Article by Harry Griffin for the Times & Transcript published on July 23, 2019

Imagine you just moved to Moncton. You expect a very hot end of the summer, and you want to take advantage of that by getting into the ice cream business. You have two options, you could buy “Ice Cream Shack A” or “Ice Cream Shack B”.

Equity Markets

After experiencing a dramatic recovery in the first quarter, equities maintained a positive, yet less explosive trajectory during the second quarter. President Trump toyed with market sentiment daily with trade progress updates. However, the Fed’s new openness to lowering interest rates later this year continued to spur investor expectations for continued economic expansion. All main equity markets delivered solid results, but Canadian equities performed the best followed by US then EAFE equities. It should be noted that foreign equity returns were tempered for Canadian investors due to a stronger loonie.

Article by Harrson Griffin for the Times & Transcript published on July 5, 2019

Beyond Meat (BYND) has made a lot of headlines recently. On May 2nd, the company held its record-breaking initial public offering (IPO).

Article by Marcel LeBlanc for the Times & Transcript published on June 21, 2019

You’re sitting there, looking at your investments and notice they have dropped in value and you’re wondering “Why didn’t I get out of the markets before they fell? Wasn’t my advisor aware that the markets were going to go down?” As an advisor, I’ve had this conversation hundreds of times with many clients over the years and the truth is that, even if your advisor knew the markets could be heading into a downturn, moving your investments out of the markets was likely not in your best interest.

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Article by Joel Attis for the Times & Transcript on June 6, 2019

A shareholder agreement is a document that prescribes the guidelines that govern the relationship between a company and its shareholders’ and the relationship between the shareholders themselves.

Article by Marc-André Castonguay for the Times & Transcript May 23, 2019

A few weeks ago, when my daughter had a cold, she asked me for medication, so she would feel better as soon as possible. She was obviously disappointed when I told her that the best medicine for a cold was to rest. “Dad, that’s not a solution!” But a few days later, she was back to her usual cheerful self as she overcame her cold.

Article by Marcel LeBlanc for the Times & Transcript on May 9, 2019

Are guaranteed investment products really safer than risky alternatives like the stock market? Guaranteed investments have their own risks when it comes to your chances of reaching financial goals.

Article by Scott Lewis for the Times & Transcript - April 25, 2019

Retirement is supposed to be the reward for all those years of working, planning and saving. However, retirement will look different for each of us: some will enjoy the golden years and others will spend much of it worrying if they will outlive their savings. The good news is that there are steps you can take to turn the dream of your ideal retirement into reality.

Equity Markets

Well that was helpful! Equity investors were treated to a miserable quarter to finish 2018 but saw their patience well rewarded as we kicked off 2019. Strong returns were widespread across all major equity asset classes. Central banks signalled to investors that rate hikes were done for the time being. This should help economies continue to grow with access to inexpensive capital. Furthermore, the US and Chinese governments are both signalling that trade disputes between the two countries are slowly getting sorted out. As such, investors feel better about economic prospects going forward.