Author: Seun Adeyemi

The Ins and Outs of Permanent Insurance

With September being Life Insurance Awareness Month, we thought it would be the perfect time to dispel some myths about life insurance. This is the second in a series of articles about life insurance. Life insurance is vital for families, especially those with children. It allows you to take care of the people that matter the most to you should the unthinkable happen. It ensures your hard work and legacy lives on even when you’re no longer around. For the wealthy it is used as an advanced planning tool to mitigate the impact of taxes on winding down an...

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The Ins and Outs of Term Life Insurance

With September being Life Insurance Awareness Month, we thought it would be the perfect time to provide some education and dispel some myths about life insurance. This is the first in a series of articles about life insurance, which will go over several different types of coverages, how they work, as well as the pros and cons of each. Life insurance is vital for families, especially those with children, as it allows you to take care of the people that matter the most to you should the unthinkable happen. It ensures your hard work and legacy lives on even...

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Market Commentary

During a stretch of six trading sessions, from August 20th to the 28th inclusive, the average daily swing in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (high-low) was 607.59 points, 1089.42 points on the 24th alone. That’s not just volatility, that’s Don Cherry’s wardrobe.   One is tempted to believe what we are told: that the aforementioned volatility is wholly attributable to the burst in China’s bubble, the most closely followed China-based ETF lost an astounding 56% of its value from April 28th to August 24th.   Of course, that’s too simple and explanation.  Who didn’t think the Shanghai market was...

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5 Back to School Saving Tips

With the beginning of school right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start shopping for back to school supplies. Despite a lower loonie, Canadians are planning to spend 4 percent more this year compared to last year, according to Ernst & Young. Thanks to the Universal Child Care Benefit, most parents have more spending money in their pockets (just remember some of that could get clawed back in April when you file your taxes). How do you stretch your back to school dollars further? Here are five back to school saving tips.   Comparison Shop Big box...

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Market Commentary

The stock market works like a Biblical story, but in reverse: First it loses its strength, THEN it takes a haircut. We’ve seen  sign of (relative) strength dissipation for several months. And If you have been reading our commentary on a  monthly basis, you would know that we have been wary of this market for some time. Accordingly, in our Global Macro Fund, we are only 14% in equities, 24% in investment grade bonds, and 60% cash. It’s not that we have a crystal ball and can foresee the events that conspire to bring the market down. It’s just...

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