January 2019 Client Letter

Published by Tina Abarquez on Jan 10, 2019

It was a challenging year for market returns and global economic growth.   2018 was the weakest year for global markets since the great financial crisis in 2008. Markets were dragged down substantially... Continue reading

2018 Q4 Client Update Letter

Published by Tina Abarquez on Dec 17, 2018

As 2018 has drawn to a close, it’s natural to reflect on the year’s challenges—in both the equity and fixed income markets around the world. Market volatility has materially increased during the past ... Continue reading

2018 Q3 Client Update Letter

Published by Tina Abarquez on Oct 11, 2018

Challenges in the quarter There was a lot to digest over the past three months including NAFTA negotiations, trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies and geopolitical concerns relating... Continue reading

Client letter - Challenges in the quarter

Published by Tina Abarquez on Jul 09, 2018

Challenges in the quarter Despite continued trade dispute chatter, North American equity markets finished the quarter in positive territory as investors focused on strong sales and earnings growth in ... Continue reading

The Cost of Summer Child Care

Published by Tina Abarquez on May 14, 2018

With summer nearing, nearly half of Canadian parents are scrambling to enroll their children in summer camps and full-time childcare. According to Stats Canada, the average cost of childcare ranges vastly... Continue reading

2018 Q1 Client Letter - Market Update April 2018

Published by Tina Abarquez on Apr 11, 2018

Market Update April 2018    Challenges in the quarter Wow! Volatility returned with a vengeance. After experiencing market pullbacks of less than five percent in 2017, we’ve already experienced two pullbacks... Continue reading

2018 Federal Budget Summary

Published by Tina Abarquez on Mar 07, 2018

2018 Federal Budget Summary    The Liberal government delivered its third federal budget on February 27. While you’ve probably seen plenty of media coverage, I thought you’d appreciate an overview related... Continue reading

4 Tips for a Relaxing Vacation

Published by Tina Abarquez on Feb 16, 2018

It’s that time of year again. Canadians from all provinces and territories are packing their suitcases, escaping the cold grip of winter and heading to sunny destinations in paradise.   Tourists can maximize... Continue reading

6 Financial Resolutions for 2018

Published by Tina Abarquez on Feb 02, 2018

The new year is a time to reflect and improve on ourselves. Many Canadians choose to make new year resolutions and financial goals are usually at the top of the list.    These tips will help you set (and... Continue reading

2017 Q4 Client Update Letter

Published by Tina Abarquez on Jan 10, 2018

An incredible year for market returns and global economic growth In 2017, we saw one of the strongest years for global market returns since the great financial crisis. Global equity markets seemed unaffected... Continue reading