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What Now Brown Cow?

Published by Scott Blair on May 09, 2018

We know that many are now questioning the longevity of the equity market run while the bond markets appear to be challenged in the face of rising rates.   We have all just gone through a ten-year bull... Continue reading

Is this the Top?

Published by Zoe Adrian on Apr 05, 2018

We continue to see market volatility.  We know some of you find these times particularly anxious and worry about what you should be doing.  We may be nearing a market top – should you be selling?    Market... Continue reading

March Newsletter - Spring housecleaning

Published by Scott Blair on Mar 23, 2018

Spring is a time when we look at everything anew.  Time to get rid of the old baggage and address those things that we have been putting off all winter.  These are the things that nag us in the middle... Continue reading

Performance Following Corrections Tends to be Quite Strong

Published by Scott Blair on Mar 05, 2018

US stocks just logged one of their worst monthly performances in over two years. More important, volatility has returned following several years of remarkably low levels. Understandably, this has rattled... Continue reading

Dying isn't cheap

Published by Scott Blair on Mar 02, 2018

Attached is a short video that walks through each of the costs associated with kicking the bucket, and a potential solution to save money for your heirs. The expression we like is that "You don't want... Continue reading

February Newsletter - Scott's Memories of Black Monday

Published by Scott Blair on Feb 13, 2018

This month's Newsletter is a bit more personal than most. On October 19, 1987, Black Monday, I was on the bond desk.  We had spent the summer setting up Freedom Bond brokers as a business and I ran the... Continue reading

January Newsletter - 2018 Looks Good, but not All Good

Published by Scott Blair on Jan 23, 2018

First the Facts   Let’s start with the facts, then move to the bad news and then the good news. Below is a picture of the Dow Jones Industrial Average over the last 10 years. From the high in May of 2008... Continue reading

Who wants $25 bucks for free?

Published by Scott Blair on Jan 08, 2018

Hi all. This may seem like an odd blog post but it's worth $25 to you. Loblaws is the subject of a class action suit for allegedly price fixing the sale of bread through their outlets between January ... Continue reading

Apps To Help You Save

Published by Alexander Hutchison on Dec 15, 2017

One thing you can hear in the office almost daily is Scott saying, “If you haven’t saved any money, you won’t have any money to invest.” A good saving habit is paramount for any financial plan. The only... Continue reading

December Newsletter - 2018 is looking pretty good

Published by Scott Blair on Dec 12, 2017

2017 has been a good year in both the Canadian and US equity markets. In fact, there is no equity market in the world which is not up.   First, in North America the three engines of growth are still in... Continue reading