The You First Blog

The past decade has seen a lot of positive evolution for Socially Responsible Investing (SRI). 10 years ago, only a few investment firms offered SRI options, and these funds were usually viewed as niche offerings with higher management fees and lower returns. This is certainly not the case today. In the past three years, Royal… Read More

We hope you all enjoyed your summer. The weather in Vancouver was not always perfect, but a smoke-free August was certainly appreciated! Here is where markets stand for 2019 (year-to-date return as of August 30. Foreign market returns are expressed in Canadian dollar terms): –TSX (Canada): 14.8% –DOW Jones (U.S.): 10.5% –S&P 500 (U.S.): 13.9%… Read More

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person” – Mignon McLaughlin   Wedding Announcement! After a 30-year courting period, we are proud to announce that Odette Morin and Terry Broaders tied the knot in a private ceremony at Stanley Park on Friday, July 26th. Staying true to their financial… Read More

The 2019 Federal Budget tabled several proposals that will impact the financial, tax and estate plans of Canadians. The following is a summary of the most relevant budget proposals that may impact You First clients: Measures for Individuals Home Buyers’ Plan Withdrawal Limit Increase The home buyers’ plan (HBP) allows first-time home buyers to withdraw… Read More

We would like to wish you and your family a happy new year. We hope to provide you with a brief overview of how investment markets have performed over the past year and to look ahead at what we can expect for 2019. How did markets do in 2018? After an unusually calm year of… Read More