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Update To Tax Changes for Business Owners

As we enter the last quarter of 2018, more than a year after the proposed federal tax changes that impact entrepreneurs and business owners, a reminder of the changes is helpful especially for those that have an investment implication. These impacts include: After the 2018 tax year, the small-business deduction limit will be reduced by … Continue reading Update To Tax Changes for Business Owners

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Yellow Light For Global Investors

Rising protectionism with emerging trade wars and tariffs are moving from the rhetorical to the possible over the summer. Concerns over protectionism have cast a financial funk over global markets despite record earnings in many cases. Downside risks to the Canadian economy have arguably increased amidst an apparent deterioration in the trade relationship with the … Continue reading Yellow Light For Global Investors

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Canada’s Economy Brightens and Inflation Heats Up

Inflation is the thermometer of economic activity in Canada, which is heating up. Our partners at NBF Economics point out that inflation is rising in Canada led by food prices. These particularly impacts retirees and working families the hardest as they have rising expenses and/or fixed income lags the increases in inflation. May’s 2018 Canadian … Continue reading Canada’s Economy Brightens and Inflation Heats Up

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Monday Monitor: 2018 Job Numbers Lag

Although the Canadian (and U.S.) job and employment numbers announced on Friday July 6th were positive, the trends in each country are contrasting. The Canadian job numbers have not done well in comparison to strong U.S. employment. These differences will create contrasts in our interest rate and economic policies. As our partners at National Bank … Continue reading Monday Monitor: 2018 Job Numbers Lag

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Oh, Canada? Business Is Positive But …

Trade wars and tariffs, and many other aliments don’t seem to be impacting Canada’s business owners, but? Gross Domestic Product (GDP) crept up mildly by .1% or 10 basis points with the Friday, June 29 Statistics Canada announcement. Results were modestly in-line with Canada’s economic expectations for April 2018. These results coincided with Bank of … Continue reading Oh, Canada? Business Is Positive But …

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Selling Family-Owned Businesses

Selling a private family-owned business is an exciting and a trying business. The challenge to transition a family business or wealth created from it to the next generation is significant. As Forbes states “Less than one third of family businesses survive the transition from first to second generation ownership. Another 50% don’t survive the transition … Continue reading Selling Family-Owned Businesses

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Monday Monitor: Inflation Watch

Sometimes disappointing economic news on jobs can be a positive outcome for the inflation watch. Investors seemingly shrugged off the 7,000 Canadian job losses for the May 2018 employment report. This disappointing economic news instead focused headlines away from the decade-low jobless rate of 5.8% and acceleration of wage growth. Indeed, the 3.9% year-on-year increase … Continue reading Monday Monitor: Inflation Watch

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Hampton Financial Corporation (HFC) Offering June 2018

Please review our upcoming HFC Convertible Debenture Offering. FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES ONLY. This is not a subscription agreement. Please right click on the links below to open in a separate window/tab. HFC Corporate Presentation June 2018 HFC Hampton – Convertible Debenture Offering Teaser June 2018 Hampton Convertible Debenture June 2018 – Term Sheet   Disclaimer: … Continue reading Hampton Financial Corporation (HFC) Offering June 2018

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Job Statistics

Big buzz around U.S. job statistics as Canada’s Bank Rate stayed the same for the first week in June 2018. The establishment survey showed rising at 233,000 jobs in May. The private sector added 218,000 jobs in the month, buoyed by cyclical sectors like construction and manufacturing. The outlook for Canada’s job rate also looks … Continue reading Job Statistics

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Monday Monitor: Global Economy Results

The global economy continued to expand in the first quarter, albeit at a more moderate pace. The persistence of low inflation should limit the extent of monetary policy tightening by major central banks this year, while fiscal policy is also expected to remain stimulative in both advanced and emerging economies. As such, we expect world … Continue reading Monday Monitor: Global Economy Results

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