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Better Days: The Return of the Canadian Energy Sector

Oil is back. The Canadian energy industry as represented by the BlackRock iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index ETF (XEG:TSX) is up 48% year to date....

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Four Insurance Strategies for High-Net-Worth Investors

This is where permanent insurance can play a role. Given historically low interest rates, life insurance is increasingly being considered as an alternative to low-risk, fixed-income investments....

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Trends in Agribusiness for 2021

“Agribusiness” is the business sector that encompasses farming and farming related commercial activities and involves all the steps required to send an agricultural good to market – namely production, processing, and distribution....

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Women & Wealth: The Gender Question

Do women and men have different investing behaviors? Over the years, many studies have explored potential gender differences in investing, with varying results....

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What Are Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and Why Are They Revolutionary?

Although they’ve been around since 2014, NFTs have suddenly captured the world’s attention because they transform digital works of art and other collectibles into one-of-a kind, verifiable assets that are worth millions....

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FUNNY MONEY: The Rise of Cryptocurrencies

The cryptocurrency sector is on a tear. The value of the most popular cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, has surged to a record high of over US$63,000. In fact, the Bitcoin price has more than doubled since the start of 2021....

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Ten Reasons to Stop Putting Off Your Estate Planning

Estate planning not only ensures that your assets are distributed pursuant to your wishes, but it ensures that such distributions are done in a tax-effective manner and that your beneficiaries are protected....

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Financial Advisor vs. Wealth Manager: What's the Difference?

When you start thinking about better ways to handle your money, you may start looking for an expert to help you. But when you begin this search, you’ll quickly run into discussions about both financial advisors and wealth managers....

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THE GREAT STOCK ROTATION OF 2021: Is Value Investing Back?

What was working in 2020 doesn’t seem to be working in 2021. Value stocks, that is, “cheaper” stocks like banks and energy firms, have greatly outperformed fast-growing stocks such as the big tech names in 2021 so far....

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Estate Planning 101: The Differences Between a Will and a Trust

Some people mistakenly believe that their spouse or children will automatically inherit these assets. This is not the case, and the provincial government has the authority to distribute your assets....

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