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Adjusting to life after Goldilocks

Position your clients for the next economic cycle

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Leverage an insurance policy’s negative ACB

A client scenario illustrates the tax advantages for business owners

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Help your clients get more invested in their retirements

The new retirement reality calls for a reconstructed strategy

  • By: Ron Hanson
  • November 2, 2022 November 2, 2022
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Volatility affects all your client’s assets, including their business

A client scenario shows the importance of inquiring about assets you don’t administer

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Investors must remain steadfast amid volatility and rate hikes

Here’s how advisors can prepare portfolios

  • By: Steve Locke
  • October 21, 2022 October 21, 2022
  • 15:00
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Reconsidering retirement as a value proposition

As clients evolve, so must advisory services

  • By: Rod Burylo
  • September 7, 2022 September 7, 2022
  • 09:41
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Tax slip error has significant fallout for client

Proactive collaboration is critical for resolution, client well-being

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Replacing Canada’s most important number

Opinion: Interest rate benchmark reform requires careful execution and strong collaboration

  • By: Jack Rando
  • August 9, 2022 August 9, 2022
  • 09:25
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Help your client navigate the new retirement reality

Advisors play an essential role in improving client confidence

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Who has the power?

Understanding power of attorney versus trusted contact person

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The outlook for 2022’s second half

Economies brace for slower economic growth

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How to distinguish yourself during estate administration

Jump the credibility curve with executors and beneficiaries

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Avoid the transfer-out train

Safeguard your business by knowing your client’s PoA and executor

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Conservative victory looking more realistic

Column: Liberals finally get their wedge issues, but they may not be enough to save Trudeau

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Election nobody seems to want could still be important

Column: Since this election will take us into a post-pandemic era, Canadians need to take a hard look at what’s ahead

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Canadian ETFs ride a global trend

The domestic ETF market continues to grow along with the rest of the world

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An election hasn’t been called yet, but the Conservatives may have already lost

Opinion: The Conservatives are in danger of becoming yesterday’s political brand

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Pharmacare a promise Trudeau might come to regret

The Liberals’ re-election prospects look promising thanks to the co-operation of Big Pharma

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Carbon tax ruling may set off years of turf fighting between the feds and provinces

The ruling appears to have given Ottawa the national policy leverage it has long coveted

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Opinion: Budget likely a political success that could haunt Liberals later

The Liberals are trying to consolidate support among progressive voters by poaching NDP policy, writes Gord McIntosh

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Take strategic advantage of ETF tax traits

Make the most of ETFs’ potential by understanding how they’re taxed

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Working from home made tech ETFs one of 2020’s most exciting investments

Forward-thinking investors may want to consider adding technology ETFs to their portfolios

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Why aren’t advisors using ETFs in their portfolios?

Examining five reasons why advisors say they aren’t using ETFs

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Understanding the role of indexes in today’s markets

Help your clients understand indexes and the ETFs that track them

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Getting better with age: ETFs turn 30

A look back at how the ETF landscape has evolved — and what to expect from the years to come