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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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Portfolio Perspective: Fixed Income

Fixed income portfolio allocations continue to evolve under the neutral rate policy of the Bank of Canada (BoC). This approach is to maintain an interest policy rate consistent with full employment, trend growth and stable prices. It is an important concept in order to understand how your fixed income portfolio will be impacted looking forward. … Continue reading Portfolio Perspective: Fixed Income

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Canadian Inflation Watch for Investors

A little inflation measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is not a bad thing. The North American central banks being the Bank of Canada (BoC) and the U.S. Federal Reserve (The Fed) manage monetary policy and set interest rates. Both are targeting to manage inflation. The good news is that the U.S. and Canadian monetary … Continue reading Canadian Inflation Watch for Investors

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Portfolio Perspective

As interest rates rise in a very managed way, our partners at National Bank Financial (NBF) Economics offer a portfolio perspective. What are the impacts of a strong economy amid trade wars and geopolitical shuffling? Recall that Canada, as well as other trading partners have experienced an exceptionally low interest rate environment since 2008. How … Continue reading Portfolio Perspective

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Canada GDP Rebounds with Energy

Canada’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product) has rebounded in February 2018 with the largest surge since May 2017 due primarily to a recovery in energy prices complemented by a broad sectorial surge. Canada’s economy beat estimates by growing 0.4 percent. The breadth of increases is encouraging, particularly the observed bounces in the agricultural, mining, oil and … Continue reading Canada GDP Rebounds with Energy

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