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How is retirement changing?

As the majority of the population is moving towards or in retirement typically defined as age 65 or older, we are understanding how retirement is changing. The recent Sunlife 2019 survey offers some warning signals that find retirement is not all that it is cracked up to be. A November 2019 Sunlife survey offers some sobering statistics: … Continue reading How is retirement changing?

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Trade Wars – ‘The Yin and The Yang’

The Canadian and American economies are proving to be resilient in light of current global trade tensions and wars. U.S. consumer spending, which accounts for an outsized share of GDP, bounced back strongly, supported by the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years. Canada’s wage growth and inflationary pressures have emerged against a steady, central bank … Continue reading Trade Wars – ‘The Yin and The Yang’

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Women and Wealth

Here are some interesting facts about Female Investors: -Women have accounted for over 50% of job gains, as gender wage gap still exists but has narrowed in 2019. -Women outlive men by 6 years on average. -By 2028, it is estimated that women will control $4 Trillion in financial assets and if real estate assets … Continue reading Women and Wealth

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Outlook On Housing

Interpreting recent economic signals in the first quarter of 2019 is challenging. Housing markets in main urban centers are cooling. This is generally interpreted as a good sign and potentially averting a housing bubble. It appears that the new rules on speculation, foreign ownership and increasing mortgage rates have had a positive impact on a … Continue reading Outlook On Housing

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Unrealistic Views Of Risk and Return

Do investors have a realistic view of risk and return? As we recently pass the 10th anniversary of the Financial Crisis of 2008 with significant volatility in the financial markets, insights about investor sentiment were surveyed. Why is sentiment important? Simply put, it can move markets. Here are some of the highlights of the research … Continue reading Unrealistic Views Of Risk and Return

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Interested In Interest Rate Trends?

Canadians, whether borrowers, lenders or savers have been attuned to rising interest rates in 2018. Rates are on the rise and where they go depends upon external forces such as exchange rates with trading partners and equity markets. The Canadian economy had a solid month with positive employment figures, settlement of the US NAFTA 2.0 … Continue reading Interested In Interest Rate Trends?

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Five Steps To Succession Planning

Let’s face it, Canadian Entrepreneurs avoid succession planning. It is like Estate Planning for your business, yet similar to a will, it is often human nature to avoid planning for transitions. If not addressed, your legacy is in jeopardy. Once of the most effective ways to build a succession plan is through an advisory board. … Continue reading Five Steps To Succession Planning

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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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Economic Outlook February 2018

After years of solid job creation, the labour market has tightened as evidenced by a U.S. jobless rate of just 4.1% (a multi-year low) and climbing job openings, both of which point to increases in wage inflation and hence overall inflation. Note that job creation now seems to be tilting towards sectors with higher wage … Continue reading Economic Outlook February 2018

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Taxing Issues for Entrepreneurs in 2018

As late as December 15th, private business owners (referred to as Canadian-controlled Private Corporations or CPCC) will have major Canadian personal tax changes effective January 2018. This process began in July 2017 and engaged over 20,000 responses primarily from small business owners. The push back included the Canadian Chamber of Commerce President, Perrin Beatty who thundered … Continue reading Taxing Issues for Entrepreneurs in 2018

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Hampton Securities Grows Again!

Hampton Securities Limited is pleased to announce three professionals have joined our highly qualified team.  Mr. Michael MacMenamin has joined the firm’s institutional trading group in Toronto. Mr. Rafael Garcia has joined the firm’s Wealth Management Group in Toronto, as Vice President and Portfolio Manager. Mr. Steven Carinci has joined the firm’s Wealth Management Group … Continue reading Hampton Securities Grows Again!

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Monday Monitor- August 7 Selling Sunshine!

With the lowest unemployment rate announced on August 4, 2017 since 2008, the summer sunshine is warm in Canada. Canadian employment rose by 11,000 jobs in July according to the Labour Force Survey. That was a touch below consensus expectations. The unemployment rate dropped two from 6.5% to 6.3% (the lowest since October 2008). Self-employment … Continue reading Monday Monitor- August 7 Selling Sunshine!

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Monday Monitor – July 17th House Price Index

The Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price Index TM rose 2.6% in June, the largest increase for that month in the index’s 19-year history. The table below breaks it down metropolitan areas: City Hamilton Toronto Quebec City Vancouver Victoria Edmonton Halifax Montreal Ottawa June Change +4.1% +3.7% +3.7% +2.5% +2.2% +1.8% +1.7% +1.6% 1.2%    Year over year, … Continue reading Monday Monitor – July 17th House Price Index

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Taking Stock at the 2017 Economic Midpoint (MGIS)

An update with a difference as investors watch a day time poltiical drama unfold at the midpoint of 2017. These distractions may create a diversion from the underlying realities that world economies are generally strengthening overall. Michael Graham Investment Services (MGIS) offers a fulsome and entertaining review of current global economic conditions. MGIS declares that the … Continue reading Taking Stock at the 2017 Economic Midpoint (MGIS)

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Monday Monitor: July 10th Bank Speak Week

A big week coming up for the Bank of Canada (BoC) after a strong June jobs report coupled with a stronger Canadian dollar will focus attention on the BoC statement on monetary policy due on Wednesday July 12th. For the first time in seven years, the central bank could actually raise interest rates. The broad-based … Continue reading Monday Monitor: July 10th Bank Speak Week

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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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Financial Markets and Impeachment

Geopolitical events of your neighbour and largest trading partner under impeachment can be amusing cocktail discussion but have real investment and financial markets implications. Our partners at NBF Economics offer a very objective analysis of two previous scenarios. Financial markets have been significantly influenced by the trade and tariff wars as the current economic indicators … Continue reading Financial Markets and Impeachment

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Hampton Financial Corporation: New Executive Appointments

We are pleased to announce our new executive team. Please enjoy our press release here.

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Economic Watch Q3 2019

Our partners at National Bank Financial offer a 2019 fourth quarter perspective on changing global economic trends and what to expect for the balance of the year. What they are watching for: September’s (Canadian) labour force survey will draw the most attention. No less than 304,000 jobs were added in the country in the first … Continue reading Economic Watch Q3 2019

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Enjoy Our Updated Trade Execution Policies

With the emergence of multiple competitive marketplaces in Canada, Hampton Securities Limited (“Hampton”) prepared this policy to inform its clients of the conditions and activities that could affect them in this trading environment. For all our legal policies, please read here: https://www.hamptonsecurities.com/legal/

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Tariffs, Trade and Your Investment Portfolio

Canadians have an understandable bias towards building investment portfolios that own Canadian stocks and bonds. Our partners at National Bank Financial Economics suggest that the world of Trump tariffs and trade policies may require a new approach to how to analyze your investments. In an article from Investment Executive Canada, National Bank Financial recommends, “In this … Continue reading Tariffs, Trade and Your Investment Portfolio

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Record Canadian Jobs Report

Great news for the Canadian economy as a record number of full-time jobs was declared in April 2019 with 107,000 added. Our partners at National Bank Financial, Economics offers a balanced view of this one month surge.

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