a corporation. This is in addition to previously-announced measures for corporations such as the elimination (in some cases) of income sprinkling. The budget did not deliver… Read More