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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

“Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language” – Henry Jam Trade Concerns & More Tariffs Lead Markets Downward As efforts to strike a trade deal continued, markets were less-than-optimistic about a resolution. Monday saw more threats from Washington, as U.S. President Trump threatened… 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

“Sunflowers end up facing the sun, but they go through a lot of dirt to find their way there” – J.R. Rim TSX Posts Small Weekly Gain The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX Composite Index closed unofficially down 70.03 points on Friday to finish the week at 15,633.33. This represents a small, yet positive, gain over last… 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

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in” – Greek Proverb Weekly Update – Market Turbulence Continues Global stock markets experienced another tough week, culminating in the arrest of a top Chinese technology executive that drove another wedge in U.S. – China trade relations. Markets… Read More