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There continue to be many important updates regarding financial aid and CRA tax deferrals. Below is a quick summary of the recent news: Tax payment deadline: Two weeks ago, the payment deadline was re-extended by one month from September 1st to September 30th for those who either have a balance owing on their 2019 tax return,… Read More

Last week, we presented our Q2 2020 – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) blog post. Today, we would like to present the first half 2020 market update with some charts of interest. 1. 2020 Equity returns year-to-date The first half the year saw a continuation of market increases until late-February, when COVID-related fears took hold of… Read More

CERB The CERB has been extended from 16 weeks to 24 weeks for workers who: stopped working due to COVID-19 or are eligible for Employment Insurance regular or sickness benefits or have exhausted their Employment Insurance regular benefits December 29, 2019 and October 3, 2020 The CERB has been the major cash flow solution offered… Read More

We hope everyone remains healthy and well. We would like to answer some frequently asked questions (FAQ) on the current state of markets and the global economy. We culled responses from various economic strategists and portfolio managers. As usual, we are dealing with a mix of positive and negative data and ultimately, “the virus has… Read More

Weekly Update – By The Numbers North America Friday Close Weekly Change Weekly % Change YTD % Change Canada – S&P TSX Composite 15,714 117 0.75% -7.91% USA – Dow Jones Industrial Average 26,075 248 0.96% -8.63% USA – S&P 500 3,185 55 1.76% -1.42% USA – NASDAQ 10,617 409 4.01% 18.32% Gold Futures (USD)… Read More