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By Dave Paterson | Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Before the U.K.’s Brexit referendum yielded a 52% majority vote for leaving the European Union, there had been rumblings that the U.S. Federal Reserve would be moving rates higher in the next little while. That appears to be on hold now until the dust settles. Either way, rates in Canada don’t appear to be going anywhere either. That being the case, the high-quality, actively managed PH&N Total Return Bond Fund remains one of my favorites in the category.


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By Doug Nelson | Tuesday, June 28, 2016



With the growing popularity of so-called “robo-advisors” and “robo-portfolios,” I’m starting to see history repeat itself. So I thought I’d take a closer look at what’s behind the evolution of this new portfolio product, and try to answer the question: “Is this really anything new and will it perform any better than past automated portfolio solutions”?


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By Gordon Pape | Monday, June 27, 2016

BUILDING WEALTH WITH GORDON PAPE
 

It’s hardly surprising that in turbulent times such as these (the latest manifestation of which is the U.K.’s Brexit referendum) people are looking for some degree of certainty. As private sector pension plans lurch towards extinction, people want reassurance that the money they are saving for retirement in RRSPs and TFSAs will generate the income they need to live on.


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By Fund Library News Wire | Friday, June 24, 2016

By Mike Keerma

Traders hit the sell button hard on Friday, following a U.K. referendum on Thursday that saw Brits vote 52% in favor of leaving the European Union compared with 48% who voted to remain. The results apparently took markets by surprise, leading to Friday’s risk-repricing frenzy and a steep one-day selloff not seen since the financial crisis of 2008. For the week, however, Toronto’s benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index broke even, while the U.S. blue-chip S&P 500 Composite Index dropped -1.6%. London’s FTSE 100 Index went countertrend and gained 2% on the week. On Friday, gold surged 4.6% as a direct beneficiary of the global flight to safety, but leaving it ahead only 1.5% for the week. Crude oil, the other currently newsy commodity, fell -5% on Friday, putting it -1.0% underwater for the week.


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By Robyn K. Thompson | Friday, June 24, 2016

Q – Following the “leave” Brexit vote yesterday, it seems markets have gone completely nuts. Stocks are down everywhere, and the media commentators’ favorite word seems to be “chaos.” Should I sell my stocks and stock mutual funds now? Is a major financial crash (like 2008) in the works? – Tony S., Toronto, Ontario


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By Knowledge Bureau | Tuesday, June 14, 2016
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