Article by Jared Burns, CPA, CA for the Times & Transcript published October 19, 2019

There has always been a negative connotation when it comes to the word “advantage”. That’s likely because many often assume the word “unfair” should be in front of it. The truth is, it’s not always clear whether the advantage is in fact fair or unfair. 

Here are the latest comments on the investment markets from our Portfolio Managers and the Louisbourg investment team for the third quarter of 2019. 

Article by Marcel LeBlanc for the Times & Transcript published on October 8, 2019

As we watch the US political circus continue to climb to new heights with talks of impeachment, many investors wonder how these events could impact future investment returns.

Article by Robert Currie for the Times & Transcript published September 12, 2019

As interest rates around the world have fallen lower and lower and the amount of negative yielding debt crossed the US$17 trillion mark in August, it’s worth asking yourself what this means for investments

Article by Robert Currie for the Times & Transcript published on August 27, 2019

Worrying about investments can often hijack too much of your attention. Markets seem to be overtaken by volatility where trade talks between China and the U.S. are being digested in tandem with conflicting global economic data leading to daily gyrations. Investors around the world are trying to decide if they’re in for another leg of economic growth or if they should prepare for pain.

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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