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The S&P TSX Composite started 2021 by passing the 18,000 mark for the first time. For the week, the TSX closed at 18,042. The TSX appeared poised to hit 18,000 last February. On February 20, 2020, the TSX closed at an all-time high of 17,944. We all know what happened next. Since the market bottom… Read More

On behalf of the entire You First team, we wish you a happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year.  May this time of year bring you health, relaxation, and beautiful moments with your loved ones. We all had to adapt to a new reality this year. We came together to face these difficult times… Read More

On March 31st, we posted a blog on the tax benefits of working from home. The information contained in March 31st blog still applies, but we want to make you aware of a potentially easier reporting method. The Federal Government proposed a “Simplified T2200” during their Fall Economic Statement. Under this proposal, the simplified T2200… Read More

We have updates for you on the BC Recovery Benefit, as well as the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA). BC Recovery Benefit Yesterday, the BC Government issued a release to clarify details surrounding the BC Recovery Benefit. Beginning December 18, 2020, British Columbians will be able to apply for the BC Recovery Benefit. Eligibility criteria… Read More

For investors, it was a November to remember. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), closed November with an 11.8% gain. This was the best November result for the Dow Jones since 1928 and the best single month for the index since January 1987. The Dow Jones also closed above the 30,000-point barrier for the first… Read More