The You First Blog

We hope you and your families enjoyed a happy, healthy, and relaxing holiday season. As we turn the page on 2022 and bring 2023 into focus, here are 15 topics to consider when planning for the coming year. Markets have been increasing since early-October 2022. On October 12, 2022, the S&P 500 bottomed out –… Read More

As we approach the end of 2022, here is a “state of the market” which shows where we are and provides a potential glimpse into the next year. Firstly, some high-level commentary from Myles Zyblock, Chief Investment Strategist at Dynamic Funds: The next year’s outlook represents a fine balance between further monetary policy tightening and… Read More

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2021 FEDERAL BUDGET Canada’s Finance Minister, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, tabled the 2021 Federal Budget on April 19, 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic brought about the deepest and fastest recession, worldwide, since the Great Depression, having an unprecedented impact on the Canadian labour market, with more than 3 million Canadians losing their jobs… Read More

Please note that this will be our final market update until early-May, when the April 30th tax filing deadline has passed. Myles Zyblock, Chief Investment Strategist at Dynamic Funds, has shared his market update for 2021 year-to-date. Please read on below. A New Sherriff’s in Town A seemingly endless wave of government stimulus and the… 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