Cutting Through the Noise

Noise, according to Nobel-prize winning economist Daniel Kahneman, is the unwanted variability that can cloud judgment and impact decision making. We can make different decisions when influenced by noise, such as when we are upset, tired or hungry compared to calm, rested or well-fed. Kahneman shows how doctors give drastically different diagnoses to identical patients as a result of this noise. Most of the time, we are unaware of the noise and neglect it. Yet, by reducing it we can make better decisions.

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The Short & the Long of It: GME & the Problem of Wealth Inequality

The rise and fall of GameStop (GME) shares captured the headlines in January. While it exposed the dangers of options trading, it highlighted a more endemic issue: the growing problem of wealth inequality.

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Food for Thought: The Rising Canadian Dollar

Over the past year, the Canadian dollar (CAD) has been gradually appreciating in value, rising by 15 percent after it fell to a low of 0.69 USD in March 2020. What’s driving the loonie’s flight?

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Beyond Buoyant Market Times: Why Advice Matters

The financial markets hit all-time highs to start the year, despite what has been happening on the ground. While investing during bull market times may appear to be a winning strategy, longer-term investors should not forget that markets are cyclical in nature.

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Wealth Creation: How Much is $30 Per Week Worth?

Success in building wealth has always started with saving. What may seem like a little can make a big difference over time if you’re able to stick to a regular savings plan.

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The Market Pendulum Swings…  A Brighter Economic Outlook

Stock market valuations can swing back and forth from one extreme to the other, sometimes being depressed and offering high value, and at other times appearing overvalued and speculative. Somewhere in the middle of this swing may be the fair value of any particular equity.

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Working From Home? Don’t Forget to Claim Home Office Expenses

Did you work from home last year? As a result of the pandemic, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has made changes to the rules surrounding home office expense claims.

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