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Monday Monitor May 15th, 2017 “CPI Numbers for Canada”

Monday Monitor for May 15th, 2017 Financial Markets Last Week With a look at the year-to-date (Y-T-D) comparisons of the major financial markets, the divide between global and international market expectations with their underlying sectors or industries emerges for the first half of 2017. Canada’s main exchange the S&P/TSX60 Composite Index and its two main sectors of energy … Continue reading Monday Monitor May 15th, 2017 “CPI Numbers for Canada”

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Monday Monitor May 8th 2017: “Housing Reports Cool in April”

Monday Monitor for May 8th, 2017 The Last Week Entrepreneurs and business owners pull through to be the major engine of modest job growth for a mixed Canadian April jobs report. This contrasted the stronger U.S. job growth at  211,000 in April above the consensus forecast of 190,000. While each central bank held their interest … Continue reading Monday Monitor May 8th 2017: “Housing Reports Cool in April”

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Monday Monitor May 1st 2017: “After beating expectations the last 7 of the 8 prior months, the Canadian economy took a breather”

Monday Monitor for May 5, 2017 The Last month In February 2017, Canada’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reported a flat 0.1% increase. There is no need for concern, according to our partners at National Bank Financial Economic and Strategy Group (NBF). Even with a modest February and March level of overall economic activity, Canada’s economy … Continue reading Monday Monitor May 1st 2017: “After beating expectations the last 7 of the 8 prior months, the Canadian economy took a breather”

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What does retirement look like, really?

Retirement is a process of losing and finding your identities. The financial challenges of preparing for retirement can be managed in many ways. It always begins with a solid and dynamic financial plan. The psychological plan should also be invested in too. The reality of discovering that within an employment capacity, you are indispensable, is … Continue reading What does retirement look like, really?

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Entrepreneurial Insights from Budget 2017

Entrepreneurs and those business owners who operate through a private corporation, known in tax lingo formally as a “Canadian-controlled private corporation” (CCPC), often do so for a variety of tax reasons. While the recent Federal Budget in March 2017 did not change the corporate tax rates or the tax treatment of CCPCs, the various tax … Continue reading Entrepreneurial Insights from Budget 2017

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Entrepreneurs: Have the “Money Talk”

Time to have the “Money Talk”. Financial and Tax Planning are common catalysts in the first quarter of each year, regardless of when you file your taxes. Our Advisors at Hampton Securities would recommend entrepreneurs take it a step further. It is an ideal time to have the “Money Talk” with family and partners to … Continue reading Entrepreneurs: Have the “Money Talk”

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‘Omaha 2017’ Update from MGIS Investment Strategies

“My 22nd pilgrimage to Omaha in 24 years has to rank as one of the most fulfilling and uplifting…We had once gain been treated to a master class like no other and the even more prolonged closing ovation had been overwhelmingly earned.” Enjoy Dr. Michael Graham’s reflection on his visit to Omaha to enjoy the … Continue reading ‘Omaha 2017’ Update from MGIS Investment Strategies

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Monday Monitor, May 22nd 2017 – Inflation Outlook

On the restful moments of Canada’s official ‘Spring kickoff’, the Monday Monitor for the ‘May long-weekend’ receives more welcomed news! May 2017 delivers solid economic data for Inflation and Employment rates. Our Partners at National Bank Financial (NBF) Economics group report a 1.6% inflation rate for April despite some hot housing markets and improving oil … Continue reading Monday Monitor, May 22nd 2017 – Inflation Outlook

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Women and Wealth Transfer

Women face unique issues when managing the transfer of wealth to their next generation. A recent Scorpio Partnership* study found only 22% of women have a full estate plan in place. In addition, the study examines the financial behaviours of women to include: 98% of women say they are joint or sole decision-makers for daily … Continue reading Women and Wealth Transfer

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MGIS May Update

MGIS May Update “Giving Canada a Try” Click here to read the full report by Michael Graham Investment Services Inc. Disclaimer: The information contained in the preceding link has been obtained from sources that we believe reliable but Hampton Securities Limited cannot guarantee its accuracy or completeness. The report is for information purposes only and does not constitute … Continue reading MGIS May Update

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Last Minute Tax Tips for Filing

Are you in need of a few last minute tax tips for 2017? The deadline is May 1st – one week from today! A recent survey indicates that more than a quarter of Canadians — 28 per cent — find the tax-filing process stressful, confusing and even intimidating. Hampton Securities Private Client is here to … Continue reading Last Minute Tax Tips for Filing

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