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6 Tips for Succession Planning
6 Tips for Succession Planning
For business owners, succession planning should be a vital part of their strategy – even if the eventual exit from the enterprise is years or decades away.
Long-Term Focus Required
Long-Term Focus Required
Markets stabilized today after yesterday’s sell-off in U.S. equities left the S&P 500 Index down -3.1%, with losses in 13 of the last 14 days. Mixed corporate earnings and weak housing data fueled concerns that rising prices driven by the U.S.-China trade war, along with rising interest rates, are beginning to crimp economic growth.
Quarterly Program Commentary: Looking Beyond the Noise
Quarterly Program Commentary: Looking Beyond the Noise
This quarter, Wayne Gillespie, Director & Senior Portfolio Strategist, discusses how trade wars, interest rates and monetary policies are affecting Canadian and international markets. He also speaks to “market noise” and why recent downturns are a sign to be cautious not fearful.
Market Downturn is Short-Term Noise
Market Downturn is Short-Term Noise
The U.S. stock market has declined for six straight days. The S&P 500 dropped 3.3% on Wednesday – its largest single day drop since February 2018. By market close today it had dipped a further 2.06%. Stocks also fell in Canada and in markets across the globe.
Business Succession Planning 101
Business Succession Planning 101
Selling a business or passing it on to the next generation can be the most important financial event in an entrepreneur’s lifetime. But Canadian small business owners are not succeeding when it comes to succession planning, reveals a new IPC Private Wealth poll.
Introducing Alternative Investments
Introducing Alternative Investments
Managing volatility is important for all investors, but for those who have accumulated significant wealth, capital preservation is key.
The Allure of Alternative Investments in a Low Yield Environment
The Allure of Alternative Investments in a Low Yield Environment
It was about a generation ago when many low-risk fixed income investments could not only anchor a portfolio – they could boost overall performance. In 1995, a Government of Canada 10-year bond yielded 8%. A 5-year GIC, in 1990, paid over 10% annual interest.
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