Category Archives: Investing

Federal Department of Finance proposes tax measures affecting tax planning using private corporations

On July 18, 2017, Finance Minister Bill Morneau released draft legislation and other proposals, currently put forward for consultation, outlining changes with respect to tax planning using private corporations. The purpose of the proposed legislation is to close perceived loopholes … Continue reading

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Soaring Loonie dampens S&P/TSX gains

For the first time in two years, the Canadian dollar climbed this week to above 80 cents U.S – powered by a strong economy, rising interest rates, and a weak U.S. currency. The Loonie’s strength weighed on Canadian stocks, pressing … Continue reading

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Passing on the Family Cottage

By Investors Group / November 2016 If you wish to leave your cottage to your children, plan ahead to get everyone on board and avoid misunderstandings. Discussing present and future plans for the family cottage is crucial as family members … Continue reading

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The New Face of Fixed Income

BY INVESTORS GROUP / JUNE 2017 For the last 30 years bonds have helped boost portfolios. With fixed income prices now falling, it’s time to rethink how these assets fit in a portfolio. You might remember the 80s for its funny … Continue reading

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Why Are Mortgage Rates Rising?

While Canada’s overnight rate hasn’t budged in a while, mortgage rates are climbing. Here’s why and what it means for you. By Investors Group / January 2017 Over the last few years, buying a home has never been easier. Ultra-low … Continue reading

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