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All About Canadian Tax Brackets

Every year, Canadians endure the ritual of figuring out how much tax to pay. Frequently, it's a taxing exercise, pun intended. However, we’ve brought together all of the information you’ll need survive everyone's least favourite season. Identifying Your Tax Bracket Your tax obligation is determined by where you live in Canada and your income from...

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2019 4th Quarter Review

Executive Summary All-time highs all around Unequivocally, 2019 has been a year for the record books. We have to go back to the late ’90s or perhaps the ominous 2007 calendar year for another period where most asset classes had a positive performance. From gold and oil to small and large capitalized stocks, European and...

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Preferred Shares vs Common Shares

Preferred Shares are often misunderstood and often misused The financial crisis of 2008-2009 cut significantly into the portfolio values of stock market investors in Canada and around the world, motivating many investors to seek the shelter of safer, less volatile investments. Often preferred stocks were the refuge of choice. That shift in strategy, combined with...

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Should I Use a Financial Advisor or Do It Myself?

The complexity of the financial industry, especially professionals specializing in advisory services, requires the expertise of a financial advisor. The problem is knowing when to hire a licensed advisor firm and how financial advisers charge their clients. There are pros and cons of money management you must consider before choosing a reputable financial professional. Trust…

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What is Wealth Management and Why Do I Need It?

As many people with significant assets near retirement, they often want to know what is wealth management and what it can offer. Wealth management entails all management functions of a person’s wealth and assets. This includes both financial planning and investment management services. In contrast to other financial professionals, wealth managers are concerned with delivering…

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