Bond yields have been collapsing clear across the world. And if history is any guide, the rapid decline is a function of undeniable economic weakness. Consider the correlation between bond yields and time-tested measures like the Institute for Supply Management’s PMI. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield tends to follow in the indicator’s footsteps. As the… via... Continue Reading →
Recessionary periods are a necessary evil in a financial system such as ours to wring out the excesses in the economy. Recessions can be devastating for certain people through job loss and the failure of businesses. But even an economic downturn can have some positive implications. Please see the original post from A Wealth of... Continue Reading →
Major secular drivers have the potential to significantly disrupt the global economy, financial markets, and investors’ portfolios over the next three to five years.
As you may know more and more Canadians are gravitating toward low fee Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). In fact they are now ‘out-selling’ or attracting more assets compared to traditional mutual funds. That’s good news of course as Canadians pay the highest mutual funds in the developed world. It’s likely not a surprise that those […]... Continue Reading →
Yes there can be an ongoing debate as to whether or not ‘dividends matter’. Certainly that’s a personal decision and if an investor makes the dividends matter, then well, they certainly DO matter because that is the investment style that the investor has embraced. If an investor chooses a dividend growth approach all things dividend […]... Continue Reading →
As warm and cuddly and comforting as are dividends, the subject or investment approach can lead to some lively debates. Many will write (or build podcasts on the subject) that dividends simply don’t matter. On that, here’s a measured response from Mike at The Dividend Guy blog. Please have a read of Should I Go […]... Continue Reading →
Despite claims that Managed Mutual Funds will outperform Index Funds in a down market (TSX -8.8% in 2018), the vast majority still managed to underperform the market in 2018.
When I write ‘head south’ I am talking about the number 1 warm-up designation for Canadians and that is to the southern US. Many will go to Florida or course. Texas and Arizona are also very popular. I’d strongly suggest that you make your way to California as well, you many never see Florida again. […]... Continue Reading →
Welcome to the Ninth edition of this seminar exclusively for members of the Ottawa Branch of the National Association of Federal Retirees (NAFR).