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“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase” – Martin Luther King, Jr. TSX Finishes Positive for Sixth Straight Day, Wall Street Winning Streak Snapped Don’t look now, but the S&P/TSX Composite is on a Six-Day winning streak and is up 1,100 points (over 8%) since its recent bottom… Read More

“Christmas: The only time of year you can sit in front of a dead tree and eat candy out of socks” – Anonymous Weekly Update – Re-Iterating Our Year-End Financial Planning Checklist With only a few more days left in 2018, it is a good time to revisit tax- and investment-related strategies. We compiled a list 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

“It’s never too late to start saving” – Anonymous Major North American Markets Post Weekly Gains The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX Composite Index closed up slightly Friday by 3.78 points, or 0.02 per cent, to 15,197.82. The TSX was up 186.82 points for the week, good for a weekly gain of 1.24 per cent. Markets… Read More

“Put the politicians on minimum wage and watch how fast things change” – Author Unknown Market Wrap-Up The major North American, European and Asian markets all finished down for the week, as market uncertainty continued. However, Friday saw the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial posted gains to close out the week, while the NASDAQ… Read More

“Voting is as much an emotional act as it is an intellectual one” – Monica Crowley   North American Markets Down Friday, Up for the Week On Tuesday, Americans went to the polls and cast their ballots for the 2018 Mid-Term Elections. Analysts’ predictions of a Democratic House of Representatives and a Republican Senate held… Read More