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Thought's On ... All Hail EMS!

February 16, 2024 - Karen Barasch

The 96th Academy Awards will be held three weeks from now and in honor of the first ever AI-hosted event – Mario the Chatbot will be hosting utilizing the downloaded comedic routines of Buddy Hackett, Jackie Mason, George Carlin and the scripts of the last seven Marvel movies – we thought we would provide some general thoughts.

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Market Musings - Canadian Housing Outlook: Weakness then a Bubble

January 29, 2024 - Karen Barasch

The Canadian housing market is a hot topic. We put together our thoughts on the topic in a short video. Enjoy!

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Thoughts On ... When Lazy Becomes Stupid and Stupid Becomes Ironic

January 26, 2024 - Karen Barasch

For this week’s missive, we honor the not late and the not-so-great campaign of Ronald Dion DeSantis.

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Thoughts On ... The Song Remains the Same-ish

December 18, 2023 - Karen Barasch

We came into 2023 with a cautiously optimistic outlook. In this edition of Thoughts On, we look back on our predictions for 2023 and present our thoughts on 2024.

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Thoughts On ... "Leap"ing into a New Year

November 27, 2023 - Karen Barasch

With 2024 fast approaching, we thought we would provide some early thoughts on the outlook for Canada and specifically interest rates.

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Thoughts On ... Tippecanoe and Tyler too

November 10, 2023 - Karen Barasch

This week, as we do every year, we celebrate the birthday of Harrison Ruffin Tyler. For those not familiar with Mr. Tyler, he was a very successful businessman and preservationist, who has restored the Sherwood Forest Plantation on the shores of the St. James River in South Carolina. The Plantation has the distinction of being the only property in the United States that was home to two different and unrelated U.S. Presidents. Harrison, who turned 95 this week, was born in 1928.

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Thoughts On ... Seven and the Ragged Tiger

October 30, 2023 - Karen Barasch

Thoughts On ... Seven and the Ragged Tiger

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Market Minute: Bad Moon Rising

October 6, 2023 - Karen Barasch

Market Minute: Bad Moon Rising

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2022: Boldly Going Where No Year Has Gone Before

November 30, 2022 - Matt Barasch

2022 is on a bold (and painful) course that has rarely, if ever, been travelled before.

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What were the best (and worst) years to be born?

November 30, 2022 - Matt Barasch

We look at the best and worst years to be born from an investing perspective. Spoiler alert – 1943 was a gem.

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What happens when you die?

November 30, 2022 - Matt Barasch

Understanding what taxes and fees that will be owed upon death can be an important step in proper planning. We discuss some of these steps.

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