Yearly Archives: 2018


GLC Market Commentary

November’s month-end result of 1% returns for Canada’s broad equity and bond indices mask the significant volatility within the month. Slowing economic growth, difficult trade negotiations, falling oil prices and dropping bond yields were the primary drivers of market volatility. Equity markets sandwiched the start and end of November with relatively strong results. However, with [...]

GLC Market Commentary2022-12-08T18:49:11+00:00

Considerations for Canadians selling U.S. real estate

There was a very useful article published on site. In simple terms it clarifies the situation with the American taxes that Canadians must pay when selling American real estate. Canadians who own property in the U.S. are not required to file U.S. tax returns unless the property generates rental income [...]

Considerations for Canadians selling U.S. real estate2022-12-08T18:49:11+00:00

Essential Tax Numbers for 2019

There are some important tax numbers that we all need to know but tend to forget. Part of the reason is – they keep changing every year. To find the new and increased TFSA contribution limit, maximum pensionable earnings, childcare expense deduction limit and more, check the Essential Tax Numbers [...]

Essential Tax Numbers for 20192022-12-08T18:49:11+00:00

Unintended Consequences of ETF Investing

Attached is a very interesting article from one of our new international fund managers Mr. Morten Springborg. It was originally published in Danish in 2015 and now Mr. Morten has translated it into English. This article shows the unintended effects associated with ETF (or indexed) investing. The author is an [...]

Unintended Consequences of ETF Investing2022-12-08T18:49:11+00:00

Post-NAFTA world: The ABCs of USMCA

It is hard to find a business related magazine or a web site that did't publish a few words about the newly reached USMCA deal. The governments of the U.S., Mexico, and Canada still have to vote to approve it but many people want to know the details an possible [...]

Post-NAFTA world: The ABCs of USMCA2022-12-08T18:49:11+00:00

The Most Hated Bull Market in History

US S&P500 made history in August by hitting new all-time highs and booking its longest bull market run ever when it crossed over the 3,453- day threshold without a 20% or more correction. It’s been dubbed ‘the most hated bull market in history’; the 329% climb from its low in March 2009 to August 31, [...]

The Most Hated Bull Market in History2022-12-08T18:49:12+00:00

S&P 500 makes history, recording longest bull market run ever

It’s official. Born from the depths of the country’s worst financial  crisis, and fuelled by historically low interest rates, unprecedented government interventions, and blossoming global technology giants like  Facebook and Amazon, comes the longest bull market the U.S. has ever seen (3,453 calendar days to be precise).  The S&P 500 hit [...]

S&P 500 makes history, recording longest bull market run ever2022-12-08T18:49:12+00:00

2018 Mid-Year Market Outlook

The world economy and financial markets continue to progress through the later stage of the business cycle. This is not the time to overreach with aggressive, growth cycle positioning in an attempt to squeeze out every last drop of the ‘risk-on’ trade, which can put years of rationed, prudent financial planning at [...]

2018 Mid-Year Market Outlook2022-12-08T18:49:12+00:00

GLC Market Commentary

Come what May: A rise in Canadian stocks and bonds Investor sentiment shifted mid-month from risk-on to risk-off. This tempered very strong equity gains made earlier in the month, while giving a lift to bond prices as yields dropped. In Canada, this left the end of month results looking pretty darn good for both the [...]

GLC Market Commentary2022-12-08T18:49:12+00:00

How to avoid 4 common mistakes investors are making right now

Our investment manager GLC points out that the late stages of market cycles are particularly difficult for investors to navigate. They share the market views and investment insights to help keep your investment plans (and focus) moving forward, and leave the mistakes in the rear-view mirror. Underestimating equity risks, ignoring [...]

How to avoid 4 common mistakes investors are making right now2022-12-08T18:49:12+00:00
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