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On Friday, the Federal Government announced plans to extend the Canada Recovery Benefit and Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit by an additional 12 weeks. The existing CRB Benefit of $500 per week remains and the maximum claim period will increase from the 26 weeks to 38 weeks. In addition, the federal sickness benefit will expand from… Read More

This week saw the Toronto S&P TSX Composite index decline by the most it has in a week since October as investors’ concerns about the vaccine rollout weighed on markets. Markets south of the border saw increased volatility as a battle between Wall Street hedge funds and retail “do it yourself” investors raged. Several trouble… Read More

20 Charts for 2021 We have turned the page on a difficult and turbulent 2020. However, there are signs that the current upward market trend can continue. Here are 20 of our favourite charts heading into 2021, organized into the following categories: -2020 Index Returns -Economy -COVID and Sector Returns -Market Analysis -Central Banks and… Read More