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Investments, Personal Finance

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Ten retirement myths series: Myth #2

Investments, Personal Finance

It’s surprising, even shocking, that with all of the attention devoted to an aging society and the need to save for retirement, that so few people are inspired to get started; and then save so little. Many do have a doom and gloom attitude about retirement. Myths aren't helping matters.


Retirement myth #2: I’ll never be able to save enough for retirement.

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Ten retirement myths

Investments, Personal Finance

We are experiencing a silver Tsunami. The leading edge of the Boomers turned 65 four years ago. On average, 1250 Canadians turn age 65 every single day. It’s part of a 20 year trend.

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Generating investor value with Intact Financial

Investments, Off the Cuff

Doug Cooper discusses why Intact Financial meets his investment criteria in this Off the Cuff video.

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Emblem Portfolios in action - Asset Allocation Update, October 25, 2019

Investments, Tactical Updates

Key takeaways:

Increased U.S. and international equities, decreased Canadian small cap equities


Tactical Update - October 25, 2019

The record equity bull market (now well into its 11th year) continues to grind higher despite prevailing headwinds. Given its extended run and a softening of various global economic growth indicators, we believe it prudent to implement some tactical asset allocation adjustments to reflect these shifting fundamentals.

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Ashley Misquitta discusses U.S. market on BNN Bloomberg Market Call

Investment Views, Investments

Ashley Misquitta, Senior Portfolio Manager, U.S. Equities recently appeared on BNN Bloomberg's "Market Call"* to share his views on the U.S. market. Watch the interview to find out what Ashley had to say.

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Milestones and the importance of discipline

Investment Views, Investments

In November of this year, the Empire Life Elite Equity Fund will celebrate its 50th anniversary.1 This milestone is a celebration not only of longevity but also of long-term performance results. 

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The push and pull (back) of guaranteed lifetime income

Investments, Personal Finance

Why do aging Canadians want more guaranteed lifetime income? I’ve written and spoken a fair bit about this. Here are some push factors in favour of guaranteed lifetime income:

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Emblem Portfolios in action - Asset Allocation Update, July 22, 2019

Investments, Tactical Updates

Key takeaways:

Emblem Portfolios - Canadian: Tactically reduced cash, increased bonds


Tactical Update - July 22, 2019

Events have moved very quickly in bond markets. In the span of about seven months, the U.S. Federal Reserve (the “Fed”) has gone from increasing interest rates, to holding interest rates steady, and now market expectations are for multiple rate reductions over the remainder of the year.

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What keeps you up at night?

Investments, Personal Finance

What keeps you up at night? The Late Show, the party next door, crying babies, waiting for the kids to get home, that spicy meal and/or the weather? All of us have had trouble getting to sleep and many of us can relate to the list of things I just covered. Most of these things pass with time. Some other things stick with us. Consider the following concerns echoed by a survey of adults ages 35+.

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