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“Try not to become a (wo)man of success. Rather become a (wo)man of value” – Albert Einstein Victoria Day Office Closure Please be advised that our office will be closed on Monday, May 20th to observe the Victoria Day stat holiday. We will resume normal office hours of 8am-5pm on Tuesday, May 21st. On behalf… Read More

“The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least amount of hissing” – Jean-Baptiste Colbert Market Rise Again on Brexit & U.S.-China Trade Optimism Markets rose to five-month highs to close out the Friday session. Renewed optimism on the U.S.-China trade front, combined… Read More

“Keep every promise you make, and only make promises you can keep” – Anthony Hitt  2019 B.C. Provincial Budget Announced The B.C. New Democrats released their second provincial budget this week. While the budget mostly stuck to the script, there were a few surprises. Here are some key takeaways: The B.C. Child Opportunity Benefit. A… Read More

As discussed in the Anthony’s 2019 Outlook, political concern persists but economic fundamentals are still strong. The optimist sees opportunity in every challenge, and here we provide some context to support a cautiously optimistic outlook for 2019. Here are 10 charts providing a case for optimism in 2019: 1: The U.S. economy heated up in… 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

“The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser – in case you thought optimism was dead” – Robert Brault TSX Winning Streak Continues, Hits 11 Days The S&P/TSX Composite gained ground each day this week and is now on an 11-Day winning streak. It is still very early in the year,… Read More